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Limited Liability Corporation

Texas, I have an llc right now. Can I change it to a c corporation?

While this varies from State to State, it is likely you can convert your entity from a LLC to a Corporation. To discuss this fully, please schedule a consultation with your LegalZoom provider law firm. Jeffrey Lippman's offices are located in Leesburg, Virginia. Mr. Lippman is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland, and his comments may only apply to those jurisdictions. If your question applies to a different jurisdiction you should check with an attorney in that jurisdiction. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

Do you recommend setting up the legal sturcture of a business first when it involves a partner, or do you recommend having a working business model/product/service first? I guess this is kind of a chicken before the egg sort of a question...

Starting a business should be like taking a road trip. You follow a course plotted by the GPS or outlined on a map to your end point. Before officially starting a business, you want to plot your course to include things like researching if you have a viable idea, is there a market, how much money is needed for startup and creating a business plan. An excellent free resource is www.sba.gov which has guides to assist you and also counselors. Your LegalZoom membership will provide you with resources for