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COMMENTARY: Parenting time schedules and best interests of child

February 23, 2017

By Henry S. Gornbein In Michigan we are governed by the best interests of the child statute which looks at 12 factors for the court to follow when there is a child custody or parenting time dispute. In the vast majority of divorces or paternity cases where ...

NERDWALLET: It's OK to spend money on yourself--really

February 23, 2017

By Liz Weston NerdWallet People who spend too much outnumber, by far, those who spend too little. But the methods that therapists and financial planners use to help "underspenders" can guide the rest of us about when it's OK to splurge and when we ...

COMMENTARY: Imputation continued - what you need to know

February 23, 2017

By Marie E. Matyjaszek This article will continue looking at the Michigan Child Support Formula (MCSF) 2017 imputation factors found in §2.01(G), and examine the remaining factors considered by the court when assigning a parent "potential income" ...

ADR SPOTLIGHT: Mediator-arbitrator conduct after arbitration and mediation

February 23, 2017

By Lee Hornberger Introduction An interesting decision by the Michigan Court of Appeals demonstrates the ethical challenges posed by long standing, close relationships between attorneys and the arbitrators and mediators they select. Hartman v Hartman, unpublished ...

OFF THE PRESS

February 23, 2017

Contract-based litigation can arise in a myriad of ways in the field of health care. A new book by the ABA Section of Litigation's Health Law Committee, "An Introduction to Health Law Litigation Based on Contract and Government Claims," addresses ...

TAKING STOCK: Valeant Pharmaceuticals

February 23, 2017

Dear Mr. Berko: I was looking up Valeant Pharmaceuticals, which has many products, especially in the eye care business. I wear contact lenses and have various eye problems for which my ophthalmologist has prescribed several medications made by Valeant. I just ...