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John F. Brennan

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  • How do I put in my own custody papers or find somebody to help draft them?

    I went to legal aid but the only wrote up half of the papers that I need. I'm being told that I need to put in some kind of judgement? I thought that was wha going in front of the judge was for? where can I find a lawyer that will help me enter th...

    John’s Answer

    Time is money, and many attorneys will accept a limited engagement if only to help you to draft documents, generally with no guarantee the judge will accept them as written. As you have found out, there is a reason for legal assistance.

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  • Do I have any rights if an insurance agent actually completed a policy application on my behalf?

    I took out an auto policy and the agent completed the application without asking me any questions. Since they were a family friend, I simply signed the last page of document where they instructed me. I now have a claim that is being denied becau...

    John’s Answer

    Potentially but it is not an easy case. Recollections can honestly differ and the premiums you paid are based on the coverage bought.
    Your action is against the agent.

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  • Only married 4 years with newborn baby. How much income will I have left after alimony and child support?

    I'm in Michigan. My wife and I both work. Her earnings are around 37k a year and mine are between 90k and 100k. We just had a child a month ago and my wife is planning on returning to work. I want to file for divorce and move on for various re...

    John’s Answer

    Seek counsel, this is a short term marriage, and most probably alimony will not be a significant issue. Child support is by formula. Sorry for you issues and problems.

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  • Do I need a Labor Attorney?

    I was employed by a Technical Placement Company. The Company to whom I was contracted to misrepresented me to one of their Clients. The misinformed Client called the company out and my services were terminated after a Month into a Six Month Cont...

    John’s Answer

    It is doubtful you have a claim other than unemployment, if that. Hopefully the will place somewhere else unless you make enemies of them. See an attorney with the details and copies of your contracts.

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  • Removing a person from my mother home, she passed on a couple months ago

    My mother passed away 5 months ago. I am the executor of her estate. I am preparing her house to be sold, at thus point the house has nothing in it but a couple pieces of furniture. My moms ex boyfriend broke into the house and changed all the loc...

    John’s Answer

    you can call the police and attempt to have him removed as a trespasser, or the estate may have to bring an action for his eviction. Good luck.

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  • What responsibility does an ex spouse have if their former spouse is committing ssd fraud?

    Uncovered many things during divorce process that leads me to believe ex is committing ssd fraud

    John’s Answer

    Normally little or none but I would need to have all the details to render a firm opinion. Generally, such activities are between the individual and Social Security.
    Why are you concerned. What do your have to win or lose.

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  • Letter from IRS closing Estate

    I was Personal Rep from mom's Estate. The Estate was held up in Probate for near 3 years due to sibling conflicts. It has now closed, I have my closing papers from the Court. Distribution has been made, and I completed and sent the K-1 forms ...

    John’s Answer

    The estate's accountant and attorney are the correct persons to address this query to, we on the rent have too little information upon which to form a firm opinion.

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  • Someone taking my last pay stub from last place of employment

    Told the person in question to have them mail it. No one in the office knew he did

    John’s Answer

    I do not understand your issue. Was the stub delivered to you? Used fraudulently? How have you been harmed? Please be more specific.

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  • Grandmother arrested for the very first time is she just going to have probation, fine, or jail time?

    It was a domestic violence dispute involving knives and drinking but no one was stabbed or injured. No one wanted to press charges but they said that it's up to the state because they picked it up. She never been arrested before. I was wondering c...

    John’s Answer

    She needs a good attorney, and to get into control. Diversion and ordered counseling is hopefully the probable result, but the devil is in the details.

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  • What steps does my in laws need to take to break a lease early with an apartment complex in michigan legally?

    They just signed a new lease in June but with my father in laws health taking a downward turn and my mother in law having limited mobility in her shoulder due to a bad break a few years ago it's getting hard for her to take care of him on her own ...

    John’s Answer

    See Chris' advise, get a doctor's certification and you should be good to go.

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