Barry W. Kaufman's answer Generally, under Florida law, SSI cannot be garnished. However, without knowing why the NY AG sued him and because a state agency is involved, and not a private creditor, the benefits may be able to taken by other means. He should contact his county legal aid office to see if he can get some legal advice there. Ignoring a lawsuit is never a good idea.
Sara W. Harrington's answer If your father was a ward of the state, someone should have been serving as his guardian or social worker. You might want to contact the agency who was taking responsibility for him to find out about the disposition of his remains. Also, if he was a ward of the state, there is probably no estate to administer, but he may have some personal items that the family can claim. The best thing to do is to contact the guardian or agency and go from there.
Timur Akpinar's answer If this is in regard to benefits received from New York, and the New York City Human Resources Administration Department of Social Services is asserting a lien, it is possible their figure could be subject to negotiation.
Peter H. Westby's answer This is relevant information and you can request it at any time. Since he has ignored your initial request, you can make a formal request to produce. I recommend consulting with a family law attorney to assist you with this process.
Michael Hales' answer There are going to be a number of ethical issues here for attorneys. For example, there are rules about referral services like this as well as how the attorneys would be paid. Because there are so many issues to discuss, I'd recommend finding an attorney to review this all in detail.
However, you are always best advised to retain a lawyer in case you are charged or arrested. It's also important to not talk about this case to anyone except your attorney. Please remember anything you say can and will be used against you. The problem is that an officer can misunderstand what you said or not write down everything. Often it is what THEY THOUGHT THEY HEARD YOU SAY that hurts you. You...
Grant St Julian III's answer Was the case dismissed after successful completion of deferred adjudication probation, or was it dismissed without any plea being entered? Ask this question to the attorney who represented you on the matter. Good luck.
Eric Steven Day's answer Your required minimum distributions are determined on an annual basis. Therefore, if you took the distribution last year and are trying to include that distribution as part of your required minimum distribution for the following year, it won’t work. There is a different equation that is used when determining the RMD every year. That being said, you can withdraw the amount anytime throughout the year as long as it is the required amount.
Erik Luthens' answer In any legal malpractice case the primary issues are: (1) whether your attorney breached the standard of care or in other words, did something (or failed to do something) that an attorney in a similar situation would have done; and (2) whether your attorney’s error is a proximate cause of your damages, I.e., was your attorney’s error à substantially contributing factor to the bad result you obtained; and (3) had it not been for your attorney’s error, would you have likely succeeded on...
Eric Steven Day's answer It just depends on what type of work you are doing now. For instance, if you are working for another company, you might roll it into their 401k plan. If you are in retirement, the IRA might be a good option because you are just waiting on distributions. If you are running your own business, you may consider starting a management company in the form of a C Corporation and sponsoring a solo 401k with that Corporation. This will allow you to contribute much more money and use the capital in...
John Espinosa's answer This question doesn't belong in any of these categories. You may have a civil cause of action for defamation. You should consult with a litigation attorney who specializes in defamation. Here is some more information about defamation: https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/defamation-law-made-simple-29718.html
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