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Eric J. Guerin

Kalamazoo Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. Do I need a real estate lawyer?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Eric J. Guerin
    2. Scott J. Wittlin
    3. James P. Frederick
    3 lawyer answers

    Based on your question, I am assuming your lot is located in a plat, and the alley was dedicated as part of the plat. Even if there is no visible evidence of the alley on the ground, it still exists, at least for the benefit of plat owners. An alley typically provides ingress and egress only. If the alley is legally vacated title would go to the adjoining owners. As you may have guessed, there are a number of issues, but an expereinced real estate attorney with a copy of the plat map could...

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  2. Do I need to file a quiet title action?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Eric J. Guerin
    2. David L. Carrier
    3. Reese Serra
    3 lawyer answers

    You did not indicate whether you obtained title insurance (even if the liens were excpetions) at the time you acquired the property from your parents. If not, you may want to contact a title insurance company in Manistee County and request a title commitment to see if there are any encumbrances. Based on the information contained in your question, it is not clear what a quiet title action would accomplish. You should seek the advice of counsel to see if there may be other issues going forward.

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  3. What do I have to do to sign over my house to my son?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Eric J. Guerin
    2. James P. Frederick
    3. John W. Drury
    4. Jeffrey Raymond Portko
    5. Cheryl Rivera Smith
    5 lawyer answers

    It is easy to convey your interest to your son, but you should at briefly consult with a lawyer about tax and other ramifications. There are also a number of options available to accomplish your objective. Get some advice to help choose the best option for you. It should be a fairly simple and inexpensive process. Good luck.

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  4. Private Nuisance Claim, Recreational Trespass or something else? How can I get this behavior to stop?

    Answered 16 days ago.

    1. Allen M. Wolf
    2. Becket J. Jones
    3. Eric J. Guerin
    4. Jay Scott Finnecy
    4 lawyer answers

    The police and townships are reluctant to be involved, but that doesn't mean you have no rights. PA 56 saddled townships and law enforcement with responsibility for road ends they have historically avoided. Contact an attorney who specializes in riparian rights matters. Good luck.

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  5. A question regarding an easement on my lake front property.

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Eric J. Guerin
    2. Brook McCray Smith
    2 lawyer answers

    You should have a lawyer experienced with easements review the easement. If it is an easement in gross it is personal to the grantee and may not be assigned. If the easement is appurtenant to the grantee's property (which you should assume for now) action on your part will be required. You should get advice before the foreclosure sale and certainly before the end of any applicable redemption period.

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  6. Is there a type of pre-sex contract saying I can't be held responsible for any conceived child?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Eric J. Guerin
    2. Timothy J. Klisz
    3. David J. Hutchinson
    4. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4 lawyer answers

    No

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  7. If landlord files eviction against you and you file counter claim and he refuses to answer it,is "that" considered default?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Eric J. Guerin
    2. Julie Aletta Paquette
    3. James C. Higgs
    3 lawyer answers

    Non-lawyers who choose to represent themselves frequently believe they have been treated unfairly, simply because they don't understand the way the legal system works. If you believe you have a claim, or have otherwise been wronged, seek the advice of an attorney who may be willing to review the matter and provide you with some perspective.

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  8. The home i am currently renting went into foreclosure on jan 4. the sale date is feb 7. do i keep paying rent to my landlord?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Eric J. Guerin
    2. James C. Higgs
    3. Brian M. Thomas
    3 lawyer answers

    The foreclosure notice in the newspaper should disclose the redemption period (typically 6 months). The owner, which appears to be your landlord, would have the right to possession until the end of the redemption period. If you choose not to pay, your landlord would have to evict you.

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  9. How do I evict a tenant who is in my home in the state of Michingan and How do I recover my losses?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Eric J. Guerin
    2. John J. Keenan
    3. James C. Higgs
    4. Aaron Jeffrey Boria
    4 lawyer answers

    I assume from your question you have no one in Michigan to manage the property for you. You should consider retaining a local (Michigan) attorney to pursue the eviction proceeding.

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  10. I want to break my apartment lease to move closer to my employment. I have 10 months left on it and I cannot afford it.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Brian Harold Jean
    2. Eric J. Guerin
    3. John J. Keenan
    3 lawyer answers

    Brian's response is spot-on. Prior to speaking with your landlord you should review your lease to determine whether you have the right to pay a termination fee (often one month's rent) or sublease the premises. It is risky to simply walk away, with respect to both your financial liability and credit rating.

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