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Divorce Law and Entertainment Law Ace Never Settled on Par for the Course

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They say you can tell a lot about a person from a round of golf. You can gauge someone’s good will, we’re told. You can also measure the level of sportsmanship and adherence to a spirit of fair play and integrity. If his showing on the golf course is any indicator of his performance in the courtroom, then John F. Schaefer of The Law Firm of John F. Schaefer is a hole in one. Schaefer,…

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Bill would create joint legal custody presumption

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Legislation draws ire of State Bar’s Family Law Section By: Lee Dryden in News Stories June 26, 2017 A bill touted as protecting a child’s relationship with both parents has drawn opposition from the State Bar of Michigan’s Family Law Section. House Bill 4691, sponsored by Rep. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake Township, would change the name of the Child Custody Act to the Michigan Shared Parenting Act. It would create a presumption of joint legal custody and substantially equal…

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dBusiness: John F. Schaefer

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“Contrary to television portrayals, divorce cases can be resolved in a dignified and amicable manner that preserves the integrity of the parties.” This statement, made by attorney John F. Schaefer, conveys the philosophy upon which he has built his reputation for settling divorce disputes for wealthy and well-known individuals without public exposure, and with as much honor and decorum as is possible. He cringes at lawyers whose opportunism and lack of professionalism have given the…

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Hour Detroit: The Face of Family Law

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“Contrary to television portrayals, divorce cases can be resolved in a dignified and amicable manner which preserves the integrity and privacy of the parties.” More than 40 years of specializing in complex matrimonial matters. Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.\Listed in Best Lawyers in America (all editions), 2013 Lawyer of the Year.\Reputation for protecting client privacy. Author of Family Law in Michigan and numerous articles; adjunct professor, MSU College of Law. Regularly sought out by…

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