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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Utah on
Q: My lease expired June 1, 2020 now on month to month. Served a 3 day pay or vacate. Do I have 3 days or 15 to vacate?
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Wesley Winsor answered on Jul 13, 2020

You should look at your lease agreement, but typically you have to give 30 days notice before someone can terminate the lease.

So, it automatically renews if no one has given notice of "non-renewal of lease" for another 30 days. Unless you haven't paid rent, he...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Utah on
Q: My landlord threatened to end our lease agreement although it doesn't say anywhere in the contract that he can do that?

he doesnt want to fulfill what's in the contract. He gave me options whether I stop asking him for things based on the contract or he will take me to court and exercise the letter of law. I am a paying tenant, I never pay my rent late, even during my business' shutdown due to COVID19. I... Read more »

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Wesley Winsor answered on Jul 13, 2020

Hello,

I am sorry that you are in this situation. I am not sure that you have a question in your comments. It does sound like you are on the right side of the law and you could start enforcing the breach of contract actions that are most likely listed in your agreement. Maybe there is a...
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2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Contracts for Utah on
Q: HOA Put cloud on title for fees outside statute of limitations causing cloud on title. What remedies do we have?

The HOA sent an invoice for years outside the statute of limitations that were never given to the heirs until after the owners death.

When the owners went to sell, the hoa put a cloud on the title to collect the full amount, even though most of it was outside of the Nevada Statute of... Read more »

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Wesley Winsor answered on Jul 8, 2020

Hello,

I am sorry for the issues you are dealing with. You would first need to look at the CC n R's to see if they have a valid claim, this is more of an HOA issue than business law. I am sorry I can't be more helpful. I would hire an attorney that deals this area, there are...
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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Collections for Utah on
Q: What steps do I need to take to sue someone in a different state

Old roommate broke lease when we moved out a month early, we paid rent to her for last month of lease and she moved out right after us breaking the lease which she was also on, we were sued and had to pay full amount plus interest and fees as she moved to California

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Wesley Winsor answered on Jun 26, 2020

You don't have to sue her in California, you only have to get her served there. You can sue her in Utah. I would suggest going through the small claims court here. If you know where she lives, then file suit here, hire a process server to serve her the summons and complaint, if she... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Utah on
Q: I'm wondering if it's legal for me to offer my professional services at a discount for marginalized groups of people.

I'm in Utah and a sole proprietor. There is no legal issue against me, just asking as I'm trying to figure out ways to give back to my community right now.

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Wesley Winsor answered on Jun 8, 2020

The answer is most likely, "yes". I am not sure what your services are and you may have different regulations imposed if you are a Doctor or something like that not to mention contractual limitations if you have any way. Sounds like you don't if you are a sole proprietor.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Utah on
Q: Which business structure should I choose?

A close friend and I are trying to start a business. It's based around an iOS app with services in the Pet Industry. We are trying to choose a business structure, and are unsure of which to pick. We are currently looking between an LLC or LLP. Is this the right choice for us?

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Wesley Winsor answered on Jun 5, 2020

LLC's are simpler. Unless you need to split up liability between you and your friend or one of you is only a passive investor, I would recommend an LLC.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Legal Malpractice for Utah on
Q: what can i do about being billed for a court appearance that my lawyer did not attend?

we hired an attorney to write three amendments to a living trust. my mother was on her death bed and the attorney was out of town so he instructed us to see his paralegal and give her the instructions and he would meet with us at 8:30 am the following tuesday for her to sign the papers and then he... Read more »

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Wesley Winsor answered on May 15, 2020

I am not sure I understand the question. This is a strange happening indeed. I am sorry for your loss. Trust amendments are not typically filed in court. In addition, in the creation/modification of a trust there usually isn't court appearance either unless it was an irrevocable trust and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Utah on
Q: My boyfriend named me as primary beneficiary on a life insurance policy. How do I get a copy of the death certificate?

His relatives will not give me a copy of the death certificate. There is no trust or will.

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Wesley Winsor answered on May 12, 2020

You can still obtain one for yourself while filling out the application.

https://vitalrecords.utah.gov/wp-content/uploads/Death-Certificate-Request-Application.pdf

In the applicant box you would check other, and put "beneficiary of life insurance" and attach a page from...
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1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Utah on
Q: what other factors determine how much i would be entitled as far as my deceased father estate goes?

also would a interest on property file filed with the court be enough for the house to not be able to be sold.. while i get council and find best lawyer to get started with probate or whats the next step? or 1st step. remember his bank accounts and proeprty is being sold by my younger sibling as... Read more »

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Wesley Winsor answered on Apr 22, 2020

Hello,

I feel like I missed the first half of the story, but here are some issues you will need to think through as well as some explanation of Utah Law.

First, let's make sure that we are both understanding the language that we are using. When I say estate, I mean all property...
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2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Utah on
Q: My father trusted that my brother would honor his wishes after he passed. regarding his life insurance.

not only has my brother been selling alot of the belongings he is claiming there is no life insurance. Just last year my dad mentioned to me how much i would be getting. i hated when he brought that subject up. especially when we were literally burying his dad the last time he mentioned it. My... Read more »

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Wesley Winsor answered on Apr 20, 2020

Hello,

Life insurance is a different matter, by contract the life insurance company will have to pay whomever is listed on the beneficiary line. If you father and mother were married at the time of your father's death and your mother is still living, there is a good chance that she...
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Missouri on
Q: Lease only signed by tenant, not approved or signed by landlord. Is this a legal contract since not signed by both?

