Monday, March 23, 2009
Family Law Matters
1. "Mom didn't get us good birthday cards! Can we sue?" (No.)
2. The Gleiss case: Moms have no rights to sue, unless they have rights to sue?
3. Once upon a time, dads had to fight to have a relationship with their kids... but not the GOOD kind of dads.
4. Courts doing what courts do WORST: a decision on a case involving abortion may have reached an okay result, but how they got there is terrible.
An angry dad gets told to be angry, or have his kids, but not both.
Does the state have to provide a lawyer to help your ex avoid paying support?
Creditor intervenes in divorce, still gets nothing.
Man pays $1 million in fees, objects to paying $220,000 in child support.
Violating a court's order can result in the Court modifying the placement regime.
Wisconsin group sues to stop same-sex registry.
When is a parent not a parent? (The Wendy M. Case Examined.)
Part 1: How we got here.
Part 2: Michigan's Courts might be a little smarter than ours.
Part 3: "Being a parent" is not a compelling reason to want to be a parent?
The Case of the Nondischargeable Gun (Is a Rifle Support, or Property?)
She'll Never Get Any Of My Money -- Even If It Means I Don't Get Any Of My Money, Either! (Shirking Child Support Can Have Serious Consequences.)