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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Utah on
Q: Provo, UT landlord wants says move out for 2 months for major renovations on entire complex-lease has 6 month -can they?

Owners told management they don't know when renovations will occur but that we'll have at least 30 days notice. That's nice, but I would like to not move out until my lease is up 3 months after the approximate renovation date. I find no clause in the lease that lets the landlord kick... Read more »

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Kenneth Prigmore answered on Feb 26, 2021

That is a pretty bizarre request. How and when a landlord can get you to leave is partially governed by state law, no matter what the contract says.

The contract will define most of your relationship with your landlord. Whether or not the contract allows for something like this is not as...
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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Oklahoma on
Q: Will my wife have to repay her disability insurance?

When working, my wife took out disability insurance. A few years later she had a cyst on her spine removed and was unable to return to work. She has submitted a social security disability request 2 years ago. She finally had her review with a judge. If she receives back pay, will she be required to... Read more »

Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore answered on Feb 22, 2021

Sometimes you do have to pay some or all of your ssa disability payments to an insurer based on your agreement with the insurer. The HR person at your wife's work may be able to point you to the relevant language in the agreement.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Juvenile Law and Social Security for Georgia on
Q: i am 17 and am filing for emancipation and i need advice

hey so first i have read all these questions and i have sou lawyers answers dont leave one like that for me OK.

ok so i am going to court against my mom because she is calling the cops on me saying i am a runaway but i have proof that i was home. she filed an ungovernable on me because i... Read more »

Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore answered on Feb 6, 2021

Dear friend,

I was unable to identify any specific question that you have. It sounds like your teenage years have been quite difficult. As I don't have the full story, I highly recommend you seek advice from someone local that you can visit with in person and tell them your story....
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Social Security for New York on
Q: what if the paternal grandfather is keeping their grand childs social security number from the mother

how can he get away with it for this long and I need it to change my sons last name

Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore answered on Feb 6, 2021

Legal custody is required to hold on to the Social Security Card. If the mother of the child has legal custody, and the Paternal Grandfather has no legal custody, then the Grandfather cannot keep the card.

If some other custody situation exists other than what is described above, then the...
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3 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Social Security for Texas on
Q: Hello, I applied for disability and now it has been 11 months and I haven’t heard anything back from the state.

Do I need a lawyer and how much will it cost?

Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore answered on Jan 26, 2021

Long waits are normal in this process, but it's always ok to call SSA at 1-800-772-1213 and ask for an update. It is normal to be denied and then have to appeal a couple of times before you get a hearing. Talking to an attorney is a great idea, as they will discuss your health issues and give... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Banking for Utah on
Q: my mom and I are both on the title of the house how do I remove her off without her signing ?

She won’t sign for me to refinance. I am the main person on the loan and she’s a co-signer. I don’t want her on my loan.

Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore answered on Jan 20, 2021

When you add someone to the title of your home, you have given them partial ownership. If you did not specify how much ownership on the deed, then everyone listed on the deed has an equal share. In a lawsuit started by either party, the home could be forced to be sold and the proceeds divided... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Social Security for Illinois on
Q: Do I qualify for social security

Hi I am a 44 year old woman who worked at Walmart 26 years hard labor. At the moment I have severe arthritis in my right hip pending hip replacement as well as arthritis in my left hip and both knees and thumbs. I have been off since last April due to my job not allowing me to work with... Read more »

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Kenneth Prigmore answered on Jan 20, 2021

There are at least 2 programs you need to look at. Walmart Employee Disability and Social Security Disability. I don't know for sure, but I would be very surprised if Walmart had no employee disability insurance. You will need to talk to Walmart Human Resources to learn more. As for Social... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts for Utah on
Q: We want to cancel a contract with an HOA management company. There is no termination clause. Can they hold us in?

We have a 5 year contract with a property management company. The HOA board feels that the management company has failed to meet its duties and it is not likely to change. We want to cancel the contract. They have refused to let us out and say that they will only let us out if we pay the... Read more »

Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore answered on Jan 19, 2021

You might have a leg to stand on. It all depends on what is stated in your contract. If the HOA Management Company has failed to meet important portions of the contract, you have options. You could terminate and then defend yourself if they sue, or you can sue them for failure to fulfill the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Utah on
Q: Can I repossess a puppy if contract has not been followed by buyer? If so how to go about it?

I sold a puppy Feb 2019. 2200 as co owned with trade work worth 700 and payments monthly. Contact says dog will be DNA tested and reg akc as well as paid off by a year.

Half cost on me and buyer for testing and registration which buyer couldn't do. Most months I asked about a payment... Read more »

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Kenneth Prigmore answered on Jan 18, 2021

Repossession must be handled peacefully. If they refuse to give you the dog, a court order can be obtained after winning a lawsuit based on the contract.

Everything depends on what was stated in the contract, so you will do well to have an attorney review everything before you proceed.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Utah on
Q: Is earnest money required?

I have raw land I’m selling without the help of a real estate agent. I have not placed the land on market, the seller approached me asking to buy. We agreed on a price and want to move forward as easily as possible. I’m using a Utah REPC and plan to take the contract to a title company and have... Read more »

Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore answered on Jan 13, 2021

Earnest money invites only serious buyers to get involved in a transaction. The earnest money does not force the buyer to buy your property, so no, the earnest money is not necessary for the REPC to be effective.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Landlord - Tenant for Utah on
Q: Hello, I need assistance getting out of my lease because of an unsafe condition (drugs).

