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  • Can I file for. Guardianship of an incapacitated ex spouse in Michigan

    I am the mother of his two children and he had been living with me (off and on, but was living with me when he became incapacitated) the only family member who might contest it is his biological mother ( who gave him up for adoption and just met h...

    Lynnmarie’s Answer

    You can file for guardianship of anyone. Whether or not the court grants is up to the judge keeping in mind who else might file or contest it. If you are the only party and he signs the back of the form that he wants you to be his guardian, it will make things much easier. Good Luck!

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  • Inheritance tax

    How much inheritance tax should I expect to pay living in Michigan. I have one house and money in the bank in my mothers name.

    Lynnmarie’s Answer

    None, Michigan does not have an inheritance tax.

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  • Can they come after me for being a co-signer on a retire income

    i co-sign years ago trying to help a niece, didn't contact me about her being behind 6 or 7 months, now wants me to catch up for her, I need to know my rights or what to do. thank you

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    You co-signed so the company will probably come after both of you. It is very unlikely they can get your retirement income, but if you have other assets, they may go after those. We really need more information, like what the debt was, to be able to give you a good answer,

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  • MY CAR HAS BEEN SEIZED & IS GOING TO PUBLIC AUCTION 11/7/14 - WILL BANKRUPTCY STOP THE PUBLIC & LET ME GET IT BACK?

    MY CAR HAS BEEN SEIZED & IS GOING TO PUBLIC AUCTION 11/7/14 - WILL BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDINGS STARTED TODAY OR TOMORROW STOP THE PUBLIC & LET ME GET IT BACK?

    Lynnmarie’s Answer

    As my colleagues point out, you must get the bankruptcy filed right away, if the car is auctioned off, you will not be able to get back!

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  • PLEASE! WHAT IS EXACT CORRECT MICH. FORM TO FILE "CLAIM FOR EXEMPTION" FOR AN AUTO F/ C CARD DEBT COLLECTION PROPERTY SEIZURES?

    In the last two days, I HAVE GOOGLED TO THE END OF THIS BEAUTIFUL EARTH, for at least 30 hours, AND SOMEONE OR SOMETHING MUST KNOW WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR, & SIMPLY DOES NOT WANT ME TO FIND IT!!!! ; ) PLEASE HELP ME AS my car has been seized for 2n...

    Lynnmarie’s Answer

    You have to file bankruptcy to claim any exemption. If you do, it is exempted on Sch C, assuming you have equity inn the car. If you are not filing bankruptcy, there is no automatic exemption, if you don't make the payment they repossess the car. I agree with my colleague, you need to see a bankruptcy lawyer. There are many good one on this list!

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  • In a joint chapter 7 where I would put a truck that my husband has to keep to work. It is financed and worth less we owe.

    We have to keep the truck as he hauls RV's I understand I probably need a lawyer, Legal Aid doesn't help on Bankruptcy. I asked question before and got different answers. I cant afford an attorney, so I am desperate. What would I put as the fed...

    Lynnmarie’s Answer

    It would go on Sch. B and the portion that you are exempting would go on Sch. C.. Most bankruptcy attorneys understand that you wouldn't be filing if you had a bunch of extra y!, so most of us have payment plans set up. The penalties for being wrong are huge and van even include jail time. You really should rethink not having an attorney.

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  • Can my elderly mom deed her condo to me, I am power of Attorney of her estate and i live there I am on ssi ?

    she want,s to go in a senior living center

    Lynnmarie’s Answer

    If she is competent or the POA gives you the power to make gifts to yourself and to deed the property. You should meet with a Medicaid Attorney first because her giving the property to you can have serious ramifications if she ends needing to go on Medicaid.

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  • I am filing chapter 7 bankruptcy. My husband need to keep his truck that is financed because he has to have it in his business.

    The truck is worth less than we owe on it, but we are obligated. What is the code to enter on Schedule C specifying the law. My husband hauls RV's and has to have it to make money.

    Lynnmarie’s Answer

    It would not go on Sch. C because you owe more on it than it is worth. Sch. C is for Items you want to exempt. It would go on Sch. B and on the Sch. D (secured claims) and the Statement of Intention. This assumes that either you are also on the truck and loan or that both of you are filing. I would really suggest you meet with an experienced bankruptcy attorney! Most take payments and the ramification of filling the documents wrong are huge, up to and including criminal sanctions!

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  • I am filing chapter 7 bankruptcy. I have a truck financed and would like to retain it.

    I listed it under property claimed as exempt, Does it fall under 522(f)? Do I fill out the form Debtors statement of Intention.

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    It depends on the value versus what you owe and if you can afford to make the payments. If you have equity in the truck, then you would claim the exemption under (f) with any excess under (d)(5). Yes you would fill out the Statement of Intention if you intend to reaffirm (take back on the loan) it.

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  • I am a grantee of a lady bird deed. The grantor's have filed bankruptcy. Their attorney is threatening a lawsuit against me.

    The grantor's have filed bankruptcy and their attorney states that I have to sign off the deed so it can be transferred to the bankruptcy trustee. Why would I have to sign off on a lady bird deed? The grantor can sign the property over or sell a...

    Lynnmarie’s Answer

    You should not have to do anything. The grantors retain the right to do anything they want with the property. But that being said, if the bankruptcy trustee wants you to sign off for some reason, why not do it?

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