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My Neighbor’s Smoking Bothers Me. What Can I Do? And More Free Legal Advice – Free Joe 10/29/12

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Marilyn: My neighbor smokes in her bathroom and turns on the vent and its unbearable! I’ve asked her in the past to please stop. She does not care what I have to say. What are my options?

Joe Escalante: You can always sue in Supreme Court of N.Y. for declatory or injunctive relief to stop your neighbor…

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November 1st, 2012 at 5:58 am

What Do I Need to Make Health Care Decisions for My Elderly Mother? And More Free Legal Advice – Free Joe 10/26/12

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Jan: Do my brother and I need to have a medical power of attorney in order to be able to make decisions if my mom ever needs medical care and can’t make those decisions for herself?

Joe Escalante: It would be a great idea for you to get that underway asap. Legalzoom offers one as part of their Living Will. However, be careful when you fill it out…

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

October 30th, 2012 at 5:22 am

Can I Get a Restraining Order Without a Lawyer? And More Free Legal Advice – Free Joe 10/19/12

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Darrell: Do I need a lawyer to help me with filing a restraining order, or can I do it on my own,a nd how do I do so?

Joe Escalante: I sat in restraining order court for 3 hours yesterday. Only one of the 10 or so filings were done…

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October 23rd, 2012 at 6:10 am

Is Inheritance Taxed? And More Free Legal Advice – Free Joe 10/23/12

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Sally: Do children have to claim inheritance money on tax returns?

Joe Escalante: Generally, inheritance is tax free. If the value of the estate was in the millions, the government would get…

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October 22nd, 2012 at 6:17 am

What Can I Do Legally About Bullying and Stalking? And More Free Legal Advice – Free Joe 10/16/12

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Darrell: What are my legal options for bringing charges against a person who is bullying me to the point of stalking me?

Joe Escalante: Petition the court for a restraining order. If you get it, it is as bad…

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October 18th, 2012 at 5:29 am

Do Last Wills Have to Be Filed with the Court? And More Free Legal Advice – Free Joe 10/12/12

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Deborah: Do hand written wills have to be filed in court records ? Signed in front of a Notary??

Joe Escalante: Not necessarily. However, sometimes it will be easier to get the court to approve the will during probate if it is done in a certain way…

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October 16th, 2012 at 5:37 am

Can a Small Business Owner File for Unemployment? And More Free Legal Advice – Free Joe 10/9/12

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Carol: If you’re a small business owner and file a 1099 and you pay taxes at the end of the year when you prepare your income tax, how is that tax money distributed? Can the business owner file for unemployment benefits, etc.

Joe Escalante: If you were paying yourself through a payroll system where you were contributing to the pot, you can take…

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October 11th, 2012 at 5:27 am

Can a Company Go Out of Business and Enforce a Non-Compete? And More Free Legal Advice – Free Joe 10/5/12

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Sherri: I have a question about non-competes. I was laid off yesterday because my company is going out of business. I was told from HR that my non-compete was still in effect. Is that legal?? Thx.

Joe Escalante: That’s probably their fantasy. If they are not in business…

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October 9th, 2012 at 11:48 am

How Do I Obtain Guardianship of My Adult Child? And More Free Legal Advice – Free Joe 10/2/12

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Nancy: I am a parent of a 20 year old son who has Down Syndrome and would like to know the most reasonable way to obtain guardianship.

Joe Escalante: You petition the court (Family Court) for guardianship. Most court houses…

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October 4th, 2012 at 6:00 am

How Can I Get a Divorce When My Spouse Won’t Sign? And More Free Legal Advice – Free Joe 9/28/12

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Tricia: How do I get a divorce if my spouse won’t fill the papers out and I don’t have much money?

Joe Escalante: That is called a contested divorce. It happens all the time. You file…

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October 2nd, 2012 at 5:55 am