Paula Brown Sinclair’s Answers

Paula Brown Sinclair

Twin Falls Social Security Lawyers.

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  1. SOCIAL SECURITY, JUDGEMENTS, AND TAX RETURNS IN MICHIGAN

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew John Stephens
    2. Paula Brown Sinclair
    3. Henry Daniel Lively
    4. Steven Anderson Leahy
    5. John Anthony Buehner III
    5 lawyer answers

    Judgment creditors have no right to intercept a tax refund. If you receive the refund and place it in a bank account, however, the bank account balance might be exposed to garnishment. Because you are on social security disability you may be what we call "collection-proof." Although you haven't asked about bankruptcy, the best attorney to advise regarding the ability of a judgment creditor to collect is experienced bankruptcy counsel. Often their consultations are available on a no-cost/no-...

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  2. How do I calculate the Chapter 13 means test? Can I file for a Chapter 13 specifically or do the courts make the determination?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Paula Brown Sinclair
    2. Malcolm Wallace Ruthven
    3. Gary D. Bollinger
    4. Diane L Gruber
    5. Kathryn Ursula Tokarska
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    Well, maybe it is helpful to understand that your credit counselor is not licensed to practice law and, frankly, shouldn't be commenting on your eligibility for any chapter. In fact, your credit counselor is just wrong. The debtor selects the chapter under which s/he petitions. Except in very rare cases involving extremely high debts, consumers are eligible to file under either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. A high income Chapter 7 debtor, however, will most likely be forced into Chapter 13 on...

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  3. I was rear-ended in a car accident yesterday and did not feel any pain initially, but today I am in pain and I plan to seek

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Richard S. Johnson
    2. Justin L. Watkins
    3. Paula Brown Sinclair
    4. Zachariah Benjamin Parry
    5. Michael R Crosner
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    Your description of your injuries is fairly classic, and your plan to seek immediate medical attention is essential to optimum recovery, both physically and financially. Your instincts about legal assistance are also correct. Personal injury attorneys commonly offer initial consultations on a no-cost/no-obligation basis because they are trolling for the most lucrative cases. The practice is populated, however, by attorneys who exercise greatly varying levels of diligence in pursuing...

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  4. I feel my Daughter had a unnecessary C-Section just for financial gain fore her Doctor and would like to know if she has a case?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Kenneth Joseph Bush
    2. Elizabeth Taylor Herd
    3. David J. McCormick
    4. Paula Brown Sinclair
    5. Benjamin T G Nivison
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    It seems clear from your post that the complaint is not over the outcome or any damages that can be measured in dollars, but rather the quality of the judgment in recommending the C-section. (Your allegation that the doctor did so for personal financial gain is entirely unsupported and quite offensive.) Be aware that the decision for surgical delivery would have required your daughter's consent. Only if she was a minor would you have been legally permitted to participate in that discussion...

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  5. I was left a house cant probate the will and was told if I pay taxes and live in it for 7 years it would be mine. True or not?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Paula Brown Sinclair
    2. David M. Pyke
    3. Kevin Matthew Koel
    4. Maria Sara Lowry
    4 lawyer answers

    To clarify: the decedent's estate owns a house and owes the state $58,000 on a Medicaid recovery claim. There may be other modest assets and other claims of which you are not aware. Paying the taxes does not buy ownership of real property. By and by the estate will be administered, possibly by a public administrator on the petition of the state. The house will be sold to pay the Medicaid recovery claim. If the house is worth much more than $58,000 you could possibly acquire ownership by...

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  6. Injured. need advice

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Paula Brown Sinclair
    2. David Herman Hirsch
    3. John M Connell
    3 lawyer answers

    Third post. No, you can't sue your employer, but you can file a workers' compensation claim, like the two excellent attorneys who responded earlier recommended. ( And multiple posts hoping for an answer you like better is a waste of everyone's time.)

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  7. My question is my bf beat me up on Oct 6. He got two misdemeanors-a willful injury to a child and will finish in details......

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Paula Brown Sinclair
    2. Stephen Ross Cohen
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    3 lawyer answers

    It is time to stop. You and someone claiming to be your mother have posted about this situation multiple times every day for four days. Many generous and knowledgeable attorneys who volunteer for Avvo have responded in good faith. No, they aren't going to email you. And, no, even those who practice criminal defense law in your area are unable to predict what will happen, whether your bf will be offered a plea, and how much time he will serve. If this information is important to you, retain...

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  8. Can someone with a "springing" power of atty force the sale of a property signing as as joint owner

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Theodore Michael Hankin
    2. Paula Brown Sinclair
    3. Erika L Yuen
    4. Paul Rutledge Durr III
    4 lawyer answers

    Exactly what is happening in your family is far from clear in your question. As a general rule, a springing power of attorney is activated on the occurrence of certain conditions, which are stated in the power. Disagreeing with choices made by the principal is not usually a sufficient condition. Be aware, however, that the status of any power of attorney may not be the real legal issue in your family. It appears that you may be attempting to neutralize the effects of action that defeats...

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  9. Can a court appointed attorney be reported to the mass bar association for negligence?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Emma A. Kremer
    2. Terri D. Leary
    3. Benjamin Urbelis
    4. Paula Brown Sinclair
    5. William A. Jones Jr.
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    As a general rule bar associations enforce rules of professional conduct. As such, a complaint for "negligence" if phrased so broadly might not get the same attention as a complaint alleging specific violations of the ethical rules. Be assured that "zealous" of "diligent" representation of, and reasonable communication with, a client are common if not universal ethical obligations of an attorney. Best wishes for an outcome you can accept, and please remember to designate a best answer.

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  10. Is social security income and disability pension exempt from bankruptcy

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Paula Brown Sinclair
    2. John Addison Vos
    3. Brian David Zinn
    3 lawyer answers

    If you mean counted on Form 22, the "means test" then for social security the answer is "no," and for a private pension, "yes." However, the real question needs to be more precise. Disposable income is only relevant in Chapter 13. If your Social Security income is not counted, won't you "pass" the means test, in other words won't you be a below-median debtor and qualify for relief under Chapter 7? Finally, are you sure you even really NEED a bankruptcy? With income exempt from execution,...

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