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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Landlord - Tenant for Utah on
Q: I HIRED A guy for home improvments 1200.00 up front. said he could park his trailer on property untill he finishes,

one month ago he has made, no progress bought no materials, and is using the garage as a storage unit, i never allowed use of garage. i want him gone i want to move his stuff to storage for 30 days like i would a tenant who has left there things behind. i would call this theft by deception for... Read more »

Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr. answered on Apr 4, 2020

You need an attorney who practices eviction and real estate law.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Utah on
Q: so I got charge for weed misdemeanoer today and I have already filled for my immigration per

Since 17 of this month but I indicate (NO)on form I-485 of being charge of any criminal charges will it affect my form or what should I step to take please

Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr. answered on Apr 4, 2020

Contact your immigration attorney STAT.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Utah on
Q: Any entitlem to any monetary settlements/damages due to a change of lending programs which delays closing and funding

We are supposed to close and fund on April 16th with the buyer using a FHA loan. We found out today that they changed to a USDA loan and could possibly delay funding past April 16th. I am paying for a moving company to move to Texas, closing on a new home on April 16th in Texas, and have to start a... Read more »

Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore answered on Apr 4, 2020

This is obviously a very difficult situation. The short answer is look to your contract. Unless it specifically promises you will get the damages you are describing, you are not likely to get them.

Your relationship with the buyer is tightly controlled by the deadlines in your Real Estate...
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2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Divorce, Real Estate Law and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Utah on
Q: How to protect home in the event of future disputes. As always, things are well between us. But thinking forward.

I am purchasing a home and have the mortgage, and purchase contract under only my name. I have been in a relationship for 11 years with the same women - she is contributing 5% towards our 15% down-payment.10% coming from me. All mortgage payments made will come from a bank account solely under my... Read more »

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Apr 2, 2020

This calls for a tenancy in common agreement. A good real estate attorney can help you with this.

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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Utah on
Q: About 12 years ago I got pulled over and jailed for a Dui I made bail and never went to court..

I didn’t live in Utah so I never went to court. There is no warrant out for my arrest but when I called to pay my fines to get my license reinstated they told me I need to go to court. If I go to court would I be convicted or just have to pay a huge fine for not going to my court date when I was... Read more »

Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr. answered on Apr 2, 2020

Many of these questions depend on the court and the current prosecutor. Call an attorney in the city where you got the ticket for a consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Utah on
Q: Our13 year old son (who we’ve adopted out of foster care at age 5) has raped our two daughters age 10 and 3.

He has been charged with 21 counts of rape and sodomy between the two victims. County attorney representing my daughters states he will most likely get 6 months or less of treatment/incarceration. He has already admitted to his crimes to police. County attorney is going to reduce charges to gain a... Read more »

Brent J Huff
Brent J Huff answered on Apr 1, 2020

You can hire an attorney, in Utah victim's of crimes have a right to be heard. One thing you should know is that the juvenile justice system sentences offenders for different purposes that adults. In the District court, a criminal sentence is meant to serve retribution or punishment among other... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Utah on
Q: Is my employer required to offer sick pay if I am stuck without a babysitter as schools are shut down?

I am a widower and my son has special needs so I’m wondering about my rights

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert answered on Apr 1, 2020

This depends on the size of your employer. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act takes effect today, April 1, 2020. Under the Act, employees who are required to stay home to care for children whose schools have been closed due to COVID-19 concerns are required to receive sick pay at 2/3 their... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Trademark for Utah on
Q: I'm trying to make a clothing brand named blase, would i still be able to or is there legal issues?
John Martin Hilla
John Martin Hilla answered on Mar 31, 2020

Consult a trademark attorney to discuss your proposed mark in a private consultation.

Many of us offer free virtual consultations to potential clients nationwide.

The first step that is required to answer your question is to retain an attorney to conduct a thorough clearance...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Divorce for Utah on
Q: I was in a car accident Saturday but I need some answers for questions regarding the car which was in my divorce
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 30, 2020

you didn't state your question. If you caused the wreck and the car is going to your wife, you need to speak with your lawyer if you do not have comprehensive coverage that will pay for the damage to the vehicle.Talk to your divorce lawyer about that end of it.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Utah on
Q: Question about tenant guest-banning rights

If a tenant is renting a room in a house where the owner of that house also lives can the tenant ban guests that the owner has said are ok to be there?

Wesley Winsor
Wesley Winsor answered on Mar 30, 2020

Hard to say w/out seeing the contract. A tenant may exercise exclusive control over some areas, probably their room and private space, but would not have the legal right to ban a guest of another tenant/owner from a common area space.

I hope this helps.

