Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

This week’s question:  MY EX-HUSBAND HAS NOT PAID CHILD SUPPORT, CAN I PREVENT HIM FROM SEEING THE KIDS UNTIL HE PAYS?   QUESTION: My ex-husband has not paid child support for the past two months.  My family told me that I should not let him take the kids on his weekends until he pays what he owes.  Can I keep

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This week’s question: THREATENED BY THE MICHIGAN UNEMPLOYMENT AGENCY?

QUESTION: The Michigan Unemployment Agency is coming after me! They sent me correspondence disputing my application and have demanded the return of my unemployment benefits plus assessed me a penalty. What can I do?   ANSWER:  Eligibility for receipt of unemployment benefits is not automatic. If the Agency determines you are ineligible to receive unemployment benefits for misconduct, for example,

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Ask The Lawyer by Daniel Gwinn, Esq.

This week’s question:  I AM BEING SEXUALLY HARASSED AT WORK, WHAT SHOULD I DO?   QUESTION: My boss constantly makes sexual comments and jokes to me and it makes me really uncomfortable.  She can be pretty vindictive, so I am afraid to do anything because I need my job.  What should I do?   ANSWER:  Michigan’s Elliott Larsen Civil Rights

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This week’s question: WHAT IS PROBATE?

This week’s question:  WHAT IS PROBATE?   QUESTION: My father, who was a widower, died recently and I was told I have to open a probate estate?  I have no idea what to do.  What is probate and where do I start?   ANSWER:  Probate is the process of administering a decedent’s estate. It refers to the procedure by which

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This week’s question: AM I ENTITLED TO OVERTIME PAY?

QUESTION: I am salaried employee. Lately, I have been required to work an extraordinary amount of additional hours. When I asked for overtime pay, my boss turned me down. Am I entitled to overtime pay?   ANSWER: It depends. Some salaried employees are not entitled to overtime pay, but others are. “Exempt employees” are not entitled to overtime pay, while

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Ask the Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

This week’s question: MAY I BREASTFEED MY CHILD IN A RESTAURANT? QUESTION:  I was asked to leave the dining room of restaurant in Oakland County after I began breastfeeding my six-month old baby boy. I was embarrassed at being singled out and directed to the womens’ restroom, which I felt was an inappropriate place to attend to my child. Am

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This week’s question: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS.

This week’s question: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS. QUESTION:  My disabled niece is receiving government benefits.  I want to give her some money, but I have been told that if she has too much money in her accounts she will lose her benefits.  I don’t want to jeopardize my niece’s benefits.  What should I do? ANSWER: 

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ASK THE LAWYER By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

This week’s question: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU SIGN A SEPARATION AGREEMENT FROM YOUR EMPLOYER.   QUESTION:  I am being laid off from my job. My employer presented me with a separation agreement. I’m worried about signing it because it appears very one-sided. The separation agreement says I may consult an attorney. What kind of help can I

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ASK THE LAWYER By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

This week’s question: CHOOSING A PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR YOUR WILL: Should I appoint all of my children as Co-Personal Representatives of my Will? QUESTION: I am getting my paperwork together to have my estate plan drawn up. I am thinking of appointing all three of my kids as Co-Personal Representatives of my Will. I don’t want one of my kids

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