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Michael David Thomas

Michael Thomas’s Answers

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  • Can Titlemax come after me for an additional monies once I turn the vehicle over to them?

    I had a Ch13 which was converted to a Ch7 and it was discharged Jan 2018. Titlemax was included in the Ch13 but not the Ch7. I have not been contacted by them at all since the discharge. I called them about the title since I know longer need th...

    Michael’s Answer

    TitleMax always does that. You wiped out the debt in you bankruptcy but they still hold your title, which is perfectly legal. If you want your title you would have to pay them, but at this point why not just drive the vehicle until the wheels fall off. You cannot transfer it or trade but at least you have the vehicle. If you turn it in, they will still not give you the title, because of the deficiency balance

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  • Who pays for DNA test?

    My son and his then-girlfriend took a prenatal paternity test which resulted in a 98% likelihood that he was the father. (The mother admitted that there were other men who might have fathered the child, but declined to disclose that to these men a...

    Michael’s Answer

    Well first the "incompatiable blood type" is not going to be a winning argument. I know it may sound odd but sometimes that can happen. If the listed Father want to remove his name from the birth certificate, what you are really talking about is filing a Petition to Dis-establish his paternity or in some courts just simply a Motion for Genetic Testing. The person filing will have to pay. So he will have to pay.

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  • Can I pull my daughter out of adoption?

    Hello, I'm well known and have media, and plan on going bigger. At 18 I had a daughter in high school, the mother hid her, and didn't tell me she put our kid up for adoption. My kid came to see me, at 10 she was picked up, and adopted not to long ...

    Michael’s Answer

    You inquiry demands more questions than answers. Much like the prior responder we need to find out if you were on the birth certificate and if so, what notice was afforded to your for the adoption. What you are trying to argue is that there was some sort of fraud that occurred and the Mother slipped the adoption past you. Unfortunately this happens all to often in case where the Father's whereabouts are "unknown" to Mother. Definitely need to sit down with an attonrey to see if there is any hope in what you seek. I must warn you though that trying to undo an adoption is unimaginably hard.

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  • How to make a petition to issue solely a child passport ??

    Her father ( ex husband)is Egyptian and he is banning her to travel out of Egypt to USA However he lives in USA with his other daughters from other marriage and me the mother is living in USA too and my daughter is living in Egypt

    Michael’s Answer

    While the other responder is technically correct that with sole custody, you SHOULD be able to get a passport, realistically you are not going to get one over the objection of the other parent, unless it is expressly ordered in your Court Order. Having said that, you must show an material change in circumstances in order to file a Motion to Amend the prior order. Just wanting to go abroad is not going to enough

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  • How many bond hearing can you get after you have used two of them and the last was moved up to circuit ?

    My son been locked up since December he has had two bond hearings and was denied on both the last was in circuit court my question when is he eligible for a mother bond hearing

    Michael’s Answer

    You cannot just file for a bond anytime. Sounds like he had a bond hearing in General District Court and then appealled that decision to Circuit. His attorney could always ask to reconsider bond, but the chances for the same judge to change his mind are slim. He would need to show some sort of new reason why he needs bond and not just present the same evidence over and over again.

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  • What can I do?

    I filed a bankruptcy that got dismissed because I was missing paperwork. My car company had a court date for a relief of stay motion. But when the case got dismissed, it cancelled that court date. The next day at 4pm I filed a new bankruptcy. Late...

    Michael’s Answer

    You definitely need to speak with your bankruptcy attorney and if you dont have one, you need one. With a dismissal within the past year, your Automatic Stay will be limited. So yes while you are correct they should not have repoed the car but with you filing on the same day, they can legitimately say that did not know when the repossed the vehicle. So the creditor was correct in filing a motion for relief and it may very well be granted. Please schedule an appointment with your attorney immediately.

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  • If there is a current custody order through the courts do I have to go through them again to amend?

    Current order does not reflect recent changes in circumstances to include geographic moves, income changes and the actual custody schedule we have been following for some time. Do I need to petition the court for a new agreement that reflects thes...

    Michael’s Answer

    If you have an existing order you need to file a Motion to Amend that order. This applies to both the custody and the support issues. Now if you guys worked things out then you CAN prepare and agreement and submit that with your motion and the Court will on the day of your preliminary hearing ask if you that is what you really want to do and enter the appropriate order. HOWEVER, I would suggest sitting down with an attonrey to help prepare this agreement.

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  • Can my child stay with me when I file a petition for supervised visits with other parent until the court date?

    My child says their step parent pushes them and is very mean when their biological parent isnt home. This is constant.

    Michael’s Answer

    You cannot unilaterally deny the other party visitation if there is an order in place

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  • With joint legal custody, isnt the mother responsible for giving me all info I requested for his medical drs meds names numbers?

    I have repeatedly requested my sons drs names numbers meds and all dr appointment times and dates more in advance then the night before. We have joint t legal custody and says since she has primary physical custody that she only needs to tell me w...

    Michael’s Answer

    Section 20-124.6, only states that you cannot be denied access to records. It does not mandate that the Mother has to provide you the information. Therefore the next time there is a material change in circumstances and you guys go back to Court, you may want to bring this us and ask that be put in the order that Mother has to provide that info. So unfortunately the Mother is correct here.

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  • Why would someone subpoena my rental lease documents for a custody case?

    I have been having custody of my daughter since 2015 and the mother is trying to get custody back. She has subpoenaed my rental documents from my landlord to “prove her case” my daughter is listed on my lease so I’m not sure what info she is tryin...

    Michael’s Answer

    Sometimes you can get a wealth of information from a lease. Most leases will list all occupants so if there is in an issue about roommates or other individuals (girl-friends) then that could be what she is digging for.

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