If someone actually attempts to commit arson, it may be a felony. It depends on the value of the property involved and whether the person has prior convictions for arson or attempted arson. The most likely statute for someone to be charged under for attempted arson is MCL 750.79. The statute is...View More
Under Michigan law, a grandparent may seek "grandparenting time" if (1) an action for divorce, annulment, or separate maintenance (legal separation) is pending before the court; (2) the child's parents are divorced, had their marriage annulled, or are living under an order of...View More
You may be able to get help from your county's Friend of the Court (FOC) unless you opted out of Friend of the Court services. You should call them and tell them that you husband is not paying the child support or spousal support that was ordered by the judge. FOC has some very powerful...View More
If you are filing for divorce, you are right to get a divorce attorney. Look for someone local--someone who practices in your county. Make sure the attorney you hire practices family law for a good portion of his/her practice. And it's also important to be sure you feel comfortable with the...View More
This is one of the many problems of not having a lawyer handle your divorce. What do you do when problems arise? You should consider finding yourself a good lawyer. If you husband sold true marital property, your attorney may be able to get you a settlement to get the value of half of the value...View More
Getting proper legal representation is the most important thing you can do to assure that you get visitation (now called "parenting time") with your children. The most important question regarding the kids is custody. This is different than visitation/parenting time. After custody is...View More
You say "divorce agreement." I assume you mean a Judgment of Divorce. It may be possible to get the Judgment of Divorce amended. How difficult this will be depends on whether your ex-spouse agrees to amend the Judgment of Divorce. If s/he does not agree, it may be difficult. It also...View More
In Michigan, there are specific grounds for annulment. There are two sets of marriages that can be annulled in Michigan: those that are "void" and those that are "voidable." Marriages that are void are those that are illegal: the parties are related or one/both are already...View More
If you have an attorney, contact your attorney. S/he will probably bring a "motion" in court before the same judge who granted your divorce to require your ex-wife to sign the quit claim deed on the property in question. You may want to look at your judgment of divorce to see if it...View More
Yes. What you did is illegal. It is a crime called "extortion." This crime is a felony. That means it's the most serious type of crime and carries a severe punishment. If you are prosecuted and convicted you may received up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. It...View More
He consigned the loans. They all went into default and collectors are coming after myself and at least two other people I now who also signed loans with him. He said he was investing in businesses and properties and would pay our loans back if we signed these loans to helphim with the businesses. i... View More
The only person who can prosecute a crime is a prosecutor. This person is an official in the state, county, or municipality where the alleged crime happened. There are also federal prosecutors. Prosecutors decide which cases to prosecute based on the seriousness of the crime, the impact of the...View More
An Order of Dismissal for non-service says that the person who filed for divorce (the "plaintiff") failed to serve the other spouse (the "defendant") with the Summons and Complaint and Complaint for Divorce before the Summons and Complaint expired. The expiration date of the...View More
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