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Can a Michigan court force me to file a joint tax return?

tax return.jpgMost divorces involve the division of many assets and liabilities, making them complicated legal undertakings. When you mix in painful emotions - perhaps anger, resentment or distrust - it can be extremely difficult for divorcing spouses to find common ground and agree on the division of assets.

Mary Mahoney plays key role in employment case involving marijuana

The Michigan Court of Appeals recently interpreted state laws to determine whether an employee who possesses a medical marijuana card and is discharged after failing a drug test may be denied unemployment benefits.

Michigan looks at e-filing, could benefit families in court

There is no question that family legal matters can be stressful. Divorce is no exception. The process may seem daunting and impossible to resolve but a Farmington Hills divorce lawyer can be an excellent resource to couples and parents. A lawyer can answer questions and put worries about finances or custody to rest.

Michigan man paying child support for deceased child

A recent story out of Michigan takes child support enforcement to a new level. Children have a right to court ordered support and they depend on the money from their parents to provide for daily needs, as well as incidental expenses. This is why enforcement is so critical.

Michigan governor sets aside money for child support program

It's that time of years when governors release proposed state budgets. Governor Rick Snyder just released his budget ideas for 2014 and over two-thirds of the funds are to be earmarked for education and health and human services. The governor sees the state heading in a positive direction after the recent economic downturn and hopes that the budget will keep the state trending in that direction.

New Michigan paternity test delivers outcomes earlier

There are a number of reasons why someone might request a paternity test. A mother may be seeking child support from the father or a father may want to establish himself as a biological parent. The issues generally only affect unmarried parents, but new technology could play a big role in paternity disputes and other family law matters.

Michigan Adoption Day particularly special for one family this year

Every family is unique. Different dynamics and situations create family units that are sometimes a far cry from what people would call a traditional family. Adoption is one of the special opportunities that creates these unique families and new, happier homes.

Michigan Senate passes law focusing on child custody disputes

The Michigan Senate recently approved legislation that may have a large impact on family law issues within the state and even around the world. The legislation focuses on child custody issues and would prevent a parent involved in a custody dispute from removing the child to a country outside of the jurisdiction of the Hague Convention.

Thousands of Michigan children in need of foster homes

Foster parents play a very important role in our society and for our children. A good foster care situation helps a child thrive while in transition or waiting for adoption. A local agency in Michigan is fighting to keep more foster parents in the system.

Change in Michigan paternity law gives father a second chance

When parents are not married, there is no assumption of parentage, and it may become necessary to determine the paternity of a child. Under a previous Michigan law, the husband was presumed to be the biological parent of children born during marriage. But this law no longer stands. Michigan's governor recently signed a new law that allows biological fathers the ability to pursue their rights as a parent.

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