D. Patrick McCullough's answer It could be both. Even if the brakes were bad, the driver must have known that before he took you on as a passenger. You should contact an attorney who has experience in this area of the law for help. Generally there is no cost for a conference and generally most attorneys work on a percentage basis in these type of cases.
D. Patrick McCullough's answer Fault is no longer a consideration in dividing property or re: child support or alimony. Dating someone could potentially harm you IF there is a custody issue or if you or your friend are receiving or spending money on one or another. You should contact a family law attorney and fully explain your situation.
D. Patrick McCullough's answer You should consult with another attorney who is experienced in Personal Injury cases and he/she could then give you the correct advice as to how to proceed. Most, if not all, attorneys in these type of cases will consult with you free of charge.
D. Patrick McCullough's answer If the parties cannot continue to operate the business together which is likely the case and not a good idea, then the business needs to be valued and the spouse being awarded the business paying the other spouse his/her share or the the other spouse being awarded other assets etc. This is generally a very complicated situation that calls for an experienced family law atty to assist you.
D. Patrick McCullough's answer In your quest for Custody, you also need to ask the court to terminate any child support payable to your X and also a request that your X pay you child support. That should take care of the problem.
D. Patrick McCullough's answer The Judge cannot deny you the right to withdraw your Petition; however, I am guessing your spouse served and filed a Counter-Petition and if so she can proceed on her Counter-Petition over your objection.
D. Patrick McCullough's answer If there is no court Order, and he is the father of the children, each of you have the right to have the children and equally each of you can "take" the children anytime each of you wants, until there is a court Order designating what days each of you have. Is he harmful to the children or is there some other reason you do not wish for him to have the children?
D. Patrick McCullough's answer How old is your daughter? He has no right to do what he did if you have full physical custody; however depending upon your daughter's age and the circumstances as to why she left, will impact on what the court will do in this situation. You should hire an experienced family law attorney to assist you.
D. Patrick McCullough's answer Very, very sad for you. You should consider hiring an experienced family law attorney to help you. These type of proceeding are quite complicated and you will need expert help.
D. Patrick McCullough's answer A substantial change in financial circumstances can be a basis to change a child support obligation. I would need to know much more to give you a complete answer. You would need to bring a motion in order to lower support(unless your X agreed). You should talk with an atty to help you.
D. Patrick McCullough's answer In Minnesota gifts between spouses are not considered protected non-marital assets, so, yes he can, but there may be other facts that could affect this question and answer.
D. Patrick McCullough's answer You may not wish to cancel any appointments until you first consult with the counselor to see if your children need counseling; however, unless your Divorce Decree provides otherwise, if you have joint Physical and Legal custody, your X should not enroll your children in counseling without your consent.
D. Patrick McCullough's answer Yes, and perhaps you will not have to sue and just settle out of court. Of course McDonalds may contest what happened and if so it is your burden to prove that is how you broke your tooth. You should consult an atty to help you.
D. Patrick McCullough's answer If, in the end you wish to be awarded the house and live there, it would be a mistake to move out(of course if there is danger of Domestic Abuse-that could change things). I would need to know much more about your situation before I could give you the appropriate advice. You should consult with an atty well versed in family law.
D. Patrick McCullough's answer Yes, if he does not have an auto and therefore no insurance of his own, some auto policy and if none then a state Assigned Claims for autos would provide No-Fault Auto coverage. This is a bit complicated and you should contact an atty to help you.
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