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Two Lucky Cats

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If you spend much time on the Internet, you know that it’s virtually impossible to avoid pictures or videos of cute animals. They’re everywhere! Some people may even prefer animals to other humans. Whether Leon Sheppard Sr. of Memphis, Tennessee preferred his cats to his family is up for debate. But according to a Yahoo […]

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Written by Lisa Johnson, Esq.

January 13th, 2014 at 3:46 pm

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The Death of Lou Reed

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Last month, at 71 years of age, Lou Reed died from complications of liver disease. But that was not the end nor how his fans will remember him. A few weeks later in Lincoln Center, several hundred fans gathered together to celebrate his life and music. The New Yorker article said that Reed’s widow, Laurie […]

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Written by Lisa Johnson, Esq.

December 5th, 2013 at 8:47 am

Estate of Convicted Nazi War Criminal Requests Restoration of Citizenship

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The estate of John Demjanjuk, a convicted Nazi war criminal, is asking that the full panel of the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals hear its appeal regarding Demjanjuk’s revoked United States citizenship. Earlier this summer, a three-judge appellate panel upheld the lower court’s ruling denying the estate’s request to restore Demjanjuk’s citizenship. The estate is […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

August 27th, 2012 at 3:41 pm

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

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

Probate, Paying Down the National Debt, and More Legal Advice – Free Joe Tuesday 7/26/11

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Is there any thing illegal about people sending money to White House to help pay off debt. we’ve sent money to other countries how does that work?

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

July 28th, 2011 at 6:37 am

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

Constitutional Law and the Osama Bin Laden Killing, Plus More Legal Answers – Free Joe Friday 5/6/11

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How do you go about legally improving a product that is already out there. I found a product for humans that I wish to change somewhat and use for animals. How does one go about this?

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