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Separate Property v Marital Property as discussed in recent appeals court cases.

  I. Marital vs Separate Property Ayres v Ayres, unpublished opinion per curiam of the Michigan Court of Appeals, decided December 22, 2011 (Docket No. 297989), on appeal from Otsego County Each party owned a piece of real estate at the time of the marriage, but each contributed to the other’s property and they invested in [...]

Personal Protection Orders explained by John Bain an Attorney in Novi and Howell

I receive many calls regarding Personal Protection Orders. Quite frequently those calls come after the order has been issued. If you are seeking a personal protection order you will find that the courts are set up so that it is very easy to file a Petition for a Personal Protection Order on your own behalf. If a [...]

DAN BAIN NOVI LAWYER , PEOPLE V KOON, Court rules it is illeagal to drive with any amount of marujuana in your system.

Appeals court: Michigan medical pot law doesn't protect users who drive By Karen Bouffard Detroit News Lansing Bureau Lansing— A medical marijuana card does not protect users from prosecution for driving with the substance in their bloodstream under Michigan's "zero tolerance" law, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled. The appeals panel overruled two lower [...]

2012-04-18T20:44:56+00:00 April 18th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Establishing Paternity in Novi, Northville, Farmington Hills, Novi, Milford,Brighton, and Howell

Nowadays there are many more children born outside of marriage than in the past.  I receive many phone calls regarding paternity issues. Many of the calls center on the establishment of paternity and the rights of the parties after the child is born. There is nothing that can be done until after the child is born  to establish [...]

2018-05-10T18:14:05+00:00 April 11th, 2012|children, Parenting Time, paternity|

Grandparent Custody in Novi, Northville, Plymouth, MIlford,Brighton, and Howell

Nowadays more and more grandparents are raising the grandchildren which brings up the issue of a grand parent obtaining custody of a child.  Take for example, a grandmother who has been raising her grandchildren for the past few years due to the parent’s use of drugs and alcohol and unstable life.  The grandmother acts as [...]

People v. Koon, Medical Marijuana, Motor Vehicle Operation , Michigan Court of Appeals, March6th 2012, DAN BAIN, NOVI MI LAWYER, MEDICAL MARIJUANA NEWS

    On May 21, 2010 Rodney Koon was charged with driving under the influence of a drug (OUID).  After being pulled over for speeding, Koon admitted to smoking marihuana earlier in the day.  A blood test revealed that Koon had active THC in his system.  At trial, the judge required the Grand Traverse County [...]

2018-05-10T18:14:05+00:00 April 3rd, 2012|Uncategorized|