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Advocacy

2013-2014 Legislative Session

  • HB4054 Eligible Domestic Relations Order Act
  • HB4120 Child Custody Act of 1970, Joint Custody
  • HB4336 Support & Parenting Time Enforcement Act
  • HB4583 Probate Code of 1939, Visitation Rights
  • HB4584 Child Custody Act of 1970, Grandparenting Time
  • HB4646 Probate Code of 1939, Adoption, Temporary Placement
  • HB4647 Probate Code of 1939, Supervisory Period for Infants
  • HB4648 Probate Code of 1939, Termination of Rights of Putative Father
  • HB4659 Public Health Code, Responsible Father Registry
  • HB4660 Probate Code of 1939, Putative Father Identification
  • HB4661 Probate Code of 1939, Responsible Father Registry
  • HB4662 Probate Code of 1939, Notice to Putative Father
  • HB4724 Veteran Disability Compensation
  • HB4881 Change of Name As Part of Solemnization of Marriage
  • HB4909 Of Marriage and the Solemnization Thereof
  • HB4910 Certain Marriages Solemnized in Another State Recognized by this State
  • HB4927 The Social Welfare Act, Objection to Placements
  • HB4928 The Probate Code of 1939, Objection to Placements
  • HB4991 Licensing and Regulation of Child Care Organization, Objection to Placements
  • HB5082 Child Custody Act of 1970, Parenting Coordinator
  • HB5463 The Paternity Act, Certain Genetic Testing Establishes Paternity
  • HB5464 Genetic Parentage Act
  • HB5465 Summary Support and Paternity Act
  • HB5466 The Paternity Act, Consolidation of Child Support Functions
  • HB5467 Revocation of the Paternity Act, Consolidation of Chld Support Functions
  • HB5468 The Family Support Act, Consolidation of Child Support Functions
  • HB5469 Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, Consolidation of Child Support Functions
  • HB5470 Revised Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act, Consolidation of Child Support Functions
  • HB5471 An Act to Establish the Status of Minors, Consolidation of Child Support Functions
  • HB5472 Support & Parenting Time Enforcement Act, Alternative Contempt Track Docket
  • HB5473 Revocation of Paternity Act
  • HB5508 Office of Child Support Act
  • HB5509 Michigan Gaming Control and Revenue Act, Child Support Arrearages
  • HJRV Recognition of Marriage
  • SB0131 Child Custody Act of 1970, Parenting Time
  • SB0325 Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act
  • SB0405 Of Marriage and the Solemnization Thereof
  • SB0406 Marriages Solemnized in Another State Recognized by this State
  • SB0457 Probate Code of 1939, Second Parent Adoption
  • SB0519 Revised Judicature Act of 1961; Fines, Costs, and Other Indebtedness to Courts
  • SB0520 The Michigan Penal Code, Restitution Orders for Crime of Nonpayment of Support
  • SB0521 Support and Parenting Time Enforcement Act
  • SB0522 Revised Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act
  • SB0526 Support and Parenting Time Enforcement Act
  • SB0527 Revised Judicature Act of 1961, Child Support
  • SB0528 McCauley-Traxler-Law-Bowman-McNeely Lottery Act, Child Support
  • SB0529 Office of Child Support Act
  • SB0530 Friend of the Court Act
  • SB0714 Uniform Collaborative Law Act
  • SB0743 Revised Judicature Act of 1961, Voluntary Membership in State Bar
  • SJRW Recognition of Marriage

2011-2012 Legislative Session

  • HB4067 Child Paternity
  • HB4068 Paternity Law
  • HB4069 Paternity Law
  • HB4249 Second Parent Adoption
  • HB4414 Application Requirements for Marriage License
  • HB4672 Division of Property in Divorce
  • HB4673 Division of Property on Divorce
  • HB4740 Child Custody Act of 1970
  • HB4844 Revised Judicature Act of 1961
  • HB4883 The Paternity Act
  • HB5124 Revised Judicature Act of 1961, Concurrent Jurisdiction
  • HB5163 Child Custody Act, Visitation Rights for Service Members
  • HB5328 Acknowledgment of Parentage Act
  • HB5329 The Paternity Act
  • HB5682 Eligible Domestic Relations Order Act
  • HB5766 Name Change Upon Solemnization of Marriage
  • HB5779 An Act to Provide for Changing and Determing the Names of Divorced Women
  • HB5812 Child Custody Act of 1970
  • HB5986 Probate Code of 1939, Parental Rights
  • HB5987 Child Custody Act of 1970, Grandparenting Time
  • HCR0011 A Concurrent Resolution for a Constitutional Amendment to Establish Fundamental Parental Rights
  • SB0135 The Parental Rights Restoration Act
  • SB0257 Application Requirements for Marriage License
  • SB0545 Of Dviroce, Require Divorce Effects Program
  • SB0546 Prerequisites for Issuance of a Marriage License
  • SB0547 Child Parenting Plan
  • SB0549 Requirement of Premarital Education
  • SB0557 A Bill to Determine the Paternity of Children in Certain Circumstances
  • SB0558 Acknowledgment of Parentage Act
  • SB0559 The Paternity Act
  • SB0560 Estates and Protected Individuals Code
  • SB0694 Probate Code of 1939, Termination of Parental Rights
  • SB0743 Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act
  • SB0989 Child Custody Act of 1970
  • SB1000 Child Custody Act of 1970
  • SB1001 Support and Parenting Time Enforcement Act
  • SB1005 Probate Code of 1939, Parental Rights
  • SB1296 Revised Judicature Act of 1961, Statute of Limitations
  • SB1312 Child Custody Act of 1970, Best Interest of the Child

