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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Michigan on
Q: I have somebody who is looking for help in a legal case, they are wanted and want to turn themselves in, but need help

This person is 20 years old, and wanted from another state. They want to get their life together but need to turn themselves in. They want to, but do not want to have to go back to the state the charges are in due to some issues. Such as they were molested by a sibling and they don’t want to live... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jan 20, 2022

Hire an attorney in that state to help deal with this.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Michigan on
Q: What does MCL 28.722 (s),(u) or(w) mean when it comes to a criminal sexual charge.

Filing paperwork to get off the registering list

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jan 20, 2022

They describe the different tiers. You should know, or will need to find out, what tier you are.

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Michigan on
Q: How do the heir that’s the Personal Representative convey in this situation?

Mother died Intestate

Only 2 heirs , no mortgage. One heir is also Personal Representative. There’s no additional unpaid debts or reason to sell house & 1 heir wants to sign over their portion of the property. Which type of Deed(s), affidavit or waivers will be needed to convey &... Read more »

Kenneth V Zichi
Kenneth V Zichi answered on Jan 20, 2022

You transfer it in the same way the personal representative would transfer any other property. With a proper deed and property transfer affidavit(s). But if the transfer is different than what the will/laws of intestacy calls for by agreement of the parties, there also needs to be appropriate... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Michigan on
Q: increasing 600.00 per month. My lease is up in April. If I find a place to live before lease is up can he keep surety

I have a child and cannot afford this upcoming rate increase

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Michigan on
Q: A cop decided to give a passenger of a vehicle a ticket for “driving with license expired” when they werent even driving

I am the driver and I was driving just fine. The cop pulled out from a side street and was behind another car that was right behind me, got into the turning lane then quickly passed that car and then got directly behind me, following me down the road. Still doing nothing wrong… I then get pulled... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jan 20, 2022

Your friend definitely has a cause to fight. I probably don't need to tell you that the police were looking for something (or someone).

0 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Michigan on
Q: House is being forfeited for back taxes, can we get it back?

My mom sold a house on land contract and hasn't had her name taken off of the title, since then they have not paid for the last 3 years of back taxes. I was wondering if she paid them could the house revert solely back into her name or would they be able to keep it?

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Business Law and Employment Discrimination for Michigan on
Q: I have a question regarding workplace legalities.

Yes, this is my question; I work in a holistic medicine office, my boss put a voice activated recorder in my office and didn’t tell me about it. I do patient initial exams in the office. We keep our patient data HIPPA compliant. Is a holistic medicine office required to Keep patient data Hippa... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Michigan on
Q: Issues with ex wife not moving from property so it can be sold. Harassing other family members in the home.

May 2017 home was supposed to be sold. Son wants to buy it. Ex wife has hoarded the home. Currently in the process of getting her and her hoard out. Ex wife has not resided in the home for 2 weeks and is harassing the son and girlfriend. Friends of the Ex are either walking into the house or trying... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jan 18, 2022

What does the judgment of divorce say? If it says the house is to be sold, then you need to file a post-judgment motion to enforce that. You may also need to file a formal eviction action.

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Michigan on
Q: My husband recently passed away and our manufactured home is in both our names will I have to sell it?

My husband only really owned (other than personal effects) a non running car and his half of the manufactured home. He owed 2 loans when he passed one for 1000 and one for 4000. He lived in St. Clair County Michigan with no will. Will I have to sell the home or his half to settle his debts? The... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jan 18, 2022

Not necessarily. Are the loans liens on the home? Did you also sign for those loans?

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Michigan on
Q: Is it legal in the state of Michigan to collect police license plates?

I am a collector of Michigan police badges license plates insignias etc

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jan 18, 2022

Are you looking to collect actual plates? You may want to check with various police departments. My understanding is that most local police have municipal plates - same plates as any other city vehicle, with an "x" in the middle. Not sure how much of a collector's item that would be.

1 Answer | Asked in Collections for Michigan on
Q: Is it legal to collect Michigan police license plates for a collection

I am a collector of police memorabilia I collect badges license plates patches anything that has to do with police there are a lot of collectors out there and that's what we pretty much do and then we sell or we trade etc

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jan 18, 2022

Legal? Probably no different than collecting any one else's license plate. What purpose would it serve though?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Michigan on
Q: What do I do? Traveling during other parents time, I offered him to keep the child he won’t.

We travel back and forth in the winter to ski. For over a year now my ex and I have changed up our parenting time schedule. He is now saying he wants his normal weekends. For that to happen I told him there’s two options we switch weekends or he has the child while we travel. He refused and said... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jan 18, 2022

You have a few options: 1) can you take the child with you to ski? 2) do you have alternate child care available?

Unless you are able to reach a compromise, the parenting time schedule stands. Depending on how much time you have before your trip, you could see about filing a motion to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Michigan on
Q: Employer is forcing non vaccinated employees to be tested weekly, but not those who have had the shots can they do this
Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Jan 17, 2022

Probably.

The State of Michigan in its COVID-19 Employment FAQ has said "Employees may be asked by employers to provide proof of a positive result or exposure. This may include documentation or making an effort to get tested for COVID-19. These are examples of reasonable...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability and Lemon Law for Michigan on
Q: We bought custom furniture in April 2021. It was delivered October 19,2021. Within a week we notice a squeaky noise

Repair service came out and agreed there was a problem. Supposedly they order a part. Nothing has been done as of January 17, 2022. Can we demand a refund?

Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Jan 17, 2022

Likely depends on the purchase agreement, company policy, as well as the status of the part that was ordered. Demanding a refund and getting a refund are two different things, and being custom furniture, your question requires a much deeper than typical contract analysis to get a closer answer.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Michigan on
Q: Child Support & Custody information.

Can I ask for more child support if my ex's salary increased significantly?

If he drove drunk with our daughter in the vehicle, can I request to change to full custody?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jan 17, 2022

Yes, and yes. Do you have proof of him driving drunk with your daughter in the car? Has he been charged with a crime?

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Michigan on
Q: Do you have to pay taxes on real money winnings in phone app games?

Like in app game such as blackout bingo or cash carnival real money slots and spin to win? Also are game like these legal.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jan 17, 2022

The IRS considers winnings income that you must report. Most legit places will issue a 1099 along with your winnings, which is how the IRS will know to look for your accurate reporting come tax time.

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law for Michigan on
Q: I recently did a job for a customer but was a third party through the whole process. I completed the job.

Unfortunately I wasn't paid at all. My friend who got the job for me, through the construction company. During the whole processes of the job I had mainly had to go to him for questions and did get the first half down. Well the first half was $4700 and I only got 4000 thousand cash in a... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jan 17, 2022

Your issue is with the construction company. Sounds like customer paid as they agreed, and they are not responsible for whatever arrangements you had going with your friend.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Michigan on
Q: If my son's father has not paid child support or seen his son/reached out for 2 years can I file and get full custody?
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jan 16, 2022

I would think so, if you don't already have full custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Michigan on
Q: My mother would like to transfer her house to me and my wife. Do we need a warranty deed or quit claim deed in Michigan

Are there tax ramifications?

Kenneth V Zichi
Kenneth V Zichi answered on Jan 15, 2022

A quit claim and the appropriate transfer and tax affidavits will usually suffice but this is NOT a ‘DIY’ appropriate task. There is much at play and there will also be tax implications and the possibility of a gift tax return being required.

That snd depending on your situation...
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