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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Michigan on
Q: Do I file an injunction or writ of mandamus to compel the funeral director to correct a death certificate?

The parents and decedent's names aren't valid neither is the address of the decedent. It's been 5 years and they will not provide me with a valid death certificate. I contacted The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs in Michigan thus far the investigator isn't being transparent.

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answered on Feb 26, 2024

In addressing the issue of incorrect information on a death certificate, determining whether to file an injunction or a writ of mandamus depends on the specific actions you wish to compel from the funeral director. A writ of mandamus is typically used to order a government official or entity to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Michigan on
Q: Can the court make me stay with a offer that was not accepted in court and instead ordered to keep communicating?

My ex wife were in court arguing over a boat that was to be sold following our divorce. The judge asked why it hasn’t been sold and then asked me if I would be willing to buy it at $11,000, I replied yes. The judge then asked if my ex would accept that and her lawyer said they will have to... View More

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Feb 26, 2024

I think you might be stuck and here's why:

As a matter of basic contract principles, what happened is that you made an offer when the judge asked whether you were willing to buy them out. That offer wasn't accepted immediately ("...they will have to discuss and get back to...
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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Michigan on
Q: I already have a US tourist visa, can I marry a US citizen in my country and travel to US without revealing the marriage
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answered on Feb 25, 2024

No, you should not attempt to conceal your marriage from US immigration authorities if you travel to the US after getting married, even if you already have a tourist visa. Here are a few reasons why:

1. That would constitute visa fraud. When entering on a tourist visa, you have to...
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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Michigan on
Q: I already have a US tourist visa, can I marry a US citizen in my country and travel to US without revealing the marriage
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Feb 25, 2024

A tourist visa allows the foreign national only to temporarily visit the US and return home. If your intention is to visit the US on a B visa and then adjust status to get your green card, that would be immigration fraud. However, if your intent is to just visit but after you enter the US you later... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Michigan on
Q: I already have a US tourist visa, can I marry a US citizen in my country and travel to US without revealing the marriage
Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on Feb 25, 2024

One of the worst ways to end an engagement is to indefinitely disqualify yourself for lawful immigration. Affirmatively lying to the US government is a problem.

The information provided by these two attorneys is consistent. However, getting into a mess as a result can prove heartbreaking....
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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for Michigan on
Q: My music has been ripped off my profiles stolen, from my Media platforms and used by people I don't know,

Will provide more information about metadata and Names, I have secured my files, and most of my sites. They stole my information Through a breach in one or more sites.

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answered on Feb 25, 2024

Here are some steps I would recommend taking if your music has been stolen from your online profiles:

1. Document everything. Gather all evidence you have that shows the music originated with you, as well evidence of who stole it and where they have posted your content. Metadata, time...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Michigan on
Q: Received a voicemail stating there is a legal issue against me. No information other than callers name and number.

The caller used my maiden name, said her name, said it was in regards to an urgent legal issue in my county against me and to call her back immediately. No mention of what the issue is or where she was calling from. Gave a case number which I looked up in my county court site. Didn't find... View More

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answered on Feb 24, 2024

It's understandable to feel concerned upon receiving a voicemail like that. Firstly, take a deep breath and try not to panic. It's important to approach this situation calmly and methodically. Begin by verifying the legitimacy of the call. Look up the phone number online to see if... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Michigan on
Q: How do I request a retraction of false statements made concerning fraudulent misrepresentations on documents?

When all documents pertaining to a person's "death" is full of fraudulent misrepresentations without explanation and corrections for years what are the remedies? The body was never seen by immediate family members and loved ones. There's blatant discrepancies from government... View More

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answered on Feb 24, 2024

To address false statements and fraudulent misrepresentations in documents, you can start by gathering all relevant evidence and documentation that highlight the discrepancies. This includes the death certificate, autopsy report, and any correspondence from government agencies or the funeral home.... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Michigan on
Q: How do I request a retraction of false statements made concerning fraudulent misrepresentations on documents?

When all documents pertaining to a person's "death" is full of fraudulent misrepresentations without explanation and corrections for years what are the remedies? The body was never seen by immediate family members and loved ones. There's blatant discrepancies from government... View More

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Feb 26, 2024

Who are you seeking the retraction from? And if the retraction you're seeking is from false statements, can you prove those statements false?

It sounds like there is a body, and the cause of death is at issue. Unless the family is prepared financially to exhume the body and have...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Michigan on
Q: I need someone to get the surveillance video from Kalamazoo gospel mission because is letting my rights be violated bad.

