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Kyle J Bristow

Kyle Bristow’s Answers

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  • Is it a contempt of court if I inform the court that 'I would not like to proceed with the divorce case'?

    Being a defendant, if I withdraw from contesting a divorce case half way through the process due to certain issues and inform the court that 'I would not like to proceed with the case', would the court consider it as contempt and charge me with li...

    Kyle’s Answer

    You should immediately and privately consult with a lawyer who practices family law. Do NOT post anything online or speak about your case with anyone who is not an attorney--what you write or say can be used against you in court.

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  • Is it even possible to cancel a subpoena by phone call? How can I verify whether or not this phone call was legit ?

    I was a witness to a car accident, and received a subpoena in the mail a week ago saying I need to show up in court to testify. Today I got a call from someone saying court date cancelled. Is it even possible to cancel a subpoena by phone call? H...

    Kyle’s Answer

    The subpoena should say the name of the attorney who issued it. Their "P" number should be listed there. You can go to the Michigan State Bar website and look them up in the attorney directory. If their email address is in the directory, email them to see whether they are in fact releasing you from your subpoena obligation. If they answer in the affirmative from the email address that is associated with the lawyer who subpoenaed you, then you are in the clear. This is the best way to document it so you don't get in trouble.

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  • Am i able to sue her for lost wages, harassment, defamation of character, and slander?

    My boyfriend of 11 yrs ex fling whom he does have a child with (age 5) Has been harassing me non stop. She has posted my number on facebook. She has threatened my well being. She has mutilated my name and character all over facebook. she has damag...

    Kyle’s Answer

    Contact a lawyer immediately. Look for one who practices in the area of civil litigation.

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  • Is it possible to get this charge down graded to a civil infraction?

    I was charged with a disorderly intoxication in Rochester Michigan. I was leaving Main Street billiards and trying to get into my limo and two guys blocked my way. They started threatening me and told me they would beat me. So I hit one of them. I...

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    Do NOT post anything online about your case--even on Avvo--and do not speak about it with anyone who is not your attorney. What you say can be used against you in court and is the easiest way to mess up your case.

    Immediately hire an aggressive criminal defense attorney. Time is of the essence. (I believe a disorderly conduct charge will interfere with your right to carry a concealed firearm via a permit, so more is on the table than just jail, probation, and fines.) Also, if there was an altercation, someone who claims to be a "victim" may try to sue you, too.

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  • How much to just draft the papers for a divorce?

    Looking for an attorney to draft divorce papers. It in uncontested and we have come to an agreement. There are no children. Is this possible and how much would it cost? We both reside in Wayne County, Detroit,MI.

    Kyle’s Answer

    An uncontested divorce would likely cost you a flat fee of $1500 in Wayne County. That's what I often charge and I believe that is the going rate.

    Don't try doing it on your own--you will waste your time and money and could compromise your rights. I've seen judges refuse to divorce people because they mess up trying to practice law on their own.

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  • Is it not my Constitutional Right To Travel? Travel is not a privilege but a Conditional Right?

    I got pulled over for driving on a suspended license?

    Kyle’s Answer

    You don't have a right to drive with a suspended driver's license or without a license.

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  • Child abuse?

    My wife received an email from her ex. Showing her 5 year old daughter's butt with a woman holding it. And he said in his email that there is a rash and that's because my wife doesn't keep her clean. Despite their back and forth arguments before...

    Kyle’s Answer

    You need to hire an attorney IMMEDIATELY. Do not post anything online or say anything about this matter to anyone who is not your attorney--what is posted online or said to others can be used against you in court. Save all correspondence and documents concerning the matter.

    CPS has the power to easily make your life a living hell. They can allege neglect or abuse and come after your parental rights, or they can go to the cops and try to induce them to investigate the case as a criminal matter. Further, the other parent can seek a modification of custody or parenting time by alleging poor parenting on your part.

    These cases are often won or lost during the investigative phase. Don't be stupid or cheap--get a lawyer now now now.

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  • Can someone get in trouble for misleading someone about their age for sex?

    Earlier in the year I had sex with someone. I was 17 at the time and he was 19. We ended up breaking up, and he kept trying to contact me even though I made it clear several times that I wanted him to leave me alone. This has been going on/off for...

    Kyle’s Answer

    I think you should privately consult with an attorney. The facts unique to your case may reveal that a cause of action to sue may exist. See, for example, http://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/jul/21/arab-guilty-rape-consensual-sex-jew

    Do not post anything more online--what you post can be used against you in court.

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  • I have a 4 year old daughter with my ex girlfriend. My ex married a ex con and he has 3 soon to be 4 domestic violence charges.

    he domestic violence charges he was convicted for and spent some time in prison. Some of those indent was in front of children. My daughter has told me that he has hit her in the head with his "whipping stick" which is a wooden child's sword that ...

    Kyle’s Answer

    You should not post anything online about this matter or speak about it with anyone who is not your attorney. What you write or say can be used against you in court.

    To modify a custody order when you are not the custodial parent, you will need to show by a preponderance of the evidence that a change in circumstances or proper cause exists since the last order was entered for the issue to be revisited, and then you will need to show by clear and convincing evidence that it is in the best interests of your child for modification to happen as you propose.

    Get a lawyer immediately!

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  • Non Compete agreement

    Below is what my agreement with my company says, I wanted to know if point b is still valid if my company's contract with the customer has ended. 1. During my employment with the Company and a period of six months after my employment is term...

    Kyle’s Answer

    You should privately consult with a lawyer. The facts unique to your case must be shared with him in order for you to get proper guidance.

    Non-competes must be limited in time, manner, and scope and not violate public policy to be valid. They also have to protect the legitimate interests of the company (i.e. McDonalds clearly does not have a legitimate interest to prevent cash register operators from leaving to work for Burger King as cash register operators, but McDonalds has a legitimate interest to prevent recipe creators from similarly defecting with their recipes to a competitor).

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