Hiii so I am about to turn 18 in March and my boyfriend is going to turn 17 on the 15th which is five days away and my boyfriend is currently living with his grandparents but the custody got taken away from his mom because she was abusive and doing drugs. The grandparents had custody for a while,... View More
My child’s father has not contacted me in 5 months and hasn’t physically seen her in a year. We do not have any custody arrangement and I receive no support. He is on the birth certificate and she has his last name, I have no idea where he is.
If you have no interest in the property your 'consent' is not needed to remortgage, sell or otherwise dispose of it. In the recent past when Michigan provided Dower rights to wives, that would not have been the case, but that archaic law has been repealed so, now, you're just a...View More
My step daughter has live with my husband and I full time for over 3 years. She has had all her schooling including preschool with us. Her mom does not financially support her, and only calls once every couple months. Her mom lives in California and we live in Michigan. The child has not saw her... View More
Yes, particularly when there is agreement to an equitable division by the heirs. In fact, typically it is wiser to do things that way, and people should plan their estates with that in mind, especially when dealing with real estate.
I used to drink a lot and it got me into trouble. The last time I drank was September 9, 2023. Two days after my grandma died at home and things happened. My question is, with the order, can I still see my child? My ex bf keeps telling my child that it's up to the judge. Long story short,... View More
We have a prior order that states my parenting time shall be coordinated with my work schedule. My work schedule just changed and my ex is refusing to switch days so I can have the kids on my days off from from work. I get them every other weekend, but my new work schedule has me working every... View More
The divorce decree is a court order that is binding on both parties. However, the mortgage will need to be paid by someone if it has not matured by the time your last child turns 18. So if the provisions of the divorce decree fail to address this issue, or does not provide that your ex- spouse is...View More
The next-of-kin for a minor child would be one or both LEGAL parents, which in most cases are the same as biological parents. Fathers of children born out of wedlock need to establish paternity to become the legal father. Even when children are born of a marriage, a court's custody...View More
My parents are living separate so technically I still legally live with both since they're not divorced. I live with my mom in Michigan, I want to go live back with my dad since hes asking me too because of my mom's ignorance and my moms boyfriend always coming over to where I live... View More
In Michigan, if you are under 18 and your parents are not yet divorced, both parents still have legal responsibilities towards you. If you choose to live with your dad and your mom moves to Guam, this arrangement can be legally permissible as long as your basic needs are being met and you are in a...View More
We were at a motion to change child support that I filed. I emailed 3 paychecks to friend of court. They lied about what’s on the paychecks. I’m calling Monday to get a transcript of the court proceedings also for evidence.
To change support, you need to meet a threshold for a change: generally, the new guideline amount would need to differ by more than $50 or 10%. So the issue you are facing is not so much the FOC worker testified to a differing amount on the checks; the issue is whether they properly calculated a...View More
I am planning to leave my boyfriend (father of my 2 young children) but I intend to win majority custody. I know for a fact he is not a fit parent to have majority. I am the only one who takes care of the children's needs and he is physically abusive to them. I need to collect proof of this... View More
This is a scenario with a legal answer and a contrary common sense approach.
If the phone is on your account, you are ultimately responsible for the balance. That has nothing to do with the sibling. Why would he or she want the phone? Have you, or could you, ask for it back? If they refuse,...View More
Father may go to set up place out of state and wants child taken care of while he makes sure about living arrangements and work. Childs mom is only allowed supervised visits if father agrees 1×/week. Mother is not a child in an adults body. We want to make sure that the mom cannot take custody of... View More
What you are describing can either be accomplished through a delegation of parental authority (power of attorney) or through limited guardianship. A limited guardianship will take longer and will cost more, but offers Court oversight and protection if mom were to become an issue. A delegation of...View More
If by "the court," you mean they're contacting the judge directly on a matter related to the case, and if you can prove it, the other party can be sanctioned. You need to be able to prove it. Best to check with your lawyer about this.
Sounds like you've already filed for the divorce. What you need now to do is serve the paperwork. For someone in prison, that is typically done through the warden of the prison he is housed in. You certainly could look into qualifying for a legal aid attorney, but that person would have to do...View More
In Michigan, marital property is divided equally between the spouses in the event of a divorce. However, this rule can be modified by the court based on a number of factors, including the length of the marriage, the contributions of each spouse, and the needs of the children. In the case you...View More
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