, if one party is beneficiary of a life insurance policy or annuity on the life of the other party, the beneficiary shall now be the estate of the insured party. The insured party is responsible for notifying the insurance co. of this order. This order shall not prevent or affect beneficiary... Read more »
A friend wants to sell me his trailer so his soon to be ex-wife cant get in and get rid of his stuff. The trailer is in his name only and is at his old house where he can't go because of a ppo. He said it is only his stuff. But i am worried about if that is all legal?
to alimony not aware she was pregnant with another man’s child. I was told you can’t prove adultery. She was asked if she was pregnant and she said no. She was in fact four months pregnant at the time. Is it possible to stop the alimony since she is living with the father of her child and she... Read more »
I am currently fleeing from domestic violence. I want to protect my kids. I want to make sure their Father can't take them from me. We are currently living in a womens shelter for domestic violence. Their father is threatening me with a lawyer. The kids and I are scared of him.
The custody order does not specify who is responsible for pick up or drop off. She refuses to be helpful for pick up or drop off. If I pick up my son, and state that she is able to come pick him up whenever she can, is that illegal if she has majority? I am not telling her she cant access him I am... Read more »
Need this done ASAP. Married May 2022. Never lived together. Do not have children together nor any assets together. Just want paperwork filled out properly and as fast as possible to get annulment finalized.
He agreed to pay alimony. She is now living with the father of her new child. Does my son have any legal recourse being that she lied. It also proves she committed adultery. My son does not feel he should have to pay alimony to provide for her new family.
My husband and I declared ourselves married while living in Colorado back in 2016. We have since moved to Michigan and have decided to finally get around to having a ceremony. This will be more a renewal of vows but someone brought up signing a marriage license, since we don't have one. Is... Read more »
Interesting question! Have you been filing taxes jointly? As you probably already know, but for others' benefit who may come upon this question, common law marriage is a legal form of marriage in some states. Michigan does not allow for common law marriage, but does recognize marriages legally...Read more »
I am currently in a terrible marriage and would like to get divorced (living in MI) but i have no where to go or any financial support other than my family who lives in UT, my plan is to move to UT with my child and file for divorce, is there a certain way i should start this process?
You should immediately and privately consult with a lawyer in Utah to inquire about the state’s requirements to file for divorce. Many states have a waiting period for new residents before someone can file for divorce. Also, if your spouse has no connection to Utah, then an Utah court would not...Read more »
My Divorce Decree wrongly states that my Maiden Name should be restored to me. My Maiden Name is xxx. My Married Name is yyy. The Judgement of Divorce should state that my Maiden Name, xxx, should be restored to me. The Judgement of Divorce was signed in Dec. 2007 in... Read more »
The easiest way to correct this issue would be to draft and submit a proposed consent order to amend the judgment. This would require your ex husband to sign the same. Due to the age, however, of the issue, the judge may not agree to sign the order. If this is the case, then you should consider...Read more »
Very fact-dependent, but yes. Attorney fees are possible under a specific court rule, statute, or by agreement. When criteria is met, the request can be made. And it's not uncommon for some attorneys to ask repeatedly when they believe they have appropriate grounds.
We have lived in this house for 18 years. I plan to file for divorce once I move. I have paid half the mortgage and utilities since 2004. Contacted the court today and found out she use a Lady Bird Deed? She put her niece on it. My question is am I a homeowner as well even though her name is on... Read more »
A lady bird deed is only effective upon death, and so your wife could only deed out her interest in her portion of the property at the time of death. It has no effect during her lifetime. Even though there is a ladybird deed, a court will likely divide the property interest equally between both...Read more »
No. A verbal agreement made on the record has the same effect as if in writing. Sometimes, there may be a dispute about the fine details of the agreement. For example, if you agreed to sell the house, but never indicated when, the judge will enforce the sale of the house, and if one party asks the...Read more »
What you are seeing in writing would be in the the judgment of divorce. In a divorce, the court does have jurisdiction over the marital assets. When the parties don't agree, it's the court's job to make an order. And the court retains jurisdiction to enforce that order.
We have been married 9 years. The value of the 401k has gone from approx. 23k to 46k. If it weren't for our equal sharing of bills she never would have been contributing as much to get it to the current amount. She has always made slightly more income wise than me over the entirety of our marriage
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