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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Michigan on
Q: I plan to file for divorce once I move out. If I file for divorce, the house we live for 18 years would have to be split
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answered on Sep 21, 2022

Marital assets need to be divvied up in a “roughly congruent manner” during a divorce case. Real property acquired during the marriage constitutes a marital asset.

If the parties can’t agree as to the value of the house and who should keep it in exchange for buying out the other...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Michigan on
Q: Moving to another state to file divorce?

I am currently in a terrible marriage and would like to get divorced (living in MI) but i have no where to go or any financial support other than my family who lives in UT, my plan is to move to UT with my child and file for divorce, is there a certain way i should start this process?

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answered on Sep 21, 2022

You should immediately and privately consult with a lawyer in Utah to inquire about the state’s requirements to file for divorce. Many states have a waiting period for new residents before someone can file for divorce. Also, if your spouse has no connection to Utah, then an Utah court would not... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Michigan on
Q: How do I get an error corrected in my Divorce Decree?

Dear Justia Lawyer,

My Divorce Decree wrongly states that my Maiden Name should be restored to me. My Maiden Name is xxx. My Married Name is yyy. The Judgement of Divorce should state that my Maiden Name, xxx, should be restored to me. The Judgement of Divorce was signed in Dec. 2007 in... Read more »

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Kyle J. Bristow
answered on Sep 21, 2022

The easiest way to correct this issue would be to draft and submit a proposed consent order to amend the judgment. This would require your ex husband to sign the same. Due to the age, however, of the issue, the judge may not agree to sign the order. If this is the case, then you should consider... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Michigan on
Q: My 17 year old daughter was on camera at school she pushed her 16 year old boyfriend can she be arrested

They were arguing and he got in her face they are still seeing each other

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answered on Nov 4, 2019

She can be charged with assault or domestic violence.

Your daughter should not talk about the situation with anyone and she should consult with a criminal defense attorney if she believes that she may be charged with a crime.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Michigan on
Q: If a buy a home/cabin with my son and get a divorce, does my wife have any rights to that home/cabin?
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Kyle J. Bristow
answered on Nov 4, 2019

Any asset which is acquired during the marriage with marital funds is a marital asset. Marital assets are subject to division should a divorce occur.

You should immediately and privately consult with a lawyer who practices family law if you are considering filing for divorce.

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