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Legal Checklist for New Parents

Everyone knows that babies come with a lot of responsibility. But did you also know that they come with a lot of legal paperwork? From the moment you find out you are expecting, or start the adoption process, there are documents that you need to fill out, file, register with the state, and store for future reference all in the… 

Legal Corner: What Will Happen to your Digital Property After Your Death?

How do you protect digital assets in the event of incapacity or death?  What exactly is a digital asset?  A digital asset is any form of electronic data, along with the right to use that data.  Some examples of digital assets include:  online banking and financial accounts, virtual currency accounts, such as PayPal, files stored in the cloud or on… 

Grandparent Visitation Rights in Michigan

In Michigan, when grandparents are denied access to their grandchild they can petition the court for grandparent visitation rights.  The process can be an uphill battle because there are restrictions on their ability to do so successfully.  The biggest obstacle to grandparents petitioning for visitation rights is that parents have a Constitutionally protected fundamental right to raise their children without… 

Unaccompanied Minors: Children Flying Solo

Many airlines provide accommodations for the anxious parent to ensure their child’s safety when flying and traveling by themselves.  Surprisingly, there is no single set of applicable regulations concerning children flying alone.  Instead, the Aviation Consumer Protection Division of the Department of Transportation sites general rules and procedures for U.S. air carriers.  Each airline relies on these guidelines when drafting… 

Is Spanking Legal in Michigan?

These days spanking is widely viewed by many modern parents as an outdated and ineffective disciplinary method.  Since falling out of favor with younger parents, many mistakenly assume state legislation prohibiting corporal punishment in schools also applied limitations to parental spanking.  In reality, the old doctrine of spare the rod, spoil the child has not been criminalized, and spanking continues… 

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