2009-2010 Legislative Session

  • HB4005 Rights of Putative Father
  • HB4015 Access to Certain Adoption Records
  • HB4061 Termination of Child Support Obligations
  • HB4118 Procedure for Placement of Children in a Foster Home
  • HB4131 Second Parent Adoption
  • HB4197 Great-Grandparenting Time
  • HB4222 Personal Protection Orders
  • HB4312 Adoption Leave
  • HB4470 Adoption Leave
  • HB4641 Domestic Violence Victims
  • HB4671 Acknowledgment of Parentage
  • HB4672 Provision of Certain Birth Records
  • HB4704 Change of Name Procedure
  • HB4794 Personal Identifying Information
  • HB4795 Personal Identifying Information
  • HB4796 Personal Identifying Information
  • HB5114 Joint Custody
  • HB5587 Prohibition of Same-Sex Marriage
  • HB5588 Prohibition of Same-Sex Marriage
  • HB5643 Adoption
  • HB5715 Annual Child Support Fee
  • HB5940 Child Support
  • HB5949 Requirements for Divorce
  • HB5950 Marriage License Application
  • HB5951 Covenant Marriage
  • HJRL Repeal Term Limits
  • HJRNN Prohibition of Same-Sex Marriage
  • SB0067 Child Support Payment from Lawsuit Settlement
  • SB0068 Payment of Child Support Arrerages from Casino Winnings
  • SB0099 Friend of the Court Act
  • SB0100 Supporting and Parenting Time Enforcement Act
  • SB0101 Friend of the Court Act
  • SB0102 Driver License Suspension Due to Child Support Arrearage
  • SB0103 Consolidated Fees from Divorce, Paternity, and Family Support Acts
  • SB0104 Elimination of Child Support Bench Warrant Enforcement Fund
  • SB0105 Collection and Distribution of Child Support Provision
  • SB0106 Collection of Medical Expenses
  • SB0107 Collection of Medical Expenses
  • SB0185 Early Lease Termination
  • SB0197 Establishing Paternity
  • SB0227 Guardianship Assistance Act
  • SB0458 Requirement of Presentence Report for Non-Payment of Child Support
  • SB0568 Child Custody
  • SB0569 Child Custody Disputes
  • SB0745 Supreme Court Election Districts
  • SB1118 Termination of Parental Rights
  • SB1119 Termination of Parental Rights
  • SB1120 Termination of Parental Rights
  • SB1127 No-Fault Divorces
  • SB1176 Persons Authorized to Solemnize Marriage
  • SB1200 Adoption
  • SB1201 Paternity Rights
  • SB1202 Paternity Rights
  • SB1203 Adoption

2007-2008 Legislative Session

  • HB4140 Prohibits Award of Custody to Parent Convicted of Criminal Sexual Conduct Against His or Her Child
  • HB4147 Provides for Termination of Child Support Obligations When DNA Evidence Demonstrates Payer is not the Biological Parent
  • HB4174 Electronic Visitation for Parents and Grandparents
  • HB4259 Second Parent Adoption
  • HB4521 Prohibit Inclusion of Personal Information in Judgment
  • HB4522 Prohibit Inclusion of Personal Information in Order of Filiation
  • HB4523 Prohibit Inclusion of Personal Information in Family Support Act Order
  • HB4564 Mandate Joint Custody in Disputed Cases
  • HB4566 Repayment of Child Support
  • HB4731 Cohabitation
  • HB4735 Foster Home Placement
  • HB4736 Foster Home Placement
  • HB4741 PPO: Include Animals
  • HB4818 Best Interest Factors
  • HB4896 Original Birth Certificate to Adopted Individuals
  • HB4925 Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act
  • HB5050 Friend of the Court
  • HB5245 Receiving Benefits - Domestic Violence Victim
  • HB5324 Personal Protection Orders
  • HB5464 Rights of Putative Father
  • HB5513 Change of Name Procedure for Divorces
  • HB5586 Dower Rights
  • HB5587 Dower Rights
  • HB5588 Dower Rights
  • HB5598 Placement of Pets by the Court in a Divorce
  • HB5761 Higher Burden of Proof in Divorce with Minor Children
  • HB5993 Claim to Revoke Acknowledgment of Paternity
  • HB6189 Social Security Number on Domestic Relations Order
  • HB6265 Great-Grandparenting Time
  • HB6281 Personal Protection Orders
  • HB6571 Child Support COLA Increases
  • HJRNN Parental Rights
  • SB0034 Eliminate Requirement of Presentence Report for Nonpayment of Support
  • SB0141 Provides for Court-Appointed Special Advocates
  • SB0170 Establishes Relative Guardianship Assistance Act
  • SB0476 Court Review of Arbitrator's Decision on Custody
  • SB0477 Arbitrated Child Custody Disputes
  • SB0506 Establish Paternity
  • SB0522 Friend of the Court Pamphlet
  • SB0543 Child Protection Appeal Process
  • SB0553 Child Support Payment
  • SB0592 Original Birth Certificate to Adopted Individuals
  • SB0645 Use of Substitute Service for Child Support Complaint
  • SB1002 Attorney Fee Payment
  • SB1418 Coordination Between Friend of the Court and Department of Human Services
  • SB1419 Coordination Between Friend of the Court and Department of Human Services
  • SB1501 Child Support Payment from Lawsuit Settlements
  • SB1502 Child Support Payment from Casino Winnings

