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Patrick McCarthy
State of Practice: Michigan
Member Since: 4/12/2012
Last Answer: 04/25/2013

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Mr. McCarthy enjoys spending some of his time volunteering as an advocate for the Family Law Assistance Project. Mr. McCarthy is a member of the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan and is a member of the Oakland County Probate Court Committee. He is also a member of Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and is a member of the Oakland County Bar Association’s Family Law Committee. Patrick M. McCarthy is a skilled advocate who has handled hundreds of contested court matters. His practice is highly focused upon litigation and typically involves matters related to probate/estates or family law. At the present time, Mr. McCarthy is the President of his own law firm, Patrick M. McCarthy, P.C., based in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Patrick M. McCarthy is a graduate of the University of Michigan where he received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Political Science. Subsequently, Mr. McCarthy obtained his Juris Doctorate degree at Michigan State University College of Law. Mr. McCarthy worked on the judicial staff of the Honorable Elizabeth Pezzetti at the Oakland County Probate Court for two years. He has been practicing as a lawyer primarily in the areas of probate/estates and family law for the past eight years. Patrick M. McCarthy practices as an attorney and counselor in the areas of probate/estates, family law & corporate law.

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State of Practice: Michigan
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Answer: I would request further information, but working with your lawyer would be a key part of this process. Perhaps a defaul ...read more
Answer: I would want to review the power of attorney, but it may prove worthwhile to revoke the power of attorney and come up wi ...read more
Answer: You may have rights to this child, but more facts are needed. It's also important to note that you may need to act very ...read more
Answer: Based on the limited facts presented, it would be advisable to file a motion to obtain the requested relief. It would a ...read more
Answer: To whom it may concern: Yes, it's possible, but it depends upon the circumstances. The Michigan Supreme Court has held ...read more
Answer: Under Michigan law one can file and obtain a divorce even if the other spouse doesn't want the divorce. I am not licens ...read more
Answer: There is a step-parent adoption procedure that may be pursued as it relates to your inquiry. In short, if the parent ha ...read more
Answer: Some additional facts would be requested by me to answer this. Filing some form of court action may be an option. I wo ...read more
Answer: I would highly recommend that the father take all steps necessary to become the "legal father" in order to protect his r ...read more
Answer: The parties may be able to negotiate a settlement as it relates to the house and payments/obligations. You and/or your ...read more
Answer: You have several options, which may include one or more of the following (depending upon the circumstances): 1) file a m ...read more
Answer: Yes, that's a possibility. I would gather more facts and have a further discussion though before advising further.
Answer: Under the law in Michigan (and probably for all States) one must be sure to have a Judgment of Divorce and/or Annulment ...read more
Answer: Generally speaking that may be provided for in your Judgment of Divorce, but you also may need a domestic relations orde ...read more
Answer: He may have rights, but it is advisable that he consults with a trained and knowledgeable attorney so he can be advised ...read more
Answer: To whom it may concern: In the context of these proceedings, it would be more likely that the Judge might issue an orde ...read more
Answer: The short answer is the children's preference will be considered. However, ultimately this decision will probably be le ...read more
Answer: Do you have any info on your spouse's phone # and address? The address and phone number is important for practical reaso ...read more
Answer: Generally speaking, a divorce can still occur if one party is in prison; however, proper filing and notification measure ...read more
Answer: It's possible that his address may listed in the court filings of the case. Also, an option might be to request an order ...read more
Answer: Yes, these records are confidential. And, please be aware that misstating the identity or assuming the identity of anoth ...read more
Answer: One option for you may be to file show cause for failure to pay court ordered support against him, which may subject hi ...read more
Answer: Generally speaking, a minor child should not be left with that decision. The parents and the Court are typically the key ...read more
Answer: Yes, obtaining custody is a quite possible under that scenario. I would request further information though before evalu ...read more
Answer: Why not explore having the divorce process proceed with him participating via phone and/or perhaps a default judgment ma ...read more
Answer: There is no inherent right to counsel (i.e. a lawyer) in most family law cases. However, a person who faces possible in ...read more
Answer: A petition for guardianship and/or a petition concerning any pending adoption may need to be filed. I would request furt ...read more
Answer: Under Michigan law, a parent/party can move for the termination of the opposing party's parental rights pursuant to Mich ...read more
Answer: Depending on your particular situation, it may be appropriate for you to consider filing for divorce or filing for separ ...read more
Answer: In all likelihood, the trial judge will be looking to have the matter concluded (per your wishes), but it is not exactly ...read more
Answer: It depends. Further information & discussion is needed before making a projection as to what will happen in this regard ...read more
Answer: Based upon your assertions, a motion re: custody and/or parenting time would be recommended. Also, I would request more ...read more
Answer: First, you should consult with a legal professional to make sure your rights are protected and that you are taking the a ...read more
Answer: Under Michigan law, it is possible that the party who filed for divorce may not need the opposing party's signature/appr ...read more
Answer: It is possible that you could pursue a guardianship petition concerning your niece. It might be possible to plan and hav ...read more
Answer: No, under Michigan law there is no requirement that you file for a legal separation before a divorce. It is recommended ...read more
Answer: Yes, there is definitely a chance of obtaining sole custody. When referring to "custody", one must consider legal custod ...read more
Answer: Your inquiry requires additional information. However, generally speaking, a child support determination primarily depen ...read more
Answer: Depending upon the circumstances, child support can be revisited at various times for family law cases dealing with a mi ...read more
Answer: Yes, there is no time requirement for a marriage to last before one can file for divorce. (For example: Kim Kardashian ...read more
Answer: To whom it may concern: No, not in my view. If you were to get married again after a legal separation only, then you'd b ...read more
Answer: As a starting point, it would be important to look at what your current custodial arrangement is and what the Court has ...read more
Answer: Generally speaking, an individual must be 18 years old to make such a decision. However, the minor might consider filing ...read more
Answer: In all likelihood, no. As a practical matter, it's important to determine that if this deals with a PPO that was granted ...read more
Answer: Assuming you have custody, she would not have a basis to restrict your parenting time or deny you access to your childre ...read more
Answer: It is not clear what you mean by "papers". If you are talking about service acknowledgment regarding the Complaint for D ...read more
Answer: There are too many variables to say with certainty whether or not your boyfriend would be granted full custody. I would ...read more
Answer: In Michigan there is an application procedure to change or correct a Michigan birth record. However, your request may no ...read more
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