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Neil M. Colman

Sterling Heights Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. What should I do? Car accident

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Neil M. Colman
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Timothy J. Klisz
    4. Philip Anthony Fabiano
    5. C. Donald Briggs III
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    My concern is that the person may not have seen you pull over and wave to get the driver's intention. I'm also concerned when you say"..and quickly parked CLOSE to where the incident happened. If the driver of the other car got a license plate number, that driver could claim that you left the scene without stopping to identify yourself and exchange information/call the police. If that happens, you could be charged with a misdemeanor offense, which is not the same as a regular ticket. let's say...

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  2. I was granted my TV and couches in my divorce settlement. They are currently at my ex-wife's house. How do I retrieve them?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Neil M. Colman
    2. John F. Brennan
    3. David B. Carter Jr.
    4. Gregory G. Dean
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    Make contact with your ex to schedule a date and time. If there has been domestic violence in the past, or you are concerned that you may face some problems when retrieving the items, you might want to contact the police department where the furniture is located and ask them to stand by for preservation of peace. Neil M. Colman

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  3. I am asking if ex didn't disclose two cash balances at divorce and I found out, 4yrs. Later, am I entitled to my portion?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Neil M. Colman
    2. David B. Carter Jr.
    3. Michael Richard Toburen
    4. Robert E. Harris Jr.
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    There generally is language in a Judgment that indicates the parties have made a full disclosure of all assets. There is a case in Michigan, Sands v Sands, that grants the court the discretion to award some, all, or none of undisclosed property to the injured party. The question becomes whether there was any inquiry as to the assets. The question for you is...have you discovered undisclosed assets, or are you just speculating there may be such assets? I'd take your Judgment to a family law...

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  4. If I wave my right to my late husbands estate what happens?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Julie Aletta Paquette
    2. Neil M. Colman
    3. James P. Frederick
    4. David B. Carter Jr.
    5. James Thomas Kinder
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    The first thing you should do, before signing any paperwork, is to consult with an experienced probate attorney. Did your husband have a Will? What about his parents? Much may be dependent on whether or not there was/is a Will in both estates. His parents' estate would pass to their heirs, being their children. If they had a Will which provided for distribution by right of representation to his spouse, I would be hesitant to waive any interest, as the estate might just pass to their living...

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  5. Does my husband need a DV Criminal Defense Attorney?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Neil M. Colman
    2. Diane Marie Kay
    3. Zacharia Spencer Bonham
    4. David B. Carter Jr.
    5. Andrew Charles Lapres
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    You are correct when stating it is not up to you any longer. I would have him hire a knowledgeable attorney who does not have to be specifically a "domestic violence" attorney, but one who has handled matters of this nature. It would be between his attorney and the prosecuting attorney as to how the matter could be negotiated to a resolution. Remember, however, even with a dismissal under any plea agreement, your husband's arrest and fingerprint records will not be returned to him, as was the...

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  6. In Michigan, what happens if a woman gets pregnant with another man's baby while still married?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Neil M. Colman
    2. Edward Jacob Sternisha
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    Under Michigan law, any child born during a marriage is the child of the parties to the marriage. The same holds true in Florida. Legally you are the father and your name should go on the birth certificate. If a child is conceived by a married woman, the biological father has no standing to sue for paternity. That is not to say that people don't lie..so at the time of birth she can say she's not married and the boyfriend could sign an Affidavit of Parentage or Acknowledgement of Paternity. In...

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  7. How can text messages be admitted in a child custody case? The sender had the same number for years and will be present in court

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Neil M. Colman
    2. Kevin H. Pate
    3. Tracy Torni Gaudenzi
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    This has to be done correctly, and it is not something that is done easily. This forum is not to inform individuals how to practice law, or what documents should be filed to secure one's position in a case. There are subpoenas to be issued. There are technical aspects that must be followed. I highly recommend you retain the services of an attorney, especially if this is a most pressing issue. As for full physical custody, you are correct that it is the same as sole physical custody. The fact...

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  8. My domestic partner was involved in an auto accident on December 23rd, 2011 in Lansing, Michigan. He was intoxicated and asleep

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey Ira Schwimmer
    2. C. Donald Briggs III
    3. David Ian Schoen
    4. Gerald R Stahl
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Just my 2 cents: the story doesn't sound quite right. While the claim is that he was asleep in the passenger seat of his vehicle, how did the keys get in the ignition? If he left them in the ignition, that might be considered negligent on his part. An owner of a vehicle is responsible for injuries/damages arising from the operation of the vehicle by a third who was driving the vehicle with the knowledge or consent of the owner. It seems like a stretch to have your domestic partner state (now...

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  9. Is it legally OK that my 14 yr old is refusing to go to non-custodial parents home? Do i have to force her to go?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Neil M. Colman
    2. Jarod M. Calkins
    3. David B. Carter Jr.
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    It is your obligation to make sure parenting time is encouraged. Courts want orders followed. The courts will not look upon you favorably, as children do not control the issue. Have you tried talking to the child's other parent? Short of reaching an agreement with the other parent, I suggest you make sure parenting time occurs, or the child's extracurricular activities are lessened to avoid the conflict. Neil M. Colman

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  10. My family and I want to sell my grandfather land in Mississippi he died 60yrs ago. It is about 75 of us.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Neil M. Colman
    2. Peter L. Conway
    3. Julie Aletta Paquette
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    Contact an attorney in Mississippi, since that is where the land is. Hopefully he had a will (although I doubt it). This could become complicated because title would have vested in certain heirs 60 years ago. If the land is still in his name, there is a lot of lineage to go through in order to determine who is actually entitled to the land. Neil M. Colman www.divlawyer@gmail.com

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