Champion Law Offices
About Robert ChampionWith years of experience as an assistant prosecuting attorney assigned to major felony prosecution of homicides, home invasion, armed robbery, and criminal sexual conduct cases, I have successfully litigated thousands of criminal and civil cases covering a broad range of complex legal issues. With over 30 years combined experience in all aspects of the criminal justice system, I have a unique understanding of the criminal justice process. This includes experience as a former police officer, assistant prosecutor, a private practice attorney and as an instructor and presenter with both the Michigan State Bar - Criminal Law Section and the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan on issues involving drunk driving and domestic violence.
Directory Practice Areas
- Criminal Law
- DUI & DWI
- Estate Planning
- Family Law
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
|Owner, Attorney, Champion Law Offices|
|Prosecuting Attorney, Allegan County Prosecutors|
|University of Denver||J.D. (1994)||Law|
|Honors: Barristers’ Cup Fellow; Marion F. Jones Memorial Scholarship recipient; recipient of the American Jurisprudence Awards for Trial Practice and Advance Trial Practice.|
|Activities: Articles Editor of the Transportation Law Journal|
|Ferris State University||B.S. (1977)||Criminal Justice|
|Member, Michigan State Bar|
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Q. Can I let the court know each month my sons father hasn't made his child support payment?
A: Is he ordered to pay support through the Friend of the Court? If yes (since there are contempt hearings, he probably is) - the Court already knows when he pays and how much he is behind. When show cause or contempt hearings are held, make sure you have contact with the FOC and appear. Let them know your circumstances and the hardship the situation presents for you. They may demand more of a payment, or hold the hearings more frequently.
Q. I am a us citizen from Michigan, and my partner is a illegal immigrant from Mexico. Are we able to get married?
A: You will be able to get married; however, this will not protect him from being deported for being here illegally. You need to contact an immigration attorney immediately to discuss options.
Q. Defendant in divorce case thats been dismissed due to plaintif not entering judgment for divorce in time. Can I file?
A: You can file for divorce - and you can file in the County that you live in (if you have lived there longer than 10 days). On the Summons, it will ask if there have been any previous actions - you will need to list the case number, court and judge of the case that was dismissed.
Q. At what age will the family court system listen to a child's preference of parent to live with?
A: Typically when the child is older than 12, they can be interviewed and express a preference in a custody case. This preference will not be revealed, and is just one of the 12 factors considered in a custody determination. Here is a Friend of the Court brochure detailing all of the custody factors: http://courts.mi.gov/administration/scao/resources/documents/publication...
Q. How can i only be responsible for areages for back child suport when my kids grandmother had temp custody of my kids ?
A: There must have been a child support order in place at the time, stating that you must pay support. Unless you file a motion to have that amended, the amount will continue to increase.