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Ronald H. Greve

Sterling Heights Education Law Attorney.

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  1. Is money received from a trust, where most of the money was in mutual funds, taxable as ordinary income to me as the beneficiary

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Carol A. Morris
    2. Ronald H. Greve
    3. James P. Frederick
    4. Steven J. Fromm
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    You don't give enough information to provide a definitive answer. Whether or not a distribution is taxable depends on the character of the distribution. If this is a distribution from an IRA, 401k or similiar account, then the entire amount is taxable as ordinary income. (It would be unusual to put these sorts of funds in a trust because you lose the ability to "stretch" the distribution.) If this is a distribution of post death earnings from the trust, then the amounts would be taxable...

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  2. I need to get my drivers license back or at least a restricted license so i can go to work. how do i do this?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Ronald H. Greve
    1 lawyer answer

    This depends on when and why you were suspended. At a minimum, you would need to clear up any pending traffic matters. If the suspension relates to drunk driving charges, there may not be anything that can be done. There are minimum suspensions that must be served before you are even allowed to apply for reinstatement. You need to get a certified copy of your driving record from the Secretary of State. This will show what needs to be done and whether a Circuit Court appeal is even possible....

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  3. I have filed a lady bird deed prior to my father's death and after he died the deed allowed me to keep the house and get the

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. James P. Frederick
    2. Ronald H. Greve
    3. Brian Coleman Kelly
    3 lawyer answers

    Was your father in a nursing home and receiving Medicaid? You don't say who the notice is from, but I am guessing it is from the State of Michigan. Michigan has adopted something called estate recovery which means that the State can make a claim against the probate estate to recover amounts paid by Medicaid after the aid recipient has died. Since you have a Ladybird Deed, there is no probate estate and nothing for the State to recover against. I do not believe that you have any...

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  4. If I am working on a prevailing wage job is it legal for my employer to hold that money until I reach 59? I live in Michigan.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Ronald H. Greve
    1 lawyer answer

    Michigan has a law called the Payment of Wages and Fringe Benefits Act which essentially requires that all wages be paid currently. Do you have a retirement program such as a 401k plan? If so, a portion of your wages can be paid into the plan and you can begin making withdrawals without penalty at age 59 1/2. Otherwise, I don't know what theory your employer may be relying on. Ron Greve

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  5. What is the laws for medicating children under the age of 5 years old. Is there a process that has to take place?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Edward Jacob Sternisha
    2. Ronald H. Greve
    2 lawyer answers

    Unless there is abuse or neglect, the parents have the absolute right to decide what medical treatment a child will receive. Since this child appears to be under the care of a licensed physician, there does not appear to be anything that you can do.

  6. Can I legally drop out of school in Michigan at the age of 15 for religious purposes?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Christine Marie Heckler
    2. Ronald H. Greve
    2 lawyer answers

    There is an old U.S. Supreme Court case, Wisconsin v. Yoder, 406 U.S. 205 (1972), which exempted an Amish community from the State's compulsory attendance laws. This Amish community believed that a person only needed enough education to be able to read the Bible. Further education would only subject the child to the corrupting influences of the larger society. It is possible that this case would apply to other religious communities. However, the facts in Yoder were very unusual and it is...