Paula Brown Sinclair’s Answers

Paula Brown Sinclair

Twin Falls Social Security Lawyers.

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  1. What is the difference between and order and motion?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Charles Doland
    2. Paula Brown Sinclair
    3. Paul Y. Lee
    4. Sean Allen Goodman
    4 lawyer answers

    A motion is a request for relief. an order is the response granting or denying the requested relief.

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  2. How can I know if filing bankruptcy is the best choice for me?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Michael James Duffy
    2. Paula Brown Sinclair
    3. Derek R. Caldwell
    4. David Aaron Wiesen
    5. Scott Benjamin Riddle
    6. ···
    12 lawyer answers

    I agree with your first responders that meeting with an experienced bankruptcy attorney to discuss your options is the only way to responsibly meet your needs. I write separately to caution that not all lawfirms that practice bankruptcy law are created equal. Some seem to be just selling bankruptcies. You want to rely on a lawfirm where the attorney meets with you personally, gathers a great deal of information about your circumstances, performs a full case review, and explains the risks,...

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  3. I have become homeless and have outstanding debt and medical bills around 10k, can i file a bankruptcy, pending WC settlement?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Paula Brown Sinclair
    2. Michael Raymond Daymude
    3. Brian Crozier Whitaker
    4. Michael John Harrington
    5. Steven W Zachary
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Mr. Daymude is correct in that it appears you have nothing to protect at present. However, you would benefit from a consultation with an experienced bankruptcy practitioner to learn more about how the system works and prepare effectively for receiving your settlement. Many of the best offer consultations at no-cost/no-obligation and if you find one that is helpful now, you will know who to hire when it is time to file your bankruptcy or you need asssitnace in negotiating settlement with your...

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  4. Do Lawyers negotiate their hourly fees on Divorce Cases

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Paula Brown Sinclair
    3. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    4. Barry Franklin Poulson
    4 lawyer answers

    All attorneys set their fees individually and based on a wide variety of factors. Most attorneys have a "usual" hourly rate, but nothing requires an attorney to charge that rate in every case. Most experienced attorneys will charge a higher rate for clients they assess as unreasonable, demanding or high maintenance. The retainer should be no more that a reasonable estimate of the likely cost of the legal services expected to meet your objectives. When you discuss a retainer with an attorney...

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  5. I am seeking an experienced litigation attorney that can handle my real estate related case

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Paula Brown Sinclair
    2. Christine C McCall
    3. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    4. M. Todd Miller
    5. Charles Michael Tobin
    5 lawyer answers

    Feel free to use the Avvo "Find a Lawyer" function. The Q&A is not intended for attorney recruitment (or client solicitation either).

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  6. I had a taco shop that went out of business. I owe 95k on my sba loan and another 20k on credit cards.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Paula Brown Sinclair
    2. Robert A. Stumpf
    3. Javed Inam Ellahie
    4. Richard Eric Anthony Dwyer
    5. Deborah F Bowinski
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Mr. Stumpf is correct that formally bankrupting your corporation doesn't create any rights you don't already have. Your major exposure is your rental property. How great that exposure is depends on the amount of equity you have in that property. The whole point of that SBA lien is to secure payment of the loan. Secondly, your homestead may also be at risk. California statutes allow homestead exemptions in amounts that differ depending on facts you have not disclosed, but none come close to...

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  7. BANKRUPTCY AND TAXES

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Curtis Lamar Harrington Jr
    2. Paula Brown Sinclair
    3. Scott L Greeves
    4. Steven Anderson Leahy
    5. Christopher Michael Larson
    5 lawyer answers

    Your bankruptcy trustee can't supersede the law and require you to file returns that the taxing authorities do not require. It sounds like you are responding to a general instruction issued by the trustee to all debtos, and not to information responding to your specific concern. Even though you don't think you have enough income to require filing, you might consider doing so anyway if you are entitled to any "refundable" credits such as earned income credit. Best wishes for a favorable...

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  8. Trustee objects to exemption on Chapter 7

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Dorothy G Bunce
    2. Paula Brown Sinclair
    3. Matthew C Albrecht
    4. John Anton Sterbick
    5. Thomas Martin Morningstar
    5 lawyer answers

    As knowledgable and caring as are the attorneys who volunteer for Avvo, accurate information about the law and legal procedure is most we can provide. This forum is ill-suited to advising an asker how to proceed in a specific case. If you are attempting to navigate the Chapter 7 labyrinth without an attorney, now would be an excellent to correct that very unwise choice. The intersection of bankruptcy and personal injuury law is a minefield. For starters, you PI attorney needs to be...

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  9. Can i sue ssi for putting my girlfriend as my spouse?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Paula Brown Sinclair
    2. Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus
    3. Brian S Wayson
    3 lawyer answers

    Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a means-tested welfare program. Financial eligibility for SSI is limited to the elderly and disabled who have low income and little in assets. When you were awarded SSI, the Social Security Administration provided a pamphlet of information about how these determinations are made. You should pay attention to the information in it. It should be no surprise to you that you are required to periodically show that your financial situation continues to qualify....

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  10. I loan my sister $10000. I have all documents.she have not paid me since. She is planning to file bankruptcy

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Paula Brown Sinclair
    2. Eric Charles Lewis
    3. Tom Arany
    3 lawyer answers

    Here is the bad news: your sister is required by law to disclose her debt to you, you will receive notice of the filing and instructions to file a proof of claim if assets are recovered, you will receive your pro rata share of assets recovered if you file a proper proof of claim, and your debt will be discharged with all the other unsecured creditors. In addiiton, if your sister has made payments totalling $600 or more in the one-year period before filing, the trustee will make demand on you...

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