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Plaintiff lacks standing to challenge foreclosure sale

Holding that the plaintiff lacked standing to bring this action to set aside a foreclosure sale, and that she did not meet "the high standard for proving fraud or irregularity," the court affirmed the trial court's order granting the defendant-bank...

Attorney fees awarded in divorce

The court held that the trial court did not abuse its discretion in awarding the plaintiff-ex-wife attorney fees and costs. Plaintiff showed facts sufficient to justify the award of attorney fees totaling $10,774 and expert fees totaling $3,179.10....

Husband ordered to pay ex-wife's attorney fees

The court held that the trial court did not commit an error law, did not clearly err in its fact-finding, and did not abuse its discretion in entering the three orders for attorney fees at issue in these consolidated appeals. Defendant-ex-husband...

Trial court properly modified custody order

Finding no error in the trial court's decision to not revert the parties' custodial time to the terms in the divorce judgment (pursuant to a CO), the court held that the trial court had proper cause to modify the prior custody order. Further, there...

Court orders increased parenting time for father

Holding that the trial court did not err in finding an ECE existed with both parties, or that a change of parenting time was in their child's best interests, the court affirmed the trial court's order increasing the defendant-father's parenting...

Husband ordered to continue paying spousal support

Since it was undisputed that the plaintiff-ex-husband was still employed and was not receiving Social Security benefits, the court held that the plain language of the divorce judgment indicated that the necessary preconditions for the end of...

Trial Court Erred by Granting Father Sole Custody

The court held that the trial court erred by issuing a temporary order granting the defendant-father sole legal and physical custody of the parties' child without holding an evidentiary hearing. It also held that the trial court erred in ordering...

Michigan's One-Parent Doctrine is Unconstitutional

Overruling CR, the court held that the one-parent doctrine is unconstitutional under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment because it allows a court to deprive a parent of the fundamental right to direct the care, custody, and control...

Photocopy of Promissory Note Not Enforceable

The plaintiffs could not enforce a note through a photocopy of a negotiable instrument (the Note). There was no proof that the original Note was transferred to their possession. Because the original note was not transferred, they could not prove...

Court finds church title was properly conveyed

The court held that the non-party church (WC) had title to all of its property when it sold the property to defendant-SG Ministries and thus, SG was entitled to mortgage all the property to which it held title, including the parcel at issue, Parcel...

Court finds termination of father's rights proper

The court held that the trial court properly terminated the respondent-father's parental rights to the child where the statutory grounds for termination were established by clear and convincing evidence and it was in the child's best interests. The...

Court rules on validity of condo association liens

The court held that plaintiff-Fannie Mae, as the successor in interest to the condominium at issue, was only liable for assessments that accrued after the bank acquired title to the unit. It also held that the trial court did not err in dismissing...

Right to farm act repeal affects horse rescue project

The court held that the trial court erred in ruling for the defendant because its ruling directly contradicts the recently-decided Bateson decision. The plaintiff-township sought to enjoin defendant him from using property he obtained for a horse...

Binding arbitraton award in divorce upheld

The court held that the trial court properly denied the plaintiff-wife's motion to set aside an arbitration award in the parties' divorce action. The parties filed for divorce and eventually entered into a stipulation for binding arbitration. The...

Court upholds primary physical custody of father

The court held that the trial court did not err in changing primary physical custody of the parties' child to the defendant-father, or in changing the child's domicile to Florida. The parties had a child but were never married. They had joint legal...

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