Michigan Questions & Answers

Q: When a income witholding is sent how long does it take for the payments to become regular?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Michigan on
Answered on May 24, 2017

You should contact the Michigan State Disbursement Office in Lansing, MI. This is the division responsible for receiving and dispersing child support. Is he still working? If yes, is it the same employer? If not, you should contact the Friend of the Court, as a new Income Withholding Order might have to be entered.
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Q: If i got a speeding ticket a year ago reduced to 15 over is there and way now to get it reduced to 14 over for a job

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Michigan on
Answered on May 23, 2017
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Q: How long do you have to file a wrongful death case?

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Michigan on
Answered on May 23, 2017

I believe it's three years. Why not consult a member of the Michigan Assn for Justice--they give free consults.
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Q: my husband and i separated a year and half ago, January 29, 2016. do I have to include him on my new health insurance

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Michigan on
Answered on May 23, 2017

If there is no divorce action pending, or there's no Preliminary Injunction if an action is pending, there is no requirement to keep him on your policy. However, you should let him know so he can obtain coverage to avoid penalty under Affordable Healthcare Act.
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Q: what happens if the non custodial parent gives only a week notice on new address? What are my options?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Michigan on
Answered on May 22, 2017

The question is what harm has been caused by giving only a week's notice? Does it have to do with parenting time? Was the move out of state and, if so, was permission to move out of state granted by the court? Was the move more than 100 miles from the residence of the minor child(ren)? How does the move affect the parenting time and/or custody arrangement?
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Q: How it will affect my green card interview if I have a government issued state ID, and I have been working without EAD?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Michigan on
Answered on May 21, 2017

The answer to your question depends on the status of your husband. If your husband is a U.S. citizen, then the fact that you have been working without authorization should not negatively affect your application for permanent resident status based on marriage to a U.S. citizen. On the other hand, if your husband is a permanent resident or some other status other than U.S. citizen, then your employment without authorization will be a problem. I suggest that you consult directly with an...
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Q: I have no rights to my child and am wondering why I still have to pay child support on him?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Michigan on
Answered on May 19, 2017

Until the child is adopted, you are responsible for the child's support. Termination does not absolve one of having to support his or her child.
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Q: Unmarried parents are splitting up and have a 4 yo daughter. What should I expect to be financially responsible for?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Michigan on
Answered on May 19, 2017

Your only responsibility is payment of child support, contribution toward health care insurance, and contribution towards childcare expenses.
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Q: I was injured a few months ago when another car slid into mine in icy conditions. Can the other driver be held legally

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Answered on May 19, 2017

Absolutely. Drivers have a duty to operate their motor vehicles with due regard to traffic and surface conditions then and there existing pursuant to Michigan law. MCL 257.627.
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Q: My sister passed last month. Do her daughter have a interest in our mother estate?

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Michigan on
Answered on May 18, 2017

This depends on how your mother's estate plan is written (does she have a will/trust?) If there IS no will your niece will stand in your sister's place for inheritance under Michigan intestate succession.

If you have questions, you should consult with a local probate attorney.

-- This answer is offered for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney/client relationship.

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Q: Updated law affect the record of former offender?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Michigan on
Answered on May 18, 2017

If a judge or jury found the offender guilty, or if the offender pleaded guilty, then the answer would be no, absent a successful appeal to the Court of Appeals. A successful appeal, however, will not result in the Court of Appeals reducing the felony to a misdemeanor. That is not within the Court's purview. If there has not been a finding of guilt by judge, jury or plea, speak with your attorney to see if a plea bargain can be reached to reduce the offense to a misdemeanor.
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Q: My ex husband stole $50,000 worth of jewelry from me.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Michigan on
Answered on May 17, 2017

Not really, unless the police accept his claim of a false report, file charges and you are able to prove he filed a false report in retaliation.
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Q: In the state of Michigan how old do you have to be to legally move out without parent consent

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Michigan on
Answered on May 17, 2017

18 years of age, but one can file for emancipation before 18. Consult an attorney for info concerning emancipation, or google search the term.
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Q: My mother passed away 3.5 years ago and left property which the state unofficially claimed for Medicaid reinvursement.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Michigan on
Answered on May 16, 2017

This really doesn't make sense -- the state either placed a lien against the property or it didn't -- there is no 'unofficial'.

What makes you think there is a lien? Have you done a title search? You probably need to hire a local real estate attorney to determine what you own, what you may owe, and how you can most effectively resolve the situation. Much of what you say just doesn't 'add up' and you've either misunderstood, or been misinformed about what is really going on....
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Q: My daughter is 18 she's going to graduate next month. She's going to college in August can i still get child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Michigan on
Answered on May 16, 2017

No. Child support stops upon the minor child reaching 18 years of age or the child's graduation from high school, whichever is later.
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Q: If I am behind on my child support payments, will bankruptcy remove my obligation to pay them?

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Michigan on
Answered on May 16, 2017

No, it will not get rid of child support. You may be able to pay back arreages in a chapter 13 plan. Talk with a bankruptcy lawyer and see if chapter 13 might be an option for you. Good luck!
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Q: Can you appeal a traffic ticket conviction?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Michigan on
Answered on May 14, 2017

You may appeal from a decision made by a magistrate. The appeal would go before the District Court judge. There are rules governing an appeal of this nature and how much of a bond you must put up.
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Q: Can an Iraqi-born Norway resident visit Michigan to see his fiance, and can he get a fiance visa to reside in Michigan?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Immigration Law for Michigan on
Answered on May 13, 2017

This is a question that should be posted for attorneys who practice immigration law.
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Q: In Sault Ste. Marie Michigan, the city is taking my house because of back taxes. There is no mortgage on the property.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Michigan on
Answered on May 12, 2017

That's not the way tax auctions work. You need to stop the sale if you want to salvage anything.

Check out https://www.stepforwardmichigan.org/en/

There is help, but trying to do what you suggest here is not practical, and will only cause you to lose the house. Seek help -- there are options available even if the Step-forward Michigan program doesn't work for you!

-- This answer is offered for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or create...
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Q: My mom is in a memory care unit at a nursing home. She fell out of bed on May 4 and I was informed by phone. On May 10

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home Abuse for Michigan on
Answered on May 11, 2017

Depends, was the memory care facility negligent. You clearly need to consult a lawyer to determine if you have a case. Clearly it was wrong not to inform you of the fall. The question is where they negligent which caused or contributed to the fall and/or was did the delay cause more damage to your mother.
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