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The nightmare of parental abduction is real

Anyone who has ever dealt with the abduction of their children by a non-custodial family member, e.g., the child's other parent or extended family members, can attest to the seriousness of the situation. You fear being separated from your children through the rest of their all-too-brief childhood years and have no control over the lies the kids are told to explain your sudden absence from their lives.

Know when a police officer must read Miranda rights

We can thank years of police procedural television shows for the public's basic knowledge of their Miranda rights. They can protect several rights of a suspect, but it is important to understand the limitations of these rights and the instances when an officer must read and when the officer may not.

Challenging the validity of breathalyzer results

Breathalyzer results often seem like a silver bullet that brings down any chance you have of fighting the charges, but this is not always the case. In many cases, the results themselves may not withstand scrutiny, or other elements of suspects' interactions with the officers who arrest them may undermine the strength of the charges.

Successful co-parenting through conflict

The high stress and tense emotions of divorce have a lasting impact. The process often brings out negative emotions and complicates and already damaged relationship. Divorce ends a marriage, but when both spouses have children, it doesn’t end the relationship.

Facts to know about boating under the influence

Michigan boaters don't always remember how important boating sober is for their safety -- and for avoiding arrest. Numerous boating accidents happen every year because a boat captain got too drunk to pilot his or her watercraft. Also, every year many boaters get arrested for serious boating under the influence (BUI) charges.

How is best interests standard determined in child custody?

When parents go their separate ways, issues regarding child custody and support need to be dealt with before they can move forward. A phrase that they will hear often is the "best interests of the child" standard. What exactly does this mean? What factors do judges look at in order to fulfill this requirement?

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