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Karen M. Trickey

Mount Clemens Family Law Attorney.

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  1. Charges Getting Out Of Hand

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Karen M. Trickey
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    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...

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

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Karen M. Trickey
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    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....

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

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Karen M. Trickey
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    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.

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

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Karen M. Trickey
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    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.

  5. 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.

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Karen M. Trickey
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    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...

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

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Karen M. Trickey
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    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.

  7. Im not married but the father is on the birth certificate but does not come around can i leave state without his permission?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Karen M. Trickey
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    If there is no Order entered establishing paternity, custody, parenting time or child support, it is presumed that Mom has custody. If you were to move and Dad finds out, he can file a Paternity action and request that the child be returned to his "home" state (home state is not usually established until a child has resided in a state over 6 months) and that custody, parenting time and child support be established. Until then, there is nothing that orders you to remain in the state. He...

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

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Karen M. Trickey
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    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.