Columns

Parenting time suspension requires periodic reviews

December 1, 2022

By Marie E. Matyjaszek Suspending a parent’s right to parenting time is one of the most difficult events that can happen to a family. The children and parent are no longer allowed contact until the court orders that it is in the child’s best interest ...

Family Matters: Avoiding mistakes when dealing with Friend of the Court

December 1, 2022

By Marie E. Matyjaszek Navigating family law through the courts has a reputation for being slow, complicated, and gender favorable. Part of this is because family law is, by its nature, messy. It is made up of litigants who are good people going through the ...

Twitter may take a wrong turn for the worse

December 1, 2022

By Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief Before the word “twitter” needed to be capitalized, it was a seldom-used expression that meant chirping, chattering, or quivering, depending on whether it was in the form of a noun or a verb. Now, Twitter ...

Family Matters: Injunction issued against state's antiquated law

December 1, 2022

By Marie Matyjaszek With the unprecedented leak of the U.S. Supreme Court’s draft opinion that would overturn Roe v Wade, states are scrambling to address the legality of abortion, both for and against. Michigan is no exception, and has its own ...

Judge had a 'heart of gold' and keen intellect

December 1, 2022

It was just a few months ago that I was writing about a book recently published on the life and legal career of Avern Cohn, the aptly-described “legendary” federal judge who spent 40 years on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District ...

My Turn: 'Book' serves as literary magnet in troubled times

December 1, 2022

In the aftermath of the latest batch of bad news from home and abroad, I sought refuge in the pages of a book long ago forgotten as a literary gem. Published in 1993, the book became an instant bestseller, catapulting its editor to a fame that far surpassed ...