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  • Am I violating my ppo? Is this a good enough basis to go to family court over and get custody of my child?

    I filed a ppo against the mother of my child a month ago for harassing me. She called me about a week ago asked if she could meet me I asked why. Next thing I know her boyfriend starts hitting her over the phone. I have the whole thing recorded. A...

    Henry’s Answer

    Hi, This is not a simple yes or no answer. More information is necessary. Talk to an attorney for more advice and information. Good luck to you.

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  • In 17 am i allowed to take a 15 year old across state lines

    Michigan to indiana

    Henry’s Answer

    Hi, You should have parental permission. It also depends upon the purpose of your trip as well as your license. Good luck to you.

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  • Can a parent have contact with a person who has been told no contact between her and his children.

    Cps told my ex that he is not allowed to have contact between his wife and his children. He told me that he still has contact with her and is going to see her tomorrow. Now with me knowing this do I have to contact cps again? He doesn't get how ba...

    Henry’s Answer

    Hi, It seems that you should contact the authorities! The key is protecting the children.

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  • Married 37 years can i get alimony from my husband.

    He does not provide thing i need and keeps me from getting a job

    Henry’s Answer

    Hi, Alimony which is called spousal support in Michigan depends upon many factors. The fact that you have been married for 37 years and have not worked for many years should be a strong factor as to your receiving spousal support. Other factors include your age, health, your husbands income, as well as your needs. I urge you talk to an attorney at once for more advice and information. In addition there is a book called Divorce Demystified, Everything You Need To Know Before You File For Divorce that has a lot of helpful information and is worth reading. It is available as a soft cover and e-book on Amazon.com. Good luck to you.
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  • Can my parents have me put in a group home?

    I'm currently staying at my grandparents. I have been through the whole situation. CPS is involved for abuse. And yesterday they called saying I would be put in a group home on Monday after we (my grandparents and I) hear from their attorney.

    Henry’s Answer

    Hi, More information is needed. I urge you to talk to an attorney as soon as possible for advise regarding your options and what the next steps can be. Good luck to you.

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  • Testing this to see how long it takes for a reply

    Family Law Question How to handle possible asking court to find in contempt

    Henry’s Answer

    You need to give more information for someone to answer this. Have a nice 4th of July!

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  • My attorney totally screwed me, lied, demanded things unethical, took the case as Pro Bono and is now refusing to withdraw.

    My attorney took on my case as Pro Bono due to him being on probation and needing community service hours, didn't do what he said he was going to do, demanded things unethical (money, sex, dinners, etc.) and is now refusing to withdraw unless I si...

    Henry’s Answer

    Hi, There can be a stipulated order that he withdraw without giving the reasons. If he won't agree with that then you can file a motion compelling him to withdraw from the case. Good luck to you.

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  • Which state will hear my divorce case?

    I filed for divorce on June 27 in Michigan. My wife filed for separation in California on July 1. I have done a little research. There are no residency requirements for separation in CA. Neither of us have been served yet and I am having trouble...

    Henry’s Answer

    You have jurisdiction for a divorce here in Michigan. Your wife has no jurisdiction in California. The appropriate state for the divorce is here in Michigan. Talk to your attorney for more advice and information. Good luck to you.

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  • Can my husband sell stuff out of the house while we are waiting on divorce. he has already been served divorce papers and filed

    i heard was u file for divorce and he is seved he is not allowed to sell anything

    Henry’s Answer

    Hi, I will normally file a mutual restraining order to prevent either you or your spouse from selling or disposing of any of your property. If you do not have one, I urge you to talk to your attorney about having one entered at once to stop him from selling property. There is also a very helpful book called Divorce Demystified, Everything You Need To Know Before You File For Divorce that is available on Amazon as a softcover or e-book. Good luck to you.

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  • How do you convey to the court that a parent is unfit to have custody of one child, but that the other should remain with them?

    I am an unmarried, documented father of two children, a 4yr old and a 6-month old. We signed the affidavit of parentage with both children. At this time I feel it is in the best-interest of the 6-month old to remain with the mother prima...

    Henry’s Answer

    Hi, The problem that you have is that the courts do not like to separate siblings. I urge you to talk to an attorney who specializes in custody matters. If the mother is that unstable then the breast feeding should not necessarily preclude you from going for custody of both children. This is not an easy case. Good luck to you.

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