Every year there is pressure to get custody, parenting time and change of domicile or school issues resolved prior to the beginning of school in the fall. This is a good strategy because the Court is reluctant to make major changes during the school year. Most of the time it takes months to get these issues resolved. Therefore, if you know big changes are coming, the best time to file is now. If you wait, it is unlikely that the Court will make a ruling before school starts in the fall. So, if you have decided to divorce or want to ask the Court to change custody, parenting time, domicile or schools, you should contact me right away and get the process started now.

Email me at [email protected] or call me at (517) 548-7400 for a FREE DIVORCE CHECKLIST and to schedule a FREE one-on-one consultation on any subject.

Michael Olson is a partner with the law firm of Matecun, Thomas & Olson, PLC in Howell. He answers readers’ questions on legal matters affecting individuals, their families and their businesses. Email questions to [email protected], or if your question is urgent, call (517) 548-7400. The information in this column is not intended as legal advice.

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