I signed a lease online for the time of August 2020 to move in. This particular landlord had told me my lease was not approved and signed by them and that I needed to sign another paper and give my proof of income. I called a couple weeks later due to the hardship of this COVID19 and told them we... Read more »

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Wesley Winsor answered on Apr 9, 2020

If the Landlord told you that it was not yet approved that there was something else you had to do in order to get it approved, then your "offer" to lease was not "accepted" yet. You can withdraw your offer at any time prior to "acceptance".

The burden of...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Tax Law and Stockbroker Fraud for Utah on
Q: Law suit or cash payment..HELOC check acceptable?

My boyfriend wanted to help me invest my portfolio. I gave him access but with stipulations that we were to talk about each position and I would okay them. I also told him I did not want to lose more than 2500$ of the original 10 k we talked about. He was to always put stops or trailing stops to... Read more »

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Wesley Winsor answered on Apr 7, 2020

He basically gave you a gift. Don't worry about taxes. Gifts are not taxed. You do not need to worry about taxes.

Wes

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Utah on
Q: Question about tenant guest-banning rights

If a tenant is renting a room in a house where the owner of that house also lives can the tenant ban guests that the owner has said are ok to be there?

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Wesley Winsor answered on Mar 30, 2020

Hard to say w/out seeing the contract. A tenant may exercise exclusive control over some areas, probably their room and private space, but would not have the legal right to ban a guest of another tenant/owner from a common area space.

I hope this helps.

Wes

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Utah on
Q: How is this even legal .. and why doesn't everyone know this .. what the hell is really going on? Everything is a lie..

I just want truth. This is man made and patenend to be what be biowarfare

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Wesley Winsor answered on Mar 30, 2020

I do not see a question.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Utah on
Q: I have a contract in place to go work in Canada for the next 2 months. Because of the virus, I can't. Losing $25,000
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Wesley Winsor answered on Mar 30, 2020

I am not sure what your question is. I don't see a question.

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Utah on
Q: How do I find out if my grandfather had a will.....

I met my grandfather (on my dads side) in 2000 over the phone when he was speaking with my grandmother (moms side) he was in Utah I was in Seattle, I moved to Utah latr October 2019 I called him we were gonna meet face to face that Thanksgiving well he didn't show, then never answered his... Read more »

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Wesley Winsor answered on Mar 30, 2020

Hi,

I am not sure where you are at in your knowledge about estate planning, so I will give you some background then answer your question.

Background:

If your Grandfather put you in his will whomever the executor/personal representative is will need to notify you if you are...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Business Law and Federal Crimes for Utah on
Q: This may be stupid but i have to know, Can I sue McDonald's and Other Companies Involved in Monopoly?

I am finding out for the 1st time EVER that the monopoly games were fixed and I am devastated! As a young woman,teenager, &single mom, i spent every bit of my weekly allowance, money earned from babysitting, mowing yards, odd jobs,and money from my 1st waitressing job on the monopoly game.... Read more »

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Wesley Winsor answered on Mar 30, 2020

When you say that the monopoly game was fixed, I am not sure understand. Did they misrepresent anything? Did you read their fine print of the rules and find out that they were lying? If so they could be liable. If you thought your chances of winning were better than what McDonalds represented... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Utah on
Q: Do i have 3 days to cancel a lease agreement
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Wesley Winsor answered on Mar 20, 2020

You only have 3 days to cancel the lease agreement if the lease agreement gives you that option. There is no state or federal statute that will give you that right. If the place is deficient or "uninhabitable" then you would be able to cancel on the ground that the Landlord is breaching... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Utah on
Q: My uncle did some fraud to me and my family concerning my grandfather's will.

My uncle who was the executor for my grandfather's estate will not provide a will . iam in the will stating me and my jids can live there in his house under we pay utilities and house taxes. My uncle changed the locks broke into my sons room went threw all of our stuff and threw a lot of mine... Read more »

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Wesley Winsor answered on Mar 9, 2020

I am sorry for what you are going through. If you haven't seen the will how do you know you had a right to live in the house so long as you paid utilities?

This sounds like it would be very difficult to reverse what has happened as the house is now owned by someone else. If you are...
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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Utah on
Q: My dad passed away and I am the executor of his trust. There are 6 beneficiaries. My sister is one of the beneficiaries

and she is mentally ill. She won’t sign the waiver of notice. We have filed for probate. The lawyers secretary told me the court will now send notices to the beneficiaries. What happens if she doesn’t sign or do anything? I may need a new lawyer, we went to the one my dad set the trust up with... Read more »

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Wesley Winsor answered on Mar 9, 2020

If you already have a lawyer, this question would be best posited to him/her as they have all the facts. A waiver is nothing more than a statement from a beneficiary that says, you don't have to give me notice about the case. It doesn't make them forfeit any inheritance. When a... Read more »

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