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Brent T. Geers

Brent T. Geers

Geers Law
  • Appeals & Appellate, Criminal Law, Estate Planning...
  • Michigan
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Brent Geers specializes in helping people empower those they trust and provide for those they love. Brent has been an attorney since 2012, working with individuals and families to marshal their time, talent, and treasurer for the benefit of their children, family, and community. He is a Grand Rapids Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” honoree, and currently operates his own practice, Geers Law. Brent is married to an educator, who employs his services as a chaperon for various school functions. He is also his daughter’s father – a girl who will become a president, not a princess.

Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Criminal Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Probate
  • Bankruptcy
  • Elder Law
  • Free Consultation
    Free consultations are available by phone only. I apply all other consultation fees toward subsequent fees for legal services.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    All major credit cards.
  • Contingent Fees
    Blended contingency fee involves a reduced hourly fee and approximately 15% of the judgment amount.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    A reduced rate schedule is available to veterans with demonstrated income below 400% of the federal poverty line. A discount is always available to K-12 teachers and support staff, law enforcement personnel, and veterans whose income exceeds 400% of the federal poverty line.
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Counselor & Attorney
Geers Law
- Current
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
J.D. (2012) | Legal Education
Honors: Deans List
Activities: Cooley Veterans Club
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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
B.A. (2001) | American Culture
Activities: Resident Advisor
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Michigan # P75904
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Grand Rapids Bar Association
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Activities: Criminal Law Section
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Speaking Engagements
Life Essentials Workshop, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Urban Core Collective
Accredited Attorney
Veterans Affairs
Websites & Blogs
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Legal Answers
484 Questions Answered

Q. Ok can my grandson Legally leave home at the age of 18 in the state of Alabama. And move to another state. Please answe.
A: You've posted this question in a Michigan forum, but I surmise that the answer will be the same regardless of state. Assuming that your grandson is otherwise competent (i.e. not cognitively or otherwise impaired), he is an adult at 18 and can move where he wants.
Q. We have a grandson in valley Alabama. He 18 .January 1st .his mother left Michigan with son and her
A: As you might imagine, your son will need a court order. It is certainly possible to obtain, and in fact the mother could have a lot of answer for.
Q. need I formation about running away of felony probation of delivery and manufacturing of narcotics less than 50g or less
A: You will be sentenced on your probation violation, with your original sentencing guidelines used for a good estimate. Additionally, you are likely facing a new charge, and points will be assessed for picking up this new charge while on probation in the sentencing guidelines. Without knowing more about you, it's hard to say how much time you're looking at. What I can tell you is that it is always better to turn yourself in than to be found. These sort of situations often end at the exact worst moment for you (i.e. when your family needs you the most). You should contact a local attorney to help facility this so that you can maintain as much control over the situation as possible.
Q. I am currently pregnant can I be denied short-term disability from FMLA? I’m due in two months.
A: FMLA and disability are two distinct things. You can qualify for FMLA leave and benefits, but not disability, and vice versa.
Q. I submitted a request for child support in March 2019 in Michigan. Still no word. Do I need a lawyer? Thanks. A Mom.
A: Has paternity been established? If not, that could explain the delay.
Q. As an income tax preparer in which I run my own business, I am being asked by a client of mine to cover the additional
A: Doubtful, but you should really check with your insurance carrier and any ethics or licensing board to whom you have reporting obligations. Now if the client told you he specifically wanted to file married filing separately, and you didn't do that, that may lead to a different outcome.
Q. My lease provides internet but I've only gotten a shared password from the landlords house next door and it barely works
A: Unlikely. You do have Internet access - not exactly blazing fast Internet. You can buy your own, but it would be on your own dime. Unless the landlord made some affirmative assurances about the Internet (i.e. "always on", or a certain speed), there's not much that can be done.
Q. Can a landlord sue for eviction within 2 weeks? I thought you had to be 30 days past due?
A: The landlord can start eviction proceedings anytime you are late. However, that triggers a right to cure. In other words, if you pay, than the proceeding stop. If you are chronically late, or if there are other lease violations, the landlord can give you a 30 day notice to quit. And for that, you wouldn't have the ability to simply cure.
Q. Both of my children now over 18. Ex owes over $26,000 in back child support. FOC no help. How do I collect?
A: This is a tough one, but I believe your now-adult children would need to sue. Child support is for the child's benefit, not the other parent, and so they would (likely) be the proper plaintiffs.
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Downtown Grand Rapids
15 Ionia Ave SW STE 530
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Telephone: (616) 965-6864
Fax: (616) 536-8408
Suburban Grand Rapids
625 Kenmoor Ave SE STE 301
Grand Rapids, MI 49546-2395
Telephone: (616) 965-6864
Fax: (616) 536-8408