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Akiva E. Goldman

Southfield Family Law Attorney.

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  1. Can I reduce summer parenting time if ex-husband has consistently taken less than the allowed time?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Akiva E. Goldman
    2. Kathleen L. Cole
    3. John J. Keenan
    4. Jonathan Andrew Paul
    4 lawyer answers

    I believe that it is worth filing a motion to modify the parenting time. It sounds like the referee did not want to take too much time away from him last time, but it seems as though enough time has passed since then that it would be appropriate to file another motion. You should contact a local family law attorney to help you out with this. Kind regards, Akiva.

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  2. Does the 50 or 100 mile rule for parents in divorce apply to only the custodial parent?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Akiva E. Goldman
    2. Brenda J. Richard
    3. Denise M. Cole
    4. Jeffrey Raymond Portko
    5. Matthew Thomas Majeski
    5 lawyer answers

    You are correct in your assessment that the restrictions on moving that far away without a court's permission apply only to the custodial parent. Having said that, your husband's parenting time rights may be affected by such a move. You should contact a local attorney to find out how those rights may be impacted in greater detail. Good luck to you both!

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  3. Trying to break a lease with one year left.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Akiva E. Goldman
    2. James P. Frederick
    3. Craig Jackson
    3 lawyer answers

    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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  4. Can I be charged with posession?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Akiva E. Goldman
    2. Joshua Duane Jones
    3. Adam Domenick Rumschlag
    4. Gerald R Stahl
    4 lawyer answers

    It is possible that you could be charged with possession. You should not talk to anybody about what happened without consulting with an experienced criminal defense attorney first! If your friend already said that it was his, that statement is likely to prove useful later on. Contact a local defense attorney asap. Kind regards, Akiva.

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  5. Will my friend get arrested?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Akiva E. Goldman
    2. John William Toivonen
    3. Timothy J. Klisz
    4. Adam Domenick Rumschlag
    5. Mani Khavajian
    5 lawyer answers

    It is very possible that your friend will be investigated by the police to determine whether an arrest is appropriate. In the event that your friend is contacted or placed under arrest, he will need the advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Under no circumstances should your friend risk providing incriminating information to the police without demanding to speak with an attorney first. Kind regards, Akiva.

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  6. My cousin killed his wife and then him self, can i become a personal representative of his estate if there's no will?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Akiva E. Goldman
    2. Julie Aletta Paquette
    3. John F. Brennan
    4. Benjamin Thomas Vader
    4 lawyer answers

    The requirements for acting as a personal representative of an estate are that one must be at least 18 years of age, is not legally incapacitated, and is not deemed to be "unsuitable" by the court. There is an order of priority for who should act as personal representative. However, based upon what you have written, it sounds like there should be no issue for you to file an application to act as personal rep as your cousin's wife's son is not interested in acting in this capacity.

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  7. Do I have to pay Palmer, Reifler and Associates, P.A.?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Akiva E. Goldman
    1 lawyer answer

    Based on what you have written, I do not believe that you are obligated to pay them anything. It sounds like they may be trying to collect from you for representing your son. Contracts entered into with minors are voidable at the minor's option. Only where the goods or services contracted for are considered "necessities" would a minor remain obligated to fulfill his/her contractual duties. Do the letters explain where this supposed debt came from? Until they provide you with further explanation,...

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  8. Is the status quo order considered spousal support? My ex filed court papers wanting to terminate spousal support and included

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Akiva E. Goldman
    1 lawyer answer

    An order to maintain the status quo is not an order for spousal support. An order to maintain the status quo simply means that the parties are to continue on in the future in the same way that they have in the past. So, for example, if one party has been paid certain bills in the past, it will be required to continue paying those bills in the future. If your husband has filed a motion to modify or terminate spousal support, he will have to show that there has been a change in circumstances...

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  9. Can a car insurance policy holder be held liabable for an accident if they are not the vehicle owner?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Akiva E. Goldman
    2. Dominic Silvestri
    3. Gary P. Bartosiewicz
    3 lawyer answers

    The scenario you have described is a bit confusing, and it is difficult to answer your question without more information. However, only where the plaintiff has suffered a threshold injury may an at-fault driver be held liable for non-economic damages. So, a plaintiff would have to prove that the defendant was negligent. Having said that, usually only the actual at-fault driver is sued. That is not to say that others cannot be sued, but it is unusual.

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  10. How will someone be charged with aidding abuse?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Akiva E. Goldman
    2. Ronald S. Pichlik
    2 lawyer answers

    Without knowing more to your story, it is difficult to answer your question. However, it is possible that a prosecutor could charge one with child abuse in this kind of a situation. I would also add that there is always a possibility that custody and/or parenting time rights could be affected, so you should contact a local attorney to discuss this as soon as possible.

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