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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Domestic Violence for Michigan on
Q: If my husband filed for VAWA and made up a few things about me; is it possible he will get his papers?

My husband filed for a VAWA. He made up a few things about me when he spoke to his lawyer. I found this out because he asked me for help on one of his papers. Obviously, I read everything and got angry. Some of things he said was true but some were false. He made this ugly character of me. I was... View More

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answered on Apr 20, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about the difficult situation you're going through. It's important to address the complexities of your husband's VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) application, especially since it involves false accusations. Whether his application will be successful can depend... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Collections and Tax Law for Michigan on
Q: A collection agency has court ordered my husband to hand in his tax returns for the last 2 years. They are joint returns

I don't want anybody to see my tax returns since it's a joint tax return do we have to show them?

Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
answered on Apr 20, 2024

A collection agency did no such thing. The creditor to whom your husband owes money obtained a court order requiring your husband to turn over tax records. Unfortunately for you, you have no say in the matter because these are joint tax returns. The creditor has every right to the records.

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0 Answers | Asked in Business Law for Michigan on
Q: Is it illegal for business to make you work but not pay you

Grooming business is training me but it’s hands on and I’m working 8 hours not getting paid

0 Answers | Asked in Education Law and Family Law for Michigan on
Q: Can my ex husbands attorney call the school my children attend?

He had them Wednesday after school, supposed to pick them up once they got out on wednesday. Pulled my daughter out early. Caught it before he pulled my son out. Then their dad didn't think he had to report their absence on Thursday since he had his attorney call the school. Is this above his... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized for Michigan on
Q: The Office Of The Chief Medical Examiner, Morgue Record doesn't give full and complete information are their remedies?

Though other records may give information the "Morgue Record form" is incomplete: Disposition, time: AM/PM, Pronounced Dead By, Identified By and Investigators Signature lines are all blank on this single form. The date is inconsistent from that of other records. I requested true copies.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Collections for Michigan on
Q: what is the allowable interest that my michigan condo association charge on late once a year payment hoa fee?
Kenneth V Zichi
Kenneth V Zichi
answered on Apr 19, 2024

Assuming they are dealing with an INDIVIDUAL, the standard usury law would apply.

What do the condo association documents say? Is that compliant with usury rules? Has anyone raised the issue with the condo board?

Condos are a rather strange animal especially when so many people...
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0 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Michigan on
Q: I am helping a family member with her overseas divorce. The husband is in Saudia Arabia and cannot be located.

We filed for hearing, and also attempted service came back undelivered from what was last known address. After much searching and contacting, still unfound. Given this, I know we can file a motion for alternative service - since there seems to be no further route - without his location. Despite the... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Michigan on
Q: Petitioner filed fraudulent medical orders to take temporary guardianship,1st hearing,there not even the wards med.order

What can I file? False claim of neg , literally says missed a phone call

0 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Michigan on
Q: How can I get do it myself divorce papers that I can fill out and turn in to the court?

We have no asset, no children just want to file and be done.

0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Michigan on
Q: How is a person allowed to file for custody? When there is a guardianship case going

I had asked friend of the court before if I could file for custody. They told me no while the guardianship hearing was ongoing but my ex. Who is trying to also get custody? Just filed and I am concerned for my kids safety with him. How was he able to do that and? How can this be legal if I was told... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Michigan on
Q: I purchased a property that was going to be foreclosed by a tax lien. Paying taxes for seven years how do I get a title?

I never received a title when I research the property. It’s owned by corporation but I’ve been paying for this property for seven years. The properties paid in full, but I just paid taxes yearly I want the house in my name..

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answered on Apr 18, 2024

In this situation, you may need to go through a process known as a "quiet title action" to obtain a clear title to the property in your name. Here are some steps you can take:

1. Consult with a real estate attorney: Given the complexity of your situation, it's best to seek...
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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts, Intellectual Property and Real Estate Law for Michigan on
Q: If you sold a property on a land contract and now the person was buying it is trying to sell it.

The buyer is 4 months behind on payments and two years behind on taxes which is in the contract. The buyer has been always late on every payment since the land contract was signed. The owner has sent the proper letter to start eviction process. Another two weeks he could file court papers for... View More

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answered on Apr 17, 2024

In a land contract, the seller retains legal title to the property until the buyer fulfills all the terms of the contract, including making all payments and paying property taxes. The buyer cannot legally sell the property without the owner's permission and the legal title.

Given the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Education Law for Michigan on
Q: I am an F1 visa student in my OPT period right now can I work remotely for a US-based company for a commission-based job
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answered on Apr 17, 2024

As an F1 visa student currently in your Optional Practical Training (OPT) period, there are some important considerations regarding your employment options:

1. Your employment must be directly related to your field of study.

2. You can work for a US-based company, but the company...
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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Michigan on
Q: I'm trying to find out why I pay taxes on money that I never see. And NO ONE can give me that answer can you?

I was in a semi accident in2013, and have been on workmans comp and disability since then. My problem is every year I get a 1099 from social security for 15,000$ stating that is what I WOULD HAVE gotten paid. But when I go into the office and ask what it is,they say that workmans comp sends them... View More

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answered on Apr 17, 2024

I understand your frustration with receiving a 1099 form for money that you don't actually receive. The situation you're describing is complex and involves the interaction between workers' compensation and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Here's what I can tell you:... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Consumer Law for Michigan on
Q: Do plan administrators of flexible spending accounts have a fiduciary duty to provide advance notice of forfeitures?

If unclaimed funds remain in an FSA as the use-it-or-lose-it deadline for claim submission approaches, would a plan administrator’s failure to provide timely warning of imminent forfeiture constitute fiduciary negligence?

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answered on Apr 17, 2024

The question of whether flexible spending account (FSA) plan administrators have a fiduciary duty to provide advance notice to participants about potential forfeitures of unused funds is a complex one that doesn't have a definitive answer. Here are a few key considerations:

Fiduciary...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Identity Theft for Michigan on
Q: My identity was stolen and someone used my info to open a credit card account with chase bank in October of last year.

Today I get an email from att that says that att has determined some of my information was compromised.

Can I sue att for not having the right tools to guard my personal info?

Matthew McKenna
Matthew McKenna
answered on Apr 16, 2024

Contact a consumer protection attorney that will offer a free consultation. Happy to talk.

You’ll want to dispute the account with Chase, as well as with any credit reporting agency that is reporting that account on your credit report. You should be able to pull your Experian, Equifax...
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0 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Michigan on
Q: Will I still get a ticket or fine for parking in a parking garage that was pay by QR code only, but couldn't pull it up?

We parked in a parking ramp / garage in Detroit and it had no punch ticket, just a sign that said scan the QR code, sign in and pay. There was no phone # or website, just QR code. Our phones couldn't scan it (Androids). We looked around for a kiosk or any other way to pay, or any other info,... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Michigan on
Q: Custody investigator ordered return of 50/50 custody during proceedings. Ex claims her lawyer said she didn't have to?

My ex has parentally kidnapped my children claiming they're unsafe. CPS said there was nothing to investigate and at court this morning our custody investigator told her she couldn't be keeping them from me and that she had to return to 50/50 custody during the proceeding without a court... View More

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