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  • Can my ex-wife change my child school without my consent?

    We have joint legal and physical custody . The parenting time is 7 on 7 off Sunday to Sunday

    Akiva’s Answer

    No, joint legal custody refers to the ability that each party has to make major decisions that will impact a child's life, i.e., what religion to practice, which doctor to visit and what school to attend. You should start off by reviewing the custody order that is in place to guide you in this process, however, if the two of you cannot come to an agreement on what school to send your child to, you will have to file a motion and let the judge decide. Kind regards, Akiva.

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  • We put money down on a 5weel trail to hold to see if we could get the lon now the dealer went to keep it

    no paper work was sing he send us a letter if we went to buy any thing in a year we would not have to put any thing down

    Akiva’s Answer

    I am not sure that I fully understand what has happened. Any contract concerning real estate needs to be in writing to be enforceable in Michigan. However, there may be additional causes of action like fraud or unjust enrichment depending on the circumstances of your case. I suggest you contact a local attorney to discuss your situation in more detail. Kind regards, Akiva.

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  • Can a citation be mailed to you. Michigan

    I have a weird question, I am not 100 percent sure if I dreamed getting a citation or may have received one at DTE on Monday night. I've called the area PD and they have no record of my name and I called on Thursday and Friday. Can I be mailed a c...

    Akiva’s Answer

    Hypothetically speaking, yes, you could receive a citation in the mail. If you were charged with a misdemeanor, papers would be sent from the court telling you when you need to appear for arraignment.

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  • What will be done about theft of 100$+ and obsrtuction of a 911 call.

    My ex fiancee and I had a domestic violence situation. He took my money 100$+ and took my cell phone when I started to leave the situation. When I tried to get my phone out of his pocke t to call 911 he smashed it on the ground. I then ran to the...

    Akiva’s Answer

    If the police have probable cause to arrest him, I'm sure that they will. If he has assaulted you or made threats to that effect, you might consider getting a PPO against him. If you want to sue him for the damage to your property, that is likely something you would file in small claims court. I hope it works out for you. Kind regards, Akiva.

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  • How much to charge landlord for a smell that smells bad and im sleeping in this smell for 3 wks? everything smells in my apt.

    they turned off my lights by mistake and all my food went bad. it not the first time this has happened. my cloths, suits, military uniforms, and furniture smell1

    Akiva’s Answer

    If your landlord has refused to keep your apartment fit for its intended use or in reasonable repair, you may consider with holding rent and placing it in escrow instead. Whether a smell is enough to justify not paying rent will ultimately be up to the judge, but if you have been without power, that would likely be enough. Kind regards, Akiva.

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  • If my children do not want to go with their dad for a custody night, must I force them to go?

    My kids are ages 10, 8, and 6. My 10 year old has a mild form of autism. Over the weekend, they said their dad's girlfriend of 7 months "yelled and yelled" and they "felt scared." She told my 8 y.o. that he is stupid and he needs to shut his "b...

    Akiva’s Answer

    You should consider filing a motion with the court to modify dad's parenting time. Unfortunately, until the current order is modified, you will have to continue sending your kids to their dad. I hope it works out for you. Kind regards, Akiva.

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  • Will my parental rights of my newborn baby be terminated if I have had my parental rights terminated before in Florida?

    I live in Florida and my and my husband's parental rights were terminated with our 2 other kids for being unfit parents in the state of Florida. I am pregnant again and was wondering if the state will terminate our parental rights of our newborn b...

    Akiva’s Answer

    Your parental rights will not automatically terminate once the baby is born. The process would have to play itself out through the courts all over again for that to happen. You should contact an attorney in Florida for a more complete analysis of your situation. I hope it works out for you. Kind regards, Akiva.

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  • Can i move by by self i think mom hates me dad don't want all he see is his wife so im no longer his kid I'm 15 yrs

    Help

    Akiva’s Answer

    I'm sorry to hear that you are having a tough time at home. Unfortunately you are too young for emancipation, therefore, your parents will continue to have custody and control over you. Once you reach the age of 16, you may consider filing a petition for emancipation, but it will ultimately be up to the judge to decide whether that is in your best interests. I hope things work out for you. Kind regards, Akiva.

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  • During a 7 year marriage what am I entitled to? Was married 19 yrs 1st marriage, almost 7 yrs this marriage to same man.

    1stt divorce I was awarded 50% of each my husbands TESPHE and Pension plan accounts. I never received any of the TESPHE because it took a lawyer almost 3 yrs to finally get it approved and my spouse and I were back together but not married yet. He...

    Akiva’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear that you have had a rough time. You need to talk to an experienced divorce attorney in your area as soon as possible to determine what exactly you may be entitled to. Some of the factors that a judge will consider which appear to be in your favor when dividing property or spousal support are fault, length of the marriage and the financial positions each party are in. If you cannot afford your own lawyer, it is likely that a court would order your husband to pay your attorney fees if a motion is drafted in that regard. I hope it all works out for your. Kind regards, Akiva.

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  • Trying to break a lease with one year left.

    During a smoke detector inspection, which I wasn't notified of the day or time when I asked, they came into my apartment when I was sleeping and woke me up. I want to move, can I break my lease with one year left? I have tried to fine someone to s...

    Akiva’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Frederick. A one-time occurrence like the one you described is probably not enough to break the lease. If he continues acting in this manner (dropping by unannounced), or if he fails to keep the premises in reasonable repair and fit for its intended purpose, you are likely to have a better argument. I hope it works out for you. Kind regards, Akiva.

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