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Change is good!

Change is good!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

One constant in life is change...here at Michigan Legal Help, we have some new changes to tell you about!

  • New Content! Last month we added three new toolkits to MLH. In “I Need to Revoke (Undo) My Husband’s Paternity” and “I Need to Revoke (Undo) My Paternity of My Wife’s Child,” you can learn how the new Revocation of Paternity Act works to change paternity of children born or conceived during a marriage. A new automated online interview allows you to draft the forms you need to handle this legal problem. In “Small Estates: Transferring Property When Someone Dies,” you can learn about how to distribute someone's property after death when there is only a small amount of property to distribute. This toolkit also has an interview you can use to figure out how much each heir inherits, and helps you draft the forms you need.
  • Ayuda Legal de Michigan: The Michigan Legal Help team has been busily working to add new content to Ayuda Legal. In the past few months we have added many new toolkits in Spanish. Three Protection from Abuse interviews have also been added.
  • Self-Help Centers: The Michigan Legal Help Self-Help Center Network of Calhoun County opened on May 1st! This group of five self-help centers can be found in the public libraries in Albion, Tekonsha, Homer, and Battle Creek (both Willard and the Helen Warner Branch).
  • New Staff: As the Michigan Legal Help team loses one staff attorney, we gained a new outreach and development team member. If you'd like Michigan Legal Help to do outreach in your area, please contact us!
  • New Laws: Whenever a law changes, we have to make needed changes on Michigan Legal Help. We do this as quickly as we can, but sometimes it still takes a while. The biggest change lately has been the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage. We're working to update our resources here - thank you for your patience! Please check back soon if you aren't finding what you need.