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1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation for Utah on
Q: How do I acquire an abandoned patent? I need this patent for my company
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Kenneth Prigmore answered on Sep 21, 2020

You will need the help of a Patent Attorney. A google search will bring up several.

2 Answers | Asked in Social Security on
Q: After 17 yes SSD is evalutating my case and want to see their doctor. With this virus must I go?

I do not take meds, they do not interact well with me. I learned to do without and try to live normal. Its difficult but better than becoming addicted to pain killers. My immune is compromised. This virus scares me . will I be kicked off SSI if I call and cancel that appt.

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Kenneth Prigmore answered on Sep 18, 2020

Your benefits are based on medical evidence. If your immune system is compromised, do you have a personal physician that can write a letter explaining this to SSA and recommending some option other than visiting an SSA doctor like waiting until you can get immunized?

People who refuse...
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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Louisiana on
Q: I am a widow with disability (spinal arthritis). My husband left a will with nothing bequeathed to my name.

I am a surviving widow, a greencard holder. I was married to my husband for 6 and a half years, but nothing is bequeathed to my name. I need support for my medications, I have no house and no income, not able to work due to my health condition (spinal arthritis and continuing nerve pains). My... Read more »

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Kenneth Prigmore answered on Sep 16, 2020

Your situation is quite complicated and cannot be answered or solved in a couple of paragraphs online. Please go visit a probate attorney and explain your situation. Most attorneys are willing to meet with you for a first appointment for free and tell you what your options are. Just call ahead and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Land Use & Zoning and Landlord - Tenant for Utah on
Q: I'm a land owner of manorlands housing association fighting for my rights while a lien has been put against land..
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Kenneth Prigmore answered on Sep 16, 2020

You are writing from Wyoming, and this is the Utah board, so we can only answer questions regarding property in Utah. Owning property in a HOA is a gamble as you get the benefit of controlling what happens in your HOA according to the rules, but if you ever cross the rules, you may have problems of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Utah on
Q: In Utah, with a month to month contract, no violations, can a landlord kick me out with 15 days notice move out?

they say it's because the potential buyers don't want me in there by the beginning of next month?

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Kenneth Prigmore answered on Sep 16, 2020

A landlord can terminate a month to month tenancy if they give you 15 calendar days notice before the end of the month.

Month to month means you don't have a contract that forces the landlord to allow you to stay longer.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Health Care Law and Social Security for Florida on
Q: How do I obtain a counsel to become a legal guardian for my schizoid son!

My son has decided to not take his Meds. We are up against a system (HEPA law) that protects him but not his care taker (me) I need some control over his decision-making or lack there of! This is a long story and it is a 10 yr fight to help keep my son off the street! I need help to get me in front... Read more »

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Kenneth Prigmore answered on Sep 15, 2020

You sound like you need a guardianship for your son. In court, the judge will review a letter from a doctor explaining the situation. You will have an attorney, and your son will have an attorney. Often the attorney for the son will tell the judge after meeting with the son that they feel the... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Social Security for Maryland on
Q: How can an average person know how successful a disability lawyer has been in getting people approved for SSDI?
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Kenneth Prigmore answered on Sep 14, 2020

This is a great question! The average person will have difficulty being absolutely sure how many cases their attorney wins. Issues that will offset this is how often an attorney will accept social security cases. Some choose to accept every case that comes in the door. This does not mean they are... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Real Estate Law for Utah on
Q: My ex is selling his house and I am apparently on the title. What advice would you give me on what to do?

My ex called me tonight to let me know he is selling his house but can’t because my name is on the title. He is asking me to sign documents that basically give my rights to the house away? I don’t know how this works and I had no idea I was even on the title. We was never married. We bought... Read more »

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Kenneth Prigmore answered on Sep 11, 2020

As a Real Estate attorney, I don't have much to tell you. Outside of a marriage relationship, if someone places your name on the deed, this is normally either a gift, or a purchase, of 50%. When a parent adds a child to their deed, the child is now a part owner.

Because you had a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Civil Litigation, Insurance Defense and Probate for Utah on
Q: Life Insurance is asking for prescription list, autopsy and toxicology reports. How do I obtain these if Im not related?

BF died of drug intoxication. Insurance is asking for prescription list, autopsy and toxicology. We were not married how do I obtain these? I doubt his family will help me obtain one.

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Kenneth Prigmore answered on Sep 8, 2020

Obtain some sort of official demand from the life insurance company and give a copy to the sources of the documents you need. This may work.

Attorneys can normally obtain these items with a letter saying they need it for their client to obtain insurance.

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Utah on
Q: can be kicked out of the house I'm renting for legally taking my prescribed medications

My prescriptions are subutex and xanex

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Kenneth Prigmore answered on Sep 8, 2020

If the only thing the landlord is evicting you for is taking prescribed medications, then no they don't have this right and you will win in court.

