Monika U. Holzer Sacks’s Answers

Monika U. Holzer Sacks

Ann Arbor Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 9
  1. No house, no children, husband fighting divorce, what are my options. he kicked me out several times, I finally left .

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. James C Underhill Jr.
    2. Monika U. Holzer Sacks
    2 lawyer answers

    If you filed for divorce and really want to be divorced from your husband, then you should find out what is left to be done to finalize the case. I do not practice in your jurisdiction, but there is probably a waiting period from the date you filed until you are eligible to complete the divorce. Find out what that is. You should also check whether you need to be a continuous resident of Colorado during the waiting period. If you need to stay in the state, that answers your question....

  2. What can I do to keep the divorce proceedings moving forward?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Monika U. Holzer Sacks
    1 lawyer answer

    It sounds as though you need an attorney to "finish up." Many courts require the case to remain active. One danger you face due to the amount of time that has passed is that the case may be dismissed for lack of progress. Also, if you are not actively registered with the Court, your spouse may be able to complete the case on her terms. I suggest you gather all your papers and make an appoinment with an attorney who does family law. Talk with the attorney and develop a plan for completing...

  3. My husband walked out of the house we both own

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Scott Allen Scholl
    2. Monika U. Holzer Sacks
    3 lawyer answers

    The answer to your question is in your divorce decree or judgment of divorce. You should read it again to find out what it said about the house. If it requires you to pay the mortgage or sell the house, then yes, you do have to do those things. However, if you cannot meet the terms of the mortgage, you should talk with your bank about your options. Check in your community for a women's center where they may be able to help you.

  4. My husband walked out of the house we both own

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Scott Allen Scholl
    2. Monika U. Holzer Sacks
    3 lawyer answers

    The answer to your question is in your divorce decree or judgment of divorce. You should read it again to find out what it said about the house. If it requires you to pay the mortgage or sell the house, then yes, you do have to do those things. However, if you cannot meet the terms of the mortgage, you should talk with your bank about your options. Check in your community for a women's center where they may be able to help you.

  5. Can i take the marital car back

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Monika U. Holzer Sacks
    1 lawyer answer

    First you will have to file for divorce to get court assistance. I suspect that a judge would order your husband to return the car to you. If the car is titled to you, the police may assist you without a court order. However, many police agencies take the position that it is a civil matter and will refer you to the court. Check in your community whether there is a domestic violence shelter or a women's center that may assist you in getting some legal help. Your legal representative...

  6. Whats the best way to retrieve a car after it was awarded to me in a divorce.

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Monika U. Holzer Sacks
    2. Donald Lamar Cobb
    2 lawyer answers

    If you worked with an attorney to get your divorce, the attorney can file a petition asking the court to hold your former wife in contempt. She will be required to explain to the judge why she is not complying with the Divorce Decree. The judge may award you attorney fees. You are entitled to file the petition without an attorney too. If the car is specifically described in the decree, the judge should not have any difficulty in ordering her to comply with the order. However, if the car is...

  7. How do i get an attorney if i cant afford one

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Jeffery Michael Haupt
    2. Monika U. Holzer Sacks
    3. J. Richard Kulerski
    3 lawyer answers

    Congratulations on asking the question. The worst thing you can do is become paralyzed by fear. Please act to protect yourself and your family. Check to see what resources there are in your county. There may be a women's resource center who may have suggestions for you. If there has been domestic violence, contact the local shelter. Depending on your family income, you may qualify for legal aid. Look through all your financial materials. Determine the amount of your husband's income....

  8. Going through a divorce process. The car I drive has only my spouse's name on it while we are both listed on the loan.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Monika U. Holzer Sacks
    1 lawyer answer

    Since you are still in the divorce process, I suggest you file a motion with the judge and ask the judge to either have your husband make the car payments for you or to turn over the title of the vehicle to you. Getting a refinance on a car can be difficult. Check with the current lien holder and find out whether they will refinance in your name alone. If you belong to a credit union or have a bank that you like to work with, you might check with them if they will allow you to finance...

  9. What are my legal options regarding my grandson and his paternal grandmother. she is no blood relation as his father is adopted

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Monika U. Holzer Sacks
    1 lawyer answer

    Adopted children are equivalent, legally, to biological children. It sounds as though your grandson is attached to Nana. You need to be respectful of that. What is not clear is his attachment to you. You are his grandmother, despite having lost his mother. In Michigan, your rights under these circumstances depend on the nature of the relationship that you have with your grandson. I suggest that you access your relationship with him in terms of how often you see him, how much time you...

  10. Family legal advice concerning my grandmother

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Janet Lee Brewer
    2. Mark A. Jinkins
    3. Monika U. Holzer Sacks
    3 lawyer answers

    Elder Law Mediation might be the best vehicle for helping to work out this dispute. Your Grandmother and you have a right to see each other. Your aunt does not have the right to disturb this. However, it's important to determine what concerns your aunt has in restricting your visitation rights with your grandmother. Also, does your grandmother wish to spend time with you? What are the parameters of your spending time with your grandmother. The key is getting all of your concerns on the...