Questions Answered by Robert Champion

Q: My daughter will be turning 18 by the end of the year. Can child support be modified after 18? She'll be living with me

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Michigan on
Answered on Feb 23, 2016
Robert Champion's answer
If she still has not graduated from high school, he will still have to pay child support. If she lives with you 100% of the time, you will be entitled to more child support.

Q: Domestic Violence an child abuse as retaliation to a child custody case.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for Michigan on
Answered on Feb 23, 2016
Robert Champion's answer
You need an experienced criminal defense attorney now. The prosecutors determined there is enough for a warrant. An attorney will be able to discuss the details of the case and sequence of events with the prosecutor, and attempt to get the case dismissed.

Q: Who do i notify im moving to michigan frm indiana if ive got joint but not physical custody? Do i need courts ok

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Michigan on
Answered on Feb 23, 2016
Robert Champion's answer
Which ever court holds your current custody order will have to approve any move out of state.

Q: I need land transferred from my deceased father into my name. I am his only child.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law and Real Estate Law for Michigan on
Answered on Feb 23, 2016
Robert Champion's answer
You will most likely have to open an estate, become the personal representative for the estate, then execute documents to transfer ownership of the land. You should consult with an experienced probate attorney in your area to discuss all the options in detail.

Q: What to do if I have warrants but don't want to face any jail time because I am pregnant?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Michigan on
Answered on Feb 23, 2016
Robert Champion's answer
You need to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney in your area. They can review your case with you, contact the court and the prosecutor to determine the charges and the warrants. They can also coordinate a time for you to turn yourself in and be arraigned (if this is coordinated, you will spend less time in jail).

Q: The mother of my children refuses to pick kids up in the am when I work thus me almost loosing my job. What can I do

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Michigan on
Answered on Aug 8, 2014
Robert Champion's answer
First, do you have a Court order stating what time the child must be picked up? If not - you need one. You need a specific time. Then, you need to log the days she is supposed to pick up the child and what time she actually arrives. Once you can document a pattern of her failing to comply with the Order, you need to file a Motion with the court. Depending on the details of the case - you might be able to request that she be found in contempt of court for disobeying the order. You might be...

Q: Can I let the court know each month my sons father hasn't made his child support payment?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Michigan on
Answered on Apr 30, 2014
Robert Champion's answer
Is he ordered to pay support through the Friend of the Court? If yes (since there are contempt hearings, he probably is) - the Court already knows when he pays and how much he is behind. When show cause or contempt hearings are held, make sure you have contact with the FOC and appear. Let them know your circumstances and the hardship the situation presents for you. They may demand more of a payment, or hold the hearings more frequently.

Q: I am a us citizen from Michigan, and my partner is a illegal immigrant from Mexico. Are we able to get married?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Michigan on
Answered on Apr 30, 2014
Robert Champion's answer
You will be able to get married; however, this will not protect him from being deported for being here illegally. You need to contact an immigration attorney immediately to discuss options.

Q: Defendant in divorce case thats been dismissed due to plaintif not entering judgment for divorce in time. Can I file?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Michigan on
Answered on Apr 29, 2014
Robert Champion's answer
You can file for divorce - and you can file in the County that you live in (if you have lived there longer than 10 days). On the Summons, it will ask if there have been any previous actions - you will need to list the case number, court and judge of the case that was dismissed.

Q: At what age will the family court system listen to a child's preference of parent to live with?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Michigan on
Answered on Apr 29, 2014
Robert Champion's answer
Typically when the child is older than 12, they can be interviewed and express a preference in a custody case. This preference will not be revealed, and is just one of the 12 factors considered in a custody determination. Here is a Friend of the Court brochure detailing all of the custody factors: http://courts.mi.gov/administration/scao/resources/documents/publication...

Q: How can i only be responsible for areages for back child suport when my kids grandmother had temp custody of my kids ?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Michigan on
Answered on Apr 29, 2014
Robert Champion's answer
There must have been a child support order in place at the time, stating that you must pay support. Unless you file a motion to have that amended, the amount will continue to increase.

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