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Is it Better to Have a Will or a Living Trust?

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Is it better to have a will or a living trust? Bernadine Anderson Barely Legal Radio w/ Joe Escalante The main reason most people establish a trust is so that their property will pass to their heirs without going through the cumbersome process of “probate” with the courts. If you don’t have any houses, or […]

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September 30th, 2014 at 3:19 pm

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Is an LLC the Best Structure for a Small Business?

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How do I know LLC is the best structure for my small business? Assuming I won’t have staff for at least 18 months and I’ll be working from my home and driving to customers to provide them with their desired service. Roland Paguirigan Barely Legal Radio w/ Joe Escalante This question is best answered by […]

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September 30th, 2014 at 2:55 pm

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What Disclaimer Do I Need to Put on My Facebook Group Page?

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Hi Joe, “I’m creating a FB group where residents in our town can post various things like appliance reviews, pets lost in other communities, products available nationally, how to advice, etc. Is there a disclaimer that I (the administrator) can write (re. not accepting responsibility for the accuracy of postings, transactions, etc.) that would be […]

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Written by Joe Escalante

September 2nd, 2014 at 8:56 am

My Insurance Company Refuses to Repair Damage to My Car, What Can I Do About It?

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Hi Joe, My auto insurance company refused to repair a damaged section of my car that was included in accident coverage. What kind of action can I take against them? – Neco Bonner     Barely Legal Radio w/ Joe Escalante Technically it’s called “insurance bad faith” and there are lawyers who specialize in it, […]

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July 29th, 2014 at 10:52 am

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How Does a Non-Disclosure Agreement Protect My Ideas?

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Hi Joe, How does a non-disclosure agreement work? I want to share my idea with someone. – Keith Smith   Barely Legal Radio w/ Joe Escalante It works like this: The party you are trying to get to sign your NDA will promise not to reveal anything they discover while you share your information with […]

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July 29th, 2014 at 10:44 am

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What Are All the Documents/Licenses I May Need to Start My Business?

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Hi Joe, Hello, I am looking to start an online boutique selling both goods bought from wholesalers and goods that I will produce. I am looking at the DBA registration package to file a business name, but I am not sure what other documents or licenses I may need. How do I get started? – […]

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July 29th, 2014 at 10:33 am

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If I File for Bankruptcy, Can They Take My SSI (Supplemental Security Income)?

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Mr. Escalante, I can’t pay any more of my credit card bills and need to file bankruptcy. I need help. They can’t take away my SSI, can they? My SSI is direct deposited in my bank. Thank you, Sir. – Stormy Storms   Barely Legal Radio w/ Joe Escalante They can’t attach that income to […]

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June 23rd, 2014 at 10:11 am

Can I Take a Picture of Something in a Store/Business and Use It on My Website?

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Hi Joe, Walking into a business, can I just take a picture of something and use it on my website or do I need to speak to the owner first? (I know the deal with faces.) Thanks. – Max Walter   Barely Legal Radio w/ Joe Escalante Yes and no. They might have a posted […]

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June 23rd, 2014 at 10:05 am

The USPTO Refused My Trademark – What Do I Do Next?

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Hi Joe, I filled to register my trademark, which is a clothing brand. But, the USPTO refused it due to “Section 2(d) Refusal – Likelihood of Confusion” and “Disclaimer Required.” I don’t know what to do next. – Gustavo Santana       Barely Legal Radio w/ Joe Escalante Follow the instructions on the Office action […]

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May 23rd, 2014 at 8:45 am

When You Copyright a Group of Pieces, How Many Can Be in the Group?

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Hi Joe, I have an artist question…When you copyright in a grouping of pieces, how many pieces can be in the group? – Deb Haugen   Barely Legal Radio w/ Joe Escalante You can copyright a collection of drawings, or a group of songs by submitting them together and naming it something like Deb’s Summer […]

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May 5th, 2014 at 11:57 am

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