September 2017 Archives

Talking about a custody dispute with your child

We have discussed many of the different challenges that married couples face on this blog, but custody disputes can be particularly tough for parents. In Battle Creek and other parts of Michigan, those going through a dispute over the custody of their children may encounter a wide variety of challenges, such as bitter courtroom battles and anxiety over how much time one will be able to spend with his or her child. However, these disputes can also affect children, which is why parents may want to talk about what is going on with their children.

Surviving spouses receive protection under intestate succession

Michigan law, like other states, provides for how a deceased person’s estate will pass if the deceased did not have a valid will in place. Many people die without a will. When they do, they have given up the power to direct who gets any part of their property.

Protection of military parent and child’s custody rights

Troubling questions can arise regarding child custody in a military family where the parents are not together. If a custodial parent responds to a call to active duty, he or she may not be able to provide for the custodial needs of the child.

Myth-busting: What you need to know about wills

Thinking about your Michigan estate planning needs now is an indication that you have assets and/or loved ones, and you care about what happens to them after you die. We at Vandervoort, Christ & Fisher, P.C., have often provided counsel for people who are planning their wills.

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