I'm a 23 year old female and he is a 26 year old male. This is both of our first marriage. We got married 12/07/2018. He keeps telling his friends and family one story as to why we are divorcing and tells me another story as to what he has told them. He has been active in smearing my name,... Read more »
You start by filing a complaint and serving him. At that point you can begin negotiating child custody, property settlement, etc. If he files first, you would be the defendant but that likely won’t change the outcome related to child custody at all. Michigan is a no-fault divorce state. What...Read more »
We have been separated for years but been very cordial unless/until he dates this women years younger then him, then he starts spending everything he makes. I’m a stay at home mother to 16 year old triplets. I never spent any money on myself from accounts, only for bills and kids. I was traveling... Read more »
If you are a named account holder, no one can take your name off the account without your permission. BUT, any account holder can empty the account and then take their name off the account or just stop making deposits to the account.
My husband essentially kicked me out of our house (in his name), cut me off (he makes the money), and filed for divorce. The papers I received say summons and that I need to sign and return within in 28 days, but I want to make sure I'm not signing anything that hurts me. It also says I'm... Read more »
The summons is intended to make you aware that you are a party to a complaint - in this case a divorce. The terms "suit" or "sue" include divorce proceedings - anything civil (i.e., not criminal) involves a similar process.
Your signature on the back of the summons...Read more »
I was a single mom before the relationship. However, since being separated my spouse and I determined it was in the best interest of my son to live with him so he could continue to go to school. I would still have to list ALL children correct? Not just the ones that were conceived during the... Read more »
We have 2 daughters together 5 and 2. I moved into her home about 9 years ago as permanent address. Married in 2014. Shortly after having a joint checking account. The home has more than doubled in value with improvements and market growth. I have talked with a real estate agent and figured the... Read more »
You may be entitled to a share of the home's equity under the theory that you contributed to the home either in the form of shared payments to the mortgage, upkeep, maintenance, etc. The calculation would be from roughly the date of marriage forward.
We were both in other relationships at the end of our divorce and still are. Because this pregnancy happened so close to the final stamp I’m worried they will try and go back on my ex husband if my child’s father decides to bail and not sign the BC.
Your ex-husband is only considered the legal father of your child if you were pregnant during the marriage. If your pregnancy began after the Judgment of Divorce was entered by the court, your ex-husband will not be the legal father. You will want to make sure the baby's biological father...Read more »
It is legal certainly to be represented by a family member who also happens to be an attorney so long as there is no direct conflict of interest for the attorney. Probably not the best idea for an attorney to do so for emotional and other reasons; many lawyers will refer family members to other...Read more »
During the divorce ex-wife got pregnant with another man’s child but since the divorce hadn’t been finalized when she gave birth the courts dismissed the divorce. There was a custody agreement in place after filing for divorce however the courts are dismissed to divorce, so what happens to the... Read more »
Not sure why the court would dismiss the divorce in this situation other than your ex-wife - assuming she is the plaintiff - failed to continue the proceedings. Regardless, with the divorce goes the court's ability to enforce your agreement.
You could file your own divorce action at this point.
For alienation of affection from my husband? My husband and I have no kids and have been married 14 years. I want a divorce. The only property is home furnishings and 2 cars both in my name. Is there anyway that I can require him to help pay the note for the car that he drives? I’m retired and... Read more »
You can safely give up the notion of suing this other woman. What duty or obligation did she have with you? Your husband, on the other hand, does have obligations to you, and he's the one you should focus on. His fault in having this extramarital affair can be one factor in a spousal support...Read more »
You can, although any witnesses you choose should have relevant and unique information. You do not need, and the judge will probably not allow, 10 people each saying that you're the best person they've ever known. More importantly, each witness must be able to testify about facts they...Read more »
It's really hard to say what would happen to the home without knowing more about the assets and debts of both you and your husband. That your son is now 18, however, probably isn't a factor either way.
I filed Jan 3rd and have tried to get him to agree to letting me move just outside of michigan. I cant file a motion because I dont have the money for a lawyer to do it. I just want to know if I can get in trouble if I move with them anyways!
Yes, the move could be used against you. Not wise to do so. If you cannot afford a lawyer at the moment, you should check in to your local legal aid office. Or, your courthouse may have a legal assistance center with forms available to file the required motion on your own.
You may ask her relevant questions on cross-examination, and you'll be expected to conduct yourself and your line of questioning in much the same manner as an attorney. The judge or referee will not allow it to turn in to an argument.
We have been separated 10 years. I have asked him to pay for it and he refuses to. He owns his own business as well. He admitted to marrying me because he was gonna do 20 years in prison. I wanna get it asap and also get alamony or half of his assets since we are still legally married.
About the best you'll be able to do is go to your local courthouse to see if they provide the paperwork packet you'll need to complete the divorce, and do it yourself. Many courthouses provide it for $10-$20. If it's truly uncontested, that may be the most economical way to go. You...Read more »
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