My ex falsely accused me of DV the night I escaped. I kept silent and plead guilty because he continued threatening me and because the only witness that could verify was my daughter. I couldnt put her through that. A few months later during divorce, he got sole custody. Ten months ago, he was... Read more »
He has not lived here for months, I know hes living with his girlfriend and I know about what city it is but I dont know an address. I have been told I cannot file without one and I'm not sure what to do.
Best thing to do is look into hiring a process server in the city you believe he's in, and have them run a skip-trace on him. Then with a good "last known address", file the paperwork you have. You may also want to engage that same process server to serve him the summons and...Read more »
I have kind of a complicated situation. My dad asked me to pick up my sister for him from my mom's house. My mom is not a fan of me or my dad. Her and her husband came out and started screaming at me that I was not welcome and to get off their driveway while leaning into my car. I asked if I... Read more »
Likely, they were blowing smoke. But in the future, you need to tell your dad that unless he is able to get an agreement or a court order authorizing you to pick up your sister from mom for parenting time, he needs to do it. Obviously it's a volatile situation, and you shouldn't be placed...Read more »
Absolutely. First, having your name on the deed is what really matters regarding ownership. Second, marital property includes assets either spouse contributes to - it's likely some of your income, works, and efforts contribute to the house.
Michigan prohibits the recording and disclosure of any private conversations, whether in person or over the phone, without the consent of all parties, by someone who is not a party to the conversation. Courts disagree whether participants to the conversation may record without permission of the...Read more »
You can go to your county's courthouse and they may have a legal assistance center or otherwise have available the documents you need to start the process. You don't need a reason - Michigan is a no-fault divorce state.
His complaint states that he has resided in the state for a period over 180 days immediately preceding the action. That is not true. He was living in California and Arizona. Does this void the divorce paperwork? He's trying to get the divorce to be final before September because I would be... Read more »
I have a case where 2 first cousins faked a wedding, represented themselves as husband and wife, this also included to CPS and the family court in Michigan. Years later they obtained a marriage license from Virginia and now are promoting that no laws were violated since they did not legally marry... Read more »
Not sure what you're looking for. Marriage is a civil matter; if the marriage is invalid under Michigan law - which you are right, marriage between first cousins would be - then it would be voidable, not illegal in the criminal sense. And generally, Michigan will recognize a marriage made in...Read more »
The case is complex; but he did some terrible things prior to filing for divorce which made it impossible for me to hire an attorney; very very long story short -I had a mental breakdown after being served and spent some time at Pine Rest completely unable to participate! He got a default judgment.... Read more »
It's possible, but you have a steep hill to climb, and should absolutely engage an attorney. Your first obstacle would be to set aside the default judgment. Specific rules and criteria apply, as judgments are meant to be final. Not only would you need to convince the court that you had an...Read more »
Tribal judge has followed laws to rule favorable for native individual in family court, but when the EXACT (and I mean EXACT) situation was reversed and would have been ruled to favor a white person, completely ignored and ruled the other way. Did not follow tribal code for what things to take into... Read more »
You should speak with an attorney versed in the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and Michigan Indian Family Preservation Act (MIFPA). Bottom-line up front is that different rules apply with native american children and families.
Your best - and only - bet is to settle the issue through the judgment of divorce. If he says he can pay it, then you could transfer ownership over to him. Otherwise, you two can agree to sell it and split the proceeds.
I have video proof of my spouse physically assaulting me (burning and poking me with a red hot metallic chopstick) while continuously accusing me of *multiple* affairs. Now I moved out and filed for a divorce. Can these videos be used as evidence in court?
Possibly. But Michigan is a no-fault state: all either person needs to say is that there's been a breakdown of the marital relationship. If you were to pursue a civil lawsuit for abuse, those videos may be more necessary. But the best evidence, of course, would be a criminal conviction.
You can probably amend the order to reflect your living situation, especially with consent and if public assistance isn't involved. At the very least, it should reflect equal parenting time. Should you continue to pay some child support through the FOC is a different question. Having seen many...Read more »
2014 J.o.D. awarded husband 1/2 my 403(b) account and 1/2 pension. I'm planning to retire next year but am I responsible for getting the QDRO. J.O.D. says that he is responsible for all costs. If he fails to do the QDRO/EDRO by a certain time, do I get to keep my full retirement?
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