While Michigan offers beautiful landscapes and activities for the entire family, everyone wants to leave the states and enjoy an international holiday. Whether it's to Europe, Asia or Mexico, you want to see the world, especially with your child.
As we enter the holiday season, it's not uncommon to be reminded of the lyrics of a timeless children's song:
Being married to a narcissist was a living nightmare. You may be relieved to finally be free of him or her, but you still have to share the parenting with your ex. Unfortunately, narcissists often continue to make life difficult for their exes for as long as they maintain contact with them. You and other Michigan parents who are divorced from narcissists might wonder if it is possible to co-parent.
Today's world is becoming smaller, with travel easier between countries and around the world. As a result, many couples nowadays may come from two different countries. When these couples have children, they may have dual citizenship and possibly residences in both of the countries.
Fall is officially here, which means Halloween is just around the corner. Whether you already have the spooky decorations out or you are waiting a few more weeks, it is never too early to start thinking about what you will do with your kids.
When The Kidnapper Is Also The Parent
Determining child custody is not something that the courts take lightly. The best interests of the child are always what the courts will want to determine. One way they do this is through the evaluations of the friend of the court office. This is usually the first agency parents deal with when the court is trying to determine custody. According to Michigan law, a custody evaluation will be completed, with copies going to the parents and the judge, when ordered by the court or when mediation is not attempted or is not successful.
In most child custody cases, the first public agency that parents will speak with is in the friend of the court office. There are several responsibilities that the friend of the court has, and one of those is a custody evaluation.