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  • Can a dad file an order to modify support or custody in wayne county if the action originated in lenawee county by the ex-wife?

    note: the judgment of divorce says they- (lenawee county)- only retains jurisdiction with regards to the property settlement portion of the judgment. the dad was served with divorce papers after the mom evaded service of hers. he was served 3 mont...

    Lorne’s Answer

    My friend Loren is absolutely correct. Any filings must be in Lenawee county.

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  • Does the mother still have rights after giving the children to the father?

    My wife and I split up 3 months ago. She gave the children to me to raise because she can not provide home or shelter for them. Because she gave up the children, am I still required to give her visitation with out any court orders being placed?

    Lorne’s Answer

    I will assume, for the purposes of your question, that no divorce or other court case has been filed. If that's the case then, until it is, since there are no court cases and no court orders, neither of you has my greater rights to the children than the other. My advice is that you see an attorney and seek some advice as to when to file and the variant risks of waiting versus filing sooner.

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  • I 864 advice

    I'm in love with a woman that is married but seeking a divorce if she can without being deported. Her husband filed a I 864 in august and she doesn't know much more about here case I want to know is it safe for her to leave and divorce him and mar...

    Lorne’s Answer

    I 864 is what's called an Affidavit of Support. It is a US Government form with serious implications. Put simply, whoever signed it may have a financial obligation to their spouse that inures to the benefit, as well, of the US Government. In Michigan, we now have law as to how an I 864 can be relevant I'm the settlement of a divorce. This person should consult with both a divorce attorney and an immigration attorney to learn about their rights and their obligations.

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  • Ohio My daughter turned18 I'm paying support till the end of the school year. Does she need to continu w visitation till then

    Lucas county

    Lorne’s Answer

    Child support and custody/parenting time terminate at different times. As odd as that sounds, that is the law in MI. The court's jurisdiction over custody and parenting time ends at 18. Child support, however, ends at the later of 18 or graduation from high school (but never later than 19 1/2.

    Lorne B. Gold
    The Gold Law Firm PLLC
    Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

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