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Michael Brooks Ipson

Ogden Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney.

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  1. My grandma is 74 she owns her manufactured home and the market value is 40,000.00

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Deborah F Bowinski
    2. Michael Brooks Ipson
    3. Jeffrey Reid Butler
    4. Dorothy G Bunce
    5. Omar Mahmoud Badr
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    If your grandma has more than 20000 in equity in her home she should be careful deciding whether or not to file chapter 7 she should consult with an attorney to decide if she needs to file at all or whether a 13 might be a better option.

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  2. How can I keep son from getting in more trouble than he is already in

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Brooks Ipson
    2. Brian S Wayson
    3. George K. Mazmanian
    3 lawyer answers

    Keep him away from pot. Help him see all of these problems he is have is from his association with it. The bag of oregano and failing the drug test both stem from his involvement with the drug. besides that follow the terms of the probation.

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  3. Is my wife execution/judgement proof, and how does one go about claiming this to the court?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Theron D Morrison
    2. Michael Brooks Ipson
    3. Dorothy G Bunce
    4. Tom Arany
    4 lawyer answers

    My colleagues are correct. Being judgment proof only means that if the creditors get a judgment they won't be able to collect because you have no assets. I don't know which assets you have that are in her name but if there were any that are not found under a Utah exemption then the creditor could take that asset and collect a judgment amount from it.

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  4. I was caught shoplifting less than $30 for basic items i needed. I have no priors, i cant afford a lawyer. Im really scared.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Brooks Ipson
    2. Brian Lee Michael Balaguera
    3. John Leif Fossum
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    If you are a student you will likely qualify for a public defender. If you have no priors the prosecution may be willing to do a plea in abeyance, which would put you on probation for 12 months and then dismiss the charge if you successfully complete the program. If you cannot get a public defender plea not guilty and ask for the plea in abeyance at the pretrial. You must wait 3 years to have a misdemeanor expunged in Utah. Good Luck.

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  5. My daughter is with a boy that nobody approves of. He was going to change the daycare that the baby is thriving in.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Brooks Ipson
    2. Craig Bainum
    2 lawyer answers

    Firstly, you keep identifying the father of the child as a boyfriend so I am assuming that he and your daughter were never married. If they were not married there needs to be a decree of paternity put in place outlining his support obligation, parent time schedule, and custody of the child. Without that order in place he does not have the right to keep the child away from his mother. His parents have absolutely no rights to do so and if they are trying to I would call the police immediately...

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  6. Arrested for a class C misdemeanor, but charged in court for a class B misdemeanor

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Brooks Ipson
    1 lawyer answer

    No the officer likely cited you as a class C but when the prosecutor looked at the facts they decided to charge you as a Class B. Not grounds to have the charge thrown out.

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  7. What % of equity in my house might prevent me from deciding to file bankruptcy this time around? I think my equity is @25%.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Brooks Ipson
    2. Walter C Oney Jr
    2 lawyer answers

    In Utah you are able to claim a $20,000 homestead exemption in your home. This means if your home is worth $200,000 on the market and you have a $100,000 first mortgage on your home, if you file for Ch 7 the trustee can sell your home, pay off the first mortgage give you $20,000 and divide the rest among your creditors. If you file jointly your exemption is doubled to $40,000. The attorney you spoke with felt that this might not be a good option for you because you have a lot of equity in your...

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  8. Who is more seroius interms of an emplyment?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Brooks Ipson
    2. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    2 lawyer answers

    I suppose it depends on the employer. I would think being in possession of a loaded firearm would be very negative to most employers.

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  9. How does an arraignment hearing work?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Brooks Ipson
    2. Glen W. Neeley
    3. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    3 lawyer answers

    To answer your question whether or not you are able to ask for a plea in abeyance in a justice court at an arraignment the answer is maybe. The normal way to get a plea in abeyance is to plea not guilty at the arraignment and then schedule a pretrial where you negotiate with the prosecutor for this plea. I have seen the judge allow a plea in abeyance at the arraignment but only after they have asked the prosecutor who is there or if it is for a minor traffic violation. As to whether you are...

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  10. Is this true?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Brooks Ipson
    2. Clayton A. Simms
    3. Lincoln W. Hobbs
    3 lawyer answers

    No, marijuana purchased legally with a medical marijuana card must stay in California. Any use or transportation outside of the state would be illegal. Including Utah.

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