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How substance abuse may affect visitation in Michigan

When you and your child’s other parent do not live together, the time your child is away from you may be difficult. If there is a history of substance abuse, you may rightfully be concerned about the safety of the visit. At the Law Offices of Lorrie J. Zahodnic, P.C., we have seen many custody cases involving parents who have a drug problem, and are aware of the potential repercussions if the situation is not addressed correctly.

How does third party supervised visitation work in Michigan?

The court system in Michigan rarely revokes visitation rights because it is considered in the child’s best interests to have time to develop a relationship with both parents. However, according to Michigan parenting time guidelines, if there are concerns regarding your child’s time with the other parent, you may have the option to request supervised parenting time while these issues are addressed.

Michigan custody laws still unclear for some same-sex parents

Parents who have made the difficult decision to end their relationship in Michigan may face many emotional struggles. As a parent who has been in a relationship with a person of the same sex, you may experience unique legal issues that make this time even more challenging. At the Law Offices of Lorrie J. Zahodnic, P.C., we understand that the recent changes in laws and the lack of precedent in many cases can create uncertainty for LGBT parents who have child custody issues.

Don’t let Facebook ruin your divorce

A divorce in Clinton Township, Michigan, can cause significant upheaval. If you are one of those who is able to communicate with your spouse without letting emotions drive the process, you both may be in much better shape than those who resort to litigation. At The Law Offices of Lorrie J. Zahodnic, P.C., we are pleased to work with people who wish to file uncontested divorces. Particularly when a child is involved, the less hostility the parents express, the less traumatic the transition will be. One factor in keeping the process smooth is using discretion on social media sites such as Facebook.

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