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Shawn Patrick O'Connor

Garden City Child Custody Lawyer.

Contributor Level 5
  1. My Lawyer just quit in the middle of my divorce case, now what?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Kelly G. Lambert III
    2. Lisa Marie Perry
    3. Shawn Patrick O'Connor
    4. David B. Carter Jr.
    5. Marcus Cooper
    5 lawyer answers

    You need to find another attorney right away. Yes, your husband, provided he is employed can be held liable for your attorney fees. Your new attorney will know how to do this.

    4 lawyers agreed with this answer

  2. Do I need permission from a judge to move my kids out of state?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. J. Matthew Catchick Jr.
    2. David B. Carter Jr.
    3. Kristin A. Stone
    4. Shawn Patrick O'Connor
    5. Daniel Findling
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    Yes. Under Michigan law you cannot remove a child 100 miles from her or her "established custodial environment" absent court approval. Mind you, this assumes your husband is not in agreement with the move. In essence, you will have to prove to the court that the move will be in your child's best interest. The increased income you alluded to will definitely assists you in making this argument. However, the income increase should be definite and not prospective.

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  3. Filing a motion for early release of probation for marijuana probation.

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. David B. Carter Jr.
    2. Shawn Patrick O'Connor
    3. William A. Jones Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    I assume this is want you want to do. In that case you much file a motion explaining why the judge should remove you from probation. Much will depend on the judge. It also helps to have all of your fines paid.

    3 lawyers agreed with this answer

  4. Is it possible to get a hardship license with having 3dwls???

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. David B. Carter Jr.
    2. Shawn Patrick O'Connor
    3. Steven M. Dodge
    4. Brendon Keith DeBolski
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with the above attorney. Your focus should be on the Secretary of State and working through a payment plan.

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  5. Can I get temp custody in this kind of situation?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Kristin A. Stone
    2. Laurel Stuart-Fink
    3. Shawn Patrick O'Connor
    4. Kathleen L. Cole
    5. David B. Carter Jr.
    5 lawyer answers

    The answer to both of your questions is yes.

    2 lawyers agreed with this answer

  6. *Child Support - Can I request child supoort? *Legal Representation - Looking for low cost legel help.

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. J. Matthew Catchick Jr.
    2. John L. Gormley
    3. Neil M. Colman
    4. Laurel Stuart-Fink
    5. David B. Carter Jr.
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    You should immediately file a motion for interim child support. Every custody/support case has two separate lives. The first "life" is referred as the interim, or during the course of the case. The second is the finalized "life," or after the case is closed. At this point, you may file a motion for interim child support--support that you will receive while the case remains open. This will not impact your final support award. It only serves to kick-start the process and give you some...

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  7. How long can the state of Michigan wait, after a arrest for a felony charge?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Jared Clayton Austin
    2. Mani Khavajian
    3. Shawn Patrick O'Connor
    4. Brendon Keith DeBolski
    4 lawyer answers

    It appears he has already been charged as he has an arraignment date.

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  8. Around how much time will someone get for attempt armed robbery?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Lisa Marie Perry
    2. Kelly G. Lambert III
    3. Shawn Patrick O'Connor
    3 lawyer answers

    Much will depend of his guidelines. I cannot give you an appropriate number without much more information.

  9. If I am ordered to pay restitution and the judge wants to do an income withholding, what percentage can they legally take a week

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Andrew Charles Lapres
    2. Lisa Marie Perry
    3. Shawn Patrick O'Connor
    4. Becket J. Jones
    4 lawyer answers

    Both of the above attorneys are correct as there is no set amount. The only dictates that the court may withhold what is reasonable.

  10. I have guardianship of 2 teens. The judge advised I may want to go for custody to enforce child support orders.

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. David B. Carter Jr.
    2. Laurel Stuart-Fink
    3. Shawn Patrick O'Connor
    3 lawyer answers

    You have two options in the above matter. However, it appears the judge, your judge, is already hinting which option you should take.