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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

If Both Parties Don’t Sign a Contract, Is It Invalid? And More Legal Q&A – Free Joe 1/18/13

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Paul: If a customer signs a contract, and pays the deposit, but a company neglects to sign the contract and provide a signed copy to the customer, can the customer claim the contract is invalid?

Joe Escalante: Did both parties sign the contract? I…

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

January 22nd, 2013 at 5:23 am

Moving Your LLC to Another State And More Free Legal Advice – Free Joe 1/15/13

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Jesse: I own an LLC in NYC. I have no employees. I run my business from home. And currently I have no products or inventory being sold. Basically my business is fully on hold. I want to move my business to Tennessee. I do own a trademark but that’s my only asset, if that is an asset. What’s my best bet in relocating my LLC to another state? Thank you Joe.

Joe Escalante: You should talk to a tax pro immediately. NYC probably has a high minimum tax that you’re going to have to pay if you are doing business there, even if there is no profit or real activity. In Tennessee, my guess is that it will be less. Check with the secretary of state…

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

January 17th, 2013 at 6:18 am

Can My Employer Legally Require Me to Get a Flu Shot? And More Legal Q&A – Free Joe 1/11/13

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Brian: Is it legal for employers to force employees to get flu shots? Just don’t understand how someone can force you into receiving an injection of something no one can with 100% certainty say is safe, especially after the news about the steroid injections that caused so many deaths. Just because they say it is good for us doesn’t mean it is. How can they make and enforce this as policy legally?

Joe Escalante: If you are an “at will” employee not under a Union deal…

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

January 15th, 2013 at 5:39 am