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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Ayres v Ayres, unpublished opinion per curiam of the Michigan Court of Appeals, decided December 22, 2011 (Docket No. 297989), on appeal from Otsego County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 property together during […]

Howell OWI Lawyer DAN BAIN , an overview of MICHIGAN SUPERDRUNK DRUNK DRIVING LAW

On October 31, 2010 Michigan’s drunk driving ,OWI, DUI,   laws were amended and  enhanced to include a new charge and increased penalties for persons charge with drunk driving, DUI, OWI whose blood alcohol content (BAC) is .17 or greater. This law is known as SUPER DRUNK DRIVING !  The proposed rational behind this law was […]

May 2nd, 2012|Uncategorized|

Novi Lawyer Dan Bain “Sometimes the system doesn’t work”

I ONCE HAD A CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE WHO ON THE RECORD REFERRING TO THE GOVERNMENT HAD THE COURAGE TO SAY “SOMETIMES THEY ARE WRONG!” THE STORY BELOW PROVES THAT POINT !!! NOBODY EVER THINKS IT COULD HAPPEN TO THEM .

GRAND JUNCTION, Co. (Reuters) – A Colorado man wrongly convicted and sentenced to life in prison […]

May 2nd, 2012|Uncategorized|

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 courts in deciding the […]

April 18th, 2012|Uncategorized|

How to Avoid Disaster and Save Money At Car Rental Agencies

How to Avoid Disaster and Save Money At Car Rental Agencies

 

Know the hidden risks, which include:

Diminution of value: this is the loss of value of a car which has been repaired after significant damage. For example, let’s say an undamaged rental car worth $25,000 sustains $8,000 worth of damage in an accident. When those $8,000 […]

April 14th, 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 […]

April 11th, 2012|children, Parenting Time, paternity|

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April 11th, 2012|Uncategorized|

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 Prosecutor prove […]

April 3rd, 2012|Uncategorized|