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February 2012 Archives

Single fathers get Oscar nods this year

This year, the film industry seems to have turned a corner and heightened the visibility of single fathers featured as characters in major motion pictures. Perhaps the changing media images will help courts better understand the point of view of men in Michigan who are battling for fathers' rights.

Having a change of heart in February

Going through a divorce in February can be difficult because of Valentine's Day. The stores are filled with heart decorations, restaurants offer special meals for couples and everyone seems to be talking about love. So it may be surprising to learn that February is the most active month for divorces. October is the least active month.

How a father can stay connected to his kids through divorce

Although custody battles can put a significant strain on parent-child relationships, moms and dads still have a responsibility to maintain a connection with their children. Michigan divorce proceedings can be difficult on some fathers, who often are shut out of their children's lives because of animosity and resentment from their former spouse.

Archaic Michigan law denies biological father custody of daughter

An old Michigan law stands in the way of a biological father's right to custody of his daughter, while the man who the state says has all the rights is in jail on drug charges. The man is now the inspiration behind a bill that will allow biological parents to petition for child custody in some circumstances.

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