2005-2006 Legislative Session

  • HB4039 Provides Alternative to Jail for Certain Individuals with Child Support Arrearage
  • HB4161 Repeals Provision Regarding Presumption of Custody
  • HB4245 Clarifies Treatment of Payment in Excess of Child Support
  • HB4542 Enacts Graduated Penalties for Unpaid Child Support
  • HB5008 Allows City with Population of 300,000 or More to Establish Lottery
  • HB5100 Clarifies Military Parental Custody Rights
  • HB5198 Modifies Provision Regarding Pensions in Divorce
  • HB5267 Mandates Joint Custody in Every Custody Dispute Between Parents Except in Certain Circumstances
  • HB5337 Provides for Waiver from "Administrative Hearings" While Deployed or Serving on Active Duty
  • HB5399 Provides for Second Parent Adoption
  • HB5495 Allows Affidavit to be Filed with Complaint for Divorce Stating All Issues of the Divorce Have Been Resolved by Both Parties
  • HB5496 Provides Exemption from 6-month Waiting Period Before Finalizing Divorce if Both Parties Resolve All Issues Before Filing for Divorce
  • HB5698 Requires a Divorce Effects Program Before Entry of Judgment of Divorce
  • HB5699 Requires Premarriage Program or Longer Waiting Periods for Issuance of Marriage License
  • HB5701 Creates Child Parenting Plan
  • HB5703 Requires Recording of Certain Information on Marriage License and Certificate
  • HB5882 Creates Coercive Abortion Prevention Act
  • HB5908 Allows Objection to Placements by Child Placing Agency Based on Religious or Moral Convictions
  • HB6251 Expands Procedure for Placement of Children in Foster Home to Give Consideration to Relatives and to Include Consideration of Religion
  • HB6280 Creates New Act Repealing Dower Rights
  • HB6319 Prohibits Award of Custody to Parent of Convicted of Criminal Sexual Conduct Against His or Her Child
  • HB6351 Allows Marriage and Divorce by Proxy
  • HB6352 Indicate on Marriage License Marriage by Proxy
  • HB6417 Requires Previously Married Individuals to Present a Final Divorce Decree as Prerequisite for Issuance of Marriage License
  • HB6452 Allows Court Appointed Electronic Visitation
  • HB6661 Codifies Federal Adoption Subsidies
  • SB0060 Adds Incapacitated Parent as Basis for Custody Action by Third Person
  • SB0362 Amends Eligible Domestic Relations Act
  • SB0379 Provides for Court-Appointed Special Advocates
  • SB0386 Amends Adoption Code to Establish Child Custody Act Provisions as Controlling
  • SB0420 Limits Provisions Regarding Grandparent Visitation After Stepparent Adoption to Parent of Deceased Parent
  • SB0436 Revises Definition of Child Born Out of Wedlock
  • SB0535 Allows Proven Drug Use History and Convictions in Child Custody Determinations
  • SB0602 Allows Use of Substitute Service from Court of Record for Certain Out-of-State Individuals
  • SB0714 Clarifies Military Parental Custody Rights
  • SB0891 Establishes Collection Duties for Certain State Departments
  • SB1045 Creates Child Parenting Plan
  • SB1128 Provides for Modification of Child Support Assessment for Certain Military Personnel
  • SB1283 Revises Factors to Determine Grandparent Visitation
  • SB1292 Provides for General Amendments of Safe Delivery of Newborns Program
  • SB1324 Establishes Relative Guardianship Assistance Act
  • SB1343 Abolish Dower Rights
  • SB1344 Eliminates Requirement that Judgment of Divorce Contain Provisions Regarding Wife's Dower Rights
 

2003-2004 Legislative Session

House Bills

  • HB 5466 PDF—Support
  • HB 5442 PDF—Oppose
  • HB 5368 PDF—HB 5369, HB 5370, HB 5371, HB 5372, HB 5373, SB 887, SB 888, SB 889, and SB 890
  • HB 5039
  • HB 4131 PDF—HB 4785, HB 5259, HB 5261, HB 5262, SB 485, and SB 818

Senate Bills

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