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

    The police fabricated certain aspects of the night go charge my boyfriend with violence towards me as well as resisting arrest. His court date is less than a week away. I need help

    Scott’s Answer

    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 prosecution or other liability.

    You will want to talk to reputable local attorney.

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  • 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?

    My ex-wife has filed a motion requesting my parenting time be suspended and wants unreasonable conditions put in place. After 4 hours of court ordered mediation, which was ordered due to parenting time complaints I filed, I became angry and walke...

    Scott’s Answer

    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.

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  • 4 hour rule for child custody ?

    If one parent is unable to get child from school and has them go to day care instead of being with the other parent how do I get the 4 hour rule added to my court papers and what exactly is the 4 hour rule?

    Scott’s Answer

    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.

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

    Two very close friends of mine are currently pregnant with their third child.but they recently just had a baby who is two months old and a younger two year old. I am away that I do need an adoption lawyer but what exactly do me and my fiance have ...

    Scott’s Answer

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

    My close friend just had her second child and he is two months old.she is currently pregnant with another one in which she wants to give it to me as my own. What's the process of doing so? What do I have to do? Is their away to just sign the baby ...

    Scott’s Answer

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

    My father is ill, and I stay with him as my soul custody parent. But I know that he is going to pass soon. My mother is homeless, she lives with my older sister. Is it possible since my father does not have life insurance nor have an inheritance s...

    Scott’s Answer

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

    Going through divorce and was wondering when my ex gets part of my 401k in the divorce do I have to pay that back .... Will they automatically take that out of my checks

    Scott’s Answer

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

    My husband and I have been separated for almost a year and he is paying child support on our two children but we are now coming to filing for divorce but he only wants custody of our son and has said that he will sign off my daughter if I sign off...

    Scott’s Answer

    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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  • I have relocated,where do i stand?

    I was never married to my children's father.He owes me child support in the 10k's+. He just started paying in the month of January. He filed for timesharing and custody. I have not been served. I once lived in FL.Now,there is also a case against h...

    Scott’s Answer

    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.

    I hope your children continue to be protected.

    Sincerely,
    Longton Law Offices

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  • When does my child support obligation end?

    My daughter, who resides in Texas, is 18 years old, but will turn 19 in May. She is scheduled to graduate from high school in June. If she does not when will it be terminated?

    Scott’s Answer

    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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