Wendy S. Alton’s Answers

Wendy S. Alton

Ann Arbor Family Law Attorney.

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  1. Do I need an anullment or to get the licence vold

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Wendy S. Alton
    2. Scott Robert Reizen
    3. Schuyler Fleming Hoynes
    3 lawyer answers

    If your husband was still married to someone else when your marriage occurred, and you can prove this, then you can file for an annulment through the county circuit court where you live. If you did not know he was married, you do not have to worry about getting into trouble. There is no legal process to "void" the marriage certificate, except by filing a petition for annulment of the marriage. You should hire a family law attorney to assist you.

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  2. Can I receive an alimony or support?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Ezra N. Goldman
    2. Wendy S. Alton
    3. April Elaine Nelson
    3 lawyer answers

    You are correct that you are potentially entitled to child support for the child that you have in common. Child support must be determined by the court and is based upon a number of factors. If you were married and filed for divorce, you could potentially also be eligible for spousal support (alimony). However, because you were not married, there is nothing under the law that allows you to seek money from your fiancee. There are shelters available, and I would recommend calling HAVEN at 248.334....

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  3. Do I need a lawyer?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Laurel Stuart-Fink
    2. Peter L. Conway
    3. Walter H. Bentley III
    4. Wendy S. Alton
    4 lawyer answers

    You should most definitely file an Answer within the required time so that you are not in default. You may or may not need a lawyer depending on the circumstances, and it is difficult to answer that definitively without knowing your full situation. Washtenaw County does have low-income assistance for divorce cases, and most attorneys do provide a consultation--some for free.

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  4. Can a Judge amend or change a mediation agreement for a divorce decree?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Wendy S. Alton
    2. Tracey M. Martin-Henry
    2 lawyer answers

    The Court must decide issues of custody and parenting time based upon the best interests of the children. Even if parents agree to a particular custody or parenting time situation, the Judge must make an independent determination that the agreement is best for the child. This means that, for example, if you and your ex-wife agree to joint legal or physical custody, and the Judge, after taking testimony, believes that it is not in the child's best interest for you to share custody, the Judge...

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  5. Can I get an additional, financial support from my fiancée?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Wendy S. Alton
    2. Jules N. Fiani
    2 lawyer answers

    You are correct that you are potentially entitled to child support for the child that you have in common. Child support must be determined by the court and is based upon a number of factors. If you were married and filed for divorce, you could potentially also be eligible for spousal support (alimony). However, because you were not married, there is nothing under the law that allows you to seek money from your fiancee. There are shelters available, and I would recommend calling HAVEN at 248....

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  6. I am 17, can I move out legally in the state of Michigan without emancipation?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. James P. Frederick
    2. Wendy S. Alton
    3. Eliz C A Johnson
    3 lawyer answers

    The age of majority is 18, so until you are 18, you are still a minor and your parents are still responsible for you.

  7. As a beneficiary, do I have a right to either a copy or to see the will of my deceased parent?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. James P. Frederick
    2. Wendy S. Alton
    3. James Brian Thomas
    3 lawyer answers

    In Michigan, if a probate estate is opened for your parent, then you can easily see the Will (if there is one) because it will be filed with the probate court. Also, if a probate estate is opened, the personal representative or administrator is required by law to provide an inventory and accounting. Good luck.

  8. I received an Order Rescinding License Suspension (Child Support/Parenting Time) What does that mean? I am currently behind with

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Loren M. Dickstein
    2. Donald C. Wheaton Jr.
    3. Wendy S. Alton
    3 lawyer answers

    If it is an Order rescinding a suspension, then your license may be reinstated. Even if you are behind on payments, you generally avoid the harsher penalties if you make regular payments. You should show the letter to an attorney and ask them to help you figure out exactly what it means. Good luck.

  9. How do I go about getting permission?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Wendy S. Alton
    1 lawyer answer

    There is nothing that he can do until the child is born. Once the child is born, he can file a paternity action seeking a DNA test. Because they are not married, he doesn't have any right to be at the hospital or require a DNA test unless the mother agrees. Good luck.

  10. I was living with a guy. we broke up i moved out he ened up with two demostics,he is also a drunk that lead up to the incidents

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Wendy S. Alton
    1 lawyer answer

    If someone has property that belongs to you, and they won't agree to give it back, your only legal recourse is to sue them in small claims court or your district court. The filing fee is very minimal, and you do not need a lawyer to represent you. The court clerk can give you the forms to file. Good luck to you.