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2017 Michigan Child Support Formula Manual

By: Robert J. Stelmock, Attorney, GAL, Parenting Coordinator & Mediator at Stelmock Law Firm, PC Commencing January 1, 2017, the 2017 Michigan Child Support Formula Manual (MCSFM) becomes effective.  The Michigan Child Support Formula Manual was last updated in 2013.  The major changes to the 2017 Michigan Child Support Formula Manual are as follows: The [..]

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Michigan Divorce and Family Law Attorneys

By: Robert J. Stelmock, Attorney, GAL, Parenting Coordinator & Mediator at Stelmock Law Firm, PC At Stelmock Law Firm, PC our top priority is the protection of your rights and your family. We understand that divorce and family law matters are complex and stressful cases that can profoundly impact your future. To help alleviate some [..]

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Reasonable parenting time?

By: Robert J. Stelmock, Attorney, GAL, Parenting Coordinator & Mediator at Stelmock Law Firm, PC What is reasonable parenting time?  Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to what is reasonable parenting time.  Many factors determine what is reasonable parenting time and no two parents or children are alike.  However, case law provides us with some guidance reasonable [..]

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Custody, what steps should you take after being served

By: Robert J. Stelmock, Attorney, GAL, Parenting Coordinator & Mediator at Stelmock Law Firm, PC Initial Custody Complaint. What steps should you take after being served with an initial custody complaint?  Emotions are high as being served can be scary and stressful. Your emotions might make it hard to figure out what to do next. [..]

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Established custodial environment: Why it is so important in Michigan child custody cases

By: Robert J. Stelmock, Attorney, GAL, Parenting Coordinator & Mediator at Stelmock Law Firm, PC Established custodial environment, understanding  the interplay between the established custodial environment and how it impacts the burden of proof is important in preparing for any Michigan child custody case.  The answer as to whether an established custodial environment exists determines [..]

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Revocation of Paternity Act

By: Robert J. Stelmock, Attorney, GAL, Parenting Coordinator & Mediator at Stelmock Law Firm, PC Under the prior Paternity Act of 1956, if a woman was married at the time of conception or birth, or if another man executed an Acknowledgement of Parentage holding himself out to be the father, the actual biological father had no [..]

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Conservatorship

Robert J. Stelmock, attorney at Stelmock Law Firm, PC We do not like to believe that we, or someone we care about, will become incapable of making financial decisions because of illness or disability. However, despite our efforts not to believe, it does happen. A conservatorship is not something that people plan for, however it [..]

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Shared Parenting Time Arrangements: Do they work?

Robert J. Stelmock, Attorney, GAL, Parenting Coordinator & Mediator at Stelmock Law Firm, PC Shared parenting time, in general shared parenting time schedules are best suited for older children with collaborative parents who live in close proximity to each other, permitting environmental continuity. Consistent school, social, and family relationships tend to promote confidence, ego-strength, and [..]

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Estate Planning Overview

By: Robert J. Stelmock, Attorney at Stelmock Law Firm, PC Life is uncertain and estate planning attempts to eliminate uncertainties over the administration of your assets during incapacity and at time of death. People often think that estate planning is something that only the elderly need to think about. However, if you have family members [..]

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Family Law Mediation and Attorneys Role

By: Robert J. Stelmock, Attorney, GAL, Parenting Coordinator & Mediator at Stelmock Law Firm, PC Family law mediation, do I need an attorney for family law mediation?  The quick answer is yes. Whether you are in pre-separation, early post filing or late stage family law mediation the answer regarding the need for an attorney is [..]

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