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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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Written by Joe Escalante

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

Can I Write a Biopic Screenplay Without Getting the Rights?

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Joe, Can I write a biographic screenplay about the life of a worldwide famous personally without getting the life rights from the individual’s estate? The person is on the level of Charlie Chaplin in fame, with many books and TV shows about them. If I research from those books and shows, do I need to […]

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Written by Joe Escalante

November 7th, 2013 at 9:49 am