If you have any other issues, such as behavior issues resulting from the medications that put people or their property in danger, you can...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Civil Rights and Collections for Utah on
Q: Hi i have a question i was on a auto loan with a cosiginer an i was making monthly payment then they paid it off

Hi i have a question i was on a auto loan with a cosiginer an i was making monthly payment then they paid it off and demand that i paid them back an i was making payments but not very much and theres no contract that he created for me to sing to show that I would pay him back, then he went an stole... Read more »

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Kenneth Prigmore answered on Sep 2, 2020

First, it sounds as if the only agreement you signed is the one you both co-signed for the purchase of the car. The normal expectation is that you have the right to continue to pay the car loan on time until it is paid off. If you failed to do so, and the co-signer had to step in to save the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Utah on
Q: Amberley Condominiums in West Jordan wants to increase HOA fees next year from $200 to $300.

They justify the increase in a study carried out to make future repairs, however, families in this pandemic are unable to pay that increase. Is there any way to prevent this increase?

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Kenneth Prigmore answered on Aug 26, 2020

HOAs are designed to get a particular result in the neighborhood: everything looks nice, nothing seems out of place. If you every disagree with the HOA, and you can't get enough people in the HOA to vote to do things your way, then you are stuck. Many HOAs cycle through power struggles similar... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Utah on
Q: I have a back up offer in on a house. Can I offer the person in the first position money to buy them out of the contract
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Kenneth Prigmore answered on Aug 26, 2020

Here's what you want to avoid: getting sued for interference with a contract. The buyer and seller have a contract, and you step in and stop that contract. To avoid this type of lawsuit, anything you do needs to result in making both the buyer and seller happy.

One option is to pay...
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2 Answers | Asked in Probate for Utah on
Q: Process and forms for Utah Probate.

My father passed away over 60 days ago, he left no will, was paying on land, all of his belongings are less than $100,000. We just need help with the process and which forms we need.

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Kenneth Prigmore answered on Sep 11, 2020

A small estate affidavit would normally help if your father owned no land and his total property is valued less than $100,000. If there is land in Utah, but no will, an informal probate will be necessary.

Here is the state website for forms:

https://www.utcourts.gov/howto/informalprobate/

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Contracts for Utah on
Q: I live in Utah. When is the latest a lease must be provided for me to sign and agree with?
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Kenneth Prigmore answered on Aug 17, 2020

There is no rule. You can actually rent a property without a lease if both parties agree to do so. This is called a month to month tenancy. Leases are recommended as it gives stability and allows the parties to have a signed document confirming everything agreed upon. If you have no lease, you are... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Utah on
Q: What are the laws on being stalked and getting out of a lease? My son and his wife have been stalked by unknown person

Received weird images of world terror and killing on his car and taped to apartment doorstep. Have come home to find door ajar after locking it. They’ve filed police report. The complex will let them out of lease at the cost of $4000 which they can’t afford but they are afraid and have come... Read more »

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Kenneth Prigmore answered on Aug 15, 2020

These things are illegal. file police reports and do your best to gather evidence. If you can get video or photos of these people they can be prosecuted and possibly go to prison.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts for Utah on
Q: Can I get a power of attorney for my girlfriend to sign apartment applications and possibly apt lease for me?

I will be out of state due to work the next week. Me and my girlfriend are trying to get an apartment and I want her to be able to fill out applications and with any luck an apartment lease while I am gone. Can this be done with a power of attorney?

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Kenneth Prigmore answered on Aug 13, 2020

Yes. A power of attorney can be prepared which is broad to allow her to sign anything for you, or limited to just apartment applications and lease.

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Utah on
Q: I paid for the whole month of August for rent and then just paid to get out of my lease. How long should I have to move.

There is no specification in the lease on this and we have done absolutely no damage to the property we actually increased the value of it by doing free work for the landlord

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Kenneth Prigmore answered on Aug 13, 2020

Your situation is just complicated enough that there is no way to give you an effective answer without reading the lease. I recommend you take the lease to an attorney to see what your options are.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Utah on
Q: Person A- sole mortgage holder. Person B-is on the deed. Can a 3rd be added without B permission? How is equity split?

Can a 3rd person be quit claimed on the deed without person B? And then when the home is sold does the equity split three ways ?

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Kenneth Prigmore answered on Aug 5, 2020

Having a mortgage does not equal ownership. As long as the terms of the mortgage are met, the mortgage holder will never be an owner. Only the owner, or a court, can give ownership to another party. Equity is divided equally between owners. This equal percentage can change if the deed specifies a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Utah on
Q: Is it true in Utah the title company has three days after the contract closing date to receive good funds for purchase?
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Kenneth Prigmore answered on Jul 28, 2020

If you are refinancing your home, the bank is required by law to give you 3 business days to change your mind and cancel. So the bank doesn't allow the funding to be released for 3 business days. The bank rarely will send the funds early to the title company, but they will tell them not to... Read more »

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