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Douglas Ron Coenson

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  • Hi im on ssi and im currently getting treated from a recent car accident and gonna get good sum of $ will i get kicked off?

    Moved to Florida last August from ohio

    Douglas’s Answer

    This is a complex area of the law. If you are truly receiving SSI, you can lose Medicaid eligibility if you don't establish a special needs trust. There are different special needs trusts to consider, depending on your situation (e.g., if you are over the age of 65 your options are limited). In short, the funds you receive will be considered countable income unless a special needs trust is properly executed.

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  • Am I able to sue if involved in a car accident

    I borrowed my uncle's van to travel less than a mile and got rear ended by a drunk driver. What rights do I have.

    Douglas’s Answer

    You should consult with an attorney who handles auto accidents immediately. Many of these attorneys offer free consultations. Good luck to you.

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  • How can I get a divorced from my husband who I separated 3 years now?

    We have 3 years old daughter, leaving in different state, and we don't talk to each other. He is leaving with his new family.

    Douglas’s Answer

    Use this site (avvo.com) to search for an attorney in your area who handles divorces. Even though he is in a different state, it may be to your advantage to file the divorce in Florida since it is where you live. Many divorce attorneys offer free initial consultations. Good luck to you.

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  • How does a Defendant file a complaint with the FBI to investigate fraudulent National Bank dealings in a foreclosure matter....

    ....including amongst others, an alteration to the note, that was originally filed without an endorsement, and mysteriously appeared one year later on an altered fax receipted document, purported to be the copy of the original?

    Douglas’s Answer

    You can contact the local regional FBI office by phone but chances are they will refer you to the local police. Many large cities/counties have a local financial crimes detective that you can contact. There a lot of multi-million dollar cases involving alleged financial crimes with limited number of resources working them so be prepared for a long process that may not yield results. Good luck to you.

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  • Should I get a lawyer

    I was heading southbound driving to get my girlfriend food she was pregnant at the time. Some mustang pull right out in front of me causing me to wreck into him. He admitted it was his fault, I have a witness who wrote statements. I have no licens...

    Douglas’s Answer

    You should consult with a personal injury attorney who handles auto accidents right away. Many offer free consultations.

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  • Im on ssi and they said to leave his vacant lot in his name so i backed out of probate and got it on the market threw a realtor,

    There is another son but he dont wont anything to do with it but he's half executor, when it sells im going to do the spend down program but i wont be able to find him to sign any papers , due to his criminal lifestyle, whats the best way to spend...

    Douglas’s Answer

    A review of the property title will need to be done. Even though the realtor put the land on the market, he/she won't be able to sell it if the property remains in a decedent's name. You also mention that there is a son who is "half executor" and has a criminal lifestyle. Is he a co-personal representative for the estate, or half owner of the property? If he is a personal representative for the estate and his criminal history includes a conviction of a felony, he is disqualified and will not be able to serve as a personal representative. Also, if you are on Medicaid, you risk losing your eligibility should you inherit the property and not plan accordingly. I strongly encourage you consulting with an attorney who handles probate and medicaid planning.

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  • I live in Florida & my late mom died in Michigan. Where should I find a lawyer? Can I use a lawyer in Florida?

    For probate?

    Douglas’s Answer

    Sorry to hear about your loss. You should find an attorney in the state where your mom last resided. So, if her residence was in Michigan, you should find a probate attorney in Michigan. May I suggest using this website (avvo.com) to find an attorney if you do not know of any? I would suggest contacting at least 2 or 3 and speaking with them before signing a retainer agreement. Good luck to you.

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  • I have a question regarding medical bills and my homestead residence.

    I own my home outright with no mortgage as a single person. I have medicare which basically covers 80 percent. I pay for the remaining 20 percent which is draining my savings. In the event, I can no longer afford to pay the 20 percent, can the...

    Douglas’s Answer

    Attorney Lampbert has provided a good response to this question.

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  • Can someone be put in jail dor not paying a lawyer bill?

    Got an email from attornwy I used yrs ago saying I can go to jail for a balance owed?i actually forgot n have not gotten any invoices or reminder letters.

    Douglas’s Answer

    You cannot go to jail for owing money to a private individual. I suggest showing the letter to another attorney to make sure you are interpreting the letter correctly. The attorney will also let you know whether you can pursue legal action.

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