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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Probate, Gov & Administrative Law and Military Law for Michigan on
Q: I have a probate problem and more than 1 question, is there someone I can speak to?

My dad died before I was 1, he wasn't married to my mom, he was a military vet (Master Sergeant) who served from 1941-1967 and died in 1977, I wasn't mentioned in his probate papers,bi was taken from my mom rt after and raised in foster care, I'm his only living relative and I want... View More

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on May 1, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about your situation. Navigating probate, estate matters, and military records can be complex, especially given the circumstances you described. Here are a few steps you can take to gather more information and seek assistance:

1. Military records: To obtain your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law, Juvenile Law and Military Law for Michigan on
Q: How can a victim get information on the defendants release information

A year ago my bf went to jail for online solicitation of a minor. I was wondering since my parents filed against him but won't share his sentencing information, how can I get that information as the "victim". I'll be 18 in a month and I was hoping to file a motion to drop the... View More

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Apr 19, 2021

You can likely look up public access records from the court he was convicted in. It's highly likely that a no-contact order with you remains in place through his term of probation or parole. It is also highly unlikely, given your age and nature of the offense, that a judge will grant your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Military Law for Michigan on
Q: My son was misled by his recruiter, who withheld information on his application.

I know that he is 21 and signed the app himself, however his recruiter withheld special education info, a learning disability, and mental and physical conditions and told my son that the army will never find out. I believe the recruiter took advantage of my son's inability to understand the... View More

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

There's a whole lot to unpack there. Since it sounds like your son is still in the Army, he will need to proceed through his chain of command and JAG about what his options are. A medical discharge - any discharge - is a process that won't happen overnight, and in cases alleging prior... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Michigan on
Q: I need some help with medical disqualifications

My name is Michael, I'm a 20 year old who was diagnosed with asperger's autism at a young age. I was told by a marine recruiter that asperger's autism is a disqualification for joining any branch of the military, is that true? I need some clarity

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jun 2, 2019

Your best bet is to check with recruiters from the different branches; each branch has different criteria. Military recruiting standards fluctuate, and some disqualifiers can be waived. Ultimately, though, you'll need to find a recruiter willing to work with you. All recruiters have quotas and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Family Law and Military Law for Michigan on
Q: Custody issues in Michigan while father is in military

I have an issue with my 5 year old son mother I am currently in the u s army stationed at fort Hood in Texas I talk to my son every chance I get and his mother all though at times tries to block my access she is usually open to us talking when she's in a good mood

Anyway I seen a... View More

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Sep 24, 2017

Do you have a current custody order? Depending on what is really going on (I'm quite frankly astonished that a 5 year old could weigh 210 pounds), this could present substantial cause to warrant a custody change. If you don't have a custody order, you need to make that happen. Being in... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Juvenile Law and Military Law for Michigan on
Q: Can an 18 year old Marine get in trouble for getting both a 17 year old and 16 year old pregnant?

He was engaged to the 17 year old, and cheated on her not knowin she was pregnant. When she was 4 1/2 weeks along, he found out about her being pregnant and dumped me. He leaves for the Marines October 11th, could he potentially get kicked out of the Marines if I report him/ get in legal trouble if... View More

Paul Stanko
Paul Stanko
answered on Oct 9, 2016

So you want to get him in trouble out of revenge? That vindictiveness is short-sighted. How will he support his two illegitimate children without a job?

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