Kathleen L. Cole’s Answers

Kathleen L. Cole

Livonia Family Law Attorney.

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  1. How do i get my possesions i was awarded in divorce case back from my wife?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Kathleen L. Cole
    2. Peter L. Conway
    3. Brenda J. Richard
    4. John F. Brennan
    4 lawyer answers

    Since the judge gave her 30 days to give you back your property you need to wait until those 30 days have elapsed. It's my experience that people make all kinds of threats during that time period to try to get the other person to re-negotiate the terms. If she doesn't give it to you on the 30th day, immediately contact your attorney to file a motion. He or she will ask the judge to make her reimburse you for the attorney fees you incur for having to file the motion to make her do what she...

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  2. How can I remove my attorney from my divorce case in Michigan?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Kathleen L. Cole
    2. Laurel Stuart-Fink
    3. David B. Carter Jr.
    4. James Robert Sterken
    4 lawyer answers

    Just send the attorney a letter saying that you do not want him or her to continue representing you. Then you either represent yourself or retain a new attorney. Or you can just hire another attorney who will send a letter to the current attorney and file a document with the court substituting in as your attorney. Good luck.

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  3. How to find out my marital status ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Kathleen L. Cole
    2. David B. Carter Jr.
    3. Daniel Findling
    3 lawyer answers

    You can call the docket clerk in the county in which you and/or your wife lives to find out if she ever filed. She may have told the Court she didn't know where you were and she couldn't contact you so that she could get a Default Judgment of Divorce. In Wayne County you would contact the case processing office to find that out. All they need are your names. You obviously can't get married until you know for sure you are divorced, that you agree with the terms of the Judgment and that the...

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  4. If we have joint physical and joint legal custody, can my son's grandmother take my son from me?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Kathleen L. Cole
    2. Akiva E. Goldman
    3. Deborah Ann Johnson Wilson
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with Mr. Goldman with one caveat. If you are home and able to care for your child during the time he is actually with his grandmother rather than his father, it's much more preferable to have the child with a parent rather than a grandparent obviously. And she should not be picking any prescriptions up either. You could contact the pharmacy and ask that the prescriptions be given only to you or the father. I would suggest you contact an attorney in your area who would be able to...

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  5. What kind of lawyer would I need?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Kathleen L. Cole
    2. David B. Carter Jr.
    3. Kelly G. Lambert III
    4. Laurel Stuart-Fink
    5. Marcus Cooper
    5 lawyer answers

    An attorney who specializes in family law.

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  6. Husband filed for divorce in PA in October 2011. I signed all papers to get the divorce finished

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Kathleen L. Cole
    2. Peter L. Conway
    3. David B. Carter Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    If you've lived in Michigan for at least 6 months you should probably file it here. It will be much easier for you and I'm sure the case in PA was dismissed but you should check with the court it was filed in to make sure. In Michigan if you don't have any children you can have a final Judgment entered in 60 days. You should contact an attorney in your area to help you because once you serve him, if he doesn't respond you can do something called a Default which will allow you to proceed...

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  7. Paternity DNA came back positive, how do I get to see my child, Now!?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Kathleen L. Cole
    2. Ronald S. Pichlik
    3. Brenda J. Richard
    3 lawyer answers

    If the original case was in Wayne County the case stays in Wayne County. That being said, if there was a case in Wayne County already an Order was issued that determined someone is the father. What does the Order say? Were you already determined to be the father or was someone else? Are you Ordered to pay child support for the child? You need to get a copy of that Order if you don't already have one to see what it says. And you really need to consult an attorney to see what your rights...

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  8. How can I stop my wife from taking all of our furniture and belongings

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. J. Matthew Catchick Jr.
    2. Kathleen L. Cole
    3. William S. Stern
    4. David B. Carter Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    If no case has been started then sure she can. What I would suggest you do is either file for divorce and get an injunction that says she can't remove anything from the house and/or take pictures of everything in the house now and if she does take items with her other than her personal belongings, make a list of what she takes. Typically she is entitled to 1/2 of what's in the house. That being said if you brought some of those items with you when you got married you may be entitled to keep...

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  9. Who do you call to make a compliant on your attorney?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Laurel Stuart-Fink
    2. David B. Carter Jr.
    3. William S. Stern
    4. Loren M. Dickstein
    5. Kathleen L. Cole
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    I obviously don't know the particulars of your situation, but calling the attorney and making an appointment to sit down to discuss it would be best. If these are checks that are coming to your attorney from a third party, perhaps those checks are coming to your attorney late and he's getting you your check as soon as he or she can. Best to try to resolve it with him or her first and if you don't get it resolved to your satisfaction then you can always file a Complaint with the AGC as Ms....

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  10. Can I reduce summer parenting time if ex-husband has consistently taken less than the allowed time?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Akiva E. Goldman
    2. Kathleen L. Cole
    3. John J. Keenan
    4. Jonathan Andrew Paul
    4 lawyer answers

    Typically what you need to show the court is a change in circumstances in order to modify parenting time. Since your daughter is now 13 years old I would assume she has other things going on in her life that she didn't have 6 years ago, that could be enough of change coupled with him not actually exercising the time. I would suggest you file another motion to modify the parenting time. If you can show the court that he consistently takes only two weeks- and you could probably ask that it be...

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