Child custody and the holidays

On behalf of Bebout, Potere, Cox & Bennion, P.C. posted in child custody on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. For many families, Thanksgiving and Christmas are joyous times when everyone gets together to celebrate family and friends. For divorced couples in Michigan, however, the holidays can be a time of stress
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Custody and your child’s school schedule

On behalf of Bebout, Potere, Cox & Bennion, P.C. posted in child custody on Monday, October 16, 2017. When a married couple determines that the time to end their marriage has come, they may go through various hurdles. Sometimes, couples struggle with the distribution of their property, while others may
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Understanding child custody in Michigan

On behalf of Bebout, Potere, Cox & Bennion, P.C. posted in child custody on Friday, October 6, 2017. Divorce cases that involve children in Michigan entail determining who gets custody of the children. This involves figuring out how much time the child spends with each parent and what responsibilities each
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The importance of communication during a custody dispute

On behalf of Bebout, Potere, Cox & Bennion, P.C. posted in child custody on Thursday, September 28, 2017. If you are going through a child custody dispute, there could be many different challenges you are facing. For example, you could be stressed out as a result of court, or you
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How do courts determine a child’s best interests?

On behalf of Bebout, Potere, Cox & Bennion, P.C. posted in child custody on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. If you are working through a divorce in Michigan, you may be facing all sorts of stress-inducing hurdles. For example, you could have anxiety over child support or the manner in which
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If you are denied holiday weekend parenting time, read this post

On behalf of Bebout, Potere, Cox & Bennion, P.C. posted in child custody on Thursday, May 25, 2017. With the Memorial Day holiday coming soon, it is very common for people to take advantage of the long weekend and plan family trips and barbeques. For divorced or separated parents, they
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Are immigration policies creating new child custody concerns?

On behalf of Bebout, Potere, Cox & Bennion, P.C. posted in child custody on Monday, April 17, 2017. Legal custody issues often arise in the context of a divorce, but the changing legal landscape of immigration laws has produced a new concern. In a recent example, an undocumented immigrant went
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How important is a child’s preferences in custody determinations?

On behalf of Bebout, Potere, Cox & Bennion, P.C. posted in child custody on Thursday, April 13, 2017. In our last post, we examined the controversial actions of a Michigan judge who wanted to offer each party an opportunity to present their child custody proposals. In that case, the three
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What factors will a court use to resolve child custody disputes?

On behalf of Bebout, Potere, Cox & Bennion, P.C. posted in child custody on Monday, March 13, 2017. When parents turn to the court to resolve child custody and/or parenting time disputes, it is important to understand the factors that a judge will examine. Under the Michigan Child Custody Act,
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Must all child custody agreements be created by a judge?

On behalf of Bebout, Potere, Cox & Bennion, P.C. posted in child custody on Thursday, February 16, 2017. If you are a parent about to go through a divorce, the wellbeing of your children is likely your biggest source of stress and worry. Not only can divorce be hard on
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