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Lawrence John Gibney Jr.

Jacksonville Intellectual Property Law Attorney.

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  1. Can my 13 year old daughter have sex with a 17 year old boy legally? What legal help do I have with this situation?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Deanna Elaine Ebanks
    2. Don Waggoner
    3. Lawrence John Gibney Jr.
    4. James W Chandler
    5. Amber Hill
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    6 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleagues and I would immediately contact the authorities about this situation.

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  2. Termination of Parental Rights to Adopt....What to do next?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Lawrence John Gibney Jr.
    2. Carin Manders Constantine
    3. Kyndra L. Mulder
    4. Samuel Eugene Thomas
    4 lawyer answers

    There are a multitude of factors in play in this situation and the advice of an experienced adoption attorney is critical. I would not post too many details on this site but instead would consult with an attorney about this matter. Best of luck to you.

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  3. I have been awarded Disability benefits . What about Medicaid or Medicare ? What about Macaroni ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lawrence John Gibney Jr.
    2. Francisco Javier Gonzalez
    3. Adam Zimmerman
    4. Robert Bond
    4 lawyer answers

    There is a 24 month waiting period for Medicare for both Parts A (hospital coverage) and B (physician coverage). During this "waiting" period many of my clients are also eligible for Medicaid although it may be on a sliding fee scale basis. I would first contact the local SS office or call the national SS helpline: 1-800-772-1213. Best of luck to you.

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  4. SSDI - If we file with the Appeals Council , does that become a public record ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lawrence John Gibney Jr.
    2. Clint Curtis
    3. Andrew W. Norfleet
    4. Clifford Michael Farrell
    5. Jamie Anna Olivares
    5 lawyer answers

    Any information in a Social Security disability claim file is kept private from the general public including any information that is sent to the Appeals Council. I would consult with an experienced Social Security attorney as soon as possible. Best of luck to you.

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  5. Back pay for combination SSI/SSDI for social security disability.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lawrence John Gibney Jr.
    2. Clint Curtis
    3. David J. McCormick
    3 lawyer answers

    When SS processes the claim the SSI portion will be processed first and then the SSDI portion is processed. I am not sure where you are but the SSI portion is usually controlled by the local office (to some extent) while the SSDI is handled by the payment center (Baltimore of Birmingham). My suggestion is to make an appointment and go down to the local office to explain your situation to them and see if you can get any help. In my experience the people at the local office do want to help you...

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  6. Can the local social security office override the judge in an alj hearing?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Stephan John Freeman
    2. Lawrence John Gibney Jr.
    3. William Kevin Hodges
    4. Clint Curtis
    4 lawyer answers

    Try not to stress too much (easier said than done) but a note from your doctor cannot hurt. Your SS attorney should be able to straighten this out.

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  7. Social Security Disability

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lawrence John Gibney Jr.
    2. Sean Patrick Lewis
    3. Aleksandra Maria Kaczmarczyk
    4. William Kevin Hodges
    5. Woojin Won
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    8 lawyer answers

    Many attorneys will help you from the beginning. The Social Security disability process does not come with easy 1-2-3 instructions and I always recommend professional help. The attorney gets paid if you are successful so there is an incentive for the attorney to aggressively develop the file and work toward a favorable outcome. Best of luck to you.

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  8. Dear Attnys: My home is beginning it' foreclosure process at this time. My question is: could the bank take my social security.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Carl H Starrett II
    2. Lawrence John Gibney Jr.
    3. Jacqueline Alicia Salcines
    4. John Kevin Griffin
    5. Lyle Brian Masnikoff
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    I agree with the previous answer but would advise making sure that the Federal Beneftis are in a separate shecking account soloely for that purpose. I am not sure if you have any other liquid assets but if you commingle the money, you may unwittingly create a problem.

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  9. What are my chances of the ODAR approving my disability from the decision writer stage without having had a hearing?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Lawrence John Gibney Jr.
    2. Paula Brown Sinclair
    3. Mikel Edward Lupisella
    4. D K Kevin Dugan
    4 lawyer answers

    In my experience a Congressional inquiry at this stage has little impact other than to produce a few more pieces of paper. The Administration reviews each case to determine if a hearing will be needed. IWhether or not a hearing is needed will depend entirely on the facts, particularly the medical evidence in the case. Best of luck to you.

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  10. Putting child as co-inventor on patent application?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. James Scott Anderson
    2. Lawrence John Gibney Jr.
    3. Michael Lawrence Greenberg
    4. John Warwick Caldwell
    5. Dariush G. Adli
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    6 lawyer answers

    The first question is "what did the 5 year old contribute to the actual idea/concept?". While a child can certainly be an inventor, I would consult with a patent attorney to discuss the concept of inventorship. Once you discuss the entire invention with a patent attorney it may be determined that the 5 year old was not really a co-inventor. You can always assign any patent rights to a 5 year old; this will allow the 5 year old to exercise some rights to the invention once he or she becomes...

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