The Child is Father to the Man

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Some may have the view that those who commit crimes deserve any punishment the court system decides to bestow upon them because they knowingly committed a wrongful act. I say that the person as a whole should be considered when… Read More

Step-Parent Adoption, Part 1 update

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Previously, I blogged about the following scenario: A woman has a child. Father of the child is inactive, rarely visits, calls, or otherwise participates in the child’s life, never pays support and then goes to jail. Woman marries. Child is… Read More

What About the Retirement Accounts?

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Retirement accounts in divorce cases are easy to divide in some respects and difficult in others. Retirement money earned during the marriage is divisible. It generally does not matter if the other party refused to get a job where there… Read More

What is the Magic Age?

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Many people are involved in cases involving divorce and many involve children.  A question that is frequently asked is, “What is the magic age?”  What they actually want to know includes:  At what age can a child choose who he… Read More

Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers

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I am bothered by the Michigan laws regarding larceny. As a firm believer in the childhood rule of “finder’s keepers, loser’s weepers,” it irks me that Michigan law does not agree with this very basic concept, which makes total sense… Read More

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