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If I Have a Nonprofit, But Not the 501(c)(3) Yet, at What Point Can I Start Taking Donations?

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Hi Bryan, Once a nonprofit has the incorporated paperwork for the state (CA) and are working on the 501(c)(3) forms, at what point may they start taking donations and what information needs to be on the receipts for donors (private or corporate) to receive a tax deduction? – Shannon Santamaria   Fearless with Attorney Bryan Fears […]

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June 23rd, 2014 at 11:36 am

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If I File for Bankruptcy, Can They Take My SSI (Supplemental Security Income)?

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Mr. Escalante, I can’t pay any more of my credit card bills and need to file bankruptcy. I need help. They can’t take away my SSI, can they? My SSI is direct deposited in my bank. Thank you, Sir. – Stormy Storms   Barely Legal Radio w/ Joe Escalante They can’t attach that income to […]

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Written by Joe Escalante

June 23rd, 2014 at 10:11 am

Can I Take a Picture of Something in a Store/Business and Use It on My Website?

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Hi Joe, Walking into a business, can I just take a picture of something and use it on my website or do I need to speak to the owner first? (I know the deal with faces.) Thanks. – Max Walter   Barely Legal Radio w/ Joe Escalante Yes and no. They might have a posted […]

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Written by Joe Escalante

June 23rd, 2014 at 10:05 am

The USPTO Refused My Trademark – What Do I Do Next?

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Hi Joe, I filled to register my trademark, which is a clothing brand. But, the USPTO refused it due to “Section 2(d) Refusal – Likelihood of Confusion” and “Disclaimer Required.” I don’t know what to do next. – Gustavo Santana       Barely Legal Radio w/ Joe Escalante Follow the instructions on the Office action […]

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Written by Johanna

May 23rd, 2014 at 8:45 am

When You Copyright a Group of Pieces, How Many Can Be in the Group?

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Hi Joe, I have an artist question…When you copyright in a grouping of pieces, how many pieces can be in the group? – Deb Haugen   Barely Legal Radio w/ Joe Escalante You can copyright a collection of drawings, or a group of songs by submitting them together and naming it something like Deb’s Summer […]

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Written by Johanna

May 5th, 2014 at 11:57 am

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What Legal Form Should I Use To Keep Others from Taking My Business Idea?

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Hi Joe, If you have a business idea and discuss it with people who have the resources to make it happen, what legal form/contract should be used to keep them from taking that idea for themselves? Where can the form/contract be found online? – Kacy Dinh   Barely Legal Radio w/ Joe Escalante That’s a […]

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April 24th, 2014 at 8:52 am

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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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To Get the Most Liability and Asset Protection for My LLC, Should I Add a Partner?

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Hi Joe, I’m running my LLC in Chicago, Illinois, as a sole proprietor. I’m not getting the liability and asset protection as a sole proprietor of my LLC. I’m considering getting a partner. What forms do I need to file? – Gustavo Santana   Barely Legal Radio w/ Joe Escalante 1. Yes, in many states […]

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Written by Johanna

March 28th, 2014 at 10:16 am

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With Two Sons and a Significant Other, What Would Be Fair in My Will?

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Hi Joe, I have two children who are adults and I want to make a will and leave my home to them to sell and divide the money up into 1/3 for Brian, my oldest son, and 1/3 to my son Eric and to my significant other, 1/3 of the house when it is sold, […]

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Written by Joe Escalante

March 3rd, 2014 at 10:24 am

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Is a Recent Unsigned Will More Valid Than an Older Signed Will?

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Hi Joe, I have a half sister who was purposefully left out of the will (stated in the will) by my father. However, it was not signed. I have an older (signed) will that was written before he knew of her existence. Do I follow the signed will and does my half sister have legal […]

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March 3rd, 2014 at 9:51 am

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