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Alan James Brinkmeier

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  • Board meeting held with 2 out of 4 board members

    I'm a president of association. Board should have 5 members but treasurer resigned and I'm also holding his duties. Board is having it's meeting tomorrow (the meeting schedule is set out for the whole year so all members know of it in advance). To...

    Alan’s Answer

    You have asked this before. Again, two of four is not a majority under any recognized definition.

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  • Board meeting held with 2 out of 4 board members.

    I'm a president of association. Board should have 5 members but treasurer resigned and I'm also holding his duties. Board is having it's meeting tomorrow (the meeting schedule is set out for the whole year so all members know of it in advance). To...

    Alan’s Answer

    Two of four is not a "majority" under any definition.

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  • Can a person legally stop payment on a check?

    A moves into B's apartment as a roommate. B requests a security deposit equal to one month's rent. A lives with B for four months. Pays rent every month on the first. A has a month to month lease. On July 1, A gives B notice he intends to vacate t...

    Alan’s Answer

    No, such a self help method is not allowed, but enforcing the written terms of the month to month lease is allowed, including mandating that the terms of the security deposit be enforced under the statute.

    If you want help with this reach out to one of us that are familiar about what to do for you. Good luck.

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  • I am a Defendant in civil court - If I fire an attorney or they withdraw how long does the court have to give me to find new rep

    Also if there is a pending motion hearing would it come off calendar or be vacated? After the required time allowed to find new counsel if i do not find another attorney then what happens if i am still in Pro Se?

    Alan’s Answer

    The judge must give three weeks, and some in their discretion grant more time. But, in this day and age when there are so many available qualified attorneys, the judge's usually stick to the three weeks. If you don't act by then, you must file a pro se appearance and you are on your own, no matter what is on the docket calendar.

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  • Can I introduce latest will after court accepted previous will-still in probate.

    Deceased company owner had 3 wills-all lacking signatures. Second will had only owner's signature. 1st &3rd wills had none. 2nd will witnessed after his death & accepted by court. 2nd will gave company to son's. 3rd & last will gave company to emp...

    Alan’s Answer

    Since the court has already accepted as valid the signed will, when you introduce the unsigned will to the court you will have a major battle that you should not attempt without your own lawyer to guide you

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  • Can I get my license when I am just 16 in Indiana

    Hello my name is Logan and I am a 16 year old male and I have a question regarding getting my drivers license. I know the law is 16 and 3 months but I have completed all requirements including drivers Ed, drive times, passed my test, have all 50 h...

    Alan’s Answer

    As a practical matter, (the law does not allow clear exemptions) even if you were to petition for relief, this non emergency situation would take 45 to 60 days to resolve. Sept. 23 will be upon you soon.

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  • The public body is denying my foia a second time even after I narrowed it and they give the same reason burdensome

    I thought I read a newspaper article some time ago about some opinion the Illinois Attorney General gave where they made the public body produce the requested records because the citizen had already narrowed the request. If I am only required to ...

    Alan’s Answer

    Contact the office of the Illinois Attorney General for their hotline help on FOIA.

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  • Workers comp settlement and child support

    There was a lien placed on my ex's work comp settlement for child support purposes. The case was just settled and he was awarded a lump sum of 250,000. He's claiming after fees he has 150,000 left. Does that make sense? I thought attorney fees wer...

    Alan’s Answer

    The attorney that placed the lien for you would be the person that knows the facts of the claim involved so start by speaking with that lawyer. Good luck.

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  • How long does it take for a workers comp case info to update on the state website?

    My ex states his case was settled and he was awarded a settlement 3 weeks ago. When I check on the iwcc.il.gov website it says the case is continued to arbitration with a next status call date. Does it take a long time for the website to update or...

    Alan’s Answer

    Until some action is taken to end or dismiss the case, the website will not be updated.

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