What gets decided during a custody hearing

What Gets Decided in My Custody Case?   Your custody case will address the issues of custody (who the child lives with and who makes decisions for the child), parenting time, and child support.   Legal Custody and Physical Custody   There are two types of custody, legal and physical.   Legal custody   Legal […]

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How to file a custody case for a child living outside of Michigan

Where Should I File My Custody Case?   You must file your custody case in your child’s “home state.” A court in any of the states in which The Lockwood Legal Group, LLC practices, which currently include Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois, will only have jurisdiction if that state is your child’s home state.    […]

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How to establish Michigan paternity involving a married woman

How to establish Michigan paternity when a pregnant woman is married   There are three main ways to establish paternity in Michigan. Those methods are: Both parties signing an Affidavit of Parentage before a notary public Having a court order paternity determination through a DNA test Being married to a woman at the time she […]

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How To File For Custody In Michigan

Who Can file a Child Custody Case in Michigan?   Sometimes a person other than a parent can file a custody case, such as a grandparent or legal guardian. This article talks only about the most common type of custody case: between the child’s parents. If you are a guardian or non-parent relative who wants […]

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When is a parent unfit for custody

When Is a Parent Unfit for Custody There are times when a couple is separated, and one of the parents is unfit to care for the child. An unfit parent is defined as someone who is unable to provide the proper care and guidance a child needs in a home. When an unfit parent raises […]

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Frequently asked Michigan child custody questions

Who will get custody of our child? Below our attorneys provide answers to frequently ask question with regards to Michigan child custody laws.The Michigan Child Custody Act presumes it is in the best interests of a child to have a strong relationship with both parents. Courts in Michigan use 12 factors called the best interest […]

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Michigan school bullying laws

Michigan Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies   How are bullying and cyberbullying defined in Michigan anti-bullying laws and regulations?   Michigan anti-bullying laws and regulations include the following definitions of bullying and cyberbullying:   “Bullying” means any  written, verbal, or physical act, or any electronic communication, including, but not limited to, cyberbullying,  that is intended or that […]

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Injured at Work Legal Claims

Work Injury Claims   Workers compensation or work injury claims are often handled differently than personal injury claims.   Most commonly, the victim in a work injury seeks compensation from an employer’s workers compensation insurance rather than the employer themselves.   Employers in most states are required to insure their employees in case of injury. […]

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Determining Liability In Swimming Pool Accidents

Determining Liability In Swimming Pool Accidents     Many people flock to swimming pools each year to get out of the sun and enjoy warm weather. However, recreational time can quickly become dangerous when pool owners fail to take proper precautions to keep the pool safe.   If property owners do not fulfill their legal […]

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Common Questions About Daycare Injuries Answered

Seven Commonly Asked Questions About Daycare Injuries Answered   The last thing any parent wants to hear is that their child was injured at daycare. Parents that send their kids to daycare work hard to provide for their families. The hardest thing for any parent to do is trust someone else with their kids.    […]

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