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Woodruff, the Legal Lab


  Woodruff has been hanging out at our firm for a month.  His ability to assist in our legal research is still very limited, but he’s learned some other stuff, so we’re proud of him.  Woodruff learned to tackle our stairs to the attorneys’ offices.  It required dozens of treats […]

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Lessons to Be Learned from a Change of Custody that Went Wrong


    Yesterday, September 12, 2019, the Court of Appeals issued a published opinion reversing a change of custody that was ordered by an Ionia County judge.  This means that the little three-year-old girl was living with mom, then she moved to dad’s custody, and now due to what we […]

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Back to School Problems


So much in life is about expectations. We become angry when our expectations aren’t met.  When parents live separated, they usually develop different routines, different lifestyles, and when confronted with the other parent’s differences, frustrations abound.  We’ve listed some of the conflicts we repeatedly saw last school year and what […]

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Divorce Support Groups


It’s that time of year again: the first day of school for kids; sports teams meet again; book clubs meet again, and we are reminded again that structure and routine have its benefits. After a divorce, the structure and routine are destroyed.  In the past, mom fixed the lunches in […]

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