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Mark Bredow

Mark Bredow

Bredow Law - $0 Down Chapter 7 Bankruptcy - Criminal Defense - Driver's Licenses
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  • Michigan
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Bredow Law PLC Offers a true $0 Down Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. You can start with us today for $0. You pay only the filing fee. Low-income families may qualify for a filing fee waiver. We will help you get a free credit report and we'll pay the cost of your pre-bankruptcy credit counseling class. Legal fees start as low as $49.00, and there's no payment for up to 30 days.

I enjoy helping ordinary people seek protection from creditors both inside and outside of bankruptcy. In my 26 years in the law of debt collection and debt defense, I have gained extensive knowledge and experience in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 law. I know how your creditors operate because I have represented your creditors, including banks, mortgage companies, hospitals, credit card companies, landlords, and condominium associations. I have also represented the government's interests maintaining fairness to all in the bankruptcy process, as part of the Chapter 13 Trustee's Program. I bring my knowledge from these relationships to work for you, the consumer.

Because I have represented virtually all sides in debt and bankruptcy cases, my law firm, Bredow Law PLC, has a unique insight into the motivations of debtors, creditors, and Bankruptcy Trustees. My experience and insight allow me to provide you with unique and insightful solutions for your situation. Whether you are an individual or small business owner, my broad experience and specialized skills allow us to give you the highest quality representation at an affordable cost.

Practice Areas
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
Consumer Law
Class Action, Lemon Law
Foreclosure Defense
Landlord Tenant
Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
Traffic Tickets
Suspended License
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
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    We Offer Qualified Clients $Zero Down Bankruptcy. Pay $0 To File! Free Telephone Consultation.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    $0 To File Chapter 7. Payments as low as $49 after you file. 100% Attorney Representation. Includes Credit Counselling. Low Down Payments for Chapter 13 - Ask about our zero-down payment Chapter 13.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of Michigan
ID Number: P49744
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6th Circuit
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U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Eastern District of Michigan
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U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Northern District of Ohio
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U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Western District of Michigan
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Wayne State University Law School
J.D. (1994) | Law
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Central Michigan University
B.A. (1985) | Accounting
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Dale Carnegie Institute: Award For Highest Achievement
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Selected by peers as having completed the program with the highest achievement.
Professional Associations
Michigan State Bar  # 49744
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Detroit Consumer Bankruptcy Association
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Speaking Engagements
Mortgage Issues for Borrowers, Creditors and Trustees, 23rd Annual Federal Bar Association, Western District Michigan, Bankruptcy Seminar, Boyne Falls, Michigan
Federal Bar Association of Michigan
Representing Clients in Chapter 13 Proceedings Pre-Confirmation, Bankruptcy Certificate Series: The Basics of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Plymouth, Michigan
Institute of Continuing Legal Education
The Only Cram-Down Left? Lien Stripping and Valuation, Detroit Consumer Bankruptcy Conference, Troy, Michigan
American Bankruptcy Institute
The Bankruptcy Reform Act One Year Later, AMC Mortgage Services Attorney Summit, Long Beach, California
AMC Mortgage Services
The Bankruptcy Reform Act, DS News Five-Star Conference Attorney Summit, Dallas, Texas
DS News
General Bankruptcy Education, Homecomings Financial Corporation Client Educational Seminar, San Diego, California
Homecomings Financial
Websites & Blogs
Bredow Law Website
Bredow Law Blog
Legal Answers
69 Questions Answered
Q. if some one files chapter 13 in 2018 and then converts it to a chapter 7 in 2020
A: Yes, conversion to Chapter 7 commences a new start date.
Q. In Michigan, can you file a motion to set aside a default and a motion for summary disposition at the same time?
A: I agree with Mr. Harris. After a default is entered, even if a default judgment has not, the defaulted party (you) may not take any other action until the default is set aside.

You can file the motion, but its not authorized. And, if you file a motion for summary disposition at the same time, the court will probably ignore it, but the other party may feel like they cannot ignore it and may, to protect their client, either file a motion to strike your pleading or file a response to your motion. Either way, your action has caused them to take legal action and incur legal fees because you filed a motion that was not yet permitted. They would be justified in asking the court to strike your motion and award them the costs they incurred due to your action.

Don't do it.
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Q. I illegally got pulled over
A: It is nearly impossible to "prove" that you were pulled over illegally. Don't waste your time. You will irritate the court and harm your case. All police need is "reasonable suspicion" that a traffic offense could be occurring to pull you over for a brief investigation.

Regarding your tinted windows. Michigan law prohibits tinted windows in the front windshield or side windows. There are two exceptions: a tinted film is allowed along the top edge of the windshield and the side windows as long as it does not extend more than 4 inches from the top of the windshield, nor lower than the shade band, whichever is closer to the top of the windshield, and if lower than that, you are ok so long as the tint is not more than 35% or more in the visible light range. If your tint covers the full window, then you would have to prove that the tint was not more than 35%. You will have to figure out how to prove that.

Regarding insurance. If you did not have a valid and active policy, you lose. If you had a value policy at the time of the ticket, but didn't have the certificate with you, set the matter for a Formal Hearing. Then, BEFORE the appearance date listed on the citation, contact the Court, and submit (in-person or mail, or fax, if permitted) a copy of the proof of insurance to the court. If you do that, the law states that the court shall not assess a fine or costs, nor forward the ticket to the secretary of state, but the court may assess a fee of not more than $25.00, which shall be paid to the court funding unit.

As always, I recommend that you hire an attorney to represent you.
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Bredow Law PLC
41000 Woodward Avenue
Suite 350 East
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Telephone: (248) 795-5516
Fax: (248) 856-4131
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