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Monday, September 3, 2018

What Rights Do Grandparents Have In Michigan?

When parents and grandparents disagree about visitation with a child, the situation can be painful for all parties involved, especially the child. Michigan has specific laws related to the visitation rights of grandparents. Before proceeding with legal action to obtain visitation with your grandchild, it can help to learn more about your legal rights from an experienced..


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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Five Common Myths About Grandparent's Rights in Michigan


It can be heartbreaking for a grandparent to lose access to his or her grandchild. Most grandchildren benefit from a close and healthy relationship with their grandparents. However, divorce, misunderstandings, or the death of a parent can often put grandparents in a situation where they must fight for their right to see their grandchild. A Michigan grandparents rights lawyer represents grandparents who are seeking visitation rights with their grandchildren.
Before contacting an attorney, let’s take a look at five things about grandparenting time that you should understand before petitioning for visitation rights.
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Friday, June 30, 2017

Our Son Is Going Through a Bitter Divorce and We Are Afraid of Not Seeing Our Grandchildren - What Are Grandparents’ Rights in Michigan?


Nobody wants to see a marriage end, especially when the relationship is beyond repair and children are involved. Grandparents occupy a unique space during a divorce, serving as a supportive and loving place for children and grandchildren alike. In some cases though, one divorcing spouse may exercise such control over the children that grandparents may fear losing touch with their grandchildren. In these cases, it is helpful to discuss the situation with an experienced Read more . . .


Thursday, March 16, 2017

FAQ About Gaining Visitation Rights as a Grandparent


According to a 2012 study published by the Journal of Family Issues, grandparents play an ever-increasing role in the lives of young grandchildren in the United States. The study pointed to factors like increasing lifespans, changing family dynamics and increased financial security among older Americans as underlying reasons for the growth in intergenerational bonds – along with geographic proximity and frequent interaction.

When it comes to interaction with grandchildren, some families have experienced great strains –

particularly if parents are reluctant to allow frequent contact due to extensive interpersonal issues between the parents and in-laws/grandparents. The following answers a few general questions about grandparent visitation in Michigan, and please be sure to follow up with an experienced Michigan family law attorney today!

FAQ #1: Can any grandparent petition for visitation at any time?

Not necessarily. Under Section 722.


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Friday, January 20, 2017

Grandparent Visitation in Michigan – Part II


In our last post, we began the discussion surrounding grandparent visitation under Michigan law. We discussed the various ways in which a grandparent may be able to have “standing” to petition the court for the right to “grandparent” time with their grandchild, including those grandparents whose child was never married to the grandchild’s co-parent.


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Friday, January 13, 2017

Securing Grandparent Visitation in Michigan – Part 1


Are you a grandparent with a beloved grandchild?

Are you also experiencing a bit of tension within the family, making it difficult for you to gain access to your grandchild(ren) on a regular basis? If so, the following may provide a bit of guidance if you are interested in pursuing legal visitation rights to that grandchild – and we are here to help!

Under Section 722.27(b) of the Michigan Compiled Laws, a child’s grandparent may have access to what is known as “grandparent time,” which is essentially the right to visitation with the grandchild provided certain conditions exist.


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Friday, September 23, 2016

Legal Options When Grandparents Need to Care for Their Grandchildren


What legal steps should I take if I am caring for my grandchild?

In an ideal world, all children would be raised in a loving and stable family.  Unfortunately, this is not the case for every child.  At times, parents across America find themselves unable to properly care for their children.  When a parent fails to provide the needed care,


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