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Get Paid for Your Work and More Free Legal Advice – Free Joe Friday 10/14/11

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I did some web work for a client/friend (not anymore) and now he is refusing to pay me and saying that he’s got a lawyer and that everything I did was his. How would I go about in taking legal action to get paid?

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

October 18th, 2011 at 5:33 am

What’s the Difference Between Separation and Divorce? And More Free Legal Advice – Free Joe Friday 9/9/11

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Candy: What’s the difference between separation and divorce? Joe Escalante: A divorce ends the marriage permanently. A legal separation does not. You have a court order that outlines the rights and responsibilities of each spouse while they are living apart, but you are still legally married. You cannot marry another during this time for example. That would be bigamy, or an HBO series.

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

September 13th, 2011 at 9:54 am

Common Law vs Community Property, Plus More Legal Advice – Free Joe Friday 8/26/11

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My friend wants to leave house & assets to her husband if she passes, but at his death have everything come back to her beneficiaries, not his family. How does she do this?

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

August 30th, 2011 at 6:27 am

Fair Use Doctrine, Church Fraud, and More Legal Advice – Free Joe Tuesday 8/9/11

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On Tuesdays and Fridays, attorney Joe Escalante answers legal questions for free on the LegalZoom Facebook Page. Did you miss the last Free Joe? Don’t worry. We’ve got it all right here. Bill: QUESTION FOR ATTORNEY JOE: As a presenter, can I use clips from movies and television shows in my presentation, embedded in my […]

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

August 11th, 2011 at 6:50 am

Dissolving an LLC, Avoiding Probate, Child Entrepreneurs, and More Legal Advice – Free Joe Friday 8/5/11

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Hi! Here’s my legal question: I recently partook in an online consumer survey. For my participation, I was to receive a $5 check. My check arrived, but it was in the amount of $25. Is their screwup my gain, or am I legally bound to notify them/return it?

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

August 9th, 2011 at 6:29 am

Wage Garnishment, Extreme Forfeiture, and More Legal Advice – Free Joe Friday 7/29/11

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My son’s father passed away 1 1/2 yrs ago and had a life insurance policy but unfortunately did not make his last payment. The payment was due in October and he died in January. We spoke directly to the insurance company and they denied the claim because of the missing payment. We contacted the state insurance dept and they stated the company did not break any state laws. Is there anything else we can do to fight the insurance company?

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

August 2nd, 2011 at 6:10 am

Dying Without a Will, YouTube Takedown Notices, and More Legal Advice – Free Joe Friday 7/22/11

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What is the best way to “question” yourself if you are acting as your own attorney in family court? How do you make sure you get to tell your side of the story?

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

July 26th, 2011 at 6:02 am

Crooked Mechanics, Admitting Someone to a Psychiatric Hospital, and More Legal Advice – Free Joe Friday 6/24/11

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What is needed to admit someone to a psychiatric hospital, a power of attorney for healthcare or an LPS conservatorship? I work in a Psych hospital and this question keeps coming up.

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Small Claims Fees, Wage Garnishments and More – Free Joe Friday 5/20/11

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We have a judgement against us for $11,304, at this time, they are garnishing my wages for $3,000 of that. Now, we find out that they have put a hold on our checking account for the full amount of $11,304. Can they do that, and if so, how is that possible?

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

May 24th, 2011 at 7:12 am

Stolen Copyrights, DIY Divorce, and More – Free Joe Friday 5/13/11

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Do the credit scores stay separate even after 2 people marry? Is there a situation where a newly married spouse is responsible for the other spouse’s debt incurred before the marriage? Does a prenup agreement help keep debts separate throughout the marriage?

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

May 17th, 2011 at 6:21 am