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0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law for Utah on
Q: I sold a TV on KSL that I bought as “new and unopened” and so I advertised and sold it as such.

The guy bought it for $800 without checking before he left. He then said it was broken and wants his money back. Am I liable or will he win in court? He threatened to call the police. The TV to my knowledge was perfectly fine and I never opened or tested it

0 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Child Custody for Utah on
Q: My wife and I are about to go on a trip tomorrow. Bc of potential covid exposure he doesn't want to take them. Any help?

My wife has a close family member that is getting married. We already purchased plan tickets, hotel and rental for an upcoming wedding and are scheduled to leave tomorrow. She shares custody but isn't the custodial parent. Her ex is scared that he might have covid bc someone at his work has... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Child Custody for Utah on
Q: My wife and I are about to go on a trip tomorrow. Bc of potential covid exposure he doesn't want to take them. Any help?

My wife has a close family member that is getting married. We already purchased plan tickets, hotel and rental for an upcoming wedding and are scheduled to leave tomorrow. She shares custody but isn't the custodial parent. Her ex is scared that he might have covid bc someone at his work has... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Utah on
Q: Can I sell my home and keep the proceeds before a divorce if the home and deed are 100% in my name?

No official divorce paperwork had started yet. She said she’ll be able to stop me if I try to sell the home before we start the divorce process. She also said I have to give her half the proceeds no matter what even though I’ve made all the payments and her abusive behavior is what led to the... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law for Utah on
Q: My medical provider has accidentally refunded the entire amount for service. Am I obligated to return it?

An amount was taken initially as a deposit. The end total was slightly under the total amount of deposit, and thus a refund was to be issued. However, they had refunded the entirely of the deposit instead of the difference. Am I legally obligated to allow a re-charging, despite this being the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Utah on
Q: If my wife up and leaves with our child .What can I do .there is no custody agreement
Mike Branum
Mike Branum answered on Jan 25, 2022

In order to establish a child custody, parent time, and child support, you need to file for separation or divorce and request temporary orders. You should act sooner rather than later, the longer you hesitate, the weaker your case will be. You truly need the assistance of a competent family law... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Tax Law for Utah on
Q: I want to register an anonymous business in Wy, then in Ut where I live. When I register in Ut, will I lose anonymity?

I have an e-learning business. I want it to remain as anonymous as possible. So I plan on registering in Wy. I do all the work out of Ut, which means I probably need to register here as well.

1. Do I need to register in both states if I do all the work in Utah, or can I just register in... Read more »

Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore answered on Jan 25, 2022

It is not necessary to register in two states. In Utah, you can register a new business without revealing the names of the owners. To do this, you will need help from a third party like an attorney or registered agent services.

The newly created company will need an address, contact info,...
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3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Estate Planning for Utah on
Q: Is prior "Small Business Administration" debt inherited after marriage?

My partner has a SBA loan from 2019. Will it become my debt after we get married?

W. J. Winterstein Jr.
W. J. Winterstein Jr. answered on Jan 24, 2022

On those simple facts, no. You marry the partner, not his/her premarital debts. You would only become liable for the debt if you consented, e.g., by assuming the obligation with a writing signed by you for some new consideration.

But, if, for instance, you somehow participated in your...
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0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Civil Rights for Utah on
Q: My kids were wrongfully removed from home sue to Mongolian spots (birthmarks that look like bruises.)

Have my rights been violated? (Human, civil and parental rights.) Shouldn't case workers working with children be educated on this matter?

0 Answers | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Utah on
Q: I am in the middle of a divorce we have a temporary custodial agreement and in the agreement we agreed that he would

claim one child and i would claim the other as dependent .(we have two children) I agree because it was suggested by the lawyer doing the mediation, but I fell its not fair since I have full living custody with of the children and my understating the child must live with him 6 month out of the... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Business Law and Immigration Law for Utah on
Q: How many buys (only buy) or sells (only sell) can F-1 students do on stock market and cryptocurrency a day?

Hi, I am an international student with F-1 Visa. I started trading on stock market and cryptocurrency, but I just want to make things very clear. I heard of f-1 students cannot do day-trading, which I understand. But what exactly is "a trade"? I come across many definition. In stock... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Utah on
Q: If I received a bill from my previous landlord 6 months after moving, am I responsible for paying it?

The bills is for repairs, carpet replacement. They already kept our deposit but are just now sending a bill. This is a new property management company who came after we moved. I read that Utah law says a landlord has to bill you within 30 days.

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Utah on
Q: Can my previous landlord send me a bill 6 months after I moved out? This is the first bill received, no other notice.

We were notified that our security deposit was going toward cleaning after moving but now a bill was sent for several other charges. I’ve read that they should have billed us within 30 days?

0 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Appeals / Appellate Law for Utah on
Q: I was pulled over in 2019 in georgia using my handheld phone while on duty as a postal employee using gps. I tried to

File a court date to appeal but the only time they would put me in i was to he out of town so i ate the ticket now everytime i have a background check done it shows up it has cost me jobs such as Amazon wouldn't hire me last year because of this being on my background reports what can i do it... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Land Use & Zoning and Landlord - Tenant for Utah on
Q: Can entering the property w/o 24 hours notice be terms for breech of contract?

We want to leave the contract due to terrible management. We rent a basement apartment have have tenants above us. City ordinance doesn’t allow for both units to be rented. But more so they entered the premises a few weeks ago without 24 hours notice. We didn’t realize at the time but I believe... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Utah on
Q: if someone takes a tazer from from a peace officer / bail agent while he was acting withing the scope of his authority

what doctrine of law predicates that ROBBERY cannot be the crime charged.

That the statute which, with more specifity, describes the illegal behavior, such as in this case DISARMING A PEACE OFFICER must be the crime charged.

0 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized for Utah on
Q: Cited for 98 in a 75. Officer said if I pay before my court date it won’t go on my record, or insurance. Is that true?

I am a Utah resident and I was traveling on the highway in Nevada. I was pulled over by a Nevada Highway Patrol officer. I am just trying to figure out if I should pay the ticket right away to avoid the ticket going on my record, or if this is a scare tactic by the officer to make it so I pay the... Read more »

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