Paula Brown Sinclair’s Answers

Paula Brown Sinclair

Twin Falls Social Security Lawyers.

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  1. I grew up allergic to all our pets. Should I sue, or not?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Paula Brown Sinclair
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4. Fedor Kozlov
    5. Michael Glynn Busby Jr.
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    Except in the most extreme of circumstances, parents have no legal liability for parenting decisions, and children have no civil cause of action against parents. "Pressing charges" suggests criminal liability which would be prosecuted by the state's attorney, and there is none in your description. Assuming you are enjoying better health as an adult and before your relationship with your parents is irrevocably trashed, you should consider rebuilding it. You may have to become the "adult in...

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  2. My car got totalled and my insurance is lasped and im behind in my payments whats gonna happen?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. R. Alfred Patrick
    2. Benjamin Harris Van Steinburgh
    3. C. Donald Briggs III
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Paula Brown Sinclair
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    In addition to the information about insurance rights already posted, be aware that totaling the collateral does nothing to satisfy your contract obligations. Expect the creditor to file suit, obtain a judgment, and attach non-exempt assets including garnishing your paycheck. Your contract may well have required you to maintain insurance with the creditor as a named insured to protect it from this loss.

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  3. If I were on Medicaid and inherited a rental property would I have to give up Medicaid?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Leo Potter
    2. C L Huddleston III
    3. Paula Brown Sinclair
    4. Justin Jay Watling
    5. Martin Harvey Cohen
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    You asked if there is any way you can retain the property and remain on Medicaid. One obvious way will be to live in the property. A residence is a "non-countable resource," but a rental property is countable. Secondly, it may be possible to retain the value of the rental property by selling it and placing the sale proceeds in a special needs trust. The earlier suggestion that you consult with local experienced elder law counsel is wise. If you do not know such a lawyer, seek a referral...

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  4. I am filing Chapter 7

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Paula Brown Sinclair
    2. David K. Hilbern
    3. Teri E Johnson
    4. Erich Matthew Fabricius
    5. Ashley Anne Digiulio
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    Here is an excellent example where attempting to navigate Chapter 7 bankruptcy without counsel and relying on a public information forum like this can lead to irrevocable self-inflicted injury. Attorneys rarely recommend reaffirmation of mortgages, and the legal analysis for cars is complex. As caring and knowledgeable as are the generous attorney of Avvo, advising what to do in an individual case is beyond the responsible abilities of this Q&A. You needs will be best met by retaining...

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  5. My father passed an he had very small if any assets. being an only son i wish to just take control of his estate but my grandma

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Paula Brown Sinclair
    2. James P. Frederick
    3. Matthew Erik Johnson
    3 lawyer answers

    My condolences on your loss. As a general rule, it is not possible to "just transfer the title" of property titled in the name of a person who as died. The probate process, which is designed to conclude with the transfer of assets into the hands of the new rightful owners, can be quite simple. Legal assistance is usually required. Be aware that creditors stand in line in front of beneficiaries, so if you father had debts at the time of death, the assets may need to be liquidated to...

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  6. Disability I heard if you make over 1000 a month you can't be on disability is this true

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Paula Brown Sinclair
    2. Susan Hogg
    3. Brian S Wayson
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    To qualify for Social Security disability benefits you must have earned "insured status" and suffer an impairment or combination of impairments that precludes "substantial gainful activity" at any kind of job known in the national economy. The ability to perform "substantial gainful activity" is defined as the ability to earn about $1,000 per month net of expenses necessary to treat your impairment(s) to be able to work. Showing entitlement to Social Security disability benefits is not a...

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  7. BANKRUPTCY

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Paula Brown Sinclair
    2. Kathryn Ursula Tokarska
    3. Fredrick Eric Nix
    4. Reynaldo Carrillo Pulido
    4 lawyer answers

    If you mean, how much of an $8k debt to the IRS can be discharged in bankruptcy, you have not provided enough information. An accurate answer depends on the nature of the taxes and the age of the debt. Nothing short of a consultation with a bankruptcy practitioner experienced in discharging taxes will meet your needs. Beware of any practitioner who says "back taxes are not dischargable" as a more careful analysis is needed. To locate a competent bankrupcy lawyer, use the attorney-finder at...

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  8. Hello, My brother is beneficiary of my mothers life insurance. He received 15,000 this year. My mother didn't have a will.

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Paula Brown Sinclair
    2. Gregory Paul Benton
    3. Charles R Smith
    4. Tatiana Kadetskaya
    4 lawyer answers

    In the end, the money available to you may be close to nothing, but a letter from an attorney demanding that you agree to something with such possibly great legal consequences suggests that you should have counsel as well. The problem for you is that you have no idea what assets may be available to her estate. The attorney you need is an experienced probate attorney. Best wishes for a favorable outcome, and please remember to designate a best answer.

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  9. Chapter 13 Early Discharge

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Richard D. Granvold
    2. Paula Brown Sinclair
    3. Susan Dianne Bratcher
    4. Cecelia J Pollara
    5. Derek R. Caldwell
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    None of us here can offer anything better than your very own attorney, so some patience to allow him to return to his office would be appropriate. As a general rule the discharge extends to unsecured creditors listed (and who therefore had notice of the filing) but the precise assurance you need must come from your own attorney. Best wishes for an outcome you can accept, and please remember to designate a best answer.

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  10. We just went for the reading of my mother's will, however, the lawyer NEVER read the will! Wasn't he supposed to???

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Paula Brown Sinclair
    2. David Michael Goldman
    3. Carol Anne Johnson
    4. Betty Elaine Jones
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    My condolences on your losses, and for the stress and anxiety of dealing with the probate. The "reading of the will" is TV drama. It is rare as a legal procedure. You are, however, entitled to a copy of both wills. It may be true that your sister was nominated as personal representative in your mother's will. If so, she will be the primary person working with the attorney, but she will have obligations under your state's probate code to provide certain information to you. If your request...

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