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Q: How can i change my daughter's last name ? she is almost 3 years old.And how long is taking to get new last name ?

Alan Solomon answered on May 31, 2018

You need to file a petition in court to change her name and provide notice to the father. If he objects ere will be a hearing

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Q: Is it legal for an adult son in Maryland to hold $60,000 of his mother’s money so she can get Public Assistance?

I believe an adult son living in Maryland is holding $60,000 in his account so that his mother, who lives in Virginia, can receive Public Assistance. He is also potentially claiming that those funds, although in his account, cannot be considered as an asset of his in determining child support.

Mark Oakley answered on Apr 26, 2018

It can be grounds for criminal fraud, or conspiracy to defraud, on both the son's and the mother's part. Don't do it.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Public Benefits for Maryland on

Q: Can i sue my supervisor if he is purposely messing up my pay

Recently got hurt on the job and went through the process of OWCP USPS is supposed to cover the first 45 days and then COP kicks in yet my supervisor and his boss are ignoring protocols(i have checked and all signs point to them)blatantly lie to me when asked about this this has put me in trouble... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 16, 2016

USPS pay and injury issues are a specialty. You need to look for someone who specializes in that. Suing the supervisor directly? No for many reasons.

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Q: As a MD small business owner, how long am I responsible for an ex-employee who is getting unemployment benefits?

This employee was fired for cause but I didn't appeal unemployment action because I thought her having to repay benefits already received was too harsh. But she was working part-time somewhere else when we fired her (for consistent rudeness to customers) and she continues to work at same part time... Read more »

Marshall Jason Ray answered on Apr 26, 2016

This actually gets pretty technical, and this answer is not comprehensive. When someone files for benefits, the wages the individual earned in the first four of the five quarters preceding the claim are used to calculate monetary eligibility and the weekly benefit amount. This is called the base... Read more »

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Q: What does the term public benefits refer to or mean?

Bernard Marcel Raiche answered on Feb 26, 2012

Public Benefits are benefits provided by federal, state or local governments. The most common federal benefits include Social Security retirement benefits, Social Security disability benefits (SSI and SSDI), Medicare, and Medical Assistance (a combined state and federal benefit which is also... Read more »

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