When you're separated or divorced at Thanksgiving and without your kids, it can be difficult to feel excited at all. You may just prefer to stay quietly at home until the kids are back from their other parent's house.
Michigan, which already had a robust medical marijuana industry, just became one of the newest states across the nation to also allow recreational use of the drug for adults. While the state is still working out the details surrounding the new law, the increased access to marijuana could spell trouble for parents -- especially those involved in custody cases.
A Macomb County man's tragic story of frustration and loss took another turn when he was arrested for social media posts that the judge in his child custody case found potentially threatening.
If you pay child support, you know that your support is designed to cover your share of your child's basic expenses -- like food, shelter and clothing.
Generally speaking, the courts prefer to keep things as stable as possible for children whose parents are divorced. Once a custody and visitation schedule is in place, it isn't supposed to be altered without a good reason.
Dealing with the heartbreak of divorce is hard -- but watching your child suffer along with you may be even harder.
In Oakland County, Michigan, and other areas, an ex-spouse may have been the victim of gaslighting. The term is an urban slang derived from a 1940's movie of the same name, which depicts a jealous and devious husband that manipulates his wife into thinking she is mentally unstable. For example, he goes to the attic to dim the gaslights and then claims she is seeing things.
On Nov. 27, news sources in Michigan reported that the Macomb County Sheriff's office in partnership with the Macomb County Friend of the Court would be conducting a week-long enforcement sweep targeting local residents with outstanding child support warrants. According to law enforcement officials, extra deputies were assigned exclusively to the project, which was scheduled to begin on Dec. 4. Sources indicated that authorities try to conduct the warrant sweep on an annual basis.
Michigan fathers may dread divorce first and foremost because of its potential to impact their relationships with their children. Going from being a full-time father to a part-time parent can be a serious emotional and logistical challenge. This is one factor that works to keep parents stuck in relationships and marriages long after they would have otherwise chosen divorce. There are options for fathers, however, to help to make the parenting road after divorce a smoother ride.
When Michigan parents get divorced, the children may split time between both of their homes. While this situation can work, particularly if both parents still live close to each other, younger children may have difficulty adjusting to two different households. One way divorced parents can make the transition easier for the children is to reach an agreement on house rules.