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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Michigan on
Q: how much can a landlord legally raise rent in a mobile home park?

there is no lease agreement and he is trying to raise the rent $30.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Dec 1, 2021

If there is no lease agreement, then you are on a month-to-month lease. So every month is a new lease period. The question really is about notice; there is no limit to how much the increase can be.

0 Answers | Asked in Business Law and Contracts for Michigan on
Q: Hello, I signed a trade secret noncompetition agreement but the company failed to list my name as a party or my address

The agreement between the company and party (me) does not include me.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Michigan on
Q: How can I divorce my husband if he is in another country he just married me to get a visa from USA
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Dec 1, 2021

It can be quite complex, but is possible, to divorce someone living abroad. I suggest you contact a family law attorney who has done it before, or see an immigration attorney for a referral.

0 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Michigan on
Q: So can I deal with them at a layer date but go to SOS and apply for a new license it's been 20 yrs+

Owe 2 tickets in Warren 1 is 11yrs old

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Michigan on
Q: My husband is trying to secretly marry in another country what can I do he’s has visa because we are already married

He has not asked for a divorce from me is there anything I can do

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler answered on Nov 30, 2021

If you and your husband are separated, then you should seek a divorce. If he wants to remarry, then he will have to file for divorce if he plans to petition his new wife.

If your husband gets married in another country, while married to you, then the question will be, can you get proof?...
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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Sexual Harassment for Michigan on
Q: Sexual assault victim that is trying to understand if i am able to express my freedom of speech to make a facebook post

I had a sexual assault case that ended in my abuser taking a gulity plea, and i ended up making a facebook post with my abusers name. Are they able to sue me for defamation or anything because of this?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Nov 30, 2021

Doubtful. Although you should be careful not to stray from the truth. The guilty plea is a matter of public record.

BUT, for your own well-being: what do you gain by posting on Facebook? Justice has been presumptuously served in court. The court of public opinion can be far less forgiving....
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3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Michigan on
Q: What should I do I feel like I was pressured into filing for bankruptcy my attorneys office when I was 20?

I am now facing it being possibly discharged due to non payment because I had to take 8 months off of work due to no childcare. Now looking back I don’t think the ramifications were clearly described to me. I filed in January of 2020. I just started work and am going to try and get caught up now... Read more »

Thomas. R. Morris
Thomas. R. Morris answered on Nov 29, 2021

It seems like you are looking for validation of a theory that the attorney you hired to file a bankruptcy petition for you is responsible for problems that also involve the high cost of daycare. If your attorney committed legal malpractice, seek advice promptly because you must bring suit within... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Michigan on
Q: So what happens at the actual court date.My old tickets are now void due to a new Michigan driving law

What are the judges option at this point

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Nov 30, 2021

I think you may confuse the relief recently signed into law. The offenses do no go away; they just aren't used to keep a license suspended. You still have to deal with the citations themselves.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Employment Law and Products Liability for Michigan on
Q: Ok, my mom sold for Paparazzi Jewelry, under the guise of it being hypoallergenic, as well as nickle AND lead free;

She found out that it was a lie. They had nickle AND lead, and some have reported the lead is toxic. Now, I know MLMs are extremely hard to catch, but they tout these jewels, necklaces, bracelts, etc as LEAD AND NICKLE free to ALL consultants, AND customers. Is there ANYTHING my mom can do to sue... Read more »

Thomas. R. Morris
Thomas. R. Morris answered on Nov 29, 2021

This sounds like a breach-of-contract claim. The devil is in the details, and there are more details than I can list in this format. Who would be the defendant? Is there a written warranty by the seller regarding the merchandise? Where is the defendant? Is there jurisdiction here in Michigan?... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Michigan on
Q: What is a walk in bond
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Nov 29, 2021

Sounds like local terminology, but I would take it to mean an appearance bond or personal recognizance bond - meaning you need to present yourself to the court at your earliest opportunity. I suggest calling the court for instruction.

