My job put me on layoff a week before the shutdown here in Michigan and now our shop is closed like many others. My husband is still working as he is a mechanic but that is a unknown as to how long that will be as its based on business and if there isn't any then he wont be working. So with not... Read more »
You're probably in luck! Sect. 1113 of the CARES Act, which was just passed by the Senate, says the definition of “income” in the Bankruptcy Code for chapters 7 and 13 will exclude coronavirus-related payments from the federal government from being treated as “income” for purposes of filing...Read more »
You will need to refer to the language your VRBO contract. But most likely, no, you can't get your money back because the stay at home order (1) didn't cancel the effect of existing contracts, and (2) the Michigan stay at home order has no effect on the state of Florida. If you need further...Read more »
I am apparently being sued for $1000+ from Kay Jewelers from 2005(I believe I paid it but since it was a $150 purchase and so long ago I don't have proof). It has never shown on my credit report as a collection and actually opened a new Kay Jewelers credit account a year ago with no issues.
Yes, there is a 6-year statute of limitations for breach of contract in Michigan. They would've needed to sue you by 2011. But if you are dealing with this now, chances are they already got their money judgment in court and if so, they can renew that every 10 years until the debt is paid....Read more »
It depends on what form of ownership you owned the trailer in with your dad. Joint tenants with right of survivorship? Tenants in common? If the former, the trailer passed to you alone upon your father's death. If the latter, you own only 50% of the funds from the sale, and your father's estate...Read more »
The money that was in my account was to file bankruptcy, all the courthouses are closed to the public due to the Coronavirus. Everything I had was in my account, now I have no money for rent, food, my car. Is there any way to fight this during a national emergency?
If the money taken was more than $600, you can get that back in a bankruptcy case if you file within 90 days. It's called a preferential transfer, and it can be recovered in the bankruptcy case. For more information, consult with a bankruptcy attorney in your area.
You could file for guardianship/conservatorship over your father. Then, if the court believes your father is in need of legal protection and the past conveyance was not in your father's best interest because of duress or undue influence, the court could set aside the transfer. To do any of these...Read more »
So what you're saying is, your mom gifted the property to you. The property became yours upon completion of the gift, ie when it was delivered to you. Now, your sister is detaining the property against your rights and not allowing you to have it.
I was trying to get gas And a inform me that I had a bill from 2009 of $1500 But I moved out of that address in the end of 2008 they will not help me out is there a limitation on how far back they can go
That's a good question. If the debt was from 2008-2009, it's definitely past the statute of limitations. But the statute of limitations means only that Consumers can't sue you in a court of law now to collect the debt. It doesn't necessarily mean Consumers can't ask you to pay your past-due balance...Read more »
It depends on whether your mother left a will. If she did, maybe some of her property was supposed to go to your deceased siblings and/or their children. Otherwise, if there was no will, the property would pass to surviving children, ie you. For further information, consult with a probate attorney...Read more »
A person in possession of a deceased person's will has a legal duty to forward the will to the Probate Court in the county where the deceased person last lived. You could check with the Probate Court and see if a will is on file. Also, if you are a designated beneficiary under a trust, you should...Read more »
In October 2018 mom then changed all assets into her name. Is that will from 2010 still valid. Am I still the executor since step dad passed away, and Mom converted everything to her ownership. My stepdad did disinherit his natural children and it was stated in the will. He named myself the oldest... Read more »
The will is valid. The question is whether there is any property owned by your deceased stepdad that requires probating. If all your stepdad's property was jointly owned with your mom with survivorship rights, then the property would pass to your mom automatically and the will may not need to be...Read more »
I was never notified by the collection agency of garnishment. Only received a copy of the Writ of Periodic Garnishment from the cities auditing department after money was deducted for earnings. I received the document on Feb. 19th post marked Feb. 14th. Is the statute up on this? They failed... Read more »
I'm sorry to hear this is happening to you. I concur with Mr. Alexander's advice.
Also, you should know that as long as a judgment remains unpaid, the creditor can still renew the judgment every 10 years and continue trying to collect it. If you are judgment proof, maybe you can convince...Read more »
Possibly. He would probably need to be able to show that the payments were a loan to your brother, and not a gift. Also, stepfather would need to file a statement and proof of claim in brother's estate. For further assistance, consult with a probate attorney in your area.
My mother in law had a 50K life insurance police she passed in November and my father-in-law was the beneficiary. He died 43 days later before the policy paid out (check just came) does the money go into probate or go to the children?
The money belongs to your father in law's estate. How the money goes from there depends on whether he had a will or other estate planning done, or if he died intestate. For further information, consult with a probate attorney in your area.
We had a lawyer try and do a small estate as the estate value was less than the $22000 allowed in Michigan but it was denied, Would that be because my brother is also on the deed it has to go to probate?
Possibly. When real estate is involved, it will either need to be probated or dealt with using a petition and order for assignment. The procedure used by your lawyer may not have been the correct one to use. But to be sure, you should get a consult with a probate attorney in your area who can...Read more »
He has 1 sister and 1 brother. They want me to be executor as I have experience (I’ve done this before). Sister does not agree with them and does not want me to do it. If the 2 brothers agree and sister does not, what do we do?
The 2 brothers who do agree should sign renunciations of their right to seek appointment of personal representative, and in the renunciations they have the right to nominate you instead. You would file an application or petition to be appointed personal representative, with notice to all interested...Read more »
My father recently passed away and was a sole owner of a LLC. He was paying a supplier 400 USD a month to settle a debt. Can the supplier go after the benefits my mother is owed from his life insurance policy? She was not listed as an owner or investor in the LLC. Thanks for your help
No. A creditor of the LLC or of your father has no standing to go after proceeds of a life insurance policy. The creditor's remedy, if the creditor has one, is to file a claim against the LLC. If your father personally guaranteed the debt or was found personally liable to the creditor in an estate,...Read more »
I am my mom's only biological child and my stepdad has 3 kids (all adults). My stepdad is the beneficiary of her life insurance and all assets are jointly owned. My stepdad said that when he passes I would get a portion of what they owned and would be split amongst the 4 of the children. Would I... Read more »
Your right to inherit from your mother and stepdad depends on a number of factors, like whether either one has a will, how much their assets are worth, and who dies first. Without a will, you have a right to inherit from your mother's probate estate if she dies, but only if her probate property is...Read more »
The account is listed in the trust but no beneficiaries are listed. I have the trust in hand with all notarized documents and the death certificate. The Bank is telling me that I need a letter of authority to get access to the funds. There is nothing on file at the Van Buren County probate Court.... Read more »
You do not need letters of authority. That is for a probate estate. If the bank account was already owned by the trust, then what you likely need is a signed acceptance of successor trustee, showing that you have taken over as trustee and accept your obligations as trustee of the trust. The exact...Read more »
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