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Car Searched Without a Warrant, Considering Bankruptcy and More – Free Joe Friday 3/11/11

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Every Friday, attorney Joe Escalante answers legal questions for free on the LegalZoom Facebook Page. Did you miss last week’s Free Joe Friday? Don’t worry. We’ve got it all right here. Angel: Under what circumstances can a cop search your car without a warrant? Joe Escalante: Angel O, make no mistake, a Cop can always […]

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

March 16th, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Diluting shares of holders within a C Corporation, Selling burial plots and More – Free Joe Friday 3/4/11

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Every Friday, attorney Joe Escalante answers legal questions for free on the LegalZoom Facebook Page. Did you miss last week’s Free Joe Friday? Don’t worry. We’ve got it all right here. Ethan: To Free Joe: My name is Ethan, I am 24 years old and I recently moved from Wichita Falls, TX to Dallas, TX […]

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

March 8th, 2011 at 7:44 am

Screensaver Copyrights, Tenant Electric Bills, and More – Free Joe Friday 2/18/11

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Every Friday, attorney Joe Escalante answers legal questions for free on the LegalZoom Facebook Page. Did you miss last week’s Free Joe Friday? Don’t worry. We’ve got it all right here. Marilyn: Hi Joe… My question is: I have POA and MPOA for my mother who has ALZ… My brother was also on the documents […]

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

February 22nd, 2011 at 5:53 am

Music Copyright, Contested Divorce, HIPAA Violations, and More – Free Joe Friday 2/11/11

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Every Friday, attorney Joe Escalante answers legal questions for free on the LegalZoom Facebook Page. Did you miss last week’s Free Joe Friday? Don’t worry. We’ve got it all right here. Jeanne: Hi Joe, It’s been a financially tough year for me too, I’ve been paying a part of my disposable income to all my […]

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

February 15th, 2011 at 5:11 am

Inheriting a Business: What Are the Legal Concerns?

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Inherited a business? Now what? Ramon M. Gonzalez, Esq. discusses the concerns that can arise for heirs when a business is passed on.

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

February 14th, 2011 at 6:56 am

Non-Deductible Donations, Phony Contests, Renting Timeshares, and More – Free Joe Friday 2/4/11

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Every Friday, attorney Joe Escalante answers legal questions for free on the LegalZoom Facebook Page. Did you miss last week’s Free Joe Friday? Don’t worry. We’ve got it all right here. Ellen: Is it legal in NY State to drive a vehicle of a person who passed 6 months earlier, have a accident and total […]

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

February 8th, 2011 at 7:09 am

What’s Going on with the Estate Tax?

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You may remember that the President Bush tax cuts of 2001 included a provision to repeal the estate tax in 2010; we’ve finally reached that year, so what happens now? Before we get to that, let’s discuss some basics. What is the estate tax? The federal estate tax is a tax imposed by the government […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

May 20th, 2010 at 11:50 am

Oklahoma Adds Pet Trusts

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Pet trust update: A House Bill allowing pet owners to create pet care trusts of up to $20,000 has been signed by Oklahoma’s governor. Details from NewsOK.com: AT STAKE: House Bill 1641 lets pet owners create trusts to pay for the care of their pets after the owners’ deaths. It limits a pet trust to […]

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

May 12th, 2010 at 2:37 pm

New NY Law Expands Pet Trusts

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Has the New York State Legislature gone to the dogs? Nah, we think they’ve just heard that it’s National Make-A-Will Month. What’s all this barking about? Well, New York has recently passed a law allowing pet trusts—which provide money for pet care after an owner’s death—to last for longer than 21 years, the previous time […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

May 10th, 2010 at 10:29 am

National Make-A-Will Month! – 2010

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Did you know that 70% of Americans don’t have a last will? What are you waiting for? You know you need one, if only to make sure your brother-in-law doesn’t get his hands on your concert t-shirt collection. For those of you who’ve been putting off getting a will, National Make-A-Will Month is the perfect […]

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

May 6th, 2010 at 2:48 pm