October 24, 2023

How to Go About Securing Your Rights as a Father in Michigan

Even though the law is gender-neutral when it comes to child custody determinations, fathers often find themselves facing an uphill battle when trying to secure meaningful time with their children. As a result, fathers tend to be put in a position where they have to be proactive in securing and protecting their father’s rights. But […]

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April 19, 2022

Why Should I Establish Paternity, and How Can I Do So?

Families in Michigan come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes unmarried people have a child with one another. Sadly, these relationships do not always last. If unmarried parents break up, should a mother want to pursue child support or should the father want to pursue visitation time with the child, they will need to legally […]

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March 28, 2014

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 […]

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January 31, 2013

Olympic skier files two child custody claims

Gold medal Olympic skier Bode Miller hopes to gain custody of two children following his wife’s recent miscarriage. The five-time medalist and World Cup-winner has filed two suits against two different women in order to claim paternity and ultimately secure child custody of two children, one of whom has yet to be born. Fathers in […]

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July 13, 2012

Bill stretching parental rights gets Michigan families’ notice

Would it be beneficial for Michigan children to have more than two parents? Legislation in California to expand legal parenting could provide more resources for kids when families involve more than two adults who care about a child’s well-being. The proposal recognizes “extra” parents who are connected to children through same-sex marriages, surrogacy, fertility methods […]

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May 10, 2012

Special court offers alternative solutions to co-parenting

In Michigan, as well as nationwide, an increasing number of parents are unmarried. It is estimated that approximately four out of 10 children in the U.S. are born to parents who were never wed. In one state, authorities are experimenting with a new specialized court designed to assist unmarried parents with their unique challenges. That […]

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February 10, 2012

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. Parents sometimes don’t […]

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January 10, 2012

Biological father fights old Michigan law to see his daughter

Under the law, Michigan fathers have the same rights to co-parenting as mothers. Often, a father may feel as though these rights have been violated. In some cases, the laws that are upheld in a court are antiquated and no longer relevant to a more modern familial structure. Recently, the Michigan Senate approved four bills […]

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