Family Law and Bankruptcy, 810-235-1970

Under Current Law The recall of a municipal official will cause chaos on the ballot.


Under current law the recall of a municipal official will cause chaos on the ballot. See”168.972 Nominating and voting for candidate for nonpartisan office; signing and filing nominating petition; signing, contents, and filing of recall petition.Sec. 972.”(MCL 168.972) Any registered voter can get their name on the recall ballot for $100.00. Here is an interesting […]

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Changing Custody of Children


How the court changes Custody of Children. “…a court, when faced with a request to change custody, must first determine whether the proponent of the change has “established a change of circumstances or proper cause for a custodial change under MCL 722.27(1)(c).”. Kubicki, 306 Mich App at 540, citing Vodvarka v Grasmeyer, 259 Mich App […]

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Child Custody Changes


“The term ‘[c]hild-custody determination’ means a judgment, decree, or other court order providing for legal custody, physical custody, or parenting time with respect to a child. ” For additional information contact Flint Divorce Attorney Terry Bankert (810)235-1970, http://www.attorneybankert.com  “Child- custody determination includes a permanent, temporary, initial, and modification order….” Shade v Wright, 291 Mich App […]

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How Court’s Decide Child Custody and Parenting Time.


PHYSICAL CUSTODY “[In] a child custody dispute, MCL 722.27(1) allows a court to award custody to one or more of the parties and reasonable parenting time to the parties involved, both in accordance with the best interests of the child. “ [ Contact Flint Lawyer Terry Bankert 235-1970 , http://www.attorneybankert.com%5D “Physical custody refers to a […]

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Did you know.


DIVIDING MARITAL PROPERTY How will the court divide your property in a divorce proceedings? The court is guided by the following. “Equitable distribution of property, in light of all the circumstances, is the goal when distributing marital assets in a divorce proceeding. Butler v Simmons-Butler, 308 Mich App 195, 208; 863 NW2d 677 (2014). “ […]

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Do not hide your retirement accounts.


FLINT-Did you know “For any divorce or separate maintenance action filed on or after September 1, 2006,  (For more information contact Attorney Terry Bankert at FlintDivorce.com 235-1970.) “[I]f a judgment of divorce or judgment of separate maintenance provides for the assignment of any rights in and to any pension, annuity, or retirement benefits, a proportionate […]

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Why no individual testing of lead in the body in Flint?


Flint-I suggest the creation of a communication network Of voices focusing on specifically harmed parents advocating for testing of lead in their families bodies.  What is The feasibility? What are the resources available and resources needed? Why is there a lack of emphasis on individual testing of lead in our children’s bodies ?  The policy […]

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Flint! How harmed are we!


#Flint, how harmed are we individually by the lead contamination of our water supply? We do not know!  Why? What steps are being taken to provide for individual testing to determine our lead metrics?None that I could find.  Why? To determine our individual lead metrics is intrusive , expensive, and not the current local public […]

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What is Custody? 


#Flint “The Child Custody Act, MCL 722.21 et Tr., exists to “promote the best interests of the child…” For more information contact Flint Area Divorce  Attorney Terry Bankert 810-235-1970 ,www.attorneybankert.com The Child Custody Act also Acts ” to provide a stable environment for children that is free of unwarranted custody changes.” Pierron v Pierron, 282 […]

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