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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Texas on
Q: On SSDI r/t stroke-2020. If I'm paid salary that's all put into retirement acct is it still reported to SSA as income?

Can it disqualify me from receiving benefits?

Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore answered on Sep 20, 2021

The SSA Disability determination will be based on your ability to show up and do full time work. Your actual income has little to do with the equation. Sometimes there are exceptions based on you getting paid more than you are able to earn due to a generous employer that is aware of your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Utah on
Q: after a landlord serves a written note of leaving how long do they have to file in court
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Kenneth Prigmore answered on Sep 15, 2021

The answer to your question depends on why they are giving you notice to leave. For example, a notice to "Pay or Quit" due to failure to pay your rent may be only 3 days long. After that, they can file the lawsuit to start the eviction process.

If you are on a month to month...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Utah on
Q: We are trying to end our lease a couple weeks early.

We provided written request to end the lease early and it was approved. We received a confirmation text from the property management company of new end date and a move out email with the new date.

One week following the confirmation from the PM co., we received an email from the landlord... Read more »

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Kenneth Prigmore answered on Aug 23, 2021

As I have not reviewed your lease or the text and email from the landlord's management company, I can't tell you how likely you are to win if you were to fight this out in court. The theory you suggest is valid and may be true. Your relationship with the landlord is based on your lease... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Probate and Estate Planning for Utah on
Q: How do I get a tax id number on my family trust I'm trying to collect on a annuity and don't have the actual trust
Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore answered on Aug 23, 2021

Your best answer depends on a few things that an attorney would need to discuss with you. If you don't have a copy of the Trust, you need help proving your authority as the Trustee. If you are the creator of the Trust, you can always sign an updated version of the Trust. If you are an heir and... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Social Security for Oklahoma on
Q: I am 18 years old and I want to change my last name to my birth dad's last name he died when I was seven what do I do

My grandpa who was his dad said I could and if need to we could do a DNA test with me and him but it's a complicated situation because my dad died when I was seven and I have no records of him except pictures when I was little and he signed in as my dad when I was born but never put on my... Read more »

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Kenneth Prigmore answered on Aug 18, 2021

I do not practice in Oklahoma, but your question appeared in my email today. Most attorneys will talk to you for free to see if they can help you. I recommend doing a google search for "oklahoma name change attorney". This will give you the contact info for several attorneys that... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Utah on
Q: Does a landlord have a responsibility to attempt to find a new tenant if we break our lease early?

We are breaking our lease early due to personal reasons, nothing outlined in the contract. There is over a year left on the lease. The landlord said that he is willing to let us sell our lease or terminate the lease once a new tenant is found. Unfortunately, it seems there have been no reasonable... Read more »

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Kenneth Prigmore answered on Aug 11, 2021

The landlord has a claim against you based on the lease period, however, if you quit the lease, the Landlord has a responsibility to advertise and actively seek a new tenant. The landlord can charge you for the advertising expense, but he can't just sit on the empty property for a year and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Utah on
Q: I rent a condominium through a Prop Mngmt Co. Garage door had to be replaced and it took 2 months. I had to pay to park

Two months ago my garage door broke. It took 2 months to get it replaced. I had to park in the parking lot as the garage was inaccessible for those 2 months. The Homeowners Association charged me $50.00 month to park outside of the garage. I asked for reimbursement from the Property Rental... Read more »

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Kenneth Prigmore answered on Aug 10, 2021

The final answer may be answered in your lease. If it isn't covered there, you could go to small claims court and sue. Small claims does not require an attorney, and it costs less to file.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Utah on
Q: Is it legal for the apartment complex I just move into to give me a bedroom door as my front door?

My front door is a flimsy bedroom door, it doesn’t close properly, the deadbolt doesn’t lock, the door gets stuck and I can’t get out of the door without a huge struggle, I’ve complained 3 times and I was only told that they would come and paint the door and replace the locks if I bought... Read more »

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Kenneth Prigmore answered on Aug 2, 2021

There are normal minimums that come with making an agreement with someone. In the case of an apartment, safety and security are high on the list. If you feel the landlord isn't providing you with a secure situation, you can just leave, and then sue for any money you gave them. When addressing... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law and Social Security for Arizona on
Q: If I’m 17 and in Arizona and I run away to Chicago can my parents do anything about it?

Which state’s laws have the most jurisdiction in this situation? I know that in Illinois if a 17 year old voluntarily runs away the police will not force them home because It was voluntary, does that apply to this Scenario?

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Kenneth Prigmore answered on Jul 8, 2021

I am not an Arizona attorney. However, your question raises issues that you will need to consider for your personal safety and survival. It will take you a couple minutes to read, but it may save your life.

1- Be absolutely sure you need to leave home now. If your parents are causing you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Utah on
Q: Can a Utah landlord require us to pay for a custom-made door?

We used a stopper on our pantry door so that the doorknob would not keep slamming into the fridge. Eventually the stopper put a 1-2" hole in the door. Instead of just patching the hole, the landlord is insisting on buying a new door. And even worse, he insists it be a $300 custom-made door... Read more »

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Kenneth Prigmore answered on Jun 25, 2021

If you can install another door of matching quality and color to when you moved in the home, the landlord will have real difficulty trying to sue or press you for anything else. This becomes much more difficult to do if you have already moved out of the home. If he has already purchased and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Colorado on
Q: Hi, me and my husband are on ssdi. My 15 year old granddaughter came to live with us. Can I get money for her on my ssdi

My granddaughters mother is the one that send her to live with us. She said she has to live with us until she is 18 or older. Can I get any kind of help for her.

Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore answered on May 22, 2021

It may be possible to receive funds to care for your granddaughter. One issue that may come up is your relationship with her. Are you now her legal guardians? The Social Security Administration (SSA) may require proof of this relationship.

Call 1 (800) 772-1213 to talk to someone at SSA,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Health Care Law and Landlord - Tenant for Utah on
Q: I found out the beginning of March that I was going to be unable to renew my lease for too many late payments during/no.

They want me to be moved out by the end of May it's not an addiction it's just a non-renewal do I have rights in anyting that can buy me more time or at least until June 30th. It's already extremely difficult to find a place and everything going on with the pandemic as it is. Also... Read more »

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Kenneth Prigmore answered on May 20, 2021

Based on rights, you have a right to stay as long as contracted, and Landlord is has the right to do business with whomever he pleases. If he accepts payment for a new month, he must let you stay for that new month. Some landlords will change their plans if you give them an extra month's rent... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Social Security for Alabama on
Q: My nephew is paralyzed from a stroke - no assets or insurance. Can an attorney expedite SSD and Medicare benefits?

He is 50 with a 15 year old. Has not been employed for a couple of years. Brook wood is trying to move him as soon as they can find a facility that will take him without insurance, may even be out of state. He is not getting the physical therapy he needs.

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Kenneth Prigmore answered on May 17, 2021

The short answer is yes. An attorney can gather the medical evidence and send it all in at the start. I have seen this happen with a paralyzed client in the past. If you have clear evidence, it can go very quickly. Mine took less than a month. I am not taking clients, but I am sure you can find a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security on
Q: I have a question about stimulus payments with people on SSDI.

Hi there.

This is a long shot seeing this site is about legal issues but can't seem to find help anywhere else and trying to contact the IRS seems impossible.

I'm on SSDI and haven't received my third stimulus payment yet.

I was married and filing a joint... Read more »

Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore answered on May 17, 2021

I don't have much info to give you, but here is the IRS website on topic:

https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims and Social Security for Colorado on
Q: I am 18 and my mom is threatening to throw away everything that I left behind, and won't give me my SSN card. Can she?

I moved out 5 months ago, 24 hours after I turned 18. I wasn't able to take much due to having to secretly leave.

She is stating that she throw away, sell, or is just not give me my things. What was would be the best thing to do

I also am wondering what to do as she is saying... Read more »

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Kenneth Prigmore answered on May 14, 2021

Call the police. Tell them you want to peacefully enter the home and collect your belongings. They can meet you at the house at a specific time. It should probably be a time when someone is at home. While moving your stuff out, tell the police that your mom has your SS card and that you want it.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Small Claims for Utah on
Q: How to get my boyfriend off the title if I’m the only one on the mortgage loan
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Kenneth Prigmore answered on May 10, 2021

Title is legal ownership of a piece of real estate. Unless he was placed on title in error, or through fraud, your boyfriend currently owns a portion of the real estate. The only way to remove him in that case would be to get his signature on a deed releasing his interest to you, or if he refuses,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Utah on
Q: If I’m a buyer on a house, can I still rent a different house?
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Kenneth Prigmore answered on Apr 29, 2021

There is no limit to the number of homes you can rent and buy at the same time. One important thing to remember is that many home loan agreements require you to personally live in the home you get the loan on for a specific period of time. Some as much as a year or more.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Utah on
Q: My wife upset my property manager, who is now trying to order us to paint our house claiming it's non compliant.

Other complaints against us since my wife upset him have been universal throughout the park, Bikes near but not in garage, etc. We lived here for 2 years largely left alone, I believe this is antagonistic retaliation.

Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore answered on Apr 29, 2021

I am sorry to hear that things aren't going well with your landlord. Your relationship is legally defined by state law and the contract. If the contract says you must paint, or if you are being required to do anything else that is in the contract, you normally will have to do it or you will be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Illinois on
Q: Does a inheritance have to be reported to SSI?

Close an account with a parent after passing away received a check I did not cashed it. Not sure how to handle the cashing of the check. Did not know how to talk to SSI about the inheritance down the line whether or not to report it or do I need to.

Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore answered on Apr 20, 2021

There are 2 forms of SSI. One is based on your past work. The other is based solely on need. THe need based will be affected by money you have, no matter the source. The one based on past work does not care how much money you have.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Utah on
Q: Do I owe roommate rent back for April if she moved out on her own April second without giving me notice?

Roommate moved out voluntarily without giving me notice and is now threatening to take me to small claims court for Her portion of rent since she no longer lives here. We have both signed the the release of residents form to remove her from our lease after she decided to move out. This form states... Read more »

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Kenneth Prigmore answered on Apr 20, 2021

The short answer to your question is "possibly". In my experience small claims court judges each have their own mind about what should happen, even more than your average district court judge. If either party is unhappy with their small claims judgment, they can spend more money to start... Read more »

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