1. If you have information/evidence that a person was wrongfully convicted, then contact the police department and the defendant's defense attorney. The defense attorney's contact information can be found in the court records (call the court and ask or look on-line).
2. If you are trying to help a person convicted, then you should contact an appellate attorney to assist you.
Either way, this is not a simple procedure. Your best bet is...
Tracy Torni Gaudenzi's answer It depends on what the Judgment or Order regarding custody/parenting time states. If it is silent regarding "right of first refusal," then it would depend on the frequency, duration and reason that the grandparents are having to care for the child. Also, the amount of time that you have with him/her.
As you can see, the answer is based on more facts. Seek a consultation from an attorney for further assistance. Good luck.
Tracy Torni Gaudenzi's answer From the date the action was commenced, which is July. However, depending on the Court's docket, it could be longer. Also, depending on the Judge/Court, a portion of this time could be waived if agreed to by both parties and the Judge finds there is compelling reason to do so.
Typically, it takes about 6 months for the case to run it's course through the Court and Friend of the Court. Good luck.
Tracy Torni Gaudenzi's answer The amount cannot be less than zero. Here (hopefully, it will work) is a link to the Inventory form. http://courts.mi.gov/Administration/SCAO/Forms/courtforms/probate/pc577.pdf
You may have received an outdated version from the Court. The current version shows a place for value and lien balance. Be sure to take the valuation of the property (tax statement as of time of passing) and lien balance with you when you file the inventory. Good luck.
Tracy Torni Gaudenzi's answer Unfortunately, there is not enough information to conclude either way. Michigan is a no fault state, so a divorce can be sought and achieved regardless of fault. However, fault is a factor is the division of property...BUT it is just one factor, and it depends upon the totality of all the factors and how the property is held (marital vs. separate). Best advice is to hire an attorney to help guide you through this stressful situation. Good luck.
Tracy Torni Gaudenzi's answer You might have passed the deadline to request Default. I would suggest that you go to the Court, and find out if the case has been dismissed for inactivity. If it has, then ask the procedure to reinstate. If it has not, then ask if the Court has the forms to proceed with a Default.
However, depending what is involved with your divorce (e.g. assets, debts, children), then it might be best to contact an attorney to review your options and to be sure you are protected in the future. Good...
Tracy Torni Gaudenzi's answer You need to contact an attorney in Texas. The advice that you received regarding responding to the Texas paperwork could only work if you filed here in Michigan as well. Then the states would have to determine who has jurisdiction. However, since you resided in Texas, and he filed first, then it may by difficult to proceed in Michigan absent some other issues (e.g. children). My advice is to contact a Texas attorney ASAP and explain the situation. Good luck.
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