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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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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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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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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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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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November 7th, 2013 at 9:49 am

When Evicting a Tenant Who is Getting Rental Assistance, Can I Serve Them with a 3-Day Notice?

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Hello Joe, When evicting a tenant who is getting rental assistance due to failure to pay rent, can I serve them with a 3-Day Notice? I received part of the rent from the rental assistance, but not the rest due from the tenant. (Month-to-month lease; they just moved in on May 2013.) Thank you! – […]

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November 7th, 2013 at 9:49 am

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Can I Take Over Someone’s Car Payments? And More Free Legal Q&A – Free Joe 3/1/13

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Beverly: If I’m going to take over someone’s car payments, what legal document do I need before I do this?

Joe Escalante: You need a new loan with a new bank; any bank that will lend you the money to pay off the old loan. Then the new loan is…

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

March 5th, 2013 at 5:57 am

Can a Probation Officer Search My Home Without a Warrant? And More Free Legal Q&A – Free Joe 2/26/13

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Joleen: Can a probation officer come into someone’s home and search for someone without a search warrant?

Joe Escalante: You will probably have no luck preventing this kind of entry. However, even if…

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

February 28th, 2013 at 5:29 am