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To Get the Most Liability and Asset Protection for My LLC, Should I Add a Partner?

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Hi Joe, I’m running my LLC in Chicago, Illinois, as a sole proprietor. I’m not getting the liability and asset protection as a sole proprietor of my LLC. I’m considering getting a partner. What forms do I need to file? – Gustavo Santana   Barely Legal Radio w/ Joe Escalante 1. Yes, in many states […]

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March 28th, 2014 at 10:16 am

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With Two Sons and a Significant Other, What Would Be Fair in My Will?

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Hi Joe, I have two children who are adults and I want to make a will and leave my home to them to sell and divide the money up into 1/3 for Brian, my oldest son, and 1/3 to my son Eric and to my significant other, 1/3 of the house when it is sold, […]

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March 3rd, 2014 at 10:24 am

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Is a Recent Unsigned Will More Valid Than an Older Signed Will?

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Hi Joe, I have a half sister who was purposefully left out of the will (stated in the will) by my father. However, it was not signed. I have an older (signed) will that was written before he knew of her existence. Do I follow the signed will and does my half sister have legal […]

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March 3rd, 2014 at 9:51 am

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How Can I Patent an Idea While I’m Still Trying to Find Capital for My Business?

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  Hi Joe, How can I patent an idea and keep it from the public while I am still trying to find capital for my business? What could I do to protect my ideas while I’m in school? – Tiana Holmes   Barely Legal Radio w/ Joe Escalante: You have to actually apply for patent […]

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March 3rd, 2014 at 9:43 am

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Should I Do a Sole Proprietorship or LLC for My Photography Business?

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Hi Joe, I’m a photographer and planning on starting a business (professional service) under my name. I would be the only one in the business and it’s mostly just freelance stuff. Can I just do a sole proprietorship or should it be an LLC? – Jason Landrum Barely Legal Radio w/ Joe Escalante: I would […]

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March 3rd, 2014 at 9:09 am

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How Important Is a Band Partnership Agreement?

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Hey Joe – How important is a partnership agreement between the band before distribution and any money comes in? – Mike Bush   Barely Legal Radio w/ Joe Escalante This is way more important than copyrighting songs in my opinion. If you have a partnership agreement in place before there is a hint of success […]

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Written by Joe Escalante

February 3rd, 2014 at 2:58 pm

I Have a Great Idea for a Business But No Money – Any Advice?

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I have a great idea for a business that I am at least 90% positive would succeed. Problem is I am not a millionaire, so I don’t really have the money to even get the ball rolling, so to speak. Any advice or ideas? – Nick Greco   Barely Legal Radio w/ Joe Escalante My […]

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Written by Johanna

February 3rd, 2014 at 2:57 pm

Free Joe 3/8/13

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Heather: I have a question… If an employer’s payroll check is determined ‘lost in the mail’, is it the employee’s expense to pay the employer for the stop check fee ($35) so they can reissue a new check? Joe Escalante: Most courts consider something mailed once it is deposited with the post office. It’s “reasonable” […]

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

January 9th, 2014 at 2:56 pm

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How Can I Ensure I Own My Business Name, Slogan, Logo and Website Legally?

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Joe, How do I make sure that I own my business name, slogan, logo and website legally so no one else can claim it??? -Sunshine R. Barely Legal Radio w/ Joe Escalante There are different types of protection based on different types of use. You can copyright designs that you use for a logo, website, […]

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Written by Joe Escalante

November 26th, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Is Using LegalZoom to Make a Will Perfectly Legal in My State (Oregon)?

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Joe, Is using LegalZoom to make a will perfectly legal in my state (Oregon)? My father-in-law is a (will and trust) attorney in Illinois, and when I asked him, he said, “See an attorney in Oregon.” We had a will done in Washington ($600) and don’t want to spend another $600 for the same (simple) […]

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Written by Joe Escalante

November 26th, 2013 at 12:13 pm