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Kristin A. Stone

Shelby Township Family Law Attorney.

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  1. Does my 14 year old son have the right to tell his dad he doesn't want to visit him on a day he has a cross country meet?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Kristin A. Stone
    1 lawyer answer

    Unless it is in the judgment that each parent is responsible for ensuring attendance at extra-curricular activities during his or her parenting time, the father is not responsible for that activity during his parenting time. Unfortunately for your son, the law does not allow children, no matter what age, to veto parenting time. Consider asking his father if he would exercise his parenting time by attending the event. Discuss the importance of this activity to his son. See if he would be...

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  2. What legal advice can you give me?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Kristin A. Stone
    2. Laurel Stuart-Fink
    3. Jeffrey Scott Kaplan
    4. Brenda J. Richard
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with the previous attorney that you should consult a personal injury attorney for the dog bite. I would assume you are posting this as a family law question because you are concerned about appropriate supervision of you child and proper response to a dangerous situation? If that is the case, a lot more information would be necessary to evaluate whether you would be able to file a motion regarding parenting time. The court looks at 12 best interest factors when evaluating custody....

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  3. In an assult case the judge ordered retitution held in abeyence what does this mean

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Timothy J. Klisz
    2. Kristin A. Stone
    3. Matthew S. Abdo
    3 lawyer answers

    The other attorney is correct that the judge hasn't made a final determination on the issue. Judges can hold issues in abeyance for a variety of reasons. In an assault case, a court hold restitution in abeyance if there are possible medical bills. I would also look to see if there are other charges like if any property damage occurred during the assault.

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  4. I was recently charged with domestic violence and I dont know what to plea at my hearing?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Rhonda B. Ives
    2. Kristin A. Stone
    3. Timothy J. Klisz
    3 lawyer answers

    When you go to the first hearing, the court will do to things: First, arraign you (if they haven't already) and set a bond. This is a portion is important so that the bond isn't too difficult for you to comply with. Second, they will ask whether you want to plead guilty, not guilty or stand mute to the charges. If you plead guilty, you won't have an opportunity to defend yourself and it will go on your record. There are several possibilities that can occur which would allow you to have no...

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  5. How should I go about getting joint custody? And what are my chances?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Kristin A. Stone
    2. Joshua Duane Jones
    2 lawyer answers

    Child support and custody are two separate issues. Are you taking advantage of your supervised visits? That is the first thing you need to do. It is presumed that it is in the children's best interests to have a relationship with both parents, so now you need to establish a foundation to demonstrate to the court with solid evidence that you can parent. You said you had a court date. Did that pass? The way to change the custody arrangement is through a motion and to show the court there has...

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  6. Family Law: Change of Custody.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Kristin A. Stone
    2. Gary Francis Kennedy II
    2 lawyer answers

    The child's legal residence would stay in Michigan. A parent can't change that without a court order. In fact, a parent cannot even change the residence of child over 100 miles from the original residence at the time of the order. The law states: A parent of a child whose custody is governed by court order shall not change a legal residence of the child to a location that is more than 100 miles from the child’s legal residence at the time of the commencement of the action in which the...

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  7. Can i get legal guardianship on my 15 yr old daughters baby if she is still in the hospital and the dad is only 15 also?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Kristin A. Stone
    2. Heather Morcroft
    2 lawyer answers

    Guardianship may not be the proper course of action at this time. Your daughter has full custody of the baby until there is a court order. Where is the baby now? Your daughter makes that determination, even if he established himself as the legal father by signing an affidavit of parentage. She could sign a power of attorney so that you can act on her behalf while she is hospitalized. If your daughter doesn't agree to that and she is unable to care for the child and the father is unable to...

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  8. What is the penalty for violating an order from the Friend of the Court in Michigan.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Kristin A. Stone
    1 lawyer answer

    The court has a variety of enforcement powers, including holding your wife in contempt of court for violating a court order. What I am interpreting from this question is that the purpose of the court order is to prevent your daughter from exposure to a romantic relationship. Changing a tire is very different than your daughter being present during a date, while making dinner together or spending any time together. Thus, in this situation, I doubt the court would use its contempt powers. I...

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  9. I have a disorderly in centerline mi n didnt go got to court yet what will happen it was for drinking n my judge is chumra

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Kristin A. Stone
    2. Dennis J. Rickert
    3. John F. Brennan
    3 lawyer answers

    Check you notice to see what your first hearing is. It will either be an arraignment (where the court will determine a bond) or a pretrial (a hearing where you negotiate a plea, adjourn the case for further evidence, or set the case for trial). Disorderly conduct is a pretty vague statute. You have a right to see the police report or any other evidence that the prosecutor has. In any event, be sure you have an attorney represent you as this type of charge can often be negotiated by an...

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  10. Is there any legal action I can take with custodial interference?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John J. Keenan
    2. Kristin A. Stone
    2 lawyer answers

    While I do agree with the previous attorney, I think that more facts would help. What is the parenting time schedule? Is your ex using his parents to "raise" your child? If your ex is using his parents to provide care instead of caring for the child himself, and that care is improper (disparaging you, neglect) then you could potentially ask the courts for a change of parenting time. However, based on what you said, it is unlikely that the court would order that the grandparents can't be...

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