Proposed Changes to Michigan Child Custody

A look at Michigan House Bill 4691 The Michigan House Bill 4691, proposing changes to the Child Custody Act of 1970, was introduced on May 31, 2017 and has been referred to the Committee on Judiciary. (Citations below show proposed changes indicated by strikethroughs and the suggested language amendments in bold, all-caps.) The latest proposed changes to the Michigan child custody laws include the very title of the act. According to Michigan House Bill 4691 introduced by Reps. Runestad, Kelly, VanSingel, Lucido, Hauck, Cole and Tedder reads, “Sec. 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the Continue Reading…

Kathryn Wayne-Spindler answers Change of Domicile question

Kathryn Wayne-Spindler was recently featured in the West Oakland County Spinal Column Newsweekly answering a Post-Divorce Change of Domicile question. She has years of experience handling client’s petitions to move beyond the 100-Mile limit imposed by Michigan law. Wayne-Spindler has answers to difficult Change of Domicile questions She has obtained successful judgments for clients looking to move not only farther than 100 miles, but to other states and countries as well. If you are looking for a highly-experienced attorney to handle a difficult Change of Domicile petition, Kathryn Wayne-Spindler has a great record of negotiating situations that are in the children’s best interests and highly Continue Reading…

Change of Domicile: 100 Mile Rule Explained

When deciding child custody arrangements, courts look seriously at any parental request to move children more than 100 “road traveled” miles away from the other parent. Change of Domicile requests can be some of the toughest legal battles during or after divorce. Courts use the reasoning that unless there are negative parenting factors, the children are best off with regular and consistent contact with both parents. It’s argued that driving more than 100 miles for visitation would cut off the other parent’s ability to participate in the children’s lives. That’s why the 100 mile rule is such an important child Continue Reading…