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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Michigan on
Q: My x took my title and forged my signature to transfer my car into his name illegally

I need to know what to do in order to get the police to do something about this felonious crime.

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Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 20, 2021

I'm unsure what else you can do other than file a police report.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Michigan on
Q: My daughter is currently 12 years of age and does not want to go to her fathers home during the week days.

she claims it is to difficult to attend school, however her father lives 45 minutes away from the school.

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Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 20, 2021

You may need to file a parenting time motion and bring this issue before the judge to decide. Neither you nor your daughter can unilaterally change the order.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Michigan on
Q: My child has state insurance and his mom said the court is making her file for child support though she does not want it

If she tells the judge not to take child support from me because she does not want it or need it will they listen or will they still press for child support?

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Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 20, 2021

When a child receives state assistance, the state will seek and enforce a child support order. What the mother wants or says to the judge is of no affect.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Michigan on
Q: Hello I had a question

I had a lawsuit and won never met the lawyer and didn’t really know how much I was getting only what he told me,is there any way I can really find out

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Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 17, 2021

If you were represented by an attorney, you should contact that person's office for details. Typically what happens in a settlement is that the party making payment sends a check to the recipient's attorney, made out in both the attorney's and the recipient's name. That check is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Michigan on
Q: hello and good day. in the state of Michigan

drivers license revoked because of dui will the applicant need a registered vehicle if approved?

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Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 16, 2021

Depends. Generally, the road to a license again involves a period of time with an interlock device ("blow and go") with a restricted license prohibiting the person from driving any car without it. So at least as a practical matter, the applicant would need vehicle access for which an... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law and Employment Law for Michigan on
Q: Can I work for a staffing agency internally and as an employee contracted out by the agency to a client?

I work for a staffing firm that does payroll/hr/admin contracting for a large client. I’m a corporate employee who manages the hr system for both the staffing agency and the client, in the past I managed payroll for both companies as well (the contracted agency employees and the direct client... Read more »

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Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 15, 2021

As a practical matter, I'm not sure it's to either company's benefit for you to manager HR for the both of them. Payroll is another matter, which I don't think is much of an issue.

The arrangement is likely legal; "best practice"? probably not.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Michigan on
Q: How can a PPO NEGATIVELY affect someone on probation?

y question is if I set up a PPO against someone that has harassing me and physically assaulted someone in my house that is on probation. How would it affect the person that is on probation? Especially if the probation is to stay away from police contact. The reason why I’m asking is the aggressor... Read more »

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Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 15, 2021

This is a tough question to answer because the correct answer depends on a lot of variables that we cannot anticipate - in the case of assault, who is the aggressor and the attacker sometimes comes down to credibility and is rarely clear cut. Generally, just because someone is on probation... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Civil Rights for Michigan on
Q: The question is long so its in more info plz help

If my ex and i presumably have a child, and she was married had the husband sign the birth certificate with out my knowledge, and ive been sending money to help support and I find out the child is is not mine would I be able to sue to get money that I sent for presumed child if i have records ?

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Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 15, 2021

Doubtful. It sounds like at this point you are sending her money out of the goodness of your heart and not pursuant to any order - in other words, the money you gave could be considered a gift. The law presumes that each party performs due diligence, and it doesn't sound like you took any... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Native American Law for Michigan on
Q: Can a tribe decide to transfer a case of tribe member 2 tribal court from state court if crime was not on indian proprty

Multiple charges, drug related at a residence of a tribal member. Kids custody affected, and defendant is being treated with cruel an strange threats and absurd penalties

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Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 15, 2021

Not only can then, but if it's an abuse or neglect case, different rules apply and the tribal court would have jurisdiction.

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Michigan on
Q: An individual verbally harassed and physically threatened me at work -& there's video evidence. What are my options?

The individual that harassed me continues to work there, and creates a hostile environment.

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Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 15, 2021

First step is to report this to your employer. You may also need to consider petitioning for a PPO.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Education Law for Michigan on
Q: Can I press charges against our board of education and have them criminally prosecuted under this statue? MCL 380.1307b
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Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 15, 2021

No. Have you addressed your issues with the board?

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Michigan on
Q: I'm 41 years old my mother is deceased does she have to be alive for my father to sign an affidavit of parentage?
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Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 10, 2021

Yes, she would need to be alive.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Michigan on
Q: Is there a way to have my kid's dad pay child support even though we live together?

I am the only one who financially provides for our kid's. Their dad refuses to help with anything financial. Is there anything I can do about it?

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Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 10, 2021

Short of physically separating, no.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Michigan on
Q: Can a circuit court judge rule if his term is expired? I can't find anything anywhere on st. Joseph County Michigan.

My son was just sentenced unfair. First felony 4 years prison with no boot camp or reform that we have in our county.

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Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 10, 2021

There's a couple of ways a judge whose term has expired would still have authority to sentence...and that's not really going to resolve your son's problem anyway.

You don't state when your son was sentenced or for what crime. Without that, it's hard to say whether...
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2 Answers | Asked in Probate for Michigan on
Q: Do you recommend to get an attorney to file a probate on a decedent who did not leave a will and have an estate?
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Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 9, 2021

Depends. Depends on how comfortable you are completing court forms, researching, and complying with court timelines. Court staff are not allowed to give legal advice, so you would need to do your own due diligence and trust yourself.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Michigan on
Q: I received a ticket for speeding and 2 civil infractions. Cop dropped original ticket and court date issued new ticket

The problem is with the new ticket when he came to my house he said he’s dropping the speeding but not the suspended licenses or failure for registration. Mind you I took his advise got the registration and my license done same day online. They said I missed court but I have an email saying they... Read more »

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Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 8, 2021

You should take it to court, and when you talk with a prosecutor, they'll probably straighten some of this out.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Michigan on
Q: Should I file motion for custody or parenting time? What should my briefing show?

My ex falsely accused me of DV the night I escaped. I kept silent and plead guilty because he continued threatening me and because the only witness that could verify was my daughter. I couldnt put her through that. A few months later during divorce, he got sole custody. Ten months ago, he was... Read more »

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Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 8, 2021

File for custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: Just wondering if there is away to get my ex boyfriend to pay for my medication, psychiatrist, and therapist bills?

My ex boyfriend has sexual, physically, and emotionally abused me in the past

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Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 8, 2021

Possibly, in one of two ways: 1) contact police and make a report. It's up to the prosecutor about whether to actually pursue criminal charges - the length of delay may be a factor, because that's the first a defense attorney will attack. 2) if you don't want to, or the prosecutor... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Michigan on
Q: Can I change my minor Childs name to my boyfriends?

My fiancé and I will be getting married 7/23/2022. The plan is for him to adopt him. I want to change my minor Childs last name to my fiance's prior to the wedding. Can I do this in Michigan? My son's biological father agrees to the name change and I have sole custody.

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Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 7, 2021

Why not just wait until marriage and change the name through the step-parent adoption?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Michigan on
Q: can atty help me write constructive discharge letter to my employer?

employed as a gate keeper at gated condo in ST Clair Shores Mi a condo owner was drunk and tryed to ram me hood to hood fortunatell he came nose to nose he got out and laughed in my face previously my boss ron said Ishould watch my back so he knew he was dangerous

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Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 7, 2021

To what end would such a letter serve? If you wish to find a different job - which I wouldn't blame you if something like that happened - would they object to you receiving unemployment?

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