Wes

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Utah on
Q: How is this even legal .. and why doesn't everyone know this .. what the hell is really going on? Everything is a lie..

I just want truth. This is man made and patenend to be what be biowarfare

Wesley Winsor
Wesley Winsor answered on Mar 30, 2020

I do not see a question.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Utah on
Q: I have a contract in place to go work in Canada for the next 2 months. Because of the virus, I can't. Losing $25,000
Wesley Winsor
Wesley Winsor answered on Mar 30, 2020

I am not sure what your question is. I don't see a question.

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Utah on
Q: How do I find out if my grandfather had a will.....

I met my grandfather (on my dads side) in 2000 over the phone when he was speaking with my grandmother (moms side) he was in Utah I was in Seattle, I moved to Utah latr October 2019 I called him we were gonna meet face to face that Thanksgiving well he didn't show, then never answered his phone I... Read more »

Wesley Winsor
Wesley Winsor answered on Mar 30, 2020

Hi,

I am not sure where you are at in your knowledge about estate planning, so I will give you some background then answer your question.

Background:

If your Grandfather put you in his will whomever the executor/personal representative is will need to notify you if you are...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Business Law and Federal Crimes for Utah on
Q: This may be stupid but i have to know, Can I sue McDonald's and Other Companies Involved in Monopoly?

I am finding out for the 1st time EVER that the monopoly games were fixed and I am devastated! As a young woman,teenager, &single mom, i spent every bit of my weekly allowance, money earned from babysitting, mowing yards, odd jobs,and money from my 1st waitressing job on the monopoly game. EVERY... Read more »

Wesley Winsor
Wesley Winsor answered on Mar 30, 2020

When you say that the monopoly game was fixed, I am not sure understand. Did they misrepresent anything? Did you read their fine print of the rules and find out that they were lying? If so they could be liable. If you thought your chances of winning were better than what McDonalds represented... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Utah on
Q: I am seeking a lawyer or law firm who is unafraid to sue another lawyer in Utah. How do I find such an attorney?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 23, 2020

You could search in the Legal Malpractice section here on this site, you could conduct your own independent searches, or you could look through the Utah State Bar's resources. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for Utah on
Q: Is it illegal if I use my neighbors address to sign him up for large amounts of junk mail over a long period of time?
Mike Branum
Mike Branum answered on Mar 21, 2020

Yes. Grow up. Find a community service project. Stop being a drain on society.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Utah on
Q: Do i have 3 days to cancel a lease agreement
Wesley Winsor
Wesley Winsor answered on Mar 20, 2020

You only have 3 days to cancel the lease agreement if the lease agreement gives you that option. There is no state or federal statute that will give you that right. If the place is deficient or "uninhabitable" then you would be able to cancel on the ground that the Landlord is breaching a major... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Utah on
Q: Can a ex spouse get equity on a house that they both owned and have been divorced since 2008.

The divorce decree states that she had 90 days from april 30 2008 to get a appraisal and he has 30 days and neither of them have done this. She she was the equity in the house that wehave been paying for for 12 years.

Lane Wood
Lane Wood answered on Mar 20, 2020

Your question is going to be fact intensive. I don't think I have enough information here to fully answer your question. The terms of your decree will likely govern. However, there may have to be some adjustments based upon a 12 year delay. I would recommend taking a copy of your divorce decree to... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Probate for Utah on
Q: I was in probation when I was 17 I ranawayand I’m 20 Haven’t had any problems am I good?

When I was 17 I was on probation I did good till about the third month and it kept getting worse and worse living with my dad(he’d get in my face yelling, threaten to hit me, constantly would kick me out then threaten to call my PO for running away constantly degrade me cause my weed charges(2))... Read more »

Brent J Huff
Brent J Huff answered on Mar 10, 2020

You should call an attorney who can look up the case in the CARE system. It seems unlikely that the Court would have any interest in pursuing the case; but, there is no way to know if you are good without determining what occurred in the case.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Utah on
Q: What defines a "loaded firearm" as it pertains to the transport or storage of a weapon in a personal vehicle?

I am located in Utah. I am doing research regarding the purchase of a firearm to keep in my personal vehicle, most likely a shotgun, for self-defense purposes.

Utah law 76-10-505 states that this may not be a loaded rifle, shotgun, or muzzle-loading firearm.

Utah law 76-10-502... Read more »

Mike Branum
Mike Branum answered on Mar 9, 2020

Firstly, if you feel the need to carry a shotgun in your vehicle for personal protection; you should likely do one of two things: 1) find a better part of Provo to live in, work in, or frequent (whichever is the case when you feel you need that much personal protection or 2) seek therapy for the... Read more »

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