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0 Answers | Asked in Banking for Michigan on
Q: I am trying to close a CD account that belonged to my parents (who have both passed away this past year).

The account is in a bank in Puerto Rico ( it had been with a bank in Florida but the bank in Puerto Rico bought that bank) and they are requiring a Protocolization of the Durable Power in the deeds of Puerto Rico and a certification of Cancelation of Lien from the Department of Finance of Puerto... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Michigan on
Q: can a traffic stop be conducted or started after I have exited my vehicle in front of my own home

I was stupidly drifting on my road and after I parked in front of my house and exited my vehicle and proceeded to walk to my door a police cruiser then came around the corner flashed his lights and stepped out of his vehicle to conduct a traffic stop can an officer conduct a traffic stop after I... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Michigan on
Q: Saginaw County MI: My brother committed suicide in Oct. and we need to know what to do next for mother to sell his home.
Kenneth V Zichi
Kenneth V Zichi
answered on Jan 26, 2023

I'm sorry to hear of your loss.

IF your brother owned the house solely, it will need to go through probate, and his heirs (maybe your mother, maybe not ... it depends on whether or not he had a will, or children, or a spouse etc. none of which you say) so that SOMEONE (be that his...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Michigan on
Q: Is a cease and desist warranted for someone who is attempting to blackmail you?

Good afternoon. I have someone who is attempting to blackmail me. She has repeatedly stated that I must send her money in order for her to get to and from work; if I didn’t, or if she was not satisfied with whatever resulted in what she asked for, she has threatened, on numerous occasions, to... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jan 26, 2023

Potentially, this is extortion. Is there any truth to what she's saying? Their power lies in the secrecy of what they have or know about you. Even if you get this person charged with a crime, he or she could still release the information, leaving you with a similar outcome as if you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Michigan on
Q: I did not accept my plea and requested a jury trial for CSC charges. The judge refused a jury trial and charged me.

The judge charged me with what the plea was, then told me in open court that I was very naive. Is it legal for him to refuse a jury trial?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jan 26, 2023

You should have a lawyer. From how you phrase the question, there has to be a misunderstanding of what's going on somewhere and you would benefit greatly from a lawyer's explanation.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Estate Planning and Probate for Michigan on
Q: As the beneficiary of

As the beneficiary of a deceased insured, do I have the legal right to give the insurance company authorization to

Disclose the deceased, personal medical information? I am the deceased’s wife. They want me to sign a paper and give them that right. Is that legal for me to do? I did have... Read more »

Thomas. R. Morris
Thomas. R. Morris
answered on Jan 25, 2023

The Michigan statutes on decisions to be made regarding the body of a dead person use the term "next of kin" to refer to the class of persons who can make such decisions. As the widow, you would be the "next of kin". Therefore, you would be a person with authority to make... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Michigan on
Q: Do they need to present search warrant before entering home

They raided a resident due to vehicle being insured with house but the person of interest lived elsewhere. From the warrant as they insisted, a control buy was conducted at a resident that’s in person of interest name but never searched and they went somewhere else. Never presented warrant prior... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jan 26, 2023

No, they do not need to present search warrant prior to entry; especially in a raid situation.

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Michigan on
Q: I was told i cant smoke medical marijuana on michigan probation but i thought that law got changed about a year ago

Not a drug charge either was for a misdemeanor domestic in kent county michigan

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Foreclosure, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Michigan on
Q: I entered into a bad land contract deal and I need help- the title company signed the deed over amongst other things

I bought my house 2/2020 and put it up for sale 10/2020 not knowing this was not allowed as I have a RD loan- I used a Realtor and she wrote a bad land contract for the sale. The buyer does not pay as agreed and I want to do a forfeiture but don't trust myself to try alone and really... Read more »

David Soble
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David Soble
answered on Jan 24, 2023

The real estate agent and their broker may be responsible for writing a legal document as non -attorneys. With regards to your land contract being called due, lenders and banks usually have provisions in their mortgage that call a note due upon the conveyance of title. The issue is whether or not,... Read more »

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0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Michigan on
Q: Is it legal to terminate an employee for sexual misconduct then refuse to provide proof on basis its an at will state?

This man was a good employee of walmart for 10+ years. As of his termination he was the only fulltime cashier at that store. So he enjoyed benefits that were costly to walmart... suddenly out of nowhere he gets fired for sexual misconduct. When asked for proof they refused on the basis that its an... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Michigan on
Q: What if I have footage of a drone recording activities in my apartment, do I have any legal rights against this action?

I believe this to be law enforcement. Assuming some type of illegal activities.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Michigan on
Q: I have a question pertaining to law enforcement surveillances What rights does the subject have regarding privacy?

Subject has not committed or been charged with any infractions or violation. Noticed drone tracking

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jan 23, 2023

Lots of questions before there can be any answers. 1) how do you know the drone is tracking you? Generally speaking, even if the drone is tracking you - presumably from the air - you don't have a privacy right walking or driving down the street. Things get trickier if a drone is hovering close... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Michigan on
Q: I live in Michigan and my divorce was finalized December 15th. I was awarded all property, does that include firearms?

I was awarded all property in my possession and that includes his 2 firearms, which were obtained during the marriage. He is asking for them, but shouldn't they be included in the property settlement? He was supposed to sign over ownership of property in my possession within 30 days as well.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jan 23, 2023

Without looking at the judgment of divorce, I'd say you're in the pole position on this issue. Question though should be whether it's worth your time, effort, and possibly money, should he file a motion over items you apparently know he wants.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Michigan on
Q: Hello I have a question I’ve been married to my immigrant husband since 2018 and I think he lied just for a green card

He is threatening to leave me homeless and threatening to go to his homeland and marry to bring someone from India to USA what should I do about this

Samuil Buschkin
Samuil Buschkin
answered on Jan 22, 2023

You should speak to a lawyer because it sounds like you have many complex questions and issues on the table here, including family law, and immigration law, and maybe even criminal issues.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Michigan on
Q: Do I get to keep my *prospective* business

I wanted to start a business back in 2019. I went through the process of choosing the perfect name, narrowing down my niche, choosing products, etc.

While going through that, I had a "business savvy" boyfriend. He wanted to be a part of it, and quickly started trying to take... Read more »

Thomas. R. Morris
Thomas. R. Morris
answered on Jan 22, 2023

Your question should be analyzed as whether property rights, or rights with respect to competition law, have arisen. Is there a copyright, whether or not registered? A potential claim for unfair competition? An outright theft of information? I cannot tell.

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Michigan on
Q: Intellectual property: I provided a product idea to a company. They stole the idea and used it to secure a patent.

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Kevin E. Flynn
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Kevin E. Flynn
answered on Jan 23, 2023

This is going to require that a patent attorney take a deep dive on the material that you provided and the nuances of the issued patent claims. There may be a path to correct inventorship to add you as one of the inventors. If you did not assign over your rights, then being a coinventor makes you... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Michigan on
Q: Can my sister's husband, who she is separated from, keep her from getting her belongings?

My sister has a daughter from a previous relationship. In her husband's home are her daughter's birth certificate and shot records. She needs those to enroll her daughter in her new school. Her husband said he doesn't have to giver her anything, by law. He is willing to trade her... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Michigan on
Q: In Michigan is it legal for a public school to release a minor child to someone they were distinctly told not to

He was released to his grandparents that work for the school district even after I told the high school staff not to it took me 3 weeks to get him back

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jan 23, 2023

Really depends on your legal status to the child, the other parent's legal status to the child, and whose been listed on the contact card with the school. It's unlikely you're going to succeed with a claim against the school; your bigger issue is within the family.

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