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Mark M. Mikhaiel

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  • I am buying a house. Our contract states to close "within" 45 days. We want to close on the 17 day and seller refuses.

    Seller does not have a home to move to and wants to wait the entire 45 days. Our loan is ready to close and we say that we are within our rights in the contract to close as it states "within" 45 days. What are our rights?

    Mark’s Answer

    Depends on other terms found within the purchase agreement. Take the contract to a local attorney to review. Shouldn't be expensive. Use the find a lawyer tab above.

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  • How do I find if my father estate which has brother on the trust is irrevocable? My father wants to take my brother's name off.

    he does not know if it is irrevocable or not? I do not know. He want to put my name on the trust which has 6 properties on it plus the family home.

    Mark’s Answer

    Depends on the language within the trust. Take a copy of the trust to a local lawyer to let you know. Shouldn't be expensive. Use the find a lawyer tab above. Have a good night, Mark.

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  • My daughter is homeless with her baby staying nightly at different homes can children services remove child lives in ohio

    drug usage is expected. evicted from home in march of 2014 working minimal part time boyfriend was fired from his job

    Mark’s Answer

    If you have reason to believe that a particular child is being abused, neglected, or is dependent, in Geauga County, call 440-285-5665 (COPELINE).

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  • Roommate on my lease just got arrested for an ovi and drug possession. Can I get in trouble for it?

    Soon to be brother in law is living with us and on our lease. He was gone this weekend and we had no idea where he was. He received papers from the court that he needs to appear to court on ovi charges and drug possession. He was arrested by an...

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    Seems VERY unlikely that individuals that have nothing to do with his criminal charge can be brought into the matter. Nonetheless, your brother-in-law should hire a criminal defense attorney immediately, if he hasn't already. Feel free to contact me for recommendations in Austintown.

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  • How do i go about my exhusband giving up all rights to my son, since he is not technically his?

    My husband and I separated, and during that time I had moved on to another relationship and got pregnant. My husband and i decided to work things out and he wanted to raise the baby as ours. Well 8 years later we have divorced and my ex is not in...

    Mark’s Answer

    You will your answer in this Ohio State Bar Association article. https://www.ohiobar.org/forpublic/resources/lawyoucanuse/pages/lawyoucanuse-599.aspx

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  • When is it ok or not ok to be " to protective over your child's safety, well being emotionally, etc.

    I understand that it is always good to encourage visitation with the other parent for the sake of the child. But if there has always been issues regarding the other parent, being in and out of the child's life, disappearing, not keeping up with ag...

    Mark’s Answer

    The legal standard that Ohio courts follow is what is the "best interests of the child." This means a lot of the things depending on the specific circumstance. I really recommend you think deeply about what you are after, and then consult with a local lawyer.

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  • How are checkpoints legal?

    If a person can not be detained without probable cause than how is it legal for a cop to stop you at a checkpoint?

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    Police may stop an automobile at a checkpoint without reasonable, individualized suspicion of a violation of the law if the stop is based on neutral, articulable standards and its purpose is closely related to an issue affecting automobiles.  A roadblock to perform sobriety checks has been upheld, while a similar roadblock to perform drug checks has not. See Michigan Dept. of State Police v. Sitz, 496 U.S. 444 (1990) (sobriety check) and Indianapolis v. Edmond, 531 U.S. 32 (2000).

    However, police may generally NOT stop an automobile, even for a driving-related matter, without a reasonable, individualized suspicion of a violation of the law, unless the stop is effected on the basis of neutral, articulable standards.  Delaware v. Prouse, 440 U.S. 648 (1979).

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  • DO I HAVE TO TAKE THE OFFER THAT IS BEING PRESSURED TO ME FOR MY INJURY

    I SLIPPED AND FELL ON A CURLED UP RUG AT THE GREYHOUND BUS TERMINAL IN CLEVELAND, OHIO AND INJURED MY KNEE. I BEEN TO THE DOCTORS TWICE AND NOW HAVE TO GO TO PHYSICAL THERAPY AND WEAR A KNEE BRACE AND TAKE MEDICATIONS. THIS HAPPENED MAY 12, 2014. ...

    Mark’s Answer

    Don't say another word. Contact a local personal injury attorney immediately to ensure your legal rights are safeguarded.

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  • Not totally a legal question..

    I'm 16 years old right now. It has always been a dream of mine to be a police officer, but I also really want to be an attorney. So my question is how hard would it be to go back to school after going to college to be a police officer? Is there a ...

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    Complete college. That is the first step to becoming an attorney. After you complete your BA, you would need to take the LSAT (a prerequisite of all law schools). The higher you score, the higher the scholarship. Once you have taken the LSAT and completed your BA, you apply to law schools. After law school, you take the State Bar exam. Once you pass, you will be officially a 'lawyer' or 'attorney'.

    To directly answer you question - Yes, you can attend college part-time, all the while working as a police officer. It is possible.

    Best of luck!

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  • Can i get the house off him?

    Ok this guy owns the house next to me but doesnt live there and refuses to cut the grass or clean it up i tried to call the city they did nothing i tried to even see if he wanted to sell but he is asking to much for this nasty house and its making...

    Mark’s Answer

    In the City of Youngstown, a homeowner has a duty to prevent the real property from becoming a nuisance. This includes grass being too high.

    The City Council of Youngstown has deemed such an infraction to be a level 3 misdemeanor.

    I recommend calling Property Code Enforcement at 330.742.8888.

    Best of luck!

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