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Nancy Ballast
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I get paid to argue with friends and strangers, and I couldn't be happier.
I get paid to argue with friends and strangers, and I couldn't be happier.

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What is marital property in a Michigan divorce? What is separate property?
Q: What is marital property in a Michigan divorce? What is separate property? A: Martial property is anything - assets, property, or debts -- that was gained during or
because of the marriage. For example, bank accounts, credit card debt,
the home (or hom...

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What is pleading the fifth? That's for defendants, not witnesses, right?
Q: what is pleading the Fifth? Isn't that only for defendant? I don't have a subpoena yet, but I think I will have to testify. The problem is, I said things to the police while I was angry. Now my fiancee is being charged, I don't want to testify against hi...

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What is "discovery" in divorce cases in Michigan?
Q: What does it mean when you get served with interrogatories? I am getting divorced in Michigan, and my husband's attorney sent me all this paperwork to fill out. Do I have to? It seems a bit excessive. A: Interrogatories are part of the discovery process ...

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Q: What's a reasonable retainer for a divorce?
Q: What's a reasonable retainer for a divorce? Can't I just do this myself in court without an attorney? A: Thanks for asking. If you are looking to hire an attorney for divorce, expect to hear many different amounts for retainers. Some attorneys will quote...

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Family bar owners admit to deleting income information
Family bar owners admit to deleting income information A father and son, who own three bars in the Grand Rapids area, admit to allegedly having deleted income information. "On September 23, 2015, Michael Farah and Brian Farah called the POS
administrator a...

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Jessica Heeringa case: five witnesses take the stand
Jeffrey Thomas Willis , 46, of Muskegon Township, has been charged with kidnapping and murdering Jessica Heeringa ,
who went missing from a Norton Shores gas station April 26, 2013.
Willis also faces a kidnapping charge in the case of a 16-year-old who
c...

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MILegalize files in US Supreme Court
From a press release of the MILegalize office: The MILegalize United States Supreme
Court Petition for a Writ of Certiorari was filed yesterday. It will be
in the docketing system in a week or so after standard security delay
and processing.  MILegalize ...

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Officer chooses not to give breathalyzer to Kent County prosecutor
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Grand Rapids police are reviewing an officer's
decision not to give a breathalyzer test to a Kent County assistant
prosecutor who struck a parked car going the wrong way on a one-way
street. Article here.  The crash involving Assistan...

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Did you know? Michigan was the first state to support the 21st Amendment to repeal Prohibition
Michigan, in 1933, was the first state which voted to ratify the 21st Amendment, which repealed Prohibition. Prior to that, even possession of small amounts of alcohol in Michigan was a felony. 

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The Art of Getting Clients to Pay
If someone doesn’t replenish a retainer after it runs out and you
continue to represent him or her, thinking that the person will
eventually pay, you’ll probably wind up doing the work pro bono even if
you didn’t intend to . . . . Article here (via abajo...
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