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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Michigan on
Q: Arbitration and modification of child support

I have a high conflict custody case that has been going on for 2 and a half years with no end in sight. My original lawyer told me to agree to an arbitration because it would be cheaper but my legal fees have already superseded $200000. That arbitrator order me to pay child support for $1900 a... View More

James W. Kraayeveld
James W. Kraayeveld
answered on Mar 18, 2024

Have you had a local attorney do a case review for you? Your notes do not provide sufficient information for me to assess why you are still stuck dealing with the arbitrator? On the one hand, it seems that you received a final custody order, and that often ends the order to arbitrate; on the other... View More

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Q: Should I wait to file motion for full custody?

Have been divorced for 6 years, my ex and I share custody of 3 children. (17,15 13). A month ago he informed me he had applied for a new job in California. He found out he got the job and has accepted the offer and will be relocating to California as of 3/10/22. I want to file for full custody,... View More

James W. Kraayeveld
James W. Kraayeveld
answered on Feb 17, 2022

Let's explore this in a most cost effective way first: have you checked with your ex if he is willing to agree to an alternate custody order? Keep in mind that your latest court order likely requires him to seek court permission before moving out of state. That may give you some bargaining... View More

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