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FLINT’S DRINKING WATER(1) update 12/12/17 #6 Unique to an American City Flint Michigan had its Water Poisoned by Criminal Acts of Federal, State, and local officials. Their trials are ongoing at the date of this writing 12/11/17. This is not the beginning nor the end. For now my Preamble is an appendix. This is an ongoing […]

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“A revocation action “shall be filed within 3 years after the child’s birth or within 1 year after the date that the acknowledgment of parentage was signed, whichever is later . . . .” MCL 722.1437(1). ” “The term “shall” is mandatory. Walters v Nadell, 481 Mich 377, 383; 751 NW2d 431 (2008). ” “Accordingly, […]

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Dividing Marital Property!

#Genesee- Did you know how marital property is divided? ” A “trial court’s first consideration when dividing property in divorce proceedings is the determination of marital and separate assets.” Reeves v Reeves, 226 Mich App 490, 493-494; 575 NW2d 1 (1997). ” “As a general principle, marital property is property acquired or earned during the […]

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Water mediation.

#Genesee #Flint 11/16/17 Today begins another round of Mediation and Deliberations on the Proposed 30 year Contract With Detroit Water. The Honorable Flint Mayor Karen Weaver and the Flint City Council will be in legal closed session working towards a mediated to resolution. The Community speakers at council were all opposed last night. The council […]

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Thoughts on Flint’s recent election.

#Flint- A responsible Citizen is involved advocating core beliefs on what is “Right” even if alone. @TerryBankert .

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →…. #FLINT the only way to keep us ,the Citizens of Flint, from the proposed horrible 30 year contract with Detroit Water is to Recall Mayor Karen Weaver on 11/7/16.

“Flint Mayor Karen Weaver supports a 30-year contract with the Great Lakes Water Authority. “ Our Best hope for the Future is to elect Scott Kincaid Mayor of Flint on 11/7/17 @

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How are spousal support decisions made in divorce?

“In Loutts v Loutts, 298 Mich App 21, 32; 826 NW2d 152 (2012), [The] Court held that “[t]he primary purpose of spousal support is to balance the parties’ incomes and needs so that neither party will be impoverished, and spousal support must be based on what is just and reasonable considering the circumstances of the […]

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How Matital Property is divided in Divorce.

In “Byington v Byington, 224 Mich App 103, 114-115; 568 NW2d 141 (1997) (citation omitted), [The Court] held that in a property division upon divorce, “[e]ach spouse need not receive a mathematically equal share, but significant departures from congruence must be explained clearly by the court.”  Presented here by Flint Divorce Attorney Terry Bankert 810- […]

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#Flint . I am amazed that after the disasters of Stanley, Collier, Williamson, Walling , Emergency Financial Managers RTAB, Snyders meddling and now Weaver some question Councilperson Scott Kincaid. The citizen official who has weathered these storms and prevailed as the informed voice of reason.  His survival empowers him with knowledge and acceptance in all […]

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How is Spousal Support determined?

In a divorce how is your right to spousal support decided and how much? “Trial courts are authorized in a divorce proceeding to award to either party an amount for the suitable support and maintenance of the other party that the court “deem[s] proper and necessary,” MCL 552.13(1), or “considers just and reasonable, after considering […]

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