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How Do I Add a Name to a Deed? And More Free Legal Advice – Free Joe 2/22/13

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Rebecca: My husband inherited our 4-family building through a quit claim deed in 2006 (this is in KY). To get the building into joint name with me, can we just use the same info/format from the old document, change the names, and have it resigned/notarized? Or do we have to have an attorney draw it up and file it?
Thanks!

Joe Escalante: I’m not an expert on Kentucky grant deed transfers, but what I would do

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

February 26th, 2013 at 5:26 am

How Much Does a Simple Will Cost? And More Free Legal Q&A – Free Joe 2/19/13

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Leah: How much should a simple legal will cost?

Joe Escalante: $69!!!!!!! Through Legalzoom. If a lawyer holds…

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

February 21st, 2013 at 5:51 am

Do I Have to Use Black or Dark Blue Ink for Documents to Be Legal? And More Free Legal Q&A – Free Joe 2/15/13

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Margaret: My company color is blue but a turquoise shade of blue. Is this ink color acceptable or do I need a dark blue for contracts and other legal documents?

Joe Escalante: I would use…

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

February 19th, 2013 at 5:01 pm

How Can I Find Out What I Inherited? And More Free Legal Advice – Free Joe 2/12/13

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Dorothy: I am the beneficiary of a will which was probated without an attorney. I have not received anything from this distribution. How do I proceed to get information?

Joe Escalante: Go to the probate clerk at the courthouse that…

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

February 14th, 2013 at 6:16 am

Is an Adopted Sibling Treated Differently than a Biological Sibling During Probate? And More Legal Q&A – Free Joe – 2/8/13

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Kurt: We have an adopted brother in our family. How would he fare were he to survive a brother with no family, no will. Is he excluded as a non blood relative? We are in the State of Wisconsin

Joe Escalante: A valid adoption would make him a blood relative in the eyes of the probate court…

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

February 12th, 2013 at 6:18 am

Can Police Arrest You For Refusing to Answer Questions? And More Free Legal Advice – Free Joe 2/5/13

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Ezekiah: Can police arrest you if you refuse to answer their questions?

Joe Escalante: There is no charge of “not answering questions.” However, if they suspect you of something and you say “I’m not talking to you, get…

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

February 7th, 2013 at 5:20 am

What Are My Legal Rights as a Beneficiary? And More Free Legal Q&A – Free Joe 2/1/13

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Tracy: My son is a beneficiary in his grandfathers will (in Minnesota). Doesn’t he have a right to see the will if he is named in it (especially if he has specifically requested to see it)? If his dad won’t show the will to him, is there any way we can get a copy of it through the probate courts?

Joe Escalante: If a will is probated, it becomes a public document. Go to the court…

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

February 5th, 2013 at 6:18 am

Do I Really Need 501c3 Status? And More Free Legal Advice – Free Joe 1/29/13

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Christa: What is something that someone starting a 501c3 non profit organization should know?

Joe Escalante: Here’s something most people don’t know:
Some nonprofit entities don’t really need to apply for 501(c)(3) status. The process is…

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

January 31st, 2013 at 5:30 am

What Happens When A Business Partner Passes Away? And More Free Legal Q&A – Free Joe 1/25/13

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Todd: I had a LLC created by Legal Zoom. According to Article 7.1, to withdraw from the LLC one of the partners would need the approval of the other members and put their intent in writing. Do I need to file this change with the state or just keep it for our records?

Joe Escalante: This stuff varies by state but it’s safe to say that amending the articles of organization usually…

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

January 29th, 2013 at 5:46 am

What Constitutes Illegal Hiring Practices? And More Legal Q&A – Free Joe 1/22/13

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Philip: Are illegal hiring practices typically associated with racial discrimination and if they aren’t, what are some of the other factors of illegal hiring practices?

LegalZoom: It depends on how regulated the industry is, but in general, it’s illegal to discriminate against potential employees based on race, creed, sex, religion, sexual orientation, age, and…

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January 24th, 2013 at 5:43 am