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Michael J. Olson

Michael Olson’s Answers

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  • Should i file in Michigan?

    The mother of my daughter just moved to Michigan from Illinois. Illinois is the current home state. We have a pending case for visitation but couldnt agree.. The current agreement they have on file was a temporary one. Should I file a court hearin...

    Michael’s Answer

    The issue is which state is the child's "home state". If you have a pending case in Illinois, unless that Judge gives up jurisdiction, that will be the "home state". Also, you may not have the option of filing in Michigan if neither you the mother have lived here for at least six months. This can be complicated stuff. I suggest that you contact your attorney in Illinois and find out what the status of your case is there. If it is still pending,, I assume you will proceed there. If not, you should consider filing a new case in Michigan. You absolutely need to talk to a lawyer who has dealt with jurisdiction and venue issues before. That should be your first question. Good luck.

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  • Can i subpoena medic records and other documents without a lawyer?

    I was involved with a criminam case that i chose the plea deal instead if going through a trial. It was quick and easy until the victim filed a very obnoxious restitution case that was presented to us the day of sentencing. We went through sentenc...

    Michael’s Answer

    You can subpoena documents by yourself but you have to get the Judge to sign the subpeona. Depending on the Judge you may have to file a Motion. You should talk to the Clerk's Office and ask them what the procedure is with your particular Judge. Good Luck.

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  • My ex has to pay 65% of all medical bills for the kids. How can I get him to pay?

    On March 9, 2012 i took my daughter to the ER. The bill came in May 2012. When i called to pay it they told m th in company ha paid, but then requested a refund as the billing was incorrect. It took until December 2012 for them to fix it and p...

    Michael’s Answer

    Your ex may be technically correct with regard to the FOC involvement on old bills but, if the bill was in disupte or if there was a mistake in the billing that you had no control over, the Court should consider your request. You should consult with a lawyer but your remedy is to file a motion with the Court to require him to pay his share. Good Luck.

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  • Going through divorce I pay for health insurance and pay child support and my wife has custody do I pay medical bills too?

    Me and my wife are going through divorce .... My son lives with her and she is his legal guardian and she takes him to all his medical appointments .... I provede her and my son medical and dental insurance and pay child support to her ....yet she...

    Michael’s Answer

    If she is forging your name you can do one of two thing, aside from nothing (1) you can file a petition with the Court to enforce the uniform support order which outlines who has to pay how much towards uninsured medical expenses or (2) file a police report. Option number 1 is much more likely to be successful than option number 2. Consult a lawyer. You should do it sooner rather than later because you may loose your right to question the medial bills with the Court if you do not do it promptly. Good Luck.

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  • Does the father of my child have to have him on his insurance? Dont i have a say in it.

    Been 3.5yrs that my son has never been on his ins. Now he's saying he got a letter from court that he's held in contempt.

    Michael’s Answer

    The answer to your question really depends on the language of the Order regarding support. Usually the Uniform Support Order (USO) will have a provision that requires both parties to provide insurance if it is available through employment of if the cost is less that 5% of your gross income. Your order, however, may require the Father to pay for insurance. It all depends on the Order. He needs to contact a lawyer before he goes to Court.

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  • I have a home in Michigan that is in 6 month redemption period. Can I still charge the tenant rent?

    Renter has been served the proper legal papers for eviction. I have a court date Tuesday to evict renter. Renter quit paying rent in February but will not move out. Sheriff Sale was held in January but I was told home is mine during the 6 month ...

    Michael’s Answer

    You bet you can and you can re-rent the place once you get this person out. You should consult with a lawyer so that you fully understand the law particularly with respect to re-renting it if that is what you decide to to.

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  • I have a signed purchase agreement. Buyer has backed out of deal because I cannot show title.

    I cannot show title because the title company never filed the warranty deed with the county ( Michigan ) . Title company says it has lost the warranty deed we where shown at closing ( 3 months ago we purchased this property ) . Title co is s...

    Michael’s Answer

    Great question which will require a qualified real estate attorney to review and answer. Generally if you can show a lost sale due to the negligence of a party that had a duty to you, you can sue for your losses. Call John W. Drury at (517) 548-7400 or email him at jdrury@mtolaw.com for an assessment. Do not delay.

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  • Will my soon-to-be ex get any alimony from a marriage which is less than two years?

    She doesn't have a job in US. I'm her green card sponsor. Except that, will the court rule that I have to pay her alimony after divorce? The second question, she quit her job (about $1000/month) abroad before moving to US, will the court rule that...

    Michael’s Answer

    There are a number of different factors used to determine whether alimony (referred to as spousal support) should be considered. Length of marriage, differnce in income, education of parties, special needs of the parties, earning potential and history, fault and other factors are all considered. A quailifed family law attorney will need more information to determine the likelyhood that spousal support would be ordered. I can tell you, however, that a three year marriage would be considered short term and would make an award of spousal support less likely. You should contact a family law attorney in your area for an accurate assessment.

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  • My husband made me sign off onhalf his pension and I want to change it back how can I do this

    upon his death I get his pesion and he dosent want me to have it all cuz he wants his daughter to get it so he threatned me into signing it or he was gonna divorce me. I should mention he is on his death bed

    Michael’s Answer

    There are so many potential answers to this question which depend on what you signed, when you signed it, what he did to force you to sign it. You really need to speak to a lawyer now, before he dies, to see if this mess can get undone. That lawyer will have to see and review the documents. It will probably cost you some money for such a review but it will be worth it if you get the pension benefits. Good Luck

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  • Inherited property with 2 of my siblings. I want to be bought out but they both cant afford to buy me out. What is my next step?

    They don't want to sell and cant find anyone to buy my share of the property

    Michael’s Answer

    You are probably stuck. The only thing a Court could do for you is order a partition which would allow you to sell your portion of the property. If you cannot find a buyer for your portion well, there you have it. That being said, depending on how the property is titled, the Judge may not even be able to order a partition. You should really speak to a lawyer familiar with real estate and review your options with paperwork in hand. Good Luck.

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