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

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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…

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

February 12th, 2013 at 6:18 am

Verbal NDAs and More Free Legal Advice – Free Joe Tuesday 10/11/11

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I shared an idea with someone over a meal. The other party was not presented with a NDA. But the other party verbally agreed to not disclose this idea to anyone. How binding is it to send an email hours or days later? Thanking for dinner and also reminding the other party to keep our discussion private. Almost as a post-defacto NDA.

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

October 13th, 2011 at 6:01 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

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

Diluting shares of holders within a C Corporation, Selling burial plots and More – Free Joe Friday 3/4/11

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Every Friday, attorney Joe Escalante answers legal questions for free on the LegalZoom Facebook Page. Did you miss last week’s Free Joe Friday? Don’t worry. We’ve got it all right here. Ethan: To Free Joe: My name is Ethan, I am 24 years old and I recently moved from Wichita Falls, TX to Dallas, TX […]

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

March 8th, 2011 at 7:44 am