3 Ways to Defeat A PPO In Michigan

A personal protection order or PPO in Michigan is nothing to dismiss as minimal. There are ways to beat a PPO filed against you. In this article, I will discuss three ways to defeat a PPO in court. Ex Parte PPO in Michigan The Petitioner will use a form. This form is called a Petition…

Best Interest of the Child Factors – Episode MCL 722.23(d)

In this article, I will discuss factor (d). This factor is pretty straightforward, but when there is an associated problem with this factor, the problem will draw the attention of a reviewing family law court. Please visit my other articles in this series on my blog. The Text of MCL 722.23(d) “As used in this…

Michigan Best Interests of the Child Factors Series episode MCL 722.23(b).

In this article, I will examine the best interests of the child factor (b) in Michigan. This is the second article in the series. Before the reader learns about 722.23(b), it is important to understand how family law courts use and apply the best interests of the child factors. I covered how the courts use…

DUI Charges and Personal Injury
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DUI Charges and Personal Injury

A person accused of drunk driving knows that they are in for grievous consequences if they are convicted. While the punishment for a DUI is not the same in every state, this is not a conviction you want to have on your record. Additionally, most states will make your punishment more severe if you caused…

Michigan Best Interests of the Child Factors Explained Series Episode 722.23(a)

Michigan Best Interests of the Child Factors Explained Series Episode 722.23(a)

In this article, I will provide some basic education for the best interests of the child factor (a) or MCL 722.23(a). During a contested child custody hearing, the judge must review each of the 12 factors found in the best interest of the child factors statute. A parent seeking a divorce or a parent seeking…

A Traverse City criminal lawyer talks about sentencing errors in the 86th District Court

What is in this video In every criminal case, before the judge renders a sentence, the defendant and his attorney have an opportunity to speak to the judge in court.  In this video, I discuss what a defendant should and shouldn’t say to a judge during a sentencing hearing.  A defendant that makes sentencing errors…