Michigan Family Law

Jeanne Hannah Traverse City Family Lawyer discusses child custody, divorce, international and interstate parental kidnapping, military family issues, and other family law news and views.
  1. Michigan's Revocation of Paternity Act requires a person desiring to set aside (revoke) a previously signed Acknowledgment of Parentage within three years of the date of birth of the child or within three years after the AOP was signed, whichever is later. Certain facts can be grounds for extending that three year time limit.
  2. Amazing! Imagine a mother so eager to go to Europe for a vacation that she would leave her four children home alone. It's hard to believe, isn't it! Erin Macke lives in a suburb of Des Moines. When she could...
  3. Sexual abuse of childen: Sometimes "silence is golden." However, when people who are in charge conceal sexual predatory conduct, it can be the cause of life-long suffering for the victims of such coverups.
  4. Children need both parents to grow up as healthy, fully-functioning adults. Mothers who seek to exclude a child's other parent from the child's like are doing the child a great disservice--a great harm. "Children who grow up without a father are five times more likely to live in poverty and commit crime; nine times more likely to drop out of schools and twenty times more likely to end up in prison. They are more likely to have behavioral problems, or run away from home, or become teenage parents themselves. And the foundations of our community are weaker because of it." Barack Obama
  5. In a landmark decision, the New Jersey Supreme Court reversed nearly two decades of law in a landmark decision on Tuesday by setting a new standard when it comes to the relocation of children in child custody cases. In Bisbing...