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HELPFUL LINKS

A Michigan divorce and family law attorney at our office may frequently utilize resources that are available to the public online.  This list is consistently updated with resources that we utilize at our office, or refer our clients to, in our family law, divorce, estate planning, and probate law practice.

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Local Michigan Circuit Court Websites

Livingston County Circuit Court — Livingston County Circuit Court web page including  local Circuit Court policies and procedures, local court forms, directions and contact information

Macomb County Circuit Court — Macomb County Circuit Court web page including  local Circuit Court policies and procedures, local court forms, directions and contact information

Oakland County Circuit Court — Oakland County Circuit Court web page including  local Circuit Court policies and procedures, local court forms, directions and contact information

Washtenaw County Circuit Court — Washtenaw County Circuit Court web page including  local Circuit policies and procedures, local court forms, directions and contact information

Wayne County Circuit Court — Wayne County Circuit Court web page including  local Circuit Court policies and procedures, local court forms, directions and contact information

Local Michigan Friend of the Court Websites

Livingston County Friend of the Court — Livingston County Friend of the Court web page including  local Friend of the Court policies and procedures, local court forms, directions and contact information

Macomb County Friend of the Court — Macomb County Friend of the Court web page including  local Friend of the Court policies and procedures, local court forms, directions and contact information

Oakland County Friend of the Court — Oakland County Friend of the Court web page including  local Friend of the Court policies and procedures, local court forms, directions and contact information

Washtenaw County Friend of the Court — Washtenaw County Friend of the Court web page including  local Friend of the Court policies and procedures, local court forms, directions and contact information

Wayne County Friend of the Court — Wayne County Friend of the Court web page including  local Friend of the Court policies and procedures, local court forms, directions and contact information

Local Michigan Probate Court Websites

Livingston County Probate Court — Livingston County Probate Court web page including  local Probate Court policies and procedures, local court forms, directions and contact information

Macomb County Probate Court — Macomb County Probate Court web page including  local Probate Court policies and procedures, local court forms, directions and contact information

Oakland County Probate Court — Oakland County Probate Court web page including  local Probate Court policies and procedures, local court forms, directions and contact information

Washtenaw County Probate Court — Washtenaw County Probate Court web page including  local Probate Court policies and procedures, local court forms, directions and contact information

Wayne County Probate Court — Wayne County Probate Court web page including  local Probate Court policies and procedures, local court forms, directions and contact information

Local Michigan Bar Associations

Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association — Local Detroit bar association web page

Macomb County Bar Association — Local Macomb County bar association web page

Oakland County Bar Association — Local Oakland County bar association web page

Women’s Lawyers Association of Michigan — Michigan women’s bar association web page

State of Michigan Family Law Information

State of Michigan — State of Michigan web site with information regarding Michigan courts, Michigan legislature, Michigan Attorney General’s office and much more

State Bar of Michigan — State Bar of Michigan web site with a complete a directory of all Michigan attorneys, links to Court Opinions

State of Michigan Court System —  Helpful web site with a vast amount of resources including court forms, pamphlets, manual and other publications

Michigan Public Service Commission — The State of Michigan entity that oversees complaints regarding electricity providers, natural gas providers, and local and long distance providers

Correct a Birth Record — The following forms can be used to correct a birth record, add a father’s name to a birth record, or to verify whether or not a change has been made to a birth record

Paternity Establishment — Establishing a legal father is very important for a child who is born to unmarried parents. It gives the child the same rights and benefits as those of a child whose parents are married

Michigan Affidavit of Parentage Form — This form can be used to establish the parentage of a child and may be used to have information on the father of a child added to the certificate of birth for the child. This affidavit may be completed at the time of the child's birth or at any other time after the birth period. This form is conclusive evidence as to the parentage of a child born to unmarried parents

Birth, Death, Marriage and Divorce Records  The State of Michigan Vital Records Office has records of births, deaths, and marriages that occurred in Michigan and were filed with the state as early as 1867, and divorce records as early as 1897. We also have Affidavits of Parentage that were filed in the Central Paternity Registry since June 1, 1997 (Affidavit of Parentage records filed prior to that date would need to be obtained from the court where they were filed). You can order a record online using a debit or credit card, print an application to order by mail or to change a record, or get information about our service

Custody & Parenting Time in Michigan

State of Michigan Parenting Time Investigation Manual — Excellent State of Michigan publication written for Friend of the Court personnel regarding parenting time investigations

Michigan Custody Guideline  — State of Michigan publication regarding custody and Michigan Parenting Time Guideline

Passports and Custody Disputes Are you involved in a custody dispute over your child? Are you concerned that your child may be taken abroad by the other parent without your knowledge? If your child has been abducted internationally, contact the Office of Children's Issues (1-888-407-4747 or PreventAbduction1@state.gov) and appropriate law enforcement officials immediately

International Parental Child Abduction — Contact the Office of Children's Issues. Speak with a country officer and discuss your situation. Helpful resources are available in different countries and your questions can be answered

Child Support in Michigan

Michigan Child Support and Michigan Child Support Calculator — The MiChildSupport link can be used to apply for child support, pay child support, calculate child support, and locate partner tools

Michigan Child Support Formula — State of Michigan web site that allows you to download a full copy of the Michigan Child Support Formula Manual

Michigan State Disbursement Unit — Michigan State Disbursement Unit web site with general information regarding payments and disbursements of child support in Michigan and contact information

Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement —  Home page for the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement

Parenting time calendars for Michigan Parenting Time

OurFamilyWizardShareKidsParentingTimeCalendar.comParentingTime.net  These are all parenting time calendars that are useful tools in drafting and keeping scheduling for parents who share custody of their children

Local Financial Planning and/or Qualified Domestic Relations Order Specialists

Divorce Solutions, LLC — Local financial planning company that specializes in analyzing and drafting Qualified Domestic Relations Orders

QDRO Express — Local financial planning company that specializes in analyzing and drafting Qualified Domestic Relations Orders

Federal Government

COBRA coverage information from the Department of Labor — Federal web site with information regarding COBRA (health care continuation coverage)

Social Security Administration — Federal web site with information regarding the Social Security Administration

IRS information regarding changes like divorce — Internal Revenue Service web site with information regarding life changes effecting taxes

Credit Reports

Free Annual Credit Report — The web site where you can request your free credit report each year

Experian — Credit reporting agency Experian’s web site

TransUnion — Credit reporting agency TransUnion’s web site

Equifax — Credit reporting agency Equifax’s web site

Appraisals

Kelley Blue Book Online — Online resource for vehicle values

NADA — Online resourse for vehicle values

Other Web Pages with Important Divorce Information

DivorceHQ.com — National web site with divorce resources.

WomansDivorce.com — National web site with divorce resouces taylored toward women.

Domestic Violence in Michigan

Michigan Domestic Violence Resource List — Michigan resources regarding Domestic Violence

State of Michigan Domestic Violence Resource Directory — Michigan directory regarding Domestic Violence resources

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