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  1. I moved into a rental home on April 10, 2017. I went to City Clerk and was informed that a certificate of occupancy has not been issued. The building inspector came yesterday and passed the plumbing repairs that were needed and approved the LL for a certificate of occupancy. The LL informed me today that he was terminating the lease because I used foul language on the phone when I called to complain about the water running down the wall and that I did not list my girlfriends name as a "person living in the leased premises" under paragraph 5. A. of the lease agreement. It sounds as if the LL is retaliating against me for contacting the city building inspector. I have paid 3 months rent on time. Are the reasons stated a legal basis for terminating the lease? Am I entitled to my security deposit? What recourse do I have since I have no place to move and only 30 days to find a place? Lease Pg 1.pdf
  2. My son was backing out of our driveway and he misjudged where the car in the road was parked. He did hit it. The officer gave him a ticket with the violation number 257.6271 violation of basic speed laws. Is this the right description for this. When i looked up this number there were two other bolded items that are more relevant. Does the ticket need to state onenof them or is the number what they go by?
  3. my son that's 13yrs old has been kicked out of school for the rest school year for recording a fight on his phone talking bout they charged him with disorderly conduct of school property I need help cause they trying to download the video from his phone and they want give me his phone back.please help im in a bind I don't know what to do
  4. i am in the process of buying a house. upon original walk thru and pics on zillow, it has stainless steele appliances. today after appraisal done and pics with it there is a brown antiquated fridge and black stove. what can i do about this if any thing
  5. My boyfriend gave me a used generator because he got a new one and attached a cord to my house to use with the generator when we lose power. I have had this for two years and now we are breaking up. He says I have to give this back to him now. If I refuse can he legally take it from me?
  6. I have been in a year long battle with my daughter's father. He went from seeing her 3 times a year to wanting full custody of her. He lives in GA and I live with her in MI. We established paternity in IN. I have had full sole custody of my daughter since birth. During this year, I have been faced with police at my home on 4 occasions, CPS cases (3 in IN and 1 in MI - all unsubstantiated), had the door to my house kicked in (no valuables were stolen, only personal information for myself and my kids) and 9 scheduled court appearances (most of which he did over the phone). I found out that he had applied for RSDI (veteran's survivor funds from Social Security) benefits as the payee for my daughter in 2013 and received a lump sum payout in May in the amount of $3200. In order for him to avoid penalties, he needed to have custody of my daughter or prove that he spent that amount on her within the last 3 years (which he had not and is also roughly $2700 behind on a $15/wk support order). He launched a vicious attack on me (all the way from GA) by implementing a witch hunt meant to make me look like a drug addict, negligent, mentally ill woman in a domestically violent relationship. CPS and the police proved that I did not fit that profile. My children and I required therapy from the ordeal after being stalked, stigmatized and displaced. My children were traumatized by the possibility of being separated from me and each other. I went into depression because of the heavy toll that it took on my life as I had to quit my job and stop going to school for my doctorate because the stress was too high. What are my options to gain a remedy for the actions that he took to try to gain custody? I am in the process of obtaining a restraining order for emotional abuse and using our child to abuse me. I just want to see if there is any way that I will be able to gain my quality of life back by eliminating his harassment as part of my reality. From 2009 until last year, I hadn't been to court one time. I raised my daughter without her father's help and she hardly knows him. The time that it has taken away from my work, school and home life is something that I no longer want to tolerate since he lives 17 hours away and has never been present in our daughter's life since the beginning.
  7. Back in 2011, I took out a payday loan to cover expenses not covered from my financial aid for school. A few years ago I paid all my payday loans off. Recently I received a call from a paralegal telling me that a bank on behave of a payday loan will pursue federal charges against me because they think I fraudulently took money from them with the intentions of not paying them back. I know I paid off all my payday loans. My question is, It it legal for them to pursue charges against me and is this legal?
  8. My sister is the executor of my grandparents trust. she has been stealing. She hired an attorney to help her find assets and get everything put into the trust. The attorney is paid through the trust. We asked him questions but he said he works for our sister not the heirs in the trust. If the trust paid him, doesn't he work for the trust and the heirs in the trust?
