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Karen M. Trickey

Karen Trickey’s Answers

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  • Charges Getting Out Of Hand

    I was in a domestic dispute with my boyfriend who lives with me. The prosecutor is charging him with CSC 1, domestic violence, and stopping me from calling emergency personnel. Everything that happend that night, I feel like CSC 1 is insanely too ...

    Karen’s Answer

    At the time you filed the police report and the police issue the warrant, it is then up to the prosecutor to determine how to proceed and it is no longer in your hands. As the complaining witness, the prosecutor will (or should) come to you to discuss if you are in agreement with a plea and if there are any conditions that you would want imposed. If the case is set for trial, they will discuss what your testimony will be. However, the State is now the party prosecuting your boyfriend. It is not up to you what charges they bring or if they wish to go forward on a case or not. That being said, it is also up to the Prosecutor to PROVE what they are charging as well. If the charges don't match with what you stated happened, they will have some difficulting proving otherwise. I would say that your only other option is to make a complaint to the Prosecutors Office itself concerning the specific prosecutor you are dealing with.

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  • If a support order was suspended in one state, can the child's mother open another case in another state?

    Long story short :), Living in Michigan, my husband and his daughters mother agreed to suspend the current child support obligation. He has no arrearages, they now have established joint (shared) custody but in the order he is required to pay the ...

    Karen’s Answer

    If there is a current order in Michigan a party living in another state would have to file a motion to remove the case from Michigan to another jurisdiction. If the child were to live with Mom she could file a motion for child support. Child Support can always be changed.

    I am not sure exactly what you mean about closing the support case. The michigan court will have jursidiction over the children until they turn 18 unless the Court agrees to relinquish jurisdiction to another state. Is this what the Mom is asking your husband to sign?

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  • Is my ex wife entitled to child support,if my daughter was born in poland?she left america when she was 28 weeks pregrant

    under michigan law,it has jurisdiction over me,but not the mother

    Karen’s Answer

    More information about your situation would have to be known. Are you divorced? Was your daughter born before or after the marriage? Where were you divorced? Where are the child and the mother now. These and other questions need to be answered before I could answer your question.

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  • If a guardian (not mother) has the child and the fathe is paying support should the mother also pay support?

    Basically my husband does not not have anything to do with the child but pays childs support. The mother left the person she was married too an he now is guardian agreed by both parents. It has come to light for 3 years the mother has not paid c...

    Karen’s Answer

    You would have to petition the Court for a review of child support. Both parties are to liable for child support for their child. File a motion with the Court asking for a Friend of the Court Investigation and Recommendation as to Child Support or call the Friend of the Court in your County. If its been a few years since support has been review, they may do it for you without having to file a motion.

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  • My wifes 15 yr. old child is a ward of the state of mi. he has been awarded temp. custody to his father in minesota.

    My wifes 15 yr. old son who suffers form BI-POLAR, ADHD and is a ward of the state of mi. and is in a state redidential facility. a judge awarded a temporary 6 month trail custody to his father in minesota. the boy draws soc. sec. for his disabili...

    Karen’s Answer

    I do not know what Minesota law is concerning child support. In Michigan, if a child is in the custody of a third person (in this case the State of MI), child support can be ordered, but it would have to be paid to the third party. In Michigan, the husband could not petition for support until he actually has custody and the child is living with him or there is joint parenting time with Mom. I do not understand why the Court in Minesota would have entered a custody order if the child lives in Michgian, unless, the first order concerning the child was entered there.

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  • What are parental rights of a biological father whose name is not on the birth certificate?

    My boyfriend and his ex decided to have a child together. She was seperated from her husband at the time but never got a divorce. My boyfriend was not able to get his name on the birth certificate. my boyfriend and his ex split after about two ye...

    Karen’s Answer

    If the child was born during the marriage of the Mom and her husband, the law presumes that the Husband is the father. Are Mom and Husband still married? That is the main issue.

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  • How do I go about pushing to establish paternity of a child born to an ex girlfriend claiming that I am the father.

    I dated a girl for 1 month during a break from my current girlfriend of 3 years. She told me during all 9 months of pregnancy that she was sure I was the father and proclaimed I would not be able to see my child if I remained with my current girlf...

    Karen’s Answer

    You would need to file an action for Paternity. The first step in the action would be to determine paternity by a DNA test. If you are not the father, the case closes. If you are, custody, parenting time and child support would then have to be determined. You will need to know where the Mom is so that you can serve her with the Complaint for Paternity.

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