Kristin A. Stone’s Answers

Kristin A. Stone

Shelby Township Family Law Attorney.

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  1. How can i find my birth certificate when it has been destroyed in the doctor office.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Michael H. Cutler
    2. Kristin A. Stone
    2 lawyer answers

    I would check the California Department of Community Health or its Michigan equivalent. Here, you can just order it online. http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-4645---,00.html See our state's procedure as it may give you an idea of how to go about it in California.

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  2. How do I stop or get supervised limitation with non-custodial parent?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Laurel Stuart-Fink
    2. Kristin A. Stone
    3. John F. Brennan
    3 lawyer answers

    Whoa! From what you are saying, there is a serious risk of harm to the child when visiting mom. File an emergency motion for suspended/supervised visits. I would attach letters of these recommendations and medical records to bolster your case. Make sure your motion is strong because suspending visits is the most extreme action a court can take. Think of other best interests factors as well (see Friend of Court Handbook). Demonstrate the risk with facts and documentation. Most of all, be...

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  3. I am so worried my soon to be ex husband is turning into a sexual predator around our 5 year old son . What can I do ? Help me !

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Barry Franklin Poulson
    2. Kristin A. Stone
    2 lawyer answers

    I agree with Mr. Poulson's answer and would add that if he is harassing you to the point you need to shut of your phone, you may want to consider filing a police report (depending on the nature and frequency of the texts). Your daughter may want to consider doing so as well.

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  4. How do i get full custody of my unborn child?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Kristin A. Stone
    2. Joseph T Ostrowski
    3. Neil M. Colman
    3 lawyer answers

    He does not have legal rights to the child until he establishes he is the legal father of the child once the baby is born. He can either 1) fill out an affidavit of parentage (which you would have to sign as well) and send to the state, or 2) either you or he files an action for paternity. If neither is done, then he does not have any rights to the child. The flip side of this is that you cannot receive child support without establishing him as the legal father.

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  5. If the parents never lived together and didn't really have a relationship can the father get 50% legal?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Catherine M. Sullivan
    2. Kristin A. Stone
    3. James C. Higgs
    4. Neil M. Colman
    4 lawyer answers

    First, he cannot get 50% custody by just asking for it. The court looks to 12 factors to figure out what type of custody is in the best interests of your baby. Since your child is so young, it is unlikely that the court would bounce the baby back and forth for 50% custody. If you are breastfeeding, it is even less likely. It is important to be well prepared to defend a custody action because once an order is set, it is hard to change. The court will also establish child support at that...

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  6. Parental issues.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Melissa J. Houghton-Heinig
    2. Kristin A. Stone
    2 lawyer answers

    Hi, I am sorry you are having difficulties. Technically, child support and custody are two separate issues. Unfortunately, you don't get to decide where you live until you are 18 - your parents do, and if they don't agree, then the courts do. Custody cases are very difficult and more than likely, even if your dad filed a motion to change custody it would take just as long to do the case as it will for you to turn 18. Your mom is boss until you are 18 with other things, too - like telling...

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  7. Is leaving a 7 yr old child unattended while I sleep during the day after a night shift considered neglect or abuse

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Kristin A. Stone
    2 lawyer answers

    It could be consider neglect because she is at risk of harm. A seven-year-old needs supervision, without it anything could happen. If she ran into the street and was harmed, protective services would investigate and could possibly remove your child from your home. You must have supervision for her safety, as well as someone to give her food, clothing and other necessities. You need to find some help. Best wishes.

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  8. If i am accused of an assault and have a no contact with the victim and the victim calls me,am i able to have the case dismissed

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    2. James Regan
    3. Kristin A. Stone
    4. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    4 lawyer answers

    The case is unlikely to be dismissed on this basis alone. Be cautious. If you answer or respond to contact from the alleged victim, a court can consider this a violation of the no contact order even though you didn't initiate the contact. Inform your attorney, or if you do not have an attorney, the prosecutor.

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  9. (Michigan) Is the referee recommendation worth contesting?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Kristin A. Stone
    2. Neil M. Colman
    3. Laurel Stuart-Fink
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes. A recommendation is simply that: a recommendation. It is not an order. Some judges are very persuaded by recommendations and others aren't because referees are attorneys and not judges. I am not sure what you mean by sole custody and maybe that is one of the things an attorney can help you with. Are you talking of legal custody? That is the parent's ability to make decisions for the child. Sounds like you are talking about physical custody. I assume you asked for the visits to be...

  10. If he just got discharged for his felony, can my ex get parenting time?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Neil M. Colman
    2. Laurel Stuart-Fink
    3. Kristin A. Stone
    3 lawyer answers

    Every parent has a constitutional right to parent his or her child. It is only when something is so egregious, will a court prevent a parent from seeing his or her child. A conviction for AGB is very serious, but in and of itself, will bar unsupervised parenting time. Many other factors must be considered. Fortunately, since you have been doing all the parenting, you begin at an advantage. The charge will definitely factor into the equation. Do you know if he even wants unsupervised...

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