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Timothy A. Dinan

Timothy Dinan’s Answers

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  • May I enter the home with or without notice? How much notice would need to be given and what if they do not let me in?

    I have power of attorney to handle the sale of a home and eviction of current residents. I would like to go into the home to take pictures and measurements and assess damages. The eviction process is started but has been delayed due to one of the ...

    Timothy’s Answer

    Entry into the home now is not allowed. You will need to follow the court rules in order to gain access. There are ways to effectuate alternative service on the occupants such as a motion for alternative service. These are remedies with which an experienced landlord tenant lawyer should be familiar

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  • My landlord said he would paint the interior walls before I moved in. He didn't paint and is avoiding the subject.

    My landlord bought paint and supplies, left them in the house, appologised for not getting the painting done, and told me I can do the painting. He stated in a text that he's sorry and there was no good reason why it wasn't done. Note: he had 3 ...

    Timothy’s Answer

    You need go communicate in writing with him. Your lease should spell out the landlord's right to enter. Let him know you expect notice. As to the painting, let him know it was promised and you expect it to be done. If not, consider holding back rent until he complies.

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  • What is the penalty in Michigan for giving a fake name to the police?

    I am on parole and I have a no contact with my girlfriend.We were stopped by the police and I gave them a false name.Subsequently I was given a citation for false identification and released

    Timothy’s Answer

    Generally speaking, giving a false name to a PO is a misdemeanor. However, in your case, it could be something more considering your parole status. I would discuss this matter with an attorney if you are formally charged.

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  • I have neighbors that have harassed me for 20 yrs. Now they installed cameras to watch my family. I am in MI. What can I do?

    We live on a private street, no HOA, no city services and the police say it is a lawless street. Nothing they can do about anything these people do. It is now escalating to a dangerous level of what they are doing and I can get no help from the ci...

    Timothy’s Answer

    This is a serious matter. You need to speak with an attorney with a background in real estate law and litigation to determine the best course of action. There are a number of factual considerations that makes answering this question difficult in this forum

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  • If I entered into landcontract to purchase home can the seller make me wait for down payment until house sells

    Never late on payments an now its in estate the brother wants his money we have contract recorded an I need to know what I can do to get my money they said once the house sells I get my money but they want me to vacate so they can put on markket

    Timothy’s Answer

    This question requires more information. Assuming you are in a l/c and have honored its terms to date, you have a right to continue purchasing the home by the terms of the contract. If I understand you, the estate wants to sell the home and you agree with that. Whatever terms you agree upon, they must be in writing. If the written agreement allows for your interest to be bought out, then it will happen as scheduled/determined. If you want to do this correctly, I would hire an attorney.

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  • I'm 17 and have no license and got pulled over and have a clean record, what am I looking forward to get charged with?

    I was driving from a friends house and got off the highway and was driving 55mph but there was a car behind me getting really close so I drove a little faster and it ended up being a cop. And pulled me over. I had no license or permit of any kind....

    Timothy’s Answer

    If you can, become license eligible by meeting the Sec'y of State requirements before going to court. You also may want to have a lawyer to help deal with the city attorney. If you believe you were stopped for no reason, your attorney may have a basis to bring a motion.

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  • If I am under HYTA probation am I able to be around a friend who has his/her cpl weapon?

    I was put under HYTA probation because I was charged with ccw (carrying concealed weapon) I had a pistol on my person without my cpl.

    Timothy’s Answer

    As long as you do not handle a weapon you should not have a problem.

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  • Does lack of standing render a judicial decision void.

    Lender initiated foreclosure then sold the indebtedness it sought to foreclose before the statutory notice and then the redemption periods had expired. Defendant showed he was RWA to pay in full and requested a stay to find the real party of int...

    Timothy’s Answer

    You need to provide much more information than this forum can handle. Seek out a competent real estate lawyer in your area and have him/her review your claim for an opinion.

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  • Is there any way to show the judge that going AA meeting are completely ineffective and useless for me?

    I've been ordered by the court to attend twice weekly AA meeting since I was sentenced back in November of 2012 after a DUI conviction. I'm not an alcoholic and I can't stand going to these meeting anymore. I've already gone through court ordered ...

    Timothy’s Answer

    Make a motion to amend your order of probation. Be prepared to explain why you do not need to go and how it constitutes a hardship. You may want a report from a sub. abuse counselor to make your motion more compelling.

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  • When I pay the tickets, is the warrant taken off?

    I have someone doing time at the Dickerson Facility and he has warrants in Detroit at the 36th District Court. His 3 tickets are DISREGUARD RED SIGNAL $247.20. CARELESS DRIVING $343.20. NO PROOF OF INSURANCE $325.20. All together that's a fee of $...

    Timothy’s Answer

    Once all fines and court costs are paid, generally the warrant shod be lifted. I would not travel without all of the clearances on your person just in case for the 60 days. You may also need to pay a reinstatement fee to SOS if your license was suspended. Good luck

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