0 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Michigan on
Q: Traffic violations and warrants were issued
1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Michigan on
Q: Divorce in MI with no assets or children. He filed and requested fee waiver. Will I have to pay the filing fee?

He stated he is self-employed but he is actually unemployed and lied about his obligations. States that he has student loans but instead has excessive CC debt. I informed him if he waited until after the holidays I was willing to file and pay. Instead he filed and served me the night before... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Nov 28, 2021

While technically, a fee waiver works as a suspension of fees, and so the court could order an opposing party to pay those fees, in practice, that rarely happens.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Banking and White Collar Crime for Michigan on
Q: Hi, I was victim of bank fraud - someone other than me initiated in branch transactions, bank didn't raise flags or stop

Do I have case for bank failure to either protect n secure my banking & personal info, since someone within the "bank" compromised my info, and also either failed to spot n prevent to confirm n varify acct ownership, or someone within that branch conspired to allow these transactions... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Nov 28, 2021

Without more, it's likely the bank will restore to you whatever funds you lost. Depending on what exactly happened, or how much you lost, you could look into pursuing things further.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Michigan on
Q: My ex husband intentionally withheld my child from me and violated the in place court order , Made up false accusations

He had said my partner of two years touched my daughter and made a video of it , The video alone shows my 3 year old has been coached from him I need legal advice

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Nov 28, 2021

What relief are you seeking? If he withheld the child under an ex parte order, you should file an objection to that order; if he did so without a court order, then you should file a parenting time complaint with the friend of the court or look into filing other appropriate motions with the court to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Michigan on
Q: Hi, my uncle had left me a tractor. The loan was agenst his savings. So the savings payed the loan. Im told now that

I have to pay the loan. He put it in writing that it was to be mine. Am i leaglly resonsible for the loan. Even though his savings payed for it? My cousin says i owe her the money.

Kenneth V Zichi
Kenneth V Zichi answered on Nov 26, 2021

Without seeing the documents (the will and the loan documents) it is impossible to say. GENERALLY when there is a lien against a piece of property the person 'inheriting' it needs to pay the loan. SOME wills specify loans should be paid from the estate first and any inheritance is made... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Michigan on
Q: During a bench trial, when should a motion in limine be granted? 5 points A. When the evidence could inflame the judge’
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Nov 28, 2021

The standard is the same in a jury or bench trial: motions in limini - to exclude or restrict certain testimony - should be granted when the evidence is more prejudicial than probative. If you don't know what those two terms mean in the legal world, you absolutely should have an attorney, who... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Michigan on
Q: What can I do I think my husband did a fraud marriage with me just so he can get a visa
Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Nov 25, 2021

There are many things you can do even at this time, however, before selecting the most effective legitimate approach discuss your present situation with a licensed immigration attorney in person or remotely.

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2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Michigan on
Q: my dad died. He took out a loan on the house owed by the estate of my dad. Now they are askin me to be named a successor

does this make me liable for the loan

Kenneth V Zichi
Kenneth V Zichi answered on Nov 24, 2021

"Named a successor" to WHAT? Without seeing the proposed paperwork it is impossible to say what they're asking and whether or not you'll be liable for the loan. Seek local legal representation to review the ENTIRE transaction to determine whether or not it makes sense, is in... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Michigan on
Q: What can I do if my husband is trying to get engaged and married in his country
Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Nov 23, 2021

Well you could divorce that person who is trying to commit bigamy or polygamy which both are prohibited in the United States. BE as it may, you need to consult with a family law attorney of your choice regarding your immediate legal choices. Good luck to you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Michigan on
Q: Loaned tools out for a home improvement job job is done now home owners will not give me back my tools
Thomas. R. Morris
Thomas. R. Morris answered on Nov 23, 2021

It appears from the facts you have written that you were entitled to your tools back. Were you to file suit in court, it would be called a claim and delivery complaint. I hope that helps you. The problem is the cost of filing and prosecuting a lawsuit.

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