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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Real Estate Law and Family Law for Michigan on
Q: Do i have any legal rights in this situation?

I've put over 400K into property to develop it and build a huge pole barn, paid numerous mortgage payments as well as put another 10k cash on principle. Since i haven't been able to get on the property and having excuses time and time again I'm leaving but would like to know if i... View More

Kenneth V Zichi
Kenneth V Zichi
answered on May 14, 2024

In GENERAL a verbal contract is worth the paper it is written on.

In the case of real estate however, there is an actual rule called the "statute of frauds" that says 'if it isn't in writing it is not enforceable. So -- your assumption was it was 'joint'...
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0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Michigan on
Q: Hi I traveled during covid from Lebanon Ben here in the US with children due to dad being violent and all we came here

provided everything the kids were mistreated hit my kids only know me it was very traumatized for us the kids had a fire in the house the family that's had the kids dropped them off in the middle of the night to another relative and the worker the next day put them right back at that house the... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Health Care Law for Michigan on
Q: I have a question I was at my sisters i went in to garage I had two paper bags of groceries in my arms and she was

Vacuuming the carpet in garage she pulled bag my arm went w bag she hurt my arm as she pulled bag I have to have surgery I have a torn rotor cuff will my sisters home insurance pay for surgery I don’t know what to do next that’s my question ?

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Michigan on
Q: In Michigan i have my appointment set up to relocate with my fiancé who lives in Ohio. Is there anything i need.

Have a appointment in courthouse to relocate from Michigan to Ohio to move in with my fiancé, was wondering how these meetings go and if there is anything i need to be prepared to do. thank you

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Michigan on
Q: My granddaughter is in prison for26 more months an her daughter dad wants her to sign a paper giving him full custody

She said no when she gets out will she have trouble with that

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on May 6, 2024

Your daughter is in a tough spot. She may find herself without much of a choice between giving the father full custody or having her parental rights terminated. It will, undoubtedly, be an uphill battle to even shared custody upon her release unfortunately.

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Michigan on
Q: If a car was given to me through divorce but not in my name & a forced sale if not paid for 60 days, can I give it back?

Plaintif shal be responsible for any debtliability thereon and hold the Defendant harmless. Plaintiff to refinance the Dodge Caravan within 24 months of this judgment. Defendant shal have the right to force a sale of said vehicle is Plaintiff becomes more than 60 days late on her payments

0 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Family Law for Michigan on
Q: Will I need a Tax ID Number for an irrevocable trust that does not generate income?

If my irrevocable trust only has tangible items in it that does not and will not ever generate income, will I need to get a Tax Identification Number for the trust? I live in Michigan. Thanks

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Criminal Law for Michigan on
Q: A girl 10 discloses to mother sexual touching by father no criminal charges is this a confirmed case of sex abuse

Defense counsel says this case can’t go forward bec not a confirmed case of sexual abuse bec no physical evidence and no criminal case please help

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Apr 29, 2024

By "confirmed case" do you mean for the family court to take action on the allegation? Different standards apply between family and criminal court as to what is actionable and even what is considered a "confirmed case". If there are not already criminal charges filed, I can only... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights and Nursing Home Abuse for Michigan on
Q: incapacitated ward file when petitioner violated HIPAA,no consent,stole med.test,no cour order,& fraud med.ord.4 E.T.G

No harm, danger,S.W. fabricated story,, seized,forced imprisonment,120 days ,in contempt , force N.H.Never wanted services.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Michigan on
Q: My daughters fathers was taking me to court for joint custody. Before our court date a so called family friend

Petition the court to intervene. The judge denied that motion. We had another court date set but a day before that court date we received notice for a guardianship court date in probate court witch was one day before or custody court date. The judge granted guardianship of our daughter to View More

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Apr 30, 2024

You need an attorney immediately. Your concern right now should be less about procedure (e.g. how the court did this) and more about the facts (e.g. why the court did this).

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 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 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 Family Law for Michigan on
Q: How long does an attorney have to file a court order in family court?
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Apr 11, 2024

Depends...and then a judge still needs to sign it, which takes more time.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Family Law, Child Support and Collections for Michigan on
Q: What can you do when the judge lies to you and your court appointed attorney does nothing

I had an attorney that was going to handle my case pro Bono and the judge said that they could not do it because I was not a resident of the state of Michigan but how can that be true if I am in court in that state my lawyer would have to be licensed in that state

Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
answered on Apr 7, 2024

You can be hauled into court in Michigan even if you are not a Michigan resident. If you are not a resident, according to the judge, you are not eligible to have a court appointed attorney.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Family Law, Child Support and Collections for Michigan on
Q: When it is the state that is in court as the plaintiff how can that case be tried as not to be impartial to the state

How can the friend of the court enter you into a contract without your consent and don't you have the constitutional right to contract or not to contract

Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
answered on Apr 7, 2024

Apparently, you are a New York resident who has an open child support case in Michigan and appeared in a Michigan court. I assume the State of Michigan was the complaining party. Under the child support laws of all 50 states, as required by federal law, each state has a state agency to collect and... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Michigan on
Q: 1st hearing, shouldn't I of received, evidence against me, medical orders, statements, disclosure? Paperwork?
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Apr 1, 2024

Not necessarily. Is this a custody or divorce case? If so, the 1st hearing is usually to establish a temporary order: figure out what's going on and how to keep things from getting worst. There's usually a lot of discovery and exchange of evidence left to do.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Family Law and Real Estate Law for Michigan on
Q: I currently live with my boyfriend in a house that he solely owns. We do not want to marry. I recently sold my home &

have been thinking of making some major renovations to his home. However, I want to ensure my investment is protected in case he dies, we separate, etc. What is the best option to accomplish this? Note, he is in full agreement of us having some type of legal document to protect both our interests.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Mar 28, 2024

Best option would be to put your name on the deed as a joint owner. That way, even if you separate, you would be entitled to a portion of the proceeds upon sale of the house. Another alternative would be for him to complete an estate plan, and preferably a lady bird deed naming you as the... View More

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