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Beverly M. Griffor

Beverly Griffor’s Answers

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  • Disobeyed Traffic Control Device

    I was this side of 8th Ave. and the restaurant where I was headed was that side of the construction, but I didn't know that. Sign said "road closed to through traffic". How is one to know where "the other side" of the construction is? There was...

    Beverly’s Answer

    I would also be careful what details of the case you post online. This is a public forum and information posted here or on any other online forum by you could be used against you in court.

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  • What should i do? i'm being sued for slander & defamation of character all stemming from a Google review i wrote help please

    my girlfriends parents & I are being sued for slander & defamation of character it all is from each of us writing reviews on Google about a pet groomer who injured they're dog. the lady sent us each a cease and desist order & demanded we delete o...

    Beverly’s Answer

    Truth is a complete defense in Michigan, but you should be sure that you follow the proper steps. If you have a "written response" due, it is important to know what you must submit and the penalties for failing to submit it. For example, if what you have to submit is an answer to the complaint, failure to do that could cause you to be defaulted, and my cause you to lose the case. You also have to assert certain defenses in the answer, or they are forever waived. You should contact an attorney immediately in order to make sure your rights and defenses are protected.

    Legal disclaimer: This answer is does not create an attorney-client relationship. It is meant to give the questioner some general information regarding their question and the questioner should follow up by consulting with an attorney who practices in this area of law. Beverly M. Griffor is an attorney at Griffor Legal, PC, which is located in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She practices in the areas of litigation, domestic law, appellate law, and estate planning in Monroe, Jackson and Washtenaw Counties. Ms. Griffor can be contacted at 734-827-1337.

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  • I would like to go for full custody of my kids

    My divorce has been final since Nov 2011 I have primary physical custody of my kids while my ex has joint legal custody. I have never been fully comfortable with my kids having over nights with him but now I fear for my children's safety. Him and ...

    Beverly’s Answer

    It sounds like you may have a basis to ask the court to look into the custody situation and address a request for a change in the overnight schedule if, in fact, these things are going on at the home. I do not know what the result of the CPS call have been, or what information you have to support the statements about drug use in the home, but they are serious matters. You should contact an attorney who works in this area of practice, as much more information will be needed in order to determine whether filing a motion is prudent. If it is, the attorney will help you to gather the information needed to present your position to the courts.

    Legal disclaimer: This answer is does not create an attorney-client relationship. It is meant to give the questioner some general information regarding their question and the questioner should follow up by consulting with an attorney who practices in this area of law. Beverly M. Griffor is an attorney at Griffor Legal, PC, which is located in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She practices in the areas of domestic/divorce/custody law, appellate law, and estate planning in Monroe, Jackson and Washtenaw Counties. Ms. Griffor can be contacted at 734-827-1337.

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  • Divorced. I carry insurance but one child averages about 2500/year in co-pays and ex can get insurance through work.

    I carry HAP through Ford for my kids. My ex was told she did not have to when we first divorced. My daughter has ehlers danlos and makes a lot of hospital visits. She averages about 2500/year in co-pays, which I owe 54%. Do I have any leg to stand...

    Beverly’s Answer

    This is a great question. I can appreciate the challenge in managing your daughter's health when you and your ex appear to have different thresholds for seeking medical attention. When medical situations change, it is often a good idea to re-evaluate how the insurance is being handled. If you have the ability to speak with your ex about changing the insurance before filing anything in court, do that - although keep in mind a change in who is paying for what insurance will change the way child support is calculated here in Michigan. If the change in insurance is going to drastically change the out of pocket medical cost, it is likely worth it to both of you. If your ex is not willing to discuss it, you should contact an attorney and discuss your options to bring a motion before the court asking for a change in the insurance provision of the order.

    *I am licensed in Michigan and am only talking about Michigan law. This is not intended as legal advise, but is simply educational. If you are in need of legal advice contact an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction.

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  • Shoplifting, first offense, chances of HYTA?

    i recently got caught shoplifting a value of under $20 dollars. i am 18 in the state of michigan. i understand that i am charged as an adult. I want to know what are the chances of getting HYTA status for myself. It was my first time but I did pan...

    Beverly’s Answer

    I have to agree that your lawyer is your best resource right now. He or she will be able to tell you what programs are available, if any, to keep a charge like this off of your record. He or she will also be able to see if you qualify for any available programs.

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  • How do you know if an investigation against you has been dropped or is still pending?

    This is a possible criminal sexual conduct case that includes a coach and his players, some of which may have been underage. Investigators came to the school and talked to the students then left after a couple months of interviews, however no one ...

    Beverly’s Answer

    It is also possible that you could have someone look into the warrant status of the case. If you contact the Prosecuting Agency's office, they may be able to tell you whether a request for a warrant has been made. Usually they can do this with the potential defendant's name, sometimes a birth date or a police report number can be helpful as well. By doing this you can find out if a warrant request has been made, and if so, whether it is still pending. If a request was made, but is no longer pending, they will be able to tell you whether it has been authorized or denied.

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  • Do I need a parent in court with me?

    I was under the age of 18 when I got a speeding ticket, and my court date was scheduled for a date after I turned 18. Now that I'm 18 does my dad have to come to court with me.

    Beverly’s Answer

    I would double check the rules in your state, but in Michigan the answer is generally no. You are likely going to be appearing in traffic court in front of a judge or magistrate. That "traffic court" has jurisdiction to handle matters involving all driving incidents for drivers of all ages. This means that a 16 year old can appear there with his parents or a 30 year old can appear himself. Therefore, you can likely appear by yourself even though you weren't quite 18 when you received the ticket.

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  • I was placed on probation December 8th for six months. Does the sentence end right on June 8th or do I have to wait for release.

    Do I have to wait for a release. The probation agent said the judge has to sign the release. could he drug test me before release. this was non reporting probation.

    Beverly’s Answer

    You will have to wait for the judge to sign the release. Your probation officer will recommend your discharge and the judge will have to sign the order. Sometimes this is done without you needing to go to court, but often times you do have to appear. The judge can absolutely drug test you up until the moment you are off of probation. He or she can even make a clean drug test a condition of your release from probation. If you do fail a drug test, even on the last day of probation, you could go to jail, you could be fined, and/or your probation could be extended even longer (among other potential penalties).

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  • My business, LLC, closed 5 years ago and I just recieved doc that we are being sued by a vendor. What can I do.

    No one personally is named in the document. We were an LLC and had dealings with this hospital but paid all of our bills. We started getting billings after we closed from them and I let them know they were not valid nor were they going to be pai...

    Beverly’s Answer

    As LLC's are statutory creations, we can try to look to the statute for the answer. Michigan Statute (MCL 450.4806) deals with actions filed against dissolved LLC's. Typically, if the dissolved company notifies the alleged creditor in writing of the dissolution, the alleged creditor only has 90 days to file an action seeking the money they claim to be owed them. The circumstances of your particular case should be looked at more carefully by a local attorney to see how they interact with the appropriate statue sections.

    You company can also choose to defend the case perhaps based on the accuracy of the bills which you have received. Usually the business can be represented by one of the former Members. Should you choose to allow the case to default, or should your company lose in court, it is likely the judgment will be only against the company. Typically Members of an LLC are not personally liable for the debts of the LLC. Be aware that depending on your relationship to the LLC it is possible that such a judgment may appear on your credit report. Again, the details of this should be discussed with an attorney who has access to the details of your case.

    I wish you the best of luck with your case!

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