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Does My Mom Need an Attorney and/or CPA After Receiving a Large Inheritance?

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Hi Joe, Mom is going to receive a huge estate from her community property husband when he passes in the near term. All of her attorneys are the family attorneys that manage millions for the large family. Is it prudent for her to hire a personal attorney and CPA that is only looking out for […]

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Written by Johanna

April 23rd, 2014 at 9:00 am

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The Silicon Valley Spirit Goes Global

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Watch out, Silicon Valley and Silicon Beach: there’s a new, thriving global start-up scene in town—or rather, on multiple continents. From South America to the Indian Subcontinent, entrepreneurs, venture capital firms and established American startups are looking to grow their ideas outside of California and the U.S. altogether. In India, for instance, the New York […]

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Written by Bilal Kaiser

April 23rd, 2014 at 8:26 am

Cities and States Contemplate Paid Sick Leave for All Workers

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Sickness can be spread with a handshake or by way of a contaminated keyboard. In work environments, colds, viruses, the flu, and other illnesses can easily be transferred from one colleague to another. However, despite these facts, many employees in the United States still choose to go into their work, even when they are under […]

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Written by Kylie Jane Wakefield

April 22nd, 2014 at 8:44 am

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Tweeting For His Generation

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According to a report by Pew Research, Millennials are “confident, connected and open to change.” They were “born after 1980” and are the “first generation to come of age in the new millennium.” This past February, a high school senior may have taken it upon himself to show us just what this new generation is […]

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Written by Lisa C. Johnson, Esq.

April 16th, 2014 at 7:56 am

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Burning Man Receives Nonprofit Status

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Burning Man is on fire. The annual desert destination in the middle of Nevada has been ignited into something much bigger since achieving nonprofit status, sparking what could be a much more global reach. But what is Burning Man? It isn’t easy to explain this experimental community experience. Even Carly Schwartz of the Huffington Post […]

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Written by Phil Corso

April 15th, 2014 at 8:19 am

Don’t Say It, If You Don’t Mean It

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Since the recent news that Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin were splitting up, many of us may wish that we could “un-hear” the phrase “conscious uncoupling.” But wishing doesn’t make it so. As wedding season approaches, there will be couples deciding to prevent future divorce proceedings and cancel the upcoming nuptials. According to SkyBride, over […]

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Written by Lisa C. Johnson, Esq.

April 8th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

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“Dallas Buyers Club” Pirates Sued in New Copyright Suit

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“Dallas Buyer’s Club” received a lot of attention this past year for its compelling subject matter and actor portrayals. However, the producers are now pursuing a legal battle with pirates who illegally downloaded and shared the Oscar winning film. According to Variety, back in February, Dallas Buyers Club LLC, which posses the copyright to the […]

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Written by Kylie Jane Wakefield

April 7th, 2014 at 3:27 pm

Mississippi’s Extended New Small Business Rate Incentives Provide Savings in Startup Utility Costs

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Small business owners face a host of challenges and costs in starting and running their own companies, from startup fees to insurance to taxes. Mississippi is trying to ease the burden of utility costs for entrepreneurs who keep their businesses—and those valuable jobs—within the Hospitality State. A program called the Small Business Rate Incentive, which […]

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Written by Bilal Kaiser

March 31st, 2014 at 3:26 pm

New York and California Poised to Ban Microbeads

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Personal care products like toothpaste, shampoo and soap might be great at scrubbing away dirt, but their ingredients can do the exact opposite for the environment. The culprits are microbeads, tiny particles made from polyethylene and polypropylene. Commonly used as exfoliants in more than a hundred consumer products, microbeads are added to personal care products […]

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Written by Tamar Love Grande

March 31st, 2014 at 3:25 pm

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What’s the Difference Between Custody and Adoption?

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Hi Joe, What’s the difference between custody and adoption? – Antonio Alvarado Rodriguez   Barely Legal Radio w/ Joe Escalante Custody can take different forms. There’s the ever-changing, court-approved custody arrangement between separated or divorced parents. Then there’s temporary custody awarded to guardians for one reason or another; perhaps a mother has a reason for […]

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Written by Johanna

March 28th, 2014 at 11:06 am

Posted in Legal News