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Perry B. Thompson

East Lansing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney.

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  1. Ex wife who has sole legal and physical custody for a minor child relocates to another state

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Perry B. Thompson
    2. Antonio Roman Ruiz
    2 lawyer answers

    Because she has sole legal custody, she can move without court approval. This was extablished a few years ago in the case of Spires v Bergman. Changing parenting time is a different matter though. The court will not change parenting time simply because she wants it changed. There are factors that must be considered. And, whehter the parenting time is changed or not, she is going to eventually have to tell you where she is in order to facilitate parenting time and other communication with...

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  2. After bankruptcy discharge, can bank still foreclose on property?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Perry B. Thompson
    2. Thomas A McAvity
    3. Dorothy G Bunce
    4. John Scott Wallpe
    4 lawyer answers

    The bank has to follow the normal foreclosure process, even after bankruptcy. That means that they have to send you notice of your right to negotiate modification. If you take the right action, it triggers a 90 day negotiation period. If you don't reach a modification agreement they have to publish notice of the foreclosure for 4 weeks. Then they have a sheriff's sale. Then you have a 6 month redemption period. Only after the redemption period ends can they evict you, which will take at least a...

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  3. Wireless Internet / Wifi Routers. IS THERE A LEASH LAW ON THIS?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Perry B. Thompson
    2. J Anthony Vittal
    2 lawyer answers

    I am not sure you are serious, but no they are not trespassing. Do you own a cell phone? You signal would trespass over many people's property every time it sent data to the tower if EM waves could trespass.

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  4. Landlord took our belongings, do they have the right?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Perry B. Thompson
    1 lawyer answer

    You might actually start with a police report for theft yourself. The landlord most definitely cannot just take your property as payment for anything. Your description leaves it a little unclear as to whether or not your final month had expired at the time this happened, but if not, the landlord really should not have been on the property except to make the necessary repairs. Even if what was intended to be your last month had expired, he needed to file an eviction for the personal property...

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  5. Am I required to give my bank statements at the request of my apartment landlord?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Perry B. Thompson
    1 lawyer answer

    Does you lease give them an ongoing right to this information? It would be an unusual lease term, but if it is there, they most likely do have a right to keep requesting it. If it is not a right that is granted to them in the lease, then they have no legal basis to demand it. You could start by asking them on what authority they are demanding the information. Just keep this in mind, even if they have no right to dmeand it, and even if they cannot evict you over it right now, you have no...

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  6. I purchased a car 3 weeks ago and left the lot. The bank wanted another phone bill and I just received a call stating the loan.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Perry B. Thompson
    2. James P. Frederick
    2 lawyer answers

    This practice is called a "yo-yo sale". It is quite common and almost always violates a number of state and federal laws. You should most definitely speak to an attorney before doing anything with the car. Depending on the specific violations in your case, the liability on the part of the dealer and/or lender could be high enough to more than pay for the car.

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  7. Is extra administrative fee for non-resident co-owners legitimate?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Perry B. Thompson
    1 lawyer answer

    This probably is not a special assessment under your by-laws. But, it is a change in HOA fees and should be approved in whatever way those must be done under the by-laws. Also, it is possible that there is a prohibition against having fees that are not equal. In general though, this is a private agreement and as long as the correct proceedures are used (and specific discriminatory actions are not taken) pretty much anything can be done. For what it is worth, the problem that HOAs are having...

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  8. If you sign your parental rights over do you still have to pay court ordered child support?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Perry B. Thompson
    1 lawyer answer

    Yes. There is no link between termination of parental rights and child support. However, if your income has dropped since the support order, you have a change in circumstance and may be able to get your payment lowered.

  9. In order to live offcampus at college, I need to live with a guardian. my parents live in a different state. can it be my granma

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. James P. Frederick
    2. Perry B. Thompson
    2 lawyer answers

    The other possibility is to just talk to the administration about it. I am not sure what school is doing this, but I know when I went to U of M ages ago, they had no such policy. Hopefully it is one of the smaller ones in the area where you might actually be able to make some headway talking to someone about it. The odds are they do not want a bunch of 18 year olds moving away from home, with no supervision, partying all the time, and flunking out of school because of it. The school might...

  10. Is it a crime to contact FB contacts

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Perry B. Thompson
    2. Mark Hankins
    3. Dorothy G Bunce
    3 lawyer answers

    Just to clarify, do you mean that she looked at your public profile, saw your friends, and contacted them on her own or that she logged into your account as you and sent the messages to your friends that way. Unauthorized access to a secure computer account is a crime.