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Robert Keyes

Robert Keyes Law, PLLC
  • Bankruptcy, Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets ...
  • Michigan
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Education
Wayne State University Law School
J.D. (2005) | Law
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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
M.S.E. (1976) | Computer, Information, & Control Engineering
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University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
B.S. (1967) | Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering
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Honors: Tau Beta Pi
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Professional Experience
Solo attorney
Robert Keyes Law, PLLC
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Assistant City Attorney
City of Ann Arbor
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Professional Associations
Michigan State Bar  # 68856
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Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Michigan
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Up to an hour for all matters.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Credit cards accepted for non-bankruptcy matters. Debit cards accepted for all representations. Cards can be accepted over the phone.
Practice Areas
    Bankruptcy
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
    Foreclosure Defense
Legal Answers
Q. What do I need to file a bankruptcy and what things can be put on a bankruptcy
A: You can certainly file the bankruptcy by yourself but I'll bet every bankruptcy attorney who sees your question will agree that it is almost always a terrible idea. That being said you can go to this link and get the forms and some guidance on how to do it yourself: https://www.mieb.uscourts.gov/content/filing-without-attorney There are many possible things that can go wrong for a self filed case. I have seen people lose their house or cars because they did not do the proper things. Just curious - you said "wages are garnished" but then you say you are unemployed. Good luck...
Q. How do I object to a writ of garnishment? I received a notice from my employer on 3/2/22 from a 4 year old judgment.
A: I have handled many cases like this and have had judges set aside the Default Judgment. The form you are looking for is called "Motion to Set Aside Default Judgment. Here is the link: https://www.courts.michigan.gov/siteassets/forms/scao-approved/cia04.pdf You would need to show your addresses for the period of time in question. Even if you succeed you will have to deal with the case. Usually I was able to negotiate some kind of payment plan with the creditor for an amount less than a 25% garnishment. In some cases depending on the size of the judgment a bankruptcy is the best option.
Q. What happens if you don’t turn in your tax return and/or refund on a chapter 13 bankruptcy?
A: You should turn in returns ASAP and contact your attorney if you have one. Otherwise contact the trustee and own up to your mistake. It will only get worse if you ignore it and your case will get dismissed if you don’t makes it up somehow.
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Ypsilanti, MI 48197
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