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When can you use deadly force in Michigan?

February 10, 2017

In 2006, Michigan passed the Self-Defense Act, which governs when an individual can, and cannot, use deadly force against another individual. Pursuant to the Act: 

(1) An individual who has not or is not engaged in the commission of a crime at the time he or she uses deadly force may use deadly force against another individual anywhere he or she has the legal right to be with no duty to retreat if either of the following applies: (more…)

What does the court focus on in child custody cases? Part III

August 9, 2016

LEGAL STANDARDS FOR CHANGE IN CUSTODY OR PARENTING TIME PART III – WHAT ARE THE CHILD CUSTODY FACTORS?

If the court has determined that the facts of your case constitute either a change in circumstances or proper cause sufficient to re-examine the custodial environment (or parenting time) of your child, and the court has determined whether there (more…)

What does the court focus on in child custody cases? Part II

August 2, 2016

LEGAL STANDARDS FOR CHANGE IN CUSTODY OR PARENTING TIME PART II – WHAT IS AN ESTABLISHED CUSTODIAL ENVIRONMENT?

If you have been able to prove to the court that there is a change in circumstances or proper cause sufficient to re-examine the custody or parenting time for your child, the Court will then need to establish whether your child has an established custodial environment. This is an important step because it establishes the burden of (more…)

What does the court focus on in child custody cases? Part I

July 25, 2016

LEGAL STANDARDS FOR CHANGE IN CUSTODY OR PARENTING TIME PART I – WHAT IS A CHANGE IN CIRCUMSTANCE OR PROPER CAUSE?

Whenever a parent files for divorce, a change in custody, or even a change in parenting time, the court must analyze numerous factors prior to making a decision about what it best for your child. (more…)

Can I Modify My Firearm?

April 19, 2016

Michigan law does not prohibit the modification of a firearm. Common firearm modifications include replacing or modifying: (more…)

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