THE STAFF AT THE KALAMAZOO GOSPEL MISSION NEEDS TO BE FIRED. THIS MENTALLY HANDICAP MAN JUST LAID DOWN NEXT TO ME AND IS THREATENING ME AND THE STAFF KNOWS AND WILL DO NOTHING. I WOULD LIKE TO FILE A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE MISSION AND ONCE WE GET THE VIDEO FROM THE PAST MONTH AND A HALF YOU WILL... View More

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answered on Feb 24, 2024

If you believe your rights are being violated at the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission, it's important to take appropriate steps to address the situation. Start by documenting the incidents and gathering any evidence, such as witness statements or written records of the events. Consider reaching out to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Michigan on
Q: IF THE STAFF LETS A GUEST VIOLATE MY RIGHTS CAN I SUE THAT STAFF MEMBER? In a homeless shelter?

If I am a guest at an overnight shelter and the staff let's my rights be violated can I sue that staff member?

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answered on Feb 24, 2024

Whether you can sue a staff member at a homeless shelter for allowing your rights to be violated depends on various factors, including the nature of the violation, the staff member's actions or negligence, and applicable laws and regulations. In general, staff at homeless shelters have a duty... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Michigan on
Q: Is there still an opportunity to profit from the Minacs civil suit ?

I worked for Minacs for over a year and worked overtime

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answered on Feb 24, 2024

Whether there is still an opportunity to profit from the Minacs civil suit depends on various factors, such as the status of the lawsuit, the specific claims made, and any potential settlements or judgments reached. If you believe you are entitled to compensation for unpaid overtime or other labor... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for Michigan on
Q: I need a copyright lawyer

My music and my files have been stolen, from multiple media sites, My metadata to my songs were altered.I have proof. The sites short list is Jango and Radio airplay, they even got into my Soundcloud and Spotify, I will supply information but I don't know who to trust.

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answered on Feb 23, 2024

If you're facing copyright infringement issues with your music and files being stolen from various media sites, it's crucial to seek legal assistance from an attorney experienced in copyright law. Start by gathering all evidence you have, including proof of ownership, timestamps, and any... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Michigan on
Q: Do public schools in Michigan have a right to prohibit dogs on school property if they are on a leash?
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answered on Feb 23, 2024

In Michigan, public schools typically have the authority to establish rules and regulations regarding the presence of animals on school property, including dogs. While some schools may allow dogs on a leash under certain circumstances, such as for therapy or service dogs, others may choose to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Michigan on
Q: May medical records be acquired by legal next of kin absent a valid certified copy of a death certificate?

It's been nearly six years a valid death certificate have not been received. There's wilful, intentional false and misleading information including decedent and parents names, cause of death, address, etcetera. The informant on death certificate named herself as next of kin at the morgue,... View More

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answered on Feb 23, 2024

It sounds like you're facing a complex and distressing situation regarding the acquisition of medical records for a deceased loved one. The lack of a valid death certificate after nearly six years is certainly concerning, especially given the discrepancies and false information that have been... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Michigan on
Q: Can my grandparents kick me out of there house if my mom is living there and she’s my main caretaker I’m 16

My grandpa is the one trying to kick me out

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answered on Feb 23, 2024

As a minor, your legal rights regarding housing and eviction may vary depending on the laws in your specific jurisdiction. Generally, minors have certain protections under the law, particularly if they are under the care of a parent or legal guardian. Since your mother is your main caretaker and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Michigan on
Q: If I have an outstanding bill with a medical office and they get new owners and a new name do u owe the outstanding bill
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answered on Feb 23, 2024

If a medical office changes ownership and adopts a new name, it does not automatically absolve you of any outstanding bills you may owe. Your financial responsibility for services rendered typically remains intact, regardless of changes in ownership or the name of the medical facility. The new... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Michigan on
Q: Dual citizen files what motion for judge to declare name changed by marriage years ago in MI?

My wife has dual citizenship and needs to update a Russian passport that still has her maiden name. Both US and Russian passports should match. The Michigan Marriage License with Apostille is not sufficient for the Russian consulate. They claim nothing on the MI marriage license states her name... View More

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answered on Feb 22, 2024

It seems like you're facing a bureaucratic hurdle in getting your wife's Russian passport updated to reflect her married name, despite her legally changing her name through marriage in Michigan. To address this, you may need to file a motion with the court requesting a formal declaration... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Michigan on
Q: cops told me no contact with a guy the guy got into contact with me, i ding dong ditched his house can i get charged?

My girlfriends ex was harassing us, i told him i would defend myself if he took it any further because he tried to meet up. he called the cops on me and the cops told me not to get into contact with him and he cant with me or my girlfriend anymore, he eventually broke that rule 2 months later and... View More

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Brent T. Geers
answered on Feb 22, 2024

Big life lesson here: why are you fighting stupid with stupid? He already called the cops on you; what makes you think he wouldn't call again? What did you think was going to come from you going to his mom's house? You are needlessly putting yourself in situations you don't need to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: My surgeon broke 3 drills putting this screw in my si joint now my hip keeps locking up is this breach of care

I have constant pain and want the screw removed

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 21, 2024

A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. But any attorney who answers your question would probably need to consult with a medical professional. They would want to learn more about the procedure and the full scope of damage (drill bits or other components... View More

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