Michael G. Geoffroy’s Answers

Michael G. Geoffroy

Conyers Personal Injury Lawyer.

Contributor Level 7
  1. What do I do?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Paula Jeanette Mcgill
    2. Michael G. Geoffroy
    3. Susan Pernick
    3 lawyer answers

    If the case was in Magistrate Court, what is commonly called "small claims court", you can appeal the decision within thirty day to the Superior Court of that county. The appeal will be de novo, meaning the trial will start over, with no deference given to the prior decision. Without more information, it is impossible to give exact advice. You should act as quickly as possible to contact an attorney and the clerk of the court to get a copy of the order and other information on appeal and...

  2. I need recommendation to create a living will with a Laywer in Atlanta GA.

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Joel Richard Beck
    2. Michael G. Geoffroy
    2 lawyer answers

    I concur with what Col Beck says in his response. I think a Georgia Advanced Directive for Healthcare can be done quickly, sometimes in the same day, but taking some time, perhaps a week or two, to consider the serious questions that have to be answered is wise. I also wanted to ad a link to the State Bar of Georgia's consumer pamphlets on the issues.

  3. If a will states" I direct that after payment of all my just debts, my property be bequeathed" is that just the property?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Michael G. Geoffroy
    1 lawyer answer

    Your question is confusing, I am not sure I can answer it. The first part of the statement you quote directs the executor of a Will to pay outstanding debts, such as checks that may have been written but have not yet been paid. The second part appears to be a general statement of the purpose of the Will, or for that matter almost every Will, to bequeathe or give property. In the law, "property" means more than real estate or real property, but also means personal property such as money,...

  4. If a child is predeceased before his father, should ta new will be written to remove his name as an heir.

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Michael G. Geoffroy
    2. Glen Edward Ashman
    3. Paula Jeanette Mcgill
    3 lawyer answers

    The best advice that I can give is it depends on how the Will was drafted. Often Wills state that if a child predeceases the parent, his or her share goes to their children, or if none, back to the residue or other siblings. If this is the case, a new Will may not be necessary. The death of a beneficiary(someone who receives property under the Will, may include children or spouses) or heir at law (child,spouse or relative who may or may not receive property under the Will) do not...

  5. I live in a condo. The unit above me had a A/C leak while I was out of town. Now my hardwood floors need replacing.

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Michael G. Geoffroy
    1 lawyer answer

    Ron, it depends on what damage their action caused and what proof you have of that damage. You get an estimate of repair cost and send it along with a demand letter. If they still say no, file suit in Magistrate Court, if the amount is less than $15,000, State or Superior Court if more. You will need to prove the good condition of your floors before the damage, and proof of how their actions caused the damage as well as the costs of repair, which may include the contractor testifying....

  6. How does a judgement work aginst a company protected under a corporation? If the copr loses, is the owner personally liable?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Michael G. Geoffroy
    1 lawyer answer

    If the corporation was the party sued, and no individuals were named in the suit, the judgment would be against the corporation and not any individuals, including owners or managers. A lawsuit can allege the owners are responsible for the debt under various legal theories, but the owners need to be named in the lawsuit. From your brief description, it sounds like any judgment you received would be against the corporation you sued and not any of the owners. That would mean you could collect...

  7. Do I give rent money back? cancelled 8 days after signed contract

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Michael G. Geoffroy
    1 lawyer answer

    The short answer is you don't have to give the rent back. If it is a normal contract for lease of residential property, the contract you both signed obligates (1) you to provide a space for rent and (2) the tenants to pay for the space over the term of the rent. There is no "breaking a lease", she is ordinarily in default, depending on what your contract states. You have a right to collect the rent from her, and possibly her mom depending on whether the lease was joint and several, for the...

  8. My dad's bank is refusing to give me access to his account even though I'm his POA?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Culver Winston Van Der Jagt
    2. Michael G. Geoffroy
    2 lawyer answers

    I am not familiar with Colorado Law, I am only licensed to practice in Georgia. I would make the demand in writing and ask for a written response from the bank. Also, contact the bank's attorney if you can find out how. I have helped clients access accounts using POA's in Georgia before, in what appears to be similar circumstance. But there may be specific exceptions in Colorado Law depending on what type of transaction you are seeking the language of the POA or the circumstances on the...

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  9. How can we give our uncle, medical power of attorney over our daughter?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Kenneth V. Zichi
    2. Todd D. Schmitz
    3. Michael G. Geoffroy
    3 lawyer answers

    I am not familiar with Michigan law, but in Georgia, where I practice, you may be able to do transfer the health care power of attorney by written document, executed by both parents, acting as her guardian. Again, I encourage you to contact a licensed Michigan attorney and ask him or her about a health care power of attorney or its equivalent.

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