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0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation for Michigan on
Q: If the reason a police officer stopped me isn't true, is the rest of the information from the stop valid?

I live in Ann Arbor, MI. A police officer stopped me, didn't tell me why they pulled me over, asked for my license and registration. I only had a permit and it was expired. While I was trying to find it, the officer stated they smelled alcohol and asked me to do a field sobriety test.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Family Law for Michigan on
Q: My wife and child were a victim of intimidating and verbally abusive behavior from a teacher at my sons school

Can i file a ppo on my sons behalf? It has affected his ability to feel safe and comfortable at school and is affecting his education

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Oct 5, 2022

What is the school saying about this? That should be your first stop.

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Business Law for Michigan on
Q: Peak Performance didn't meet up with their promise concerning treatments for ED.

At the initial treatments at peak performance I didn't see any results. They promised me 6 more treatments at no cost to me. I called to try to set up a time I could come in. The Doctor I was in contact with told me someone would be calling me soon. I never heard from anyone to receive the 6... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Michigan on
Q: I was in an accident on 9/16 and cited for it on 10/5. Is it valid since it's past the 14 day mark to respond and pay?

I was making a left turn in the left turn lane with a flashing yellow I notice the light for oncoming traffic change to yellow when I look towards oncoming traffic I made what I thought was a reasonable choice to turn because the traffic coming towards the intersection looked to be too far away to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Michigan on
Q: My husband filed for a divorce on July 18th I was served on July 20th he then stated that he never submitted his

Paperwork into the court because he still wanted to be married. Now he is being supena to go to court on October 24th

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Oct 5, 2022

He can file a dismissal with the court at any time.

0 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Michigan on
Q: Hello, My husband filed for divorce on July 18th I was served with divorce papers on July 20th

He didn't submit paperwork though and now he is being supena to go to court on October 24th. He said that he no longer wanted to go through with the divorce

1 Answer | Asked in Trademark for Michigan on
Q: Can I do anything if someone filed a trademark for a name that I previously set for a club but didn't trademark?

I helped create the club back in 2003 and we have evidence and witnesses that can collaborate the time of formation. We are also an international club and have members across the globe. We do not want to have a Marijuana dispensary with the same name as us. And while our name is not trademarked it... Read more »

Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp
Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp PRO label
answered on Oct 4, 2022

You may be able to oppose the registration by what is called a "junior user" (you are the "senior user" based on your prior use) when its application is published for opposition, which is the last step in federal registration of trademarks and collective membership marks (a... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Workers' Compensation and Insurance Defense for Michigan on
Q: Who is liable to pay for damages or reimburse me for the bill?

I am an employee of a private country club in Michigan. My car was hit by a golf ball while parked in the employee parking lot. The damage required me to have my entire windshield replaced at almost $500. The general manager says that the golfer who hit my car is responsible to pay for damages... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Small Claims for Michigan on
Q: I just am Curious about coupon laws. Me and a few others have this 25$ reward thing from Kroger that keeps working.

We use it over and over again when we shop there and recently it was de activated on the stores end. Should we be worried? Can we get in trouble for using this? It was issued by Kroger. By their RX redemption club, by transferring a RX to tbere pharmacy. It's a 25$ free grocery reward.

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Michigan on
Q: What happens when the neighbors let there dog off leash and causes mine to get out

They caused my dog to get out and the police report is not true statements, they are trying to get me to pay for their dogs vet bill when my dog didnt even touch there dog. they lied and the cops lied

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Michigan on
Q: My son’s ex wife lied during the divorce, saying she was not pregnant. She was 4 months pregnant.

He agreed to pay alimony. She is now living with the father of her new child. Does my son have any legal recourse being that she lied. It also proves she committed adultery. My son does not feel he should have to pay alimony to provide for her new family.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Oct 3, 2022

Possibly. He should retain an attorney to look into post-judgment relief.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Civil Litigation for Michigan on
Q: My gf's parents claimed her as special needs dependent and she doesnt want to be claimed. How does she get out of it?

She has hydrocephalus and mild cerebral palsy. She doesn't wanna be around her racist stepdad and her mother isn't helping 50% because of her unapproval for me and 50% because she has debilitating back issues. Her aunt and uncle agrees with me and her but don't wanna overstep the... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Oct 4, 2022

How old is your girlfriend? I'm not sure one issue has much to do with the other; one's a tax issue and the other is a relationship issue.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Michigan on
Q: Hi may I relocate to another state if the other parent isn't in my childs life at all and is not helping financially?

No child support case and other parent has been in and out of jail, he has refused to co parent on multiple occasions when I tried to co parent. He has chosen to stay completely out of the children's lives I want to move to Washington state from the state of Michigan due to Im getting married... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Oct 3, 2022

Is there any custody or support order? You should review with an attorney, and you may need to file a change of domicile motion.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Michigan on
Q: Is there a law where when u are arrested, That u have to be mirandized, before being charged with a crime

I was on picked up on a warrant that was issued for me that morning and picked up from work, and was never actually read my right until pretrial

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Oct 1, 2022

No. Miranda Rights apply when 1) you are in custody, and 2) being interrogated. The rights protect you from involuntary self-incrimination, and when violated, can lead to suppression of any statements or evidence gained.

Only because of TV and movies do we believe the police need to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Michigan on
Q: Can a township bill you for a tenant's past-due utility bills in their name?

I had a tenant on a land contract purchase agreement that put the utilities in his name including the sewer bill. He could not make payments and violated the land contract with illegal drug activity so he was kicked out by the court of Menominee County, MI. He had left a sewer bill of $661.29 and... Read more »

Kenneth V Zichi
Kenneth V Zichi
answered on Oct 5, 2022

Municipality owned/operated utilities for water and/or sewer CAN under state law, add unpaid bills into the property taxes. This doesn't sound 'unusual' to me.

What DOES matter is your misuse of the word 'tenant' which makes me think you didn't get legal advice...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Michigan on
Q: My daughter is 12 she’ll be 13 in three months She don’t want to go to her dad house so I have to make her go

I am waiting on a court date to modify parenting and I am asking to modify parenting time because my daughter doesn’t want to go over her dad house all the time and she doesn’t like how he’s been treating her or the things he have said about me to her I hate having to make her go and here... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Oct 1, 2022

You are doing the right thing by filing the motion. Perhaps there is something negative going on that your daughter is afraid of disclosing. Still, your duty is to comply with the parenting time order and continue facilitating her relationship with her father. Typically in these situations with a... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Michigan on
Q: Hi can my employer keep my PTO from me if I put in a 2 week, but left 3 days before it was up? My supervisor/manager sig

Signed off on it, but then they didn't give it to me.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Michigan on
Q: How can I get proof my brother and sister have poa and are trustees for her trust for my mother.

I have asked to see them but they have refused to show the documents to me

Trent Harris
Trent Harris
answered on Sep 30, 2022

Your brother and sister have no obligation to share your mother's power of attorney or your mother's trust with you in a strict legal sense. If your mother is living, then it is likely the trust is revocable and she is the only present beneficiary of the trust, and no one else is entitled... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Michigan on
Q: Court tomorrow for domestic violence NEED ADVICE

Last year same exact thing happened but she didn’t show up so it got dismissed. So this is technically second one and it’s vs the state not her…. Should I take plea deal for probation or go to trial?? I know she will not show up if so but since it’s vs the state idk! Please help it’s... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Oct 1, 2022

While this answer may be a little late for you, it's worth answering for anyone else in a similar situation.

The decision to go to trial is yours alone, and should be based on the strengths and weaknesses of your case and explained by your lawyer. It's foolish to go to trial...
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