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February 2017 Archives

Establishing legal paternity

According to a study conducted by a researcher from the University of Oklahoma, men in Michigan and the rest of the United States tend to more readily acknowledge their legal paternity of a child born out of wedlock if the mother is more healthy, wealthy and educated. The men are also slightly more eager to do so if the baby is a boy.

Options for preserving business assets in a divorce

In many cases, Michigan couples who run businesses together met when the company was worth little. As the company increases in value over time, it may represent most of that couple's net worth. In the event of a divorce, the company may either need to be sold or incur heavy debt if a spouse cannot be bought out. This may be true even if only one spouse ran the company during the marriage.

Disputes over frozen embryos in a divorce

Michigan couples who have undergone IVF treatments and who subsequently decide to divorce may have frozen embryos in storage. While there are many laws in place dealing with child custody in a divorce, few address the issues of frozen embryos. Furthermore, while they may have signed an agreement about preserving the embryos, there may have been few or no provisions dealing with what might happen in a divorce.

Robin Thicke loses custody in dispute over son

Michigan residents who are going through a child custody dispute may be interested to learn that, on Jan. 26, Robin Thicke was denied custody of his 6-year-old son. Further, a restraining order against Thicke was filed, preventing him from contacting the child and Paula Patton, the child's mother.