The unit below me was raided a couple weeks ago and they seized over $1 million in meth. I told the office I was moving because of an unsafe living environment. They told my I had 2 options, both required me to continue to pay. My understanding is that if the landlord doesn't provide an quiet... Read more »

Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore answered on Dec 30, 2020

If you can't afford an attorney, contact utahlegalservices.org. They are good with landlord tenant situations and I think you have a good argument that your apartment is unsafe. When a home is found to have large amounts of meth, they will often destroy the home and dig out the basement and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Social Security for Ohio on
Q: Am I allowed to earn money while receiving ssi? If yes how much can I earn, and not affect my payment?
Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore answered on Dec 30, 2020

FYI, the short answer is any work is a bad idea. SSA doesn't have a minimum amount that is required before they review your file and possibly make a new decision.

The longer answer is that SSA does not review files for a couple of years at a time. To get their attention sooner, you...
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2 Answers | Asked in Social Security for California on
Q: Can u rec ssi and work less than 20 HRS a month .

Due to the epidemic I applied for the epidemic assistance by the EDD . I was like a taxie giving rides. The web site says u can do that . Is that true.

Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore answered on Dec 12, 2020

If SSA investigates you and thinks you can work, they will deny you. They don't need a specific rule to do it. That said, you can automatically be kicked out of the system if you earn too much in a month. It has nothing to do with how many hours you work. If you earn over $1,000 in a month,... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning for Utah on
Q: The attorney that wrote up our trusts died one year ago. No one contacted us. No one answers phone or email. Records??

My parents and I both used an attorney in South Jordan, Utah to write up trusts in 2014. My parents are now trying to refinance their reverse mortgage. We need information from the attorney. We tried to contact him via telephone and email. Can't leave message and emails kicked back. Checked... Read more »

Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore answered on Dec 11, 2020

If there is no answer to your phone calls, this is not likely to be a law firm. Solo attorneys often work with other attorneys nearby. He may have handed off some of his current files if he saw his health declining. If he shared an office with other attorneys, that would be a great place to start.... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Social Security for Nebraska on
Q: Does Social Security Disability pay for an assisted living facility or a nursing home?

Eighty year old mother has been newly diagnosed with muscular distrophy. She is currently collecting social security in retirement (worked until age 75). Is she eligible for Social Security Disability and, if so, does Social Security Disability pay for an assisted living facility or a nursing... Read more »

Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore answered on Dec 8, 2020

Social Security Disability (SSD) gets replaced by normal social security at retirement around age 65. So your mother will not qualify for SSD.

Your mother likely qualifies for Medicare. If so, they will pay some or all of the costs of assisted living.

Talk to your state benefits...
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2 Answers | Asked in Social Security for California on
Q: Social Security question.

'm mentally disabled since 18. I get social security. I'm 58. I saved 20,000 and want to buy gold in two 10,000 installments. I will have to deposit 9000 or so in my bank account twice. Most will be taken out the next day or so after I buy the gold. Should I worry about the temporary... Read more »

Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore answered on Dec 4, 2020

Depending on what type of benefits you receive, keeping a savings may end your benefits. Need based benefits are tied to the $2,000 limit.

Other benefits are not tied to this limit. Call SSA and verify what sources your benefits come from and ask what limits apply to each benefit. You...
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2 Answers | Asked in Social Security for Kentucky on
Q: can i apply for my daughters ssi? she has been diagnosed since birth.

we don't know if she will ever walk. she needs continuous therepy

Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore answered on Dec 4, 2020

If she is still a minor, you can apply for her and collect the benefits to spend on her. If she is an adult, you can still help her apply, but SSA will decide who receives the benefits to pay for her needs. SSA will help you and your daughter get it all figured out.

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Utah on
Q: My landlord is not making repairs that as a renter aren't to my knowledge my responsibility. What do I do.

My landlord has become somewhat unruly to say the least she refuses to make any repairs to my mobile home that needs to be made saying that she doesn't charge me maximum rent because it helps me save money for the repairs that could potentially come up she's also threatens to evict over... Read more »

Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore answered on Dec 3, 2020

Utah Legal Services has great advice for Tenants with difficult Landlords and the advice is free:

https://www.utahlegalservices.org/node/7/bad-housing

You can read the info, but you can also call Utah Legal Services if you have specific questions. They help clients low on funds for free.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Utah on
Q: I have received a "Notice to Vacate" by email from the property manager. Doesn't this notice need to be a physical doc.?

I'm a tenant in Utah and my understanding is this has to be a physical document served in person, by certified mail or left as a notice at the apartment.

Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore answered on Dec 2, 2020

It depends on your contract. If you can't afford an attorney, go to www.utahlegalservices.com for free legal assistance in Utah.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Utah on
Q: I live in a basement dwelling that the landlord doesn't have a permit to rent.

Our land lord doesn't have a permit to lease. There is a lock between the dwelling and the rest of the house. we have put in service request have have not been completed. When put in request we have been accused of smoking pot in the house. we have asked for 24 hour notices to be given upon... Read more »

Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore answered on Nov 23, 2020

Most of your ability to sue is based on the lease. If a landlord refuses to give you what they promised in the lease, it is unlikely you will get a court to force them to improve things. If an apartment is unlicensed, or has serious basic problems like leaking roof, no water, etc, the state may... Read more »

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