Income is under $30k. I have been trying to help my friend to get a divorce as the situation is not good but she struggles financially. Everyone wants $3-6k down to start a divorce and she does not have the means to do so.
Contact your local Legal Aid office. Certainly, her income will be a factor to qualify, but domestic violence is also a consideration for help. Otherwise, you may call the local bar association or the state bar association.
I am not the children's biological mother (deseased) but I have been raising them as a stay at home mom for the since they were 2 and they are now 7. My husband and I both relapsed in our addiction and they children were removed. He has stayed sober and I relapsed 3 months ago. I went into long... Read more »
These situations are always messy and complex. I assume that you are legally married. You do have rights as the spouse, including the right to remain living in the marital home. HOWEVER, your husband is at risk of having his parental rights terminated. Whether the basis for that action is your...Read more »
Child has the opportunity for a full college tuition scholarship if she is a full time resident for 12 months. Dad is barely involved since the divorce 2 yrs ago and only sees her maybe once a month. I expect a fight on my hands.
Are you contemplating moving out of town or out of state with your child? Will this move be more than 100 miles from the child's current legal residence? Has the court awarded you joint legal custody or sole legal custody?
My wife and I are planning to divorce. The problem is that neither of us can afford to live alone and our debts are so intertwined between us (both names on everything) that splitting it would be impossible. We're considering a bankruptcy to simplify the process. I believe we make too much to... Read more »
Their may be an advantage to filing before a divorce, but your situation is too complicated and/or the facts too sparse for an attorney to advise you in an on-line discussion so I don't want to go into detail. You should consult with an attorney who handles bankruptcies.
Ex-wife won the house and all debt associated in the divorce but there wasn't a timeline to refinance written in the agreement. I know she has been able to defer payments/remodify without my signature but this last Jan/Feb the loan balance increased by $10,000 and she bought a brand new camper.... Read more »
The divorce decree is binding between you and your ex-spouse, and isn’t binding on the mortgage company. So they have the right to continue reporting the loan as yours, until it’s paid in full. That’s the first part.
But the second part is whether the loan documents you signed...Read more »
My ex wife and I share 50/50 custody, however I pay child support because I was making more than her at the time of our divorce. We have been divorced one year. Is it too early to request a review for a child support modification? I reside in Michigan
The threshold for a modification is whether any change of circumstance would change the support amount by more than $50 or 10%. The state offers a free online child support calculator that you can input your numbers to see if you would meet the criteria.
The long and short answer depends on how contentious your and your wife make this divorce. If she protests, you could find yourself with a court order telling you not to introduce any romantic third parties to the children, and certainly not move the girlfriend in.
That attorney is correct. Your judgment of divorce has no bearing on the contract you and possibly your ex signed once upon a time. But under the terms of your judgment of divorce, it sounds like you'd have a fair claim for what's called indemnity against your ex (e.g. paying someone else's debt)...Read more »
Most recently, he exploded at my two children (from my first marriage- ages 9 and 11) to the point that they are afraid to come back to our home. (I share custody with my first husband and they are currently staying with him) He yelled at my son (11) that he would "knock him the f**k out". I am in... Read more »
I'm not sure how this would relate to a proper proceeding here in Michigan. It will depend on the laws of that particular country. "Due process" encompasses a lot, but in a very general sense, it involves proper notice and the opportunity to be heard. If that took place under the relevant laws of...Read more »
I left the marriage due to domestic abuse and adultery. I snuck away with nothing but my clothes and car, while he was at work. I have been homeless since leaving the marriage but at least I am now safe. He makes a 6-figure income and is in a high-profile position for the City of Battle Creek. I... Read more »
You will need to get about the business of filing for divorce quickly to fully resolve this issue. You may be entitled to free legal assistance considering your financial status and domestic violence allegations.
I moved to washtenaw county to a friends basement and lived there for 13 days and filed for divorce in Washtenaw county. I am having . difficult time helping out with my son and am considering moving back to Wayne county. If I move back before the divorce is finalized, will they change my venue... Read more »
Short answer is no without some other intervening factors. Jurisdiction and venue are established with 180 days in Michigan and 10 days in the county you file in. Once filed, you can move, however, the other party could also try to move the case.
Filed MFJ 4/2018 per decree. I have my taxes taken out of my payck. He is self employed and owner of business and doesn't have them come out. We owed State and city taxes which were paid. Now he is saying we owe more and because we were married when they were incurred I should be responsible... Read more »
What does your Judgment provide? If they were joint returns and not addressed in the Judgment, you may have to go back to court in an attempt to get clarification. The government is not a party to your divorce. Therefore, both taxpayers are liable if not addressed in the Judgment.
filling out my Answer To Complaint/Counterclaim paper using the tookit from the michiganlegalhelp.org. My question, I agree with most of the paragraphs my spouse wrote in her Complaint for Divorce but I have a few things I would like to add/modify. I currently listed these under "Other Statements... Read more »
No period of separation is required. Michigan does have a jurisdictional requirement that the person filing for divorce lived in Michigan for the last 180 days, and in the county in which you'll file for the last 10 days.
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