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March 2014 Archives

Case limits fathers' rights in delivery room during labor

When Michigan women are in labor with a child, they typically want the father in the delivery room to support them during the process. But, if they don't for some reason, does the man have the right to be there? A recent court case has decided that fathers do not have the right, even if they are married to the mother.

Man gets prison for avoiding child support payments

Many divorced Michigan parents are obligated to pay child support payments to their ex-spouse after a divorce. Most parents dutifully pay these obligations, while others ignore them or go to great lengths to avoid them. One man is now facing prison time after hiding his assets in order to avoid paying child support.

Can complex child custody issues be solved by physics?

Child custody issues can be complex, as many divorced Michigan parents can attest. So naturally, it takes something just as complex -- such as physics -- to solve one of life's most challenging dilemmas: How can a man with children from two ex-wives and his current girlfriend with one child find a weekend where all the children would be together while allowing the man to have no children every other weekend so he can spend time with his girlfriend?

R&B star R. Kelly behind on child support; jail possible

Many Michigan residents shake their heads when they hear of celebrities in debt and unable to meet their personal obligations. R&B superstar R. Kelly is the latest celebrity to face financial difficulties, despite the fact that he has sold more than 40 million albums. His latest issue -- failure to pay child support -- could actually land him in jail.

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