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Public Benefits Questions & Answers

Q: Need help figuring out 401k distribution options ( separated from work age 55)?

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Public Benefits for Indiana on
Answered on Jun 9, 2018
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...
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Q: What if you feel that you are a victim of a practice that was using you medical insurance for profit.

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Medical Malpractice, Public Benefits and Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Jun 5, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer

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Q: Is vigilantism federally illegal or is it up to each state as to whether or not it is legal within the state?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Gov & Administrative Law and Public Benefits for Texas on
Answered on May 31, 2018
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer
What, like Batman?

You're going to need to be a tad more specific ... at least specific enough to determine whether the question involves a matter of state law, federal law, or both.
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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 ?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Public Benefits for Maryland on
Answered on May 31, 2018
Alan Solomon's answer
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: Someone wrote a book about my life and crime. It's even titled after me. I didn't consent.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Collections, Constitutional Law and Public Benefits for Arkansas on
Answered on May 28, 2018
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:
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Q: I was going 70 in a 55. I’m 18.I have a clean record and I wanted know would my license be revoked and how many points

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Gov & Administrative Law, Public Benefits and Traffic Tickets for Georgia on
Answered on May 22, 2018
Forrest Clinton Barbour's answer
2 points. With no driving history, this should not suspend your license.
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Q: I fraudulently received $3,377.00 in unemployment benefits in the state of New Jersey. Will they criminally prosecute?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Insurance Bad Faith and Public Benefits for New Jersey on
Answered on May 21, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
The state could certainly criminal prosecute you and yes you would have to pay it back. If charged get yourself a good lawyer.
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Q: My boyfriend is on a probation hold in Paulding county ga, what can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Public Benefits for Georgia on
Answered on May 14, 2018
Robbie Levin's answer
If he was involved in a shooting, while already on probation, your boyfriend should hire an attorney immediately. Not only is he facing probation violations, but he is likely facing new charges as well.

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Q: Can a gas station in the state of tennessee restrict the use of thier public bathroom to "customers only"

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Public Benefits for Tennessee on
Answered on May 2, 2018
Mr. James Charles Wright's answer
Yes. A gas station in Tennessee can refuse to allow you to use the restroom-- Unless you have a medically certified condition that by state statute would require the gas station to let you use the restroom.

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?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Public Benefits for Maryland on
Answered on Apr 26, 2018
Mark Oakley's answer
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.

Q: Do I have to give a 30 day notice to a group home & pay rent if it's not in the rental contract?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Landlord - Tenant and Public Benefits for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 30, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
Put the money is escrow and prepare for a fight, if you don't want to pay it. The law will generally imply a month-to-month lease if the specifics are not spelled out in the agreement and go from there. That means 30 days notice will usually be included essentially as customary.

Q: How do I get a copy of my grandmother's will apparently I was left something in the will but no one ever told me

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits and Probate for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Mar 28, 2018
Michael Drew Raisman's answer
If the will was probated, then you can get a copy at the local Register of Wills. You can also reach out to the executor who has an obligation to notify all heirs that an estate has been opened.

Q: I had an eyebrow tattoo.The esthetician posted pictures of my eyebrows on her Instagram without my consent.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Copyright, Business Law, Public Benefits and Communications Law for Virginia on
Answered on Mar 12, 2018
Timothy R Johnson's answer
You may have claims against her for misappropriation of your likeness for commercial purposes. If you want her to stop her conduct immediately and have the pictures removed, you may want to consult an attorney to send her a letter informing her of her privacy infringements and warning that further action will result in her being taken to court.

Q: I have a broken disck and applyied for disability the state took it all and no explanation as to why.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Personal Injury, Public Benefits and Employment Law for California on
Answered on Feb 16, 2018
Domingo Castillo Jr's answer
More details & info needed. I suggest you look for a workers comp attorney and ask him/her questions then allow him explain what he can do for you.

Q: How can I bring a case of being wrongfully terminated based on medical discrimination.

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Public Benefits for New York on
Answered on Feb 16, 2018
Emre Polat Esq.'s answer
Contact for a consultation to determine your rights. Did you ask for an accommodation? It’s unlawful to terminate an employee if they have a disability or a perceived disability under the ADA and NY laws.

Q: In Michigan, due to a traffic violation in a vehicle, does the passenger also have to give I.d?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights, Public Benefits and Small Claims for Michigan on
Answered on Feb 15, 2018
Brent T. Geers' answer
On the street with the police is not the place to make these sort of challenges. Generally, you have a legal obligation to stop and identify yourself at an officer's request - this includes passengers in a vehicle. However, unless the passenger has active warrants or is otherwise arrestable, that should end the encounter.

Being pulled over "for no reason" is a fact intensive inquiry that would need to be made in court.

Q: Do I have to release ALL of my medical records for a workers' comp claim?

2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation and Public Benefits for California on
Answered on Feb 13, 2018
Domingo Castillo Jr's answer
You need to hire a Workers Comp Attorney to adddess your claim and protect you from the insurance carrier and all their tricks. As a prior claims adjuster and insurance attorney, they will are not your friends and will do anything to shift the blame against your prior medical pasts away from the industrial accident. Look for a Workers Comp Attorney. Most offer free consultations and only charge 15% of the settlement.

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