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Q: I issued a check to our condo management company, they were robbed and safe was stolen. The management asked me to stop

payment on it, I did. Now they want me to reissue the check but do know about me getting the charge for stop payment fee reimbursement. I feel they had this check in their safe and I should not issue another check until that fee is paid by them. Please help?

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

Not sure what your question is. I can see your point in that you paid them what they were owed, and incurred an additional fee to do so that you had nothing to do with. I can also see their point that what happened doesn't change the fact that you still owe them that set amount. I think -... View More

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Q: If a 18yo threatens to fight a 16yo can you press charges
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on May 15, 2024

I suppose so. Anyone can contact the police and make a complaint. That doesn't mean the police will do anything about it or "press charges". All depends on what evidence they find through their investigation.

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Q: My best friend of 34 years passed away unexpectedly passed away (without a will), currently his family, who I have never

met are fighting over his estate. I have been desperately trying to see his final wishes honored and obtain the one thing he promised me (a wolf hat), but to no avail!!!

I have a text message from his brother admitting that he has the hat and plans to give it to me, but since then he has... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 17, 2023

A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. I'm sorry for the loss of your best friend. Not all questions here are answered, but you could try reposting under "Probate" and "Estate Planning" for better chances of a response. Good luck

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Q: My uncle tried to steal my half of my inheritance and I had to pay 1/3 of my inheritance to pay a lawyer to get my half

I had to pay 80k to an attorney to get my half of my inheritance. If he would not have lied on the affidavit I wouldn’t have had to get an attorney. Can I get my uncle to pay my attorney fees?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Aug 15, 2023

Possibly. You should talk with your lawyer about that. If the claim is now settled, you might have some difficulty going back asking for more money now.

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Q: Can a gym legally charge me on the 31st day if I gave the required 30 day notice to cancel my membership?

I signed a contract at a gym that stated that I have to give a 30 day notice to cancel my membership. I canceled on the 19th of last month. My bill is do the 20th of every month. They said there should be 1 more payment, but the 20th will be 31 days.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 27, 2023

A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It sounds like you complied, based on the brief description. But an attorney could advise more definitively with seeing the membership contract. Good luck

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Q: If I had a medical emergency, my supervisor called the ambulance for me on a work trip out of state do I pay the bill?

Heart attack symptoms off the clock on a work trip out of state. Mysupervisor called the ambulance do I pay the medical and ambulance bills or does my employer?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 7, 2023

A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. One option may be to try to arrange a free initial consult with a workers' comp attorney to discuss in more detail. Good luck

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Q: pulled over for taillight not working. DL was sus. Asked to search vehicle said no. Did anyway. Wrote wrong vehicle inf

They wrote wrong vehicle info in the ticket and report. Completely wrong year model and vin. Only thing correct was the color. They "allegedly" found drugs in the vehicle. Can the whole case be thrown out because of the amount of wrong information on the ticket.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Apr 17, 2023

Your problem is going to be that once it became known your driver license is suspended, you were subject to arrest, and the search of the car became a search incident to arrest; they didn't need your consent. The wrong info on the ticket is immaterial.

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Q: A friend passed away and I am in possession of his vehicle. he has no family how can I take ownership?

Close friends for over 40 years and I am closest person he has to family. there's also a home he owned.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Apr 11, 2023

You, or someone, will need to initiate probate court proceedings - likely an assignment of property - before you can have proper title to the vehicle. Unfortunately, when it comes to the law, "close" only counts in horseshoes...

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Q: Can I press charges on sumone if they took things outta my home and did not have permission to take anything..

My fiance went to jail and I'm residing in are home in which he owns but is my address for last five years, I missed a court date and his best friend showed up with the bounty hunters and they kicked in my door, and they left her in my home after I got arrested, I got out 12 hours later on a... View More

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Mar 9, 2023

You can make a police report. What the police do with it from there depends on the situation.

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Q: Will the state of Michigan honor or void a marriage between first cousins if the marriage is out of state?

I intend to marry my cousin but the state does not allow it. My question is whether we can marry in another state and come back living happily ever after or will Michigan void the marriage and we are better off moving to a state that allows first cousin marriage?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Oct 27, 2022

Whose going to object if you marry in another state and live happily ever after?

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Q: How to get people to leave your house

They have been here 2-1/2 weeks. It appears they are professional squatters. Do they have any legal rights to stay?and what steps should I take?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Sep 22, 2022

Did you allow them in or did they trespass to gain entry? The answer to that will determine your route forward.

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Q: My ex has a car in my name that I pay for and insure. What can I do?
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Sep 6, 2022

Make efforts to demand the car's return. Then contact the police.

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Q: Need a attorney to help. daughter ranaway, police won't do anything, listed on LEIN. Now she's filed a PPO against me.
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Aug 26, 2022

The sort of help you need depends on what you want to see happen from here. For sure, you need someone to help you object to the PPO, before anything else falls into place.

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Q: My 16 year old son received a MIP for alcohol and I’ve asked for the police report as I only wanted to know what his

blood alcohol level was but the police won’t give it to me stating he’s a minor which I told them that’s not right I’m the parent . What can I do or my next step? I feel as a parent this is against my parental rights as I’m held accountable if he can’t pay the fine .

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Aug 22, 2022

Perhaps your son can, and should, provide that to you.

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Q: Is there a pro Bono lawyer in the state of New york? Trying to recoup a large amount of money will pay commission thanks
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Aug 18, 2022

You'll be hard pressed to find a New York attorney in the Michigan forum here.

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Q: How can I search a deceased person's former place of employment?
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Aug 15, 2022

What do you mean by search? You would generally need to be appointed by the court as personal representative before taking action.

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Q: Can I sue a usa company online or do I have to be present to file the lawsuit and in the hearing?

I don't live in the state the company is located in

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Aug 2, 2022

You don't have to live in the state, but you almost certainly do need a lawyer before proceeding.

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Q: I am the co-executor of my father‘s trust. personal property was removed prior to trust being settled. What can I do?

The trust states that personal property is to be divided evenly between code executors. My brother is the other co-executor and he removed the property, and changed the locks on house and garage barring me access.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jul 13, 2022

Probate court would be the forum to raise this issue. Unfortunately, even with a trust, your brother's actions may necessitate court involvement to resolve.

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Q: Is it true that a relative can receive records concerning a patient that was in a mental health facility?

How would I find out what my family members mental health diagnosis was and is it hereditary? As well as if they are a threat to our safety?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jul 8, 2022

Not just anyone can receive those records; even family members. Short answer: you need either permission or legal authority.

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Q: If my dad wants to kick me out of the house at the age of 18 what does he have to do in order legally do that

My dad is actually currently trying to kick me out and he told me to pack up about 4 days ago and today he is kicking me out I got almost no time to actually figure things out or find a place to stay so it would be nice to know if there was somehting i could do to stop this also I am in high-school... View More

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

Are you still in high school? If not and you are over 18, you are now a tenant subject to eviction as any other tenant unfortunately.

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