Adam James Devlin’s Answers

Adam James Devlin

Bingham Farms Landlord / Tenant Lawyer.

Contributor Level 8
  1. I had a buyer for my home, who defaulted on the closing. His agent never turned over the deposit.

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Adam James Devlin
    2. John F. Brennan
    3. Brook McCray Smith
    4. James T. Weiner
    4 lawyer answers

    By deposit, do you mean Earnest Money Deposit? Was that not transferred to your agent when you accepted the purchase agreement? If you are looking to enforce the purchase agreement that states you are to be given the EAD as liquidated damages if the buyer defaults and the money is not in your possession, you would need to sue him in civil court. If the amount is under $5,000.00 you may use the small claims forum but if you are either uncomfortable or are seeking more than $5,000.00 I would...

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  2. My uncle got the house in the will but I have a quit claim deed what can and will happen if I record it

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Adam James Devlin
    2. Sueann T. Mitchell
    3. Joseph Thomas Malleis
    3 lawyer answers

    The deed was signed and notarized to you before your grandma passed? If that is the case, and there is no capacity issue for your grandmother to sign the property away, the property ought to be yours. If your uncle records a deed first you could still get ownership of the property using a quiet title action saying it wasn't the estate's to transfer. I would consult an attorney to proactively deal with the issues you will invariably face in order to try to nip them in the bud.

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  3. My live in boyfriend gained possession of my home through false pretenses.

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Adam James Devlin
    2. Brook McCray Smith
    3. Allan M. Darish
    3 lawyer answers

    You have some large information holes in your recounting above, but based on your story I believe you should contact an attorney immediately. An unauthorized monetary transfer could lead to both criminal and civil legal problems; but that does not mean he is entitled to keep the money. There is a lot more information that you will need to provide to an attorney prior to being able to form a plan as to protect both you and your interests.

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  4. Open intox violation for car i wasnt driving or was the car in my name?

    Answered 15 days ago.

    1. Scott Matthew Aaronson
    2. Mani Khavajian
    3. Adam James Devlin
    4. Ross L. Wilber
    5. John O. Knappmann
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    8 lawyer answers

    As the container was open and you were the operator of the vehicle, it is irrelevant that it was not yours. I highly suggest that you consult with and hire a criminal defense attorney so that you can protect yourself, especially trying to prevent this on your record. If handled improperly, this may affect your eligibility for your CPL.

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  5. Can a landlord ask you to comeback if they evicted you as a result of non payment and can't keep a stable tenant

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. James P. Frederick
    2. John F. Brennan
    3. James Allen McGrail
    4. Adam James Devlin
    5. Alan James Brinkmeier
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    6 lawyer answers

    All she is attempting to do is establish a new landlord tenant relationship with your brother - there is no duty or obligation for him to return. If he wants to live there, by all means re-establish but based on your description of the property, why would he?

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  6. What happens after an Eviction case.

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Adam James Devlin
    2. Steve Sowell
    3. Matthew Clark
    3 lawyer answers

    In concurrence with Steve, unless you tell us what your eviction is for (health hazard, nonpayment, criminal activity termination of tenancy) there is no way to tell you if one of the specific situations where an immediate writ will be issued applies. Assuming it is for nonpayment, there should be no way for your landlord to avoid giving you ten days to redeem and stay or to leave.

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  7. In michigan my sister had my parents quick claim there property over to her months before they were put in a home.

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Adam James Devlin
    2. Charles Christopher Newberg
    3. Marian L. Faupel
    3 lawyer answers

    In addition to the previous response, there are many variables that would effect the likelihood of success to quiet the title. When were they diagnosed with cognitive impairments? Would their doctor testify that they did not have the mental capacity at the time to transfer the house? Is anyone their conservator. There are many qualified attorneys on the AVVO website who can assist you with this matter, and I highly recommend you speak with an attorney quickly.

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  8. Need to change name on deed to a heirs, can i file a quick claim deed

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Christopher Allyn Sevick
    2. Timothy J. Klisz
    3. Adam James Devlin
    3 lawyer answers

    In concert with the previous answers, there are two issues for you here: 1) how to transfer the property and 2) who to transfer the property to. The presence of a residual clause or direct instructions from the decedent may help you find out who, but you will need to open an informal probate (which you may have done already) to have the property transferred to whoever you determine is now the rightful owner. I would be happy to help you with both questions above if you would like my assistance.

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  9. Terminating 7411 probation early

    Answered 16 days ago.

    1. Adam James Devlin
    2. Jenna Marie Bommarito
    3. Dennis J. Rickert
    4. Lyle Dickson
    4 lawyer answers

    Generally, you will need to write your motion and supply any evidence, documents proving payment, certificates from completing the class along with a brief or document outlining the law you are relying upon to terminate early. You will also need to call the court, get a hearing date and draft a notice of hearing as well as proof of service (and a praecipe if this is in Circuit Court). Make 4 copies of all of this, to be safe, go to the court and pay for the motion. Give one copy to the court...

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  10. Getting Served for Eviction

    Answered 17 days ago.

    1. Adam James Devlin
    2. John O. Knappmann
    2 lawyer answers

    My assumption based on the story you have outlined and my personal experiences is that the court papers your landlord is talking about is the Summons and Complaint but the court papers DHS needs is a Judgment (which is typically issued on the date you go to court). You can call the court and give them your name to see if the paperwork has been filed and when your court date is. Regardless, for an eviction judgment to be entered you have to be served the paperwork - your landlord may be...

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