You should start out by consulting a Michigan attorney.
Assuming you were both not married when the child was born there are two ways you can be declared to be a legal parent of the child under Michigan law. The first way is if both parents sign an Affidavit of Parentage. The second way is if the court declares that you are a the father of the child in a paternity lawsuit. DNA testing is commonly used and is often determinative of the issue of whether you are the father or...
You should consult with an attorney immediately. You may be able to contest this matter if the accounts and investments were placed in your sister's name for the convenience of your father and not because he wanted that sister to be awarded everything he placed in her name.
I have handled many similar suits and I have been successful in them. I offer a complimentary phone conference if you would like to discuss this matter. I have over thirty years of litigation, trial and...
It is important to consult with an attorney experienced in this area of law as soon as possible. Witnesses and the authorities should be interviewed and reports should be obtained and reviewed. Evidence should also be preserved.
From what you have stated in your post there are many questions an experienced practitioner will want to ask you and others.
I express my deepest sympathies for your loss. I am certain that you are interested in determining if someone was...
I have been involved in child abuse cases and would encourage you to consult with an attorney. More information is required to answer your question.
Your question did not indicate your relationship to the child. If you are a parent and were aware of dangerous situation the child was in and took no action to protect the child this can constitute child abuse under Michigan law. A number of years back legislation referred to as the Binsfield legislation was enacted to protect...
I am an attorney licensed to practice in Michigan.
A Motion to Dismiss (referred to in the Michigan Court System as a motion for Summary Disposition) or a Motion for a More Definite Statement may be brought before an answer or responsive pleading is filed. If a timely answer or one of these motions is not filed within 21 days of service (unless service is done out of Michigan or by mail then it is 28 days) then a default may be entered.
In Michigan if you file one of these...
You should consult an attorney immediately. You may be responsible for child abuse under Michigan law if you fail to take action to protect your child under legislation commonly referred to as the "Binsfield" legislation.
An attorney will want to review your divorce paperwork including the final judgment and all orders entered since the judgment was entered. You will probably be advised to immediately inform your former husband if the abuse. If he fails to take appropriate...
More information is needed to answer your post.
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If he moved out voluntarily you are not responsible.
If a person is forced out involuntarily without a proper court order there can be liability under the following statute:
REVISED JUDICATURE ACT OF 1961 (EXCERPT)
Act 236 of 1961
600.2918 Damages for forcible entry and detainer; damages for unlawful interference with possessory interest; action for possession; claim for injunctive relief; joinder; waiver; limitations.
(1) Any person who is ejected or put...
I have practiced family law in Michigan for over 30 years and have had experience with parenting time cases, abuse cases and cases involving protective services.
You can file a motion to change parenting time and request that it be supervised. You can also request no overnight parenting time. I would like to speak with you becasue the answer may be that until the matter is investigated that the dad ahould have no parenting time at all.
It would help to have the opinion of an...
I am a Michigan attorney that has criminal and juvenile experience and have tried misdemeanors and felony cases. I have tried a felony case successfully in Macomb County.
Your son should have competent counsel to represent him. The first thing to consider is whether it is possible to obtain a negotiated resolution that will not leave him with a criminal conviction. This may be possible from what you have written.
Of course a competent attorney will want to interview your son...