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Category: Custody

Can I Claim the Child Tax Credit in Michigan?

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As we approach tax season, everyone is looking to minimize their taxable income and maximize their tax deductions. One of the common credits available to parents is the Child Tax Credit, which allows for up to $2,000 per qualifying dependent child and reduces your tax bill on a dollar-for-dollar basis. […]

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How Domestic Violence Victims Sometimes Lose Child Custody

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Today, October 10, is Mental Health Awareness Day.  October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.   These two subjects often intersect; sometimes with disastrous results. Let’s explore. In a domestic abuse situation, the physical abuse is frequently accompanied by emotional abuse.  To prevent the victim from reporting the abuse, the abuser will […]

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The Price of SnapChat

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The Michigan Court of Appeals issued an interesting opinion yesterday.  As you may know, the Court of Appeals reviews a lower court’s ruling to determine whether the judge followed Michigan law.   At the trial level, one judge rules on the matter; at the Court of Appeals level, three judges review […]

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