This blog is pubished by Jeanne Hannah, a lawyer in Traverse City, Michigan. She provides news and commentary on child custody, parental kidnapping, relocation motions, domestic violence, division of property, separation and other topics you’d expect to find on a family law blog.
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The continued post- divorce acrimony that plays out in the arena of parenting is the probably the most aggravating and stressful part of divorce for all involved. Parents struggle with a sense of wanting to make this transition easy for their children but when left over marital issues continue to...
The Oregon Legislature has passed legislation making malicious filing of false reports of child abuse in the midst of divorce, custody fight, or other domestic conflict a Class A violation carrying a $750 fine.
When going through a divorce, keeping your children’s well-being in the forefront of your mind is critical. Whether the children ultimately have an experience that is traumatic or manageable is a direct result of how well their parents’ behave. Some parents even stay together “for the sake of their...
High-conflict divorce exposes both parents and also their children to a lot of stress. Little ones who were already potty-trained may suffer lapses. Youngsters can be clingy, whiny and may go back to thumb-sucking or insist upon having a bottle for comfort. Kids who were previously OK sleeping...
Michigan has a new statewide phone number for reporting child abuse and neglect: 1-855-444-3911. The number debuted this week and is part of a system designed to improve response to calls about child welfare
The emotional abuse by a narcissist is pervasive and insidious. It impacts not only the narcissist’s spouse but his or her children as well. Once divorce proceedings begin, the narcissist’s abuse will likely escalate. Narcissists will use any means possible to gain control of the situation or to...
Today's guest author, Pamela Brown, a legal services lawyer in Texas has valuable advice about how to use the Hague Service Convention to serve process on someone who resides outside of the United States.
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