Lisa Kaye Deselms Dent’s Answers

Lisa Kaye Deselms Dent

Effingham Estate Planning Attorney.

Contributor Level 11
  1. Can I ask my landlord to pay the towing and parking fee for my car which he towed from my parking space when I was on vacation?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Lisa Kaye Deselms Dent
    2. Barry Cahn Boykin
    2 lawyer answers

    Negotiate with him. If he even pays half, you will be better off than if you go to the trouble of filing a small claims case. This is my opinion. Before you talk to him, check your lease to see if it addresses these situations. If it does and he erred, you can kindly point that out. If not, just use your radio voice and hope he will listen to reason. to sum it up, you may have "legal" rights, but this is the kind of situation where you will probably come out better now and in the future by...

    Selected as best answer

  2. Social Security (Attorney) drops our case 13 day prior to court hearing?Just looking for relief for the widows son!

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Lisa Kaye Deselms Dent
    2. Marcia W. Margolius
    3. Yolanda Navarrete
    3 lawyer answers

    Req7est a contiuance so that you can find another attorney. You can put the request in writing to the hearings office, but you will need to show up to the hearing as scheduled to get the continuance in most cases. If you just don't show up, the case will be dismissed. Be aware that something made the attorney think you were not going to prevail. No matter what you think, the attorney has training and experience, I hope. Your new attorney can help findd out what the problem was.

    7 lawyers agreed with this answer

  3. Motion to Dismiss Cause?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Lisa Kaye Deselms Dent
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Robert A. Stumpf
    4. Peter Walter Weston
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with Mr. Stumpf all around. You need to better state your question, but if the plaintiff is seeking to dismiss that is almost certainly good news for you. Show up in court as scheduled to make sure everything is ok. If the judge says the case is dismissed, don't argue with him. It may be that the creditor thinks they don't have proof. See an attorney in your area and see if you even need to worry about settling at this point. Get direct advice and make no assumptions.

    Selected as best answer

  4. My kids father has taken my childrens social security numbers and been selling it during tax season. what can i do to stop this

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Lisa Kaye Deselms Dent
    3. David Matthew Gotzh
    4. David J. McCormick
    5. Christopher Michael Larson
    5 lawyer answers

    Agree with others. File a police report. BUT you should also be able to apply for new Social Security numbers, and it might be wise to do so now, before the children are of an age that the effects become real. Following is the link the the Social Security web page on this topic: http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10064.html#a0=5

    5 lawyers agreed with this answer

  5. Can a trustee recommend that student loans be discharged?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jeff Adrian Biddle
    2. Marc Gregory Wagman
    3. Wendy Erin Morris
    4. Robert A. Stumpf
    5. Lisa Kaye Deselms Dent
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    You can contact the lender to apply for loan forgiveness due to your disability. Just because you have been determined disabled does not mean forgiveness is automatic. The paperwork can be a real inconvenience, but may be worth it. Bankruptcy is the path to relief from student loan debt.

    5 lawyers agreed with this answer

  6. A question on the form I'm filling out to claim SSI asks if my child has a legal guardian other than myself.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Lisa Kaye Deselms Dent
    2. Ronald Lee Bell
    3. Brian S Wayson
    3 lawyer answers

    Give the complete information. If the children reside with you and you are able to attend to your own finances, you will likely be made the "representative payee" for their accounts. That is part of what the question is designed to ferret out. For more information, the social security website at www.ssa.gov has some very good guides.

    Selected as best answer

  7. Is there such a thing as not qualifying for disability "backpay"?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Lisa Kaye Deselms Dent
    2. Yolanda Navarrete
    3. Clifford Michael Farrell
    3 lawyer answers

    For SSDI, which is what you appear to be writing about, you can receive retroactive payments for up to one year prior to your onset date, the date disbaility begins. For many people, retroactive benefits are paid due to long waits for approval. This does not result in a windfall, because the benefits should have and would have been paid already if the cases hadn't taken so long. If your father was deemed disabled as of April, he is not eligible for payment until 5 full calendar months have...

    Selected as best answer

  8. If a woman becomes disabled, was maried over 10 years, divorced now, does she get his So. Sec if it is greater than hers?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lawrence Allen Weinreich
    2. Susan Kathleen Duke
    3. Debra J Venhaus
    4. Lisa Kaye Deselms Dent
    5. Daniel Seth Williams
    5 lawyer answers

    Ms. Venhaus is correct. Your divorce decree plays no part in this. Social Security is a government benefit, not a private pension. Any amount to which you may be entitled does not take away from the ex-spouse's benefits. You can find a great deal of information at www.ssa.gov.

    6 lawyers agreed with this answer

  9. How do I set up his social security payments to me? What do I need to set that up?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Lisa Kaye Deselms Dent
    3. Gary L. Schlesinger
    4. Bruce E. Burdick
    4 lawyer answers

    You need an attorney. It's not as simple as "setting it up." It will cost you more in the end NOT to have an attorney, generally.

    4 lawyers agreed with this answer

  10. I got my ssi after 2 times trying they used test dating back to 2005 2008 i applyed once in 2001 then in 2009

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Lisa Kaye Deselms Dent
    2. Dennis Alan Palso
    3. Clifford Michael Farrell
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree that your question seems to indicate that you were awarded only SSI. SSI is a needs-based program, with the maximum payment of $698 set by the Federal Government. "Needs-based" means that you are only eligible if you are both determined to be disabled AND meet financial requirements. These financial requirements are that your countable resources as an individual cannot be more than $2,000. Income you receive in cash or "in kind," as with someone providing you with food and/or shelter,...

    4 lawyers agreed with this answer