  9. I am an Ohio resident who recently purchased a vehicle from a dealership in Michigan. I had been in contact with the sales person via email. He gave me information about a truck that seemed to fit my requests. I asked if the vehicle had an 8 speed transmission (the vehicle that I was looking at could of also had a 6 speed, the 8 speed was released that year and offers greater fuel economy etc.) The sales person confirmed via email that it did. I then haggled a bit on purchase price. I stated that the asking price was higher than average. He stated one of the reasons was the 8 speed transmission. I finally agreed upon the price and traveled the 3 hours to get it. The vehicle looked good and I purchased it. Since the newer electronic transmissions don't label the total number of gears on the gear indicator I assumed I had a 8 speed transmission. After more inspection when I got home I noticed it had the 6 speed an not the 8 speed. I immediately contacted the sales person. He of course apologized, claimed ignorance and said he didn't know what he could do. He eventually passed this along to his manager. She stated that the mistake was unintentional. She said the dealership would buy out my loan if I wanted to return the vehicle. I told her I was hesitant as I had already had the vehicle serviced as it was due. I also purchased and had an extra key fob programmed as it only had one when I purchased it. I asked if the dealership would refund me a portion of the cost of the vehicle as it will cost more to operate and is worth less having the 6 speed transmission. She said no, they would only buy out my loan and cover none of my expenses. She also said that it seemed to her that returning it would be a good idea as it has already cost me money and will cost me more because it is less fuel efficient. I have all of this in emails. I only wanted a partial compensation for not getting what I was told I purchased. I based this upon the extra operating costs per national average. Do I have any legal recourse?
  10. I moved into my current apartment 2 years ago and my fiance moved in with me in October (about 6 months ago). He just told me he's been cheating, is no longer in love with me, but wants to continue living with me until he can get his own place with this other woman. He pays half of the rent but all the other bills (electric, phones, and food) are paid by me. I've been told I need to legally evict him but I'm not sure how to go about doing that or even what kind of eviction I would need. I've been told by others that I can just tell him to get his things and get out. One issue is I have in my possession family heirlooms, they're not worth any money but he's aware how much they mean to me. He's also aware of where they are and he has access when I'm at work. My daughter also lives with me 5 days a week and I'm now concerned he could get it in his head to do something at night to either one of us if I serve him an eviction notice. he has a few misdemeanors but nothing that would indicate he's violent in any way so I don't know if I could prove anything. Please help.
  11. Apologies for the cross-post, I am just trying to get feedback from people most familiar with these situations. This is a topic that seems to intersect a couple categories on here: I am trying to remove myself from a domestic violence situation. I have lived in the same apartment for almost 6 years now. Long before I got involved in the relationship I am currently in with my abuser. It is my home, with all my possessions, and yet I feel like a prisoner. My "boyfriend" has extreme anger issues, made worse by conditions like PTSD and rapid cycling bipolar disorder. He is also an extreme alcoholic. He cannot keep a job, has no money, and relies on me to not be homeless. You would think a person in his situation would be grateful, but instead I frequently come home from work to irrational arguments that result in my life being threatened, my belongings smashed, and holes punched into my walls. After several incidents that caused me absolute terror, I was able to get a PPO on this nutcase that I live with. Unfortunately, I am too afraid to have him served, as he has repeatedly threatened to harm me or damage my career if he is put out on the street. While I can certainly change the locks on my apartment, this would not stop this psycho from busting my door down while I am at work, or seeking other ways to get revenge. He has trashed my car in the past, kicking dents in it and nearly breaking a window, and has made threats like "I will get you fired from your job". I have no access to a garage to safely store my vehicle, or even an alternative place to stay for a time (I have no family or friends in this state, and I have pets). My lease is up May 30th, and I was supposed to give 2 months notice that I would be moving prior to this date (so April 1st), which I have not done because I could not find anywhere else to live. I do not want to move...where I live now is the only place I can afford near where I work, and there are no nearby rentals with available units around the time my lease expires. I am worried I will have to renew because there are just no other options I can move to on such short notice. I have heard I can legally break a lease in Michigan if I provide a PPO, but I am unclear how this process works and who would be liable for the remainder of the lease, or damages to the apartment? My abuser is currently listed as an occupant, not a lease holder, as my landlord demanded I list him as an occupant so a background check could be done after a particularly explosive episode that scared several of our neighbors. He has damaged more things in the apartment than I can even keep track of, and I have attempted to fix these every time (things like holes in the walls and broken cupboards & doors) but I worry I will still be sued for damages despite this if I ever move out. The walls and carpet look rough by now, but I have heard after X many years, that stuff gets replaced/fixed anyway, and I have lived there 6 years now. I desperately need some advice: -Will breaking my lease with a PPO ruin my credit? -Who is responsible for the remainder of the lease terms if I break my lease with a PPO, if the abuser is just an occupant, not a lease holder? -Who is responsible for damages to the apartment? What is the likelihood of them seeking damages if I've lived there for 6 years and the walls/carpet were not new when I moved in? -If anyone has been in a similar situation, how can I keep this nutcase from harming me, breaking into my home, or destroying my vehicle once he is served? I know a violation of the PPO after being served will send him to jail for a bit, but probably not long enough for me to move, and being arrested will only occur *after* he has done something psychotic. This is what I am terrified of.
