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…

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…

Evasive interrogatory answers and the motion to compel discovery in Michigan
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Evasive interrogatory answers and the motion to compel discovery in Michigan

Every attorney that has litigated a case in court has dealt with this issue:  The attorney submits interrogatories to the opposing party and receives incomplete or evasive interrogatory answers.  When this happens, there is a decision to be made, file a motion to compel answers or not.  Every attorney in this situation is bothered by…