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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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” […]
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, […]
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) […]
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 […]
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! – […]
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…
Can a Probation Officer Search My Home Without a Warrant? And More Free Legal Q&A – Free Joe 2/26/13
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…