Scott Joseph Longton’s Answers

Scott Joseph Longton

Trenton Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. If my father passes, and my mother and him are separated, and the mother is homeless can my mother take the house?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Scott Joseph Longton
    2. James P. Frederick
    3. Peter L. Conway
    4. John J. Keenan
    4 lawyer answers

    It depends on a number of issues: 1. if they are married. 2. if her name is on the deed to the home. 3. the value of the house. if they are married, then it is more than likely that she will get the house. Since your father has sole custody, then chances are they are divorced or never married. If that is the case, then you and your sister will get the house.

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  2. Do I need to file a written response to a motion, or can I just show up to court on that day and address verbally?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John F. Brennan
    2. David B. Carter Jr.
    3. Lee Alan Thompson
    4. Dean George Tsourakis
    5. Brandon William Gardner
    6. ···
    9 lawyer answers

    While the court rules require you to file an answer, it is not necessarily required by the judge. There are concers because there are some judges who really don't even pay attention to oral argument. They make their ruling based upon the written motion and answer. Becareful because if you have one of these judges you will not fare well. www.michigandivorcelawyerfordad.com

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  3. 4 hour rule for child custody ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Scott Joseph Longton
    2. Laurel Stuart-Fink
    3. David B. Carter Jr.
    4. Daniel Findling
    5. Courtney L. Quist
    5 lawyer answers

    What you are referring to is "right of first refusal". If one parent is not available for a specific amount of time then the other parent gets the first right to have the child. The time limits vary cases by case. If you want this option then you have to file a motion to change parenting time to incorporate this. www.michigandivorcelawyerforwomen.com

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  4. Both mother and father agree to let us adopt their unborn child...please help I'm lost on how to do all of this...

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Christine Marie Heckler
    2. Scott Joseph Longton
    2 lawyer answers

    Before the birth of the child, the adoption process needs to begin. This process is lengthy. An adoption attorney is needed from the beginning of the process. Because of the complexity of the matter an in person consultation is always recommended. Sincerely, Longton Law Offices, PLLC Adoption Attorneys.

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  5. How can I gain all parental rights of my friends baby that she wants to give to me? With out an agency?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Scott Joseph Longton
    3. Michelle Louise Blair
    3 lawyer answers

    There is no other way for you to become the legal parent with full rights to the child. You must adopt. You can use an adoption lawyer instead of an agency.

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  6. Do I have to pay back my 401k that my ex is awarded in the divorce

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Henry S. Gornbein
    2. John F. Brennan
    3. Scott Joseph Longton
    4. David Alexander Browde
    5. Toral S Parekh
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    6 lawyer answers

    The simple answer is NO, you will not have to pay it back. Your 401K will be divided with a court order and you will no longer be responsible for what your ex does with her share of the proceeds. Sincerely, Longton Law Offices

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  7. Will signing off my parental rights stop child support and make divorce easier??

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. J. Matthew Catchick Jr.
    2. Henry S. Gornbein
    3. Peter L. Conway
    4. John F. Brennan
    5. Loren M. Dickstein
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    6 lawyer answers

    First, you can not sign away your parent rights in Michigan, they must be terminated by court under certain circumstances. I believe you are confusing custody with parental rights. Either way I would strongly advise you not to relinquish and custody rights. Child support is based upon both parties income and the number of parenting time overnights each week. What you can do is stipulate to the zero child support for each of you. Sincerely, Longton Law Offices

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  8. What can I do to get domestic violence charges dropped towards my boyfriend?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Timothy J. Klisz
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3. David B. Carter Jr.
    4. JaPaula C Kemp
    5. Issa Ghaleb Haddad
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    While all of the previous answers are correct, if the prosecutor refuses to dismiss the case, then your boyfriend will need an attorney and he will have to take it to a trial. You can then testify that the police are lying. You can also tell the prosecutor that your area going to testify against the police. The prosecutor will not want to peruse the case because he/she will not want the loss on their record. Also they will not want to put the city on a position to be sued for malicious...

  9. I have relocated,where do i stand?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. James T. Weiner
    2. Scott Joseph Longton
    2 lawyer answers

    At this point it appears that your children are safe. However, I have handled multiple cases where Wayne Count CPS has completely failed due to their incompetence. To ensure that your children continue to stay protected you need to hire an attorney. There are multiple options that attorney's are able to accomplish that the court does not help the general public accomplish. The most important concerna is what do you want to be able to accomplish in the future, i.e. moving back to Florida....

  10. When does my child support obligation end?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. John J. Keenan
    2. Scott Joseph Longton
    2 lawyer answers

    If she does not graduate then your child support will end when she is 19 and 1/2 years old so long as she remains in school. Sincerely, Longton Law Offices

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