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November 2019 Archives

Does The Obligation To Pay Child Support Continue After Death In Michigan?


What Are The Traffic Laws Regarding Funeral Processions In Michigan?

3861972.pngFuneral processions are part of an age-old tradition of mourners who follow the dearly departed from the memorial site to the final resting place. Where this used to be accomplished on foot in older times, the modern funeral procession is now often a line of automobiles headed to the gravesite. This mark of respect for the dead can have the unfortunate side effect of traffic congestion and even vehicular collisions. It is important for all Michigan drivers to understand their rights and responsibilities when participating in or encountering a funeral procession on the roadway.

Are You Required To License Your Dog In Michigan?

3860560.pngMichigan dog owners are required by law to acquire and pay for licenses for each of their dogs annually. Did you know that failure to meet these requirements could result in a criminal misdemeanor conviction for the dog owner?

What Does It Mean To "Operate" A Motor Vehicle For Purposes of Michigan's DUI Statutes?

3859029.pngMost people think they have a good idea of what it means to "operate" a vehicle when accused of drunk driving. They usually envision the typical scenario of a police officer driving behind a vehicle on a highway that is swerving between the lanes. The police officer executes a traffic stop and, when he approaches the rolled-down driver's side window, he smells the powerful odor of alcohol and intoxicants. The police officer then administers a PBT (preliminary breath test) to discover that the driver is over the legal limit and then executes an arrest. But what about those situations where it is not so clear that the driver was "operating" the vehicle? What if the officer finds the drunk individual in the parking lot when the car is turned off? What if the officer finds the drunk individual in a running car engaged in the parking or neutral gear but he or she was sleeping at the wheel? Are they "operating" the vehicle?

Does A Parent Who Conceived A Child By Rape Have Rights To Custody Or Parenting Time In Michigan?

3858325.pngIn September 2017, a Sanilac County circuit court judge granted joint legal custody of a child to a convicted rapist. The father had two convictions for criminal sexual conduct, including one against the mother who he attacked in 2008 when she was only 12-years old. The case started when the mother sought public assistance to care for her now 8-year old son. This led the State of Michigan to locate the biological father through DNA testing so that he would have an obligation to pay child support and reimburse the public assistance paid. However, that judge declared at a hearing that the rapist father would have sole physical custody and joint legal custody, meaning that he would have a right to participate in major decisions in his son's life.

Do I Have To File A Tax Return If Incarcerated In Jail Or Prison?


What Are The Rules For Passing Another Vehicle Or Bicycle On The Road In Michigan?


Michigan Voters Permitted To Take Photograph Of Ballot, But Not Other Voters, At Polling Place


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