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0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Utah on
Q: If someone messed up and sent me the wrong check who should get there next check shorted or should pay it back

I got sent my coworkers paycheck and now I have to go without one

0 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Utah on
Q: Health insurance after 18?

I provide insurance for my children. My ex does not pay a dime. I pay premiums, co-pays, deductibles etc. My oldest is over 18. Our original agreement says I will keep providing coverage until they are married or on their own plan. Our newer agreement says follows Utah code but I’m still paying... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Utah on
Q: How long after signing a lease do I have to cancel the contract, and how do I go about doing that?

I have read online that you have 5 days to cancel a contract in the state of Utah as long as you submit in writing communication to cancel the contract. Does this apply to a lease agreement even if you have started moving stuff in before realizing it's a bad situation and then moved everything... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Utah on
Q: My son wants to come live with me now. He's tired of his dad. His whole life he has told him to not answer my calls and

It's gotten worst. His dad takes his phone away if he finds out that he's talking to me, goes through our messages and will ground him from his phone. If my son gets in trouble he is punished by not being able to talk to me - his mother. This passed spring break- his dad scheduled his... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Federal Crimes and Landlord - Tenant for Utah on
Q: So I just moved I into a new apartment and it is 100% intolerable for living along the lines of an Active Denial System.

An Active Denial System being the radio frequency weapon used in crowd control. Do I have 5 days to back out of my lease contract? Can we sue Downtown West Apartments? How do I prove what they are doing, is there some kind of radio and radiation test equipment. Who do I call to report this?


0 Answers | Asked in Health Care Law for Utah on
Q: Can I as a patient form a personal relationship with a CNA

I'm a young woman who lives in an assisted living facility due to an injury I have formed a personal friendship with one of the CNA's can't actually work for the facility but instead for an agency and ever since the facility found out about my friendship they refuse to allow her to... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Land Use & Zoning for Utah on
Q: there is a field can i visit it?

the two entrances are marked with "no trespassing" signs but the location is marked as a park on google maps and has signs posted marking a curfew on the park. it specifically calls it a park. It's not very well maintained but there are a fair amount of people there often.... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Utah on
Q: At our rental home in SLC, UT low-level residue from meth smoking was detected. What is a landlord's responsibility?

We recently put the house up for sale and during the buyer's inspection traces of meth (4mg) were found. We immediately informed the tenants, asked them to move out, reimbursed the full month's rent, returned their deposits, and hired professional meth cleanup. We have a tenant that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Insurance Bad Faith and Landlord - Tenant for Utah on
Q: Covered business claim, landlord is forcing to evict because of utilities

I am a business owner, and my building had a covered claim under my landlords policy. A water heater broke. This happened in feb 2023. The insurance company refused my contractors, and used the ones they picked, along with the ones my landlord chose. The building is still not accessible in terms of... Read more »

Wesley Winsor
Wesley Winsor
answered on May 31, 2023

The first step would be to look to the lease agreement. It should speak to what happens if there is a breach in the agreement and how to move forward from there. It may even speak to a situation where you are disallowed occupation of the property due to some repair work and what their duty is to... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Utah on
Q: My ex wife let my child essentially drop out of high school, he is now attending an adult basic education school on line

my child is now attending an adult basic education high school online where he does the work on his own time and at his own pace. At this rate it could take him another 2 years for him to graduate but he turns 18 in October of 2023. My question is, can my child support end on his 18th birthday... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Employment Law for Utah on
Q: As an independent contractor, how do I go about after clients who don’t pay after agreeing to a contract?

I was working online remotely for a company based out of California as an independent contractor and they were due to pay the remainder of what they owed us and they never did. The total came out to over $9000 and all attempts to get them to pay have been met with dead ends.

Wesley Winsor
Wesley Winsor
answered on May 30, 2023

You mentioned in your prompt that they agreed to a contract. I assume that means that you have a contract signed by the company regarding the terms of your services. First look to the contract and see what it says under default.

If you are just using the word "contract" as a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Utah on
Q: I got a speeding ticket on the interstate but they didn't make me sign it is it still valid?

I was never prompted to sign the ticket in the first place. I should have specified.

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on May 28, 2023

My research showed me that in Utah, when a driver declines to sign the ticket the officer has options, one of which is to simply leave the ticket in the car with the driver. There was a highly publicized case in 2007 about a Taser incident with a driver who refused to sign. The officer also has... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Collections for Utah on
Q: Knight Adjustment garnished my wages. never served papers. The name is not mine. SS# is. No original debt info offered

Old RC Willey account. $2000 original. Now $21000 They wont return inquiries for help or info.

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on May 23, 2023

Look into filing a motion to set aside the judgment for failure to serve. Review the court file to see how they claim served.

1 Answer | Asked in Collections for Utah on
Q: What irrefutable information must a collection agency have to garnish someone's wages?

My work place has been served garnishment of wages papers. I have been unable to get any original information about the debt from the collection agency. It was not my name on the court paperwork but it was my social security number.

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on May 23, 2023

In order to garnish wages, there must be a valid judgment. Research the court files, mini available online, for cases against you. If you were not served properly with a lawsuit, you might win a motion to set aside judgment.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for Utah on
Q: Am I able to use motivational/inspirational quotes and make a profit?

Think famous quotes from Oprah or Steve Jobs or Dale Carnegie. Say I'm compiling a book of quotes to sell, or even emailing them out each day for a fee or something like that. Can I use other people's motivational/inspirational quotes (with or without attributing it to them) legally?... Read more »

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on May 24, 2023

Using motivational/inspirational quotes from famous individuals in a book or for profit can potentially raise copyright concerns. While short phrases or expressions may not be protected by copyright, using substantial portions of copyrighted works or attributing quotes without permission can... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith for Utah on
Q: Shoud I start preparing a case of "bad faith" against my insurance company?

My gazebo over my deck collapsed in late February 2023 due to heavy snow load. The colapse also rendered the deck unsafe as well. I filed a claim with my insurance company. It's been nearly 90 days since I filed the claim. I haven't received a monetary settlement or any written... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Business Law for Utah on
Q: Is it legal for employer to ask for my lease agreement? They'll only pay relocation once they get a copy of signed lease

Employer gave us the option of "quit or relocate" and the relocation package offer has a term stating they'll only pay for relocation expenses (minus taxes) 30 days after they receive a copy of the signed lease. I'm located in UT. Company is in CA.

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on May 23, 2023

You don't really get "pay" for relocating, it could be a job benefit to receive expenses for relocation. It would not be proper for any employer, CA or UT to withhold your wages for failing to provide proof of a lease agreement. Wages are earned for work performed, not relocation.... Read more »

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