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Michael Brooks Ipson

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  • On December 3 my daughter was hit by a truck while in a crosswalk. She had her femur broke and pelvis broke

    She needed a rod put in her leg. medical bills are all ready at 70.000 dollars and going up. But from what i have been told is his insurance coverage is only 25.000 pay out. I Guess that's the minimum coverage for utah drivers.So dose that mean I ...

    Michael’s Answer

    I would begin by check what your underinsured motorist coverage is. You can use that amount to supplement what the at-fault party's insurance policy fails to cover.

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

    My daughter went to pick up the baby on saturday and was told that the grandparents were not giving the baby back until they spoke to an attorney. The father has not really been in the babies life doesn't get visitation by choice. can the grandpar...

    Michael’s Answer

    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 and demand the child be returned to the biological mother and then file a paternity action to have the appropriate orders set in place so the father cannot attempt to control the situation.

    Remember this advice is given on very limited fact that you have mentioned in your question and in no way establishes an attorney client privilege.

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  • What happens at a bail forfeiture hearing ?

    I signed on a bail and they did not appear for sentencing . Now there is a bail forfeiture hearing. What does that entail?

    Michael’s Answer

    Not much if the guy doesn't show up they are going to take the bail and issue a warrant.

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  • What constitutes contributing to the delinquency of a minor in Utah?

    My 22 year old bisexual daughter (her words, not mine) is in a relationship with a 15 year old girl who also claims to be bisexual. Could the minor's parents go after my daughter for contributing to the delinquency of a minor?

    Michael’s Answer

    It is much more serious than contributing to the delinquency of a minor. You have not indicated if the relationship with this minor is at all physical which is important. In Utah a 14 or 15 year old cannot consent to any sexual activity with a person 7 years older than them. See Unlawful sexual abuse of a minor Utah Code Ann 76-5-401.1 or any of the other code provisions listed she has committed . If the individual is less than 7 years older then Unlawful Sexual Activity with a Minor Utah Code Ann 76-5-401 applies. I would suggest reading the sections with your daughter and explain to her just how serious these actions are and could put her on a sex offender registry for the rest of her life by continuing her relationship with this minor. She needs to find an adult if she wants to have a relationship with someone.

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  • What will happen to me when i turn myself in?

    i want to turn myself in for crimes a have committed but the one has no evidence to it, can they still charge me with that crime?

    Michael’s Answer

    They will charge you with any crime you admit to unless you have Assn agreement with them before hand.

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  • Can i file unemployment on a bankrupcy

    file unemployment on bankrupcy

    Michael’s Answer

    I'm afraid more facts are needed to answer this question. If you are on a ch 13 and lost your job so you can't make your payment you cannot put the case on hold. If you owe a debt to Tue unemployment office you can't put that on your schedules either if you have another situation please suppliment your response.

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  • Can someone be evicted for abandonment if they are int he hospital?

    My son is in the hospital in ICU. He has been there the last 6 days on life support. There was a 3 day eviction notice on his door last night. His friend has been staying at his apartment to take care of things.

    Michael’s Answer

    Read the notice very carefully. If it is a notice to evict for abandonment respond to the notice in writing and explain the situation.

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  • Do I need a civil attorney?

    I have a court date scheduled in a week for financial disclosure of assets for an unpaid credit card. My daughter's surgery is scheduled for the same day. Can I have the date postponed on such short notice, or if I call the creditor and give them ...

    Michael’s Answer

    Contact the creditor see if they are willing to postpone or cancel the hearing if you provide the information to them.

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  • Security Deposit Return

    My husband and I vacated our apartment on Oct 6th. Our lease ended Sept 30th. We notified the Landlord ony 2 days prior as we just were approached with the opportunity of a house and had to make a very quick decision. However, it has been over ...

    Michael’s Answer

    If your landlord keeps a part, or all, of your deposit, they must provide you with an
    itemized list of any deductions made. The landlord must send this list and any remaining deposit
    money to you within 30 days after termination of the tenancy or within 15 days after receipt of the renter's new mailing address, whichever is later. Utah Code Ann 57-17-3. If he does not do so you must take him to court, either small claims or district, and ask for your full deposit back, a $100 penalty, and court costs. Utah Code Ann 57-17-5. So it is very important that your are sure the landlord has your new address and your are sure of the date you gave it to him. Good Luck.

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  • Ex wife's boy friend came to my house to fight me.. What are my rights if he attacks me? Any advice?

    Help..

    Michael’s Answer

    Call the police. They can make him leave and create a report about the incident to document it in case you need to use it later.

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