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Vermont Questions & Answers

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

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...
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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

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...
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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

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.
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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

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.
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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

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...
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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

Talk to a member of the Vermont Assn for Justice--they give free consults.
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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

Go see a local family attorney for a full discussion.

Q: If someone has been charged with simple assault with mutual affray is it a non listed offense?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Vermont on
Answered on Oct 12, 2015

Get counsel on your side. The attorney you hire will investigate all the facts and circumstances and advise you accordingly.

Q: Okay question. A friend of mine got into some legal trouble regarding drugs. She was sentenced to 1-6 months on FSU.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Vermont on
Answered on Oct 4, 2015

Why do you ask in this way. Whynot say what has happened? Her criminal court records are public, right?

Q: I am considering filing bankruptcy but have a possible settlement coming in a court case that has been filed in fedl ct

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Collections and Consumer Law for Vermont on
Answered on Oct 3, 2015

The very best thing you can do is to have a full discussion with a bankruptcy attorney about this. You will find that the suit you have is an asset of your bankruptcy estate if you file for bankruptcy.

Q: What are the laws in Vermont with regard to handicapped accessibility in motels especially if they were notified of nece

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law for Vermont on
Answered on Sep 30, 2015

You know about the ADA, right? Look it up on the internet. Find out about the local ordinance requirements and also research the state statutes or code on this topic.

Q: Where does the US constitution physically apply?

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law for Vermont on
Answered on Sep 26, 2015

In the US and its territories, I think.

Q: How can an unmarried woman become the executor of the estate of her deceased partner of 8 years?

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Family Law for Vermont on
Answered on Sep 3, 2015

Go see a local probate attorney to get answers to your questions after a full discussion of the issues.

Q: In Vermont is it legal for a 17 year old girl to have sex with a 20 year old guy? The age of consent is 16...

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Vermont on
Answered on Aug 20, 2015

It appears that the age of consent is 16 in Vermont. Do a simple internet search on this and read some of the results.

Q: Copy right infringement I let somebody copy the video and they put on facebook

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright for Vermont on
Answered on Jul 31, 2015

Hard to say what's going on. Did the person violate the terms of a limited copyright license? A copyright lawyer can assist?

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is general information that is given for legal education only. It is not legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and...

Q: How can I get this man to pay for damaging my vehicle?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Vermont on
Answered on Jun 14, 2015

Old friend? You could sue him in small claims court but don't be surprised if he counter-sues you for his injury.

Q: Does a wife have the right to ask for copies of husbands mortgage application?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Vermont on
Answered on Mar 25, 2014

Yes. Through the process of "discover" when a legal action is pending.

Q: Do you need a lawyer to file for divorce in vermont

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Vermont on
Answered on Mar 25, 2014

No. The Family Court is designed to enable parties to represent themselves. All forms needed to do so are available online.

Q: Where should I go to find old W2s from 2002, 2001, 2002?

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Vermont on
Answered on Nov 19, 2013

That may be really tough. Try the employer first for the W-2. Alternatively, ask them to reconstruct the W-2 equivalent from their information or use their best estimate. Are you sure you were even employed then? Consult a tax attorney for more advice.

Q: How do I find out if someone has filed for bankrupty whether personal or business?

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Vermont on
Answered on Jan 21, 2011

Court filings are public documents, go to (or possibly call) the Bankruptcy Court and ask.

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