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Custody & Relocation: What Happens When a Parent Has to Move

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Breaking Down Michigan’s 100 Mile Rule for Parental Relocation The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.  Your employer goes out of business; you get a better employment offer far away. Your employer asks you to start working at a different branch. Or, your employment is very stable, […]

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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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Help! Things to Do in West Michigan this Christmas Break.

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Every parent could use some inspiration what to do with the kids this Christmas break, and we’re here to help with our top suggestions! Let’s start the Christmas spirit with an early afternoon at the Critter Barn to see their live nativity.   It’s free although they accept donations. Or, if […]

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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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