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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Michigan on
Q: Is an attempted arson a felony?
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Jeffrey Noe answered on Apr 4, 2013

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Michigan on
Q: As a Grandparent, What are my rights as far as visitation?
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Jeffrey Noe answered on Apr 4, 2013

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 separate maintenance;... Read more »

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Q: My ex husband is not paying me what the judge declared
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Jeffrey Noe answered on Apr 4, 2013

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 tools to... Read more »

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Q: I need a divorce attorney
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Jeffrey Noe answered on Apr 4, 2013

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... Read more »

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Q: Ive filed all paperwork myself now I got a hearing date and he lawyerd up, but he sold all marital property already!
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Jeffrey Noe answered on Apr 4, 2013

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... Read more »

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Q: What can I do to make sure I get proper visitation with my kids?
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Jeffrey Noe answered on Apr 4, 2013

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 decided and... Read more »

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Q: Can a divorce agreement be amended? I agreed to get medical thru my employer lost my job no longer have insurance
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Jeffrey Noe answered on Apr 4, 2013

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 depends on... Read more »

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Q: How do i go about getting my marriage anulled i have only been married for two months
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Jeffrey Noe answered on Apr 4, 2013

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 married to someone... Read more »

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Q: My exwife is intentionally delaying signing off the quit claim deed, in the divorce the judge awarded me sole possession

How do I enforce the judges ruling and make her sign the quit claim deed?

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Jeffrey Noe answered on Apr 4, 2013

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 includes... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Michigan on
Q: If someone offered me money for sexual favors and i blackmailed them for money is that illegal
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Jeffrey Noe answered on Apr 4, 2013

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 is never right... Read more »

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Q: How can I prosecute someone who commited a crime against me

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... Read more »

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Jeffrey Noe answered on Apr 5, 2013

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... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Michigan on
Q: What is an order of dismissal for non-service in a divorce
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Jeffrey Noe answered on Apr 4, 2013

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 Summons and Complaint... Read more »

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