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Q: If we pay rent and lived here for 9 months can he legally evict us without court eviction notice?

My boyfriend and I lived here for 9 months helped fix up the house and get new appliances. There has been altercations where he thinks I need to do their dishes cause I'm currently unemployed from Covid19. He also gave us an eviction notice he downloaded and printed off from the internet and... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Aug 21, 2020

A landlord-tenant relationship can be formed as you are describing your current situation: you pay $300 a month, and he lets you stay there. When that is established, the legal process of eviction is the remedy. That starts with either a 30-day or 7-day "notice to quit"; in rare... Read more »

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Q: How can I add my mom's last name to my own?

I.e.: Firstname Middlename Dadlastname Momlastname. I live in MIchigan.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Aug 4, 2020

Are you an adult? If so, I don't see why you can't petition for a name change with the probate court. But please note that if you have a criminal history, you may not be able to do so.

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Q: Can I sue the police department for not filing my police report pertaining to a runaway?

Filed report April 1, 2020 but case does not exist. Have been calling the department & leaving messages w/ anyone who who allow me to. Officer has yet to return a simple phone call. I am still out daily looking for runaway son...with no help.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jul 9, 2020

How old is your son? There is no requirement for the police to open a case if their investigation shows no crime or other action they can take.

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Q: My dad passed and his wife got everything and now she passed does my half sister get everything
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jun 22, 2020

That would likely be the case unless there is an estate plan.

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Q: Can my landlord tell me who can and can't visit me in Michigan?

At one point this person was going to be living with me, so he is running a background check. He does have a history from 2004 when he was "young and dumb"....can my landlord tell me he can no longer visit?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on May 19, 2020

Visit, no...unless there is some sort of court order. The landlord can certainly restrict you from having roommates. A good lease will detail what constitutes a visitor and a roommate (e.g. visitors cannot stay more than 3 consecutive overnights within a two week period). As you have previously... Read more »

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Q: I’m 17 and live In Michigan, can a cop call my parents if I’ve violated the law but they aren’t going to arrest me?

I was in the car with my 16 yo girlfriend and we were out past curfew, I don’t have a license so she was driving and the cop had her call her mom so he could talk to her. I was curious because I know there’s different rules for 17 year olds, so can a police officer make me call my parents?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on May 11, 2020

You're right: there are different rules for 17 year olds. You can be charged as an adult. Seeing that your girlfriend is close in age, and I assume the cop didn't notice anything else out of the ordinarily except for a curfew violation, I think it was appropriate for the police to call... Read more »

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Q: Can I leave my home to drive my girlfriend to work? Regarding Michigan executive order 2020-42

I live in Michigan, and Governor Whitmer just signed an executive order banning travel between residences. I am my girlfriends ride between her workplace and home. She lives with her grandparents and we are trying to reduce exposure to the outside during this pandemic. She does not have a different... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Apr 13, 2020

I do not think you'll be stopped doing this, assuming that you two live in the same general area (i.e. you're not driving between, say, Lansing and Detroit for these rides).

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Q: What happens when the owner of a car signed a car title but passes away before title is tansfered into new persons name.
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Apr 9, 2020

If the actual title was signed, then I don't believe it matters legally whether the owner subsequently passed away. Obviously, it needs to be processed by the Secretary of State for issuance of a new title.

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Q: MI:can a daycare who has their place as a bus stop for the local pub school now say it’s for kids in their program only?

Parents would be there to pick up their children, using it solely as a bus stop.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Aug 22, 2019

You'd need to contact the school district's transportation office. But I would think from the child care facility's perspective, if the bus stop is on their property, they are incurring significant liability, and absolutely can limit access to that bus stop to enrolled children.... Read more »

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Q: I am being going to be sued by a person I need a lawyer

Most just for money

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 30, 2019

It isn't clear if you're being sued, or you anticipate being sued. If you're being sued, attorneys should be able to advise you of an hourly figure for defending the matter when you show them the summons and complaint. Don't delay there because if you were served with papers,... Read more »

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Q: Whats Going to happen? Is there anyway around the centry registry list? I am in school nursing program right now

I moved back to michigan in February i have a 3 year old & i have an infant that i had in the hospital in March. She came extra early and been in the hospital. I wasnt planning on having her, i went to abortion clinics and i couldnt afford one. So i lied to the hospital and told them i was... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on May 25, 2019

You should have or will be appointed an attorney to help you through this. Long story short, you will not avoid Central Registry under the set of facts you presented.

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Q: I want to know if a hotel owner is responsible for reimbursement of belongings after hotel fire?

his insurance company said he was already covered for damages and it was up to him to pay us

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Oct 10, 2018

Possibly not. Most insurance policies cover the hotel's building and facilities, and medical expenses for guests as the result of the incident. Have you tried filing a claim with your insurance carrier?

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Q: Are there lawyers for the U.N.? If so, what does it take to become one?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Nov 8, 2015

A lot of knowledge concerning international law, most likely. That requires an immense amount of studying.

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Q: Why is there a referring and presiding judge listed on my docket?

My attorney told me I had the best judge for my case, now he says I have different judge but wont explain why so I found this docket and see two judges and he says the referring judge is now my judge but why would this happen and whats the role of each?

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Nov 4, 2015

Ask your attorney who already knows the local practices of the judges.

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Q: Can a 13 year old be charged for kissing a 10 year old?

My wife caught our 13 year old kissing and "dry humping" our friend's 10 year old daughter. They were fully clothed and they stated there was no touching. I took my son to the police anyway, to have the seriousness of his actions sink in. The girl's parent's don't want... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 18, 2015

Sure, especially since you took him there and made him confess.

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Q: What do I need to do to dispute restitution charges on a breaking and entering of a building

I was given an amendment a month and a half after my sentence for $17,100 in restitution

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 17, 2015

You had an attorney, right? You should speak with the attorney who represented you about this.

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Q: Girl said she was 21 and ask for a picture than later said she was 17 and only sent it because she said she was 21

Would I get in trouble since I had no clue she was a minor and was a naked picture

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 13, 2015

You have not provided enough facts here to even form an opinion on whether you would be in trouble.

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Q: who won mistretta vs. US?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 12, 2015

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mistretta_v._United_States

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Q: Mom just was buried a week ago how soon does her will need toBe read to my siblings we all live in Michigan
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 10, 2015

Who has told you that the will has to be read to your siblings? That, I think is a fantasy created in hollywood. It can be arranged, I suppose, so that your life is more like a hollywood movie, if you want. Usually, the children can get their hands on a copy of the will and read it themselves.... Read more »

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Q: How do I go about turning myself in making a court date without going to jail

I was in an accident and I use my sisters name NID

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 7, 2015

You need to give some basic facts, more than what you have written. Is there a warrant out for your arrest? Are you charged with a crime? If so, you need to go see a local private criminal defense attorney for a full discussion.

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