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Getting the most out of Friend of the Court

November 17, 2017

By Marie E. Matyjaszek Dealing with your Friend of the Court (FOC) may not be number one on your bucket list of life goals.  Hopefully these tips will help you achieve the best result in your FOC case. The FOC provides both parenting time and child support ...

His character defined a sense of true purpose

November 17, 2017

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief A decade ago, Tom Plunkett had the misfortune of being paired with me in a Friday evening golf group. It was my maiden voyage with the group, which includes various prominent members of the Detroit area bench and bar. Joining ...

Mediation advocacy beyond the norm

November 17, 2017

Paul F. Monicatti When it seems like everything around you, globally and locally, is in a constant state of dysfunctional conflict and turmoil, it is easy to think and act like it’s normal to be disruptive and disagreeable.  Nothing could be further ...

The fish we eat

November 17, 2017

The Great Lakes are immediately recognizable to Michiganders, who are lucky enough to border four of them. I have a framed satellite image of these beauties, five familiar patches of deep blue on a bronze leaf background. They are the largest connected body ...

An unlikely case that turned into a 'deadly' switch

November 17, 2017

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief Laughs have been in short supply of late, due in large part to a series of natural disasters followed by a shooting rampage that may have given even the staunchest 2nd Amendment defenders pause for reflection. Those ...

Canned goods in bomb shelters

November 17, 2017

I recently made some tacos with canned refried black beans. The beans tasted a little off, so I spiced them up with onions, jalapenos, ghost peppers and hot sauce to make them palatable. Curious, I glanced at the bottom of the can and it read “12SEPT10.” ...