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Tracey M. Martin-Henry

Detroit Litigation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 14
  1. Changing Criminal defense Attorny

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Elizabeth B Carpenter
    2. Tracey M. Martin-Henry
    2 lawyer answers

    If there has been a breakdown in the attorney-client relationship because perhaps you have lost confidence in the lawyer and the stakes are high, you have the right change counsel. I presume this is a private attorney that you have retained. This sort of thing comes with the territory, happens all the time, and will not faze the judge or the prosecutor one bit. Good Luck!

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  2. Is this legal malpractice?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Tracey M. Martin-Henry
    2. Michael Brian Lee
    3. Frank Wishart Mitchell
    4. Paul D Friedman
    4 lawyer answers

    That's dicey. First you have to see what kind of settlement you get. Although obtaining a video tape may seem like a fundamentally obvious first step in gathering evidence to support your case, there are other ways of proving your presence at the scene of the slip and fall. If you can prove that the lawyer's inability to get the tape actually impacted your damages award, you may be in business...But, take the wait and see approach and consult with a lawyer. Have a speedy recovery (**no pun...

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  3. Can I go to school, just to be an immigration bail hearing lawyer/attorney?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Tracey M. Martin-Henry
    2. Kyndra L. Mulder
    3. C. C. Abbott
    4. J Charles Ferrari
    4 lawyer answers

    To become a lawyer in America, you must achieve a four-year degree (bachelors), take the LSAT, apply to an accredited law school, complete the law school program (essentially three years); take the bar exam in the state(s) you want to practice in and pass the bar exam to obtain your law license, then gain experience in immigration law. It would be a good idea to do and internship or clerk with an immigration law judge or a firm to gain experience. There are not short cuts, so prepare to invest...

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  4. I am currently being sued in another County and it is a hardship to get to the hour away court what do I do?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Tracey M. Martin-Henry
    2. Pamela Koslyn
    3. Michael Scott Bloom
    3 lawyer answers

    File a late motion for change of venue since the current forum is "non conveniens." There is no guarantee you will succeed. Perhaps the venue is even improper and that would give you something to legally hang your hat on. Worse case scenario, the motion gets denied, but hopefully you have, or will have a lawyer on retainer and have the lawyer do all the leg work. You show up only when absolutely necessary. That's what you're paying the lawyer for. Good Luck!

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  5. What gives Animal Control the right to come into my home with no warrant, while I am at work & take 2 dogs,1 cat & her 5 kittens

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Tracey M. Martin-Henry
    2. Laura Mcfarland-Taylor
    2 lawyer answers

    A: Health Hazards: Dog Ordinance An ordinance to provide for the control of dogs on the property of the owner and the disposition of stray, dangerous or annoying dogs, and for penalties for the violation hereof, and for the repeal of all ordinances inconsistent herewith. By the authority granted to the Township Board of the Township of Genoa, County of Livingston, Michigan, by Act 246 of the Public Acts of Michigan of 1945, as amended, the Township Board of the Township of Genoa ordains:...

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  6. Is taking advantage of an elderly person's money, elderly abuse?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Tracey M. Martin-Henry
    2. James P. Frederick
    3. Howard T. Linden
    4. Steven J. Fromm
    4 lawyer answers

    What you describe sounds as if your dad is a victim of elder abuse and more specifically, financial abuse. [Please review my guide on How to Handle Elder Abuse]. As an incapacitated individual, your dad needs a protective order to safeguard his assets. Apparently, a guadianship and conservatorship will need to be filed in probate court ASAP. Please see the information listed below and. . .Best Wishes: Genesee County 7th Circuit Court Probate Court Intake Unit 900 South Saginaw...

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  7. I gave my grandmother Guardianship of my daughter, what parental rights do i still have?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Tracey M. Martin-Henry
    2. Eliz C A Johnson
    2 lawyer answers

    You still have parental rights. You did not indicate whether the guardianship is temporary--but you can get your daughter back. In fact, you showed great care and concern for Aubree by not objecting to the guardianship---which was in your child's best interests (for now.) You get credit for your actions in that regard. The economy is challenging right now, but there are programs to assist parents. Gain some training and skills and/or education. Get traction by working and establishing a...

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  8. How is "after school" defined with FOC when children have 1/2 days or no school at all on days I'm supposed to get them?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Tracey M. Martin-Henry
    1 lawyer answer

    You have a Parenting Time Order with a set parenting time schedule. You can always file a motion to change the Parenting Time Order if circumstances change or to gain clarity and reduce confusion (as in this case) with the set schedule. But, "after school" generally means whenever the kids are excused from school. So, if it's Thursday and the kids have a half day and are dismissed at 12 noon, you get to pick them up right after 12 noon. If it's Friday and the kids are dismissed at 3 p.m.,...

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  9. Adoption

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Tracey M. Martin-Henry
    2. Christine Marie Heckler
    2 lawyer answers

    An adoption cannot occur unless the father releases his parental rights---or his parental rights are terminated by a court of law. I would have a frank discussion with your former spouse about permanency for the child, his best interests and whether the dad would be willing to cooperate with an adoption. You need to consult with an adoption attorney about your options ASAP. You sound like a thoughtful, kind and giving person...Good Luck!

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  10. I have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. I want a divorce, but have no money and I do not want him to know.

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Tracey M. Martin-Henry
    1 lawyer answer

    Having a health issue can be compounded by the stress of a possible divorce. I urge you to take the best care of yourself during this time. First, although many divorce lawyers require an upfront retainer, you may locate a lawyer who is willing to get paid on the back end of the proceedings after obtaining a Divorce Judgment ordering your spouse to pay your attorney fees. You must consult with a divorce attorney ASAP. You mentioned health insurance. Your spouse cannot remove you...

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