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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Social Security for Florida on
Q: If I turn 18 and am still in highschool is there a way to get my survivor benefits sent to me instead of my mom?

hi, I am 17 and my mom currently receives survivor benefits for her, me, and my brother after our fathers passing. I turn 18 in November and am wondering if I would receive my portion of survivor benefits instead of her once I am 18 since I would still be in highschool until May. I haven't... View More

Pamela J. Fero
Pamela J. Fero
answered on Jul 19, 2024

Once you turn 18, the benefits that were previously managed by your mother on your behalf can be redirected to you. You will need to notify the Social Security Administration (SSA) of your status as a full-time student in high school.

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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Michigan on
Q: So \I was charged with a domestic violence charge in 2021. ORDER OF NOLLE PROSEQUI ENTERED will it show on my background
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jul 19, 2024

Possibly. Most legitimate background checks will rely on what's called ICHAT, which is maintained by the Michigan State Police. That report will have three columns: arrest, prosecution, and disposition. In other words, the report will indicate what you were arrested for, what you were charged... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Employment Law for Texas on
Q: I was injured at work by the skid steer operate with a faulty lever that was not fixed by the employer.

I was told to clean the excess dirt off of a bucket from a skid steer and the operator maybe through negligence closed the claws on me crushing me resulting in trauma to left shoulder and chest. The machine that caused the accident has had a bad lever (responsible for closing and opening the claws... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jul 19, 2024

Receiving a Form 1099 instead of a Form W-2 is evidence that you were an independent contractor and not an employee, but in and of itself, it is not dispositive. Some companies misclassify employees as independent contractors to try to avoid having to withhold federal income tax and payroll taxes... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Florida on
Q: Do simple wills need to be notarized in Florida?

I have a simple will that was signed by myself and two witnesses that are not in the will. I did not get this notarized

Edwin Christian Cisneros
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answered on Jul 18, 2024

No, there is no legal requirement that a will be notarized; however it is good to have a will notarized in what is called a self proving affidavit so that one of the witnesses does not need to be called when you die and the estate is probated. Nevertheless, the will is good as is.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Florida on
Q: Should I get my own probate attorney?

My brother and I decided to go to probate together. But I am noticing that it seems the attorney is only representing him and not both of us since they sent me a waiver that seems to place everything in his hands. Our mother didn't want to leave him anything. She wanted to leave me what she... View More

Edwin Christian Cisneros
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answered on Jul 18, 2024

The attorney cannot represent you and your brother together unless you both sign a waiver waiving any conflict of interests. Although you seem to say that you and your brother decided to enter the probate together, it seems that he is being appointed personal representative and the attorney is... View More

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