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Vermont Questions & Answers

Q: Is a lawyer service online that you can hire to write motions?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Vermont on
Answered on Oct 22, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
There are legal writing services, but they are generally smaller, and can be harder to find than the companies that sell out-of-the-box legal forms. Some attorneys hold themselves out for project-based work writing appellate briefs, memorandums, and other documents and pleadings. If you found one that you were satisfied with, you could ask them if they handle motions.

Tim Akpinar

Q: Is there a time limit for a landlord to return a security deposit in Vermont on commercial property

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Vermont on
Answered on Oct 14, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
Where there is no dispute, SD must be refunded to tenant within 30 days. Tenant may thereafter sue LL for recovery alongwith damages and other cost.

Q: If my tenant wishes to leave after the fourth month of a 1-year lease, how much notice is she required to give me?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Vermont on
Answered on Oct 2, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
It must be defined in Rent Agreement. Generally yearly rent house required at least 30 days advance notice to move out.

Q: Will a consular ID card and international drivers license allow you to purchase ammunition in the state of Vermont?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Criminal Law for Vermont on
Answered on Jun 13, 2018
Carl Shusterman's answer
This is not an immigration question. You need to consult with a criminal attorney.

Q: How does an arrest for a minor offense affect a person's green card status?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Vermont on
Answered on May 9, 2018
Carl Shusterman's answer
It depends. If you are convicted of a drug offense, for example, you could be deported. On the other hand, a petty theft conviction may have no effect on your ability to qualify for a green card.

Q: If I get caught with drugs on me while living in the U.S., how can that affect my immigration status?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Vermont on
Answered on May 9, 2018
Carl Shusterman's answer
This could result in you being deported from the United States.

Q: What are the penalties for overstaying a visa?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Vermont on
Answered on May 9, 2018
Carl Shusterman's answer
Generally, this prevents you from adjusting your status to green card holder in the US with certain exceptions. If you leave the US, you may be subject to a 3 or a 10-year bar to returning to the US unless you obtain an "extreme hardship" waiver.

Q: I always request maintenance make an appointment for non-emergent issues which they ignore. Do I have a right to this?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Vermont on
Answered on Apr 29, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
Your point is absolutely correct. From your notes, it appeared that your LL is habitually entering into your home during your presence or in absence without any prior notice (generally 48 hrs before) and trespassing your area of living and even your washroom when you are in. First of all, serve him a written notice and notify him of his violations which are against the terms of rental contract. Since it is very frequent, therefore, after sending him a notice you must seek restraining order...

Q: A company has trademark that is "The [other word here]. Is it ok to use that other word by itself (without 'the')?

1 Answer | Asked in Trademark for Vermont on
Answered on Apr 18, 2018
Jason Brooks' answer
It depends on your intended use and the class(es) in which the other mark is registered. If there is no conflict with respect to the use (i.e. you are using the mark as an apparel company, and the other owner is using the mark as a landscape service, for example), then you are free to use and register the mark in your separate class. However, if the uses are the same, then the word "the" is not a protectable element of the mark and using the word without applying "the" would not protect your...

Q: Do I have any recourse ? I fell through the floor of my trailer, I rent, after informing landlord for well over a year

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for Vermont on
Answered on Mar 13, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Yes. Contact Vt Legal Aid.If you are over their income guidelines ask if anyone in their Landlord/tenant unit has left for private practice.

Q: Can my landlord keep my security deposit?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Vermont on
Answered on Dec 31, 2017
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
As you elaborated, first of all get a couple of quotations for repair or at the most replacement of chipped door. Keep quotation with you. In general, such is a part of normal wear and tear and LL should fix it himself. Secondly, make pictures of your premises for your record before you move out. Prior to your move out invite your LL, in writing, to inspect his place on xxxx day/month before a new tenant move in. Also ask him to refund your deposit before a new tenant move in. Even if...

Q: My child takes Learn to Ice Skate lessons at our local rink. We signed a waiver about injuries before the first class,

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Vermont on
Answered on Nov 3, 2017
Peter Munsing's answer
You want to consult a member of the Vt.Assn for Justice in your county--they give free consultations.

Q: Petitioner is trying to disregard expertise of expert witness but Testimony is based on excepted and reliable sources.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Vermont on
Answered on Oct 15, 2017
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
Your question need more elaboration to make specific advice.

Q: I filed for and was granted a chapter 7 discharge. Do I have to pay past due property taxes ? I gave up my property.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Vermont on
Answered on Sep 7, 2017
Nels Hansen's answer
You should contact your bankruptcy attorney or a local bankruptcy attorney with this question as it concerns bankruptcy and local property taxes. Property taxes are usually assessed against the property and the legal owner of the property based on a specific assessment date. In Texas, if your name is on the deed January 1 then you are responsible for the property tax. If the lender has not foreclosed or otherwise taken the property out of your name you will continue to be responsible for the...

Q: hello there is trademarked phrase that is "published for opposition" and the date is 2017-08-08. how would one oppose?

1 Answer | Asked in Trademark for Vermont on
Answered on Sep 1, 2017
Benton R Patterson III's answer
To oppose the registration of a mark before it is issued you need to file an opposition proceeding and pay the required fee. For filing a notice of opposition on paper, the fee is $500 per class. For filing a notice of opposition electronically, the fee is $400 per class. The opposition must be filed 30 days after publication, although an extension may be requested. Although, you must be able to show you would be damaged by registration of the mark to bring an opposition proceeding. Merely...

Q: I was walking my dog and and we both got knocked down by a cyclist -- will the insurer pay for my pet's vet bills?

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Vermont on
Answered on Jul 20, 2017
David Alan Wolf's answer
The payment of medical bills will depend on the available coverage and the liability or fault for the incident or accident. The bicyclist may take the position that he or she was not at fault. If there was a police report, this may help clarify how the accident took place and how the insurance company will handle the claim. Good luck.

Q: Is my neighbor liable for injuries resulting from their tree falling on our house?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Vermont on
Answered on Jun 16, 2017
Mr. Michael John Gannon's answer
Possibly. It depends on whether your neighbors were on notice of the risk presented by the tree and failed to act. If that's the case then they are potentially liable.

Q: I want to use a religious symbol I found online for a poster. Are religious symbols free of copyright?

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright for Vermont on
Answered on May 21, 2017
Will Blackton's answer
Religious symbols are not necessarily free of copyright protection. If the image you found online was created by an artist, and has some very minimal level of creativity applied to the work, that artist was granted copyright protection, even if the underlying symbol is in the public domain or otherwise free of copyright.

Are you interested in reselling the poster, or just having one printed for your own personal use? Contact the artist and see if they license the work for such...

Q: I had some surgery on my touge about year and half ago.I was told by him the surgeon that the feeling would come back,

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Vermont on
Answered on Apr 21, 2017
Peter Munsing's answer
Talk to a member of the Vermont Assn for Justice--they give free consults.

Q: Have been married 30 yrs, separated 9 of those. I was awarded a personal injury claim recently,

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Vermont on
Answered on Nov 12, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Go see a local family attorney for a full discussion.

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