  12. I am trying to remove myself from a domestic violence situation. I have lived in the same apartment for almost 6 years now. Long before I got involved in the relationship I am currently in with my abuser. It is my home, with all my possessions, and yet I feel like a prisoner. My "boyfriend" has extreme anger issues, made worse by conditions like PTSD and rapid cycling bipolar disorder. He is also an extreme alcoholic. He cannot keep a job, has no money, and relies on me to not be homeless. You would think a person in his situation would be grateful, but instead I frequently come home from work to irrational arguments that result in my life being threatened, my belongings smashed, and holes punched into my walls. After several incidents that caused me absolute terror, I was able to get a PPO on this nutcase that I live with. Unfortunately, I am too afraid to have him served, as he has repeatedly threatened to harm me or damage my career if he is put out on the street. While I can certainly change the locks on my apartment, this would not stop this psycho from busting my door down while I am at work, or seeking other ways to get revenge. He has trashed my car in the past, kicking dents in it and nearly breaking a window, and has made threats like "I will get you fired from your job". I have no access to a garage to safely store my vehicle, or even an alternative place to stay for a time (I have no family or friends in this state, and I have pets). My lease is up May 30th, and I was supposed to give 2 months notice that I would be moving prior to this date (so April 1st), which I have not done because I could not find anywhere else to live. I do not want to move...where I live now is the only place I can afford near where I work, and there are no nearby rentals with available units around the time my lease expires. I am worried I will have to renew because there are just no other options I can move to on such short notice. I have heard I can legally break a lease in Michigan if I provide a PPO, but I am unclear how this process works and who would be liable for the remainder of the lease, or damages to the apartment? My abuser is currently listed as an occupant, not a lease holder, as my landlord demanded I list him as an occupant so a background check could be done after a particularly explosive episode that scared several of our neighbors. He has damaged more things in the apartment than I can even keep track of, and I have attempted to fix these every time (things like holes in the walls and broken cupboards & doors) but I worry I will still be sued for damages despite this if I ever move out. The walls and carpet look rough by now, but I have heard after X many years, that stuff gets replaced/fixed anyway, and I have lived there 6 years now. I desperately need some advice: -Will breaking my lease with a PPO ruin my credit? -Who is responsible for the remainder of the lease terms if I break my lease with a PPO, if the abuser is just an occupant, not a lease holder? -Who is responsible for damages to the apartment? What is the likelihood of them seeking damages if I've lived there for 6 years and the walls/carpet were not new when I moved in? -If anyone has been in a similar situation, how can I keep this nutcase from harming me, breaking into my home, or destroying my vehicle once he is served? I know a violation of the PPO after being served will send him to jail for a bit, but probably not long enough for me to move, and being arrested will only occur *after* he has done something psychotic. This is what I am terrified of.
  13. I am hoping someone can advise me on what to do about being unfairly terminated due to false information present in a background check. I was recently hired by Speedway (the gas station) and started my first day last week. After 2 days of working, my boss told me he had to let me go, as he had been informed by General Information Services (GIS) that I had falsified information on my application. I was provided a copy of my consumer report and a letter directing me to contact GIS if anything was in dispute. I read through the report and noticed a couple of oddities: Under my SSN, it had a different name. I assumed this was what flagged my application for false information, and promptly sent in a dispute with proof of identity (copy of my social security card). Several days go by, and despite calling GIS and Speedway trying to verify this was the issue, nobody is willing to clarify or confirm, what was "falsified" on my application so I can properly address it. My attempts so far to resolve this, are speculative at best. Eventually I get ahold of an HR rep for Speedway that informs me I have already been terminated before my dispute has even fully been reviewed. He also tells me he cannot discuss why. I again ask him for clarification of what was falsified on my app, as everything beyond the SSN still looks correct. He tells me "you did not provide any information on your criminal history. That may be why." .....well, their application NEVER asked me to list any criminal history-it only asked if I would agree to a background check, which I did. I don't have any felonies, just traffic related misdemeanors and city ordinance violations, and these were disclosed during my interview. On my background check, under criminal history the applicant has provided, it states "Not Provided / Non-Applicable" so I am not sure why this would be considered "falsifying" on my application. Additionally, Speedway does not automatically reject applicants for having a criminal history that does not include felony convictions: The person that hired me was aware of my offenses, we discussed them in detail, and he chose to hire me anyway. At this point I am under the impression I am being terminated due to false information present in my consumer report that is of no fault of my own, as they have terminated me before even reviewing what I have disputed. I am getting the runaround from Speedway, claiming GIS makes their hiring decisions, and GIS is claiming Speedway decides who is hired, and I think that may be an effort to avoid liability and a potential lawsuit. I filed a complaint with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and now I am just waiting to see what happens since I don't know what else to do now.
  14. I had an affair 2.5 years ago and got pregnant. My husband knows and we are by the grace of God working through it all. We have just decided that it may be a good idea to get a DNA test in case the other man ever tries to get rights to our daughter who is now 1.5. My husband loves our daughter and doesn't want this to possibly come up in the future. We are praying the DNA results will come back in our favor and our worries will cease. But if they don't and it says my husband is not the father, what actions do we need to take to make sure the other party never has rights to her? Right now the other party has confirmed that he thinks it's best that he never tries to have any part in my daughters life, but you never know down the road... What if she has a bad accident and the other party all the sudden wants a say in the medical decisions? We want to be safe. Would my husband have to legally adopt her if the test says he is not her biological father? Would we need the other party to sign off on the adoption? Any advice is greatly appreciated.
  15. A friend was charged with being here illegally in 2014 and the charges were summarily dismissed. He has now been detained on the same charges. Does double jeopardy apply?
  16. I finalized Chapter 13 bankruptcy in 2016 after the full term by law (60 months) and I received tax document (1099C?) from one of the involved banks saying that I had earnings from them in the balance of what was owed. I did receive a form 4100R from them with a box checked off that says "Creditor agrees that the debtor(s) have paid in full the amount required to cure the prepetition default on the creditor's claim". Another box is checked also that says "Creditor states that the debtor(s) are current with all postpetition payments consistent with 1322(b)(5) of the Bankrutcy Code, including all fees, charges, expenses, escrows, and costs." Further more the Part 5 box section is checked off "I am the Creditor". Do I have to pay taxes on this amount or is it as I believe that this debtor has accepted the amount paid as in full and I do not need to include it as earned income with my Tax filing? 1322 (b)(5)
  17. I was divorced 14 years ago and recently my ex-husband's behavior (excessive drinking, marijuana use, visitation cancellations, etc.) has made our 15 and 17 year old not want to have much contact with him. I tried to encourage the kids to maintain a relationship with their dad based on their needs (i.e., around their schedules - maybe not going for an entire weekend, or not spending the night, dinner out, etc.) to try and build that relationship back up. In December he and the kids had a verbal argument and my ex didn't attempt to have contact with them for over two months (nor they with him). Now he is threatening to take me back to court for contempt of the visitation agreement (e/o weekend) - he has hired a collaborative attorney and we are planning on getting "family" counseling and a mediator to work through these issues. There is a lot more to this story, but my basic question is this...how much say in the visitation arrangements will the children (15 and 17 years of age) have. The issue is really between them and my ex, however I understand they are still minors in the courts eyes so decisions will fall on me as well. The kids both want to have a voice in this. Currently they want nothing to do with their dad, however I hope to have their wounds healed so they can have some kind of relationship with their father. My concern is he will push for the e/o weekend thing (which, prior to all of this, he tended to cancel one weekend every month) and my kids will be forced to go to his home which may do more harm to them than good. Any advice or feedback will be much appreciated. Thank you for your time.
  18. There are two children in my family, my father passed unexpectly and I am certain he would have changed his will had he known he was ill. My dad in a fight years ago disinherited my brother and I, then he slowly moved away from our mother although still providing for her. He died a very very wealthy man, he left only 2 of his 4 grandchildren most everything. We found out he had a mistress and another child who get a large chuck of money as well. My father was a very angry hurtful drunk, my brother and I firmly believe he was influenced by the two grandkids to cut us out of the will. Now our mother is barely alive and they are rapidly influencing her as well, she no longer speaks to me and she has been brain washed by these kids. My brother is the father of all 4 grandkids and he also agrees they have manipulated our parents to leave the entire estate to them. I had no idea my father did this, he changed his will cutting me out from inheriting over 7 million to a couple hundred thousand in the past 5 years, I was speechless, I would understand if we didn't have a relationship but we did. I found out in 2012 he hired a new attorney who told him to divert all his assets away from our mother (they were married 50+ years and were still married at his death. So my mother wont even get half of the estate......she is lucky to get 500k. Is there anyone who can give me hope ? or do I just walk away, the kids have become so aggressive and nasty towards us, they are in their 20s, they think they're all that and more, they find this funny and put me and my brother down constantly which shows me they planned this all along. As of today they have raided my fathers estate stripping most of the "toys" approx. 2 million of toys, by the time we contest this there will be nothing left except stocks bonds and property. Anybody up for a good fight ? There should be some kind of law to at least protect my mother so she could leave her kids something but what my dad did was truly disgusting. I am the only one in our family that ever tried to keep our family together, often defending who ever he hated on that day. In the end it cost me millions.
  19. How long will the courts give me to get clean from marijuana while on bond
  20. Quick question At the end of March 2016, my child was removed from my home by CPS. In October 2016, my parental rights were terminated. (This all stemmed from lies my daughter told which led to a criminal case in which I was found not guilty.) The family court ruling is under appeal. Because my parental rights were taken until October, am I able to claim my daughter on my taxes for the 2016 tax season?
  21. back in June 16 of 2015 my father in law and mother in law signed the POA over to me. we had them notarized. then on July 15, 2015 i had to go in front of a judge because the home my father in law was in said the POA wasn't legal and i believed them. so the judge granted me conservatorship on July 15 2015. after the fact i talk to a lawyer and he said the my POA was legal. today i went back in front of the judge with the POA i already had to get the courts out of my father in law business like he ask me to do. the judge said he couldn't do it because he had a letter from my father in laws old home he was in saying that he was incompetent. i have a notarized letter from all 3 of my father in law son saying that they want me to have full say so about their dad like it was before July 15, 2016 when i went to court. i have my father in laws medical records from that same home and i done have one that says in he is incompetent. now the judge is saying he is hiring a court appointed attorney for my father in law. what does that mean.
  22. Hi. I am a person that has two dogs that I breed and sell puppies from. I also donate many of the puppies to disabled people to be trained as service dogs and other people as well. My question is do I need some sort of business license, tax ID number, or anything so that I can write off the puppies that I donate? This is not a business that I live off of. It is just something else that I do, mostly to help others. I would appreciate it if I could know for sure if it is legal to write off the cost of the donated puppies on my taxes. It cost me a lot of money to breed and take care of the puppies until they go to their homes and they are definitely worth a lot of money, but I am not in it for the money I am in it to help people. Please let me know so I don't get into trouble with Uncle Sam. Thank you so much!
  23. Loaned money for quit claim deed on house, filed the deed, court evicted people, did a title search and found a mortgage on property. What are my rights ? Can I rent it ? Can I sell it ?
  24. Hello, I have been a single mother for 17 years now, my daughters father left us when she was born, 2 years later he wants to be in her life, ok so I let him, I was going through a divorce he would not help me babysit so I had to move 50 miles away, ok time going on he would see her every other weekend till she hot 13 she started high school and she started and was in cross country and he blew her off for 3 years. Mind you I have full sole custody, all he has is parenting time. I wrote letters and letters to the court about this they never did anything, now she will be 18 in 7 weeks and he keeps going to the court and lying and saying that I won't let him see her at all. They will not evern listen to what I have to say at all. She was in the hospital for wanting to kill herself due to being depressed because her father blew her off for so many years. The court would not hear me or even let me speak. He has never even been there when she was sick or school activities he did not want to be bothered with it. Now he goes to the court every week and lying and they are harassing me threating me and my daughter that we will go to jail. All I am trying to do is help her be a responsible adult. I only make 1000 buck a month and this just isn't right help can they really do this to us? I want to change my number. Thanks Kristie L.
  25. My daughter has always had issues. But over the last 5 years they have become overly concerning. Abuser of drugs, cares more for strangers than her family. Has put this son in horrible circumstances his whole life. She's taken to suicide attempts, I'm not talking a couple I am talking probably over the last 2 years. More than 25 times. She has been in jail 2 times for aggravated assault. The first was against b/f. THe 2nd against b/f and minor son. She took a plea deal and dropped the one from her son?? Lovely huh.. Brought it down to one count against b/f. 1 yr probation $$ and therapy.. since this time she's tried suicide 2 times. In 2 months. I have the child in question. He doesn't want to live with her.. THERES a lot more to this story. I need to know cut and dry what to legally do. I am low income and really need help. She is not by no means a good mother. Horrific hoarded, filthy apt. She wouldn't even get him up for school. Left it up to b/f. I can not send him back. I can not give her any more chances. Please help. Thank you