LegalZoom Blog

Legal news and small business tips.

Archive for the ‘legal questions’ tag

Can I Take Over Someone’s Car Payments? And More Free Legal Q&A – Free Joe 3/1/13

without comments

Beverly: If I’m going to take over someone’s car payments, what legal document do I need before I do this?

Joe Escalante: You need a new loan with a new bank; any bank that will lend you the money to pay off the old loan. Then the new loan is…

Read more

Written by Carrie Yutzy

March 5th, 2013 at 5:57 am

Can a Probation Officer Search My Home Without a Warrant? And More Free Legal Q&A – Free Joe 2/26/13

with 2 comments

Joleen: Can a probation officer come into someone’s home and search for someone without a search warrant?

Joe Escalante: You will probably have no luck preventing this kind of entry. However, even if…

Read more

Written by Carrie Yutzy

February 28th, 2013 at 5:29 am

How Do I Add a Name to a Deed? And More Free Legal Advice – Free Joe 2/22/13

without comments

Rebecca: My husband inherited our 4-family building through a quit claim deed in 2006 (this is in KY). To get the building into joint name with me, can we just use the same info/format from the old document, change the names, and have it resigned/notarized? Or do we have to have an attorney draw it up and file it?
Thanks!

Joe Escalante: I’m not an expert on Kentucky grant deed transfers, but what I would do

Read more

Written by Carrie Yutzy

February 26th, 2013 at 5:26 am

How Much Does a Simple Will Cost? And More Free Legal Q&A – Free Joe 2/19/13

without comments

Leah: How much should a simple legal will cost?

Joe Escalante: $69!!!!!!! Through Legalzoom. If a lawyer holds…

Read more

Written by Carrie Yutzy

February 21st, 2013 at 5:51 am

Do I Have to Use Black or Dark Blue Ink for Documents to Be Legal? And More Free Legal Q&A – Free Joe 2/15/13

without comments

Margaret: My company color is blue but a turquoise shade of blue. Is this ink color acceptable or do I need a dark blue for contracts and other legal documents?

Joe Escalante: I would use…

Read more

Written by Carrie Yutzy

February 19th, 2013 at 5:01 pm

How Can I Find Out What I Inherited? And More Free Legal Advice – Free Joe 2/12/13

without comments

Dorothy: I am the beneficiary of a will which was probated without an attorney. I have not received anything from this distribution. How do I proceed to get information?

Joe Escalante: Go to the probate clerk at the courthouse that…

Read more

Written by Carrie Yutzy

February 14th, 2013 at 6:16 am

Is an Adopted Sibling Treated Differently than a Biological Sibling During Probate? And More Legal Q&A – Free Joe – 2/8/13

without comments

Kurt: We have an adopted brother in our family. How would he fare were he to survive a brother with no family, no will. Is he excluded as a non blood relative? We are in the State of Wisconsin

Joe Escalante: A valid adoption would make him a blood relative in the eyes of the probate court…

Read more

Written by Carrie Yutzy

February 12th, 2013 at 6:18 am

Can Police Arrest You For Refusing to Answer Questions? And More Free Legal Advice – Free Joe 2/5/13

without comments

Ezekiah: Can police arrest you if you refuse to answer their questions?

Joe Escalante: There is no charge of “not answering questions.” However, if they suspect you of something and you say “I’m not talking to you, get…

Read more

Written by Carrie Yutzy

February 7th, 2013 at 5:20 am

What Are My Legal Rights as a Beneficiary? And More Free Legal Q&A – Free Joe 2/1/13

without comments

Tracy: My son is a beneficiary in his grandfathers will (in Minnesota). Doesn’t he have a right to see the will if he is named in it (especially if he has specifically requested to see it)? If his dad won’t show the will to him, is there any way we can get a copy of it through the probate courts?

Joe Escalante: If a will is probated, it becomes a public document. Go to the court…

Read more

Written by Carrie Yutzy

February 5th, 2013 at 6:18 am

Do I Really Need 501c3 Status? And More Free Legal Advice – Free Joe 1/29/13

without comments

Christa: What is something that someone starting a 501c3 non profit organization should know?

Joe Escalante: Here’s something most people don’t know:
Some nonprofit entities don’t really need to apply for 501(c)(3) status. The process is…

Read more

Written by Carrie Yutzy

January 31st, 2013 at 5:30 am