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Attorney Renee C. Walsh

Illegal Debt Collection Practices

What are illegal debt collection practices?  A frequent inquiry involves the question of creditors and what they can say to the debtor or to third … [Read more...]

Deadline for Filing Lawsuit – Statute of Limitation

The statute of limitation for a particular action is the time allowed by statute for bringing litigation on that particular subject matter. The … [Read more...]

Teen Marriage – At what age can teenagers marry?

Teenagers these days are empowering themselves with information. They want to know what their rights are. I recently had an inquiry about when a … [Read more...]

Patient Access to Psychiatric Medical Records

Inquiry re Patient Access to Psychiatric Medical Records - HIPAA: A patient sees a psychiatrist for several sessions for diagnosed mental illness … [Read more...]

Unauthorized Recordings – Eavesdropping

Perhaps you have wanted to record a phone conversation or video taped someone in your house, and wondered whether this is permitted by law. … [Read more...]

Adverse Possession

Adverse possession regards rights in the land of another. Acquiring property by adverse possession is analogous to acquiring an easement by … [Read more...]

Dealing With Debt Collectors – “Accord and Satisfaction” or “Payment in Full”

There is a way to control how debt collectors communicate with you and at the same time, lay a foundation for a reduced settlement or an "accord and … [Read more...]

Interest Rates Every Consumer Should Know About

Michigan interest rates are provided in Chapter 438 entitled Money and Interest. MCL 438.31 provides that parties may stipulate to pay interest up to … [Read more...]

Moving a Body from Georgia to Virginia

Inquiry: We live in the state of Georgia and we have burial plots in the state of Virginia. We would like to know if we can carry the body in our own … [Read more...]

Safety Belt Laws

Did you know that you can get a civil infraction ticket for the improper use of a safety belt? In other words, if you are one of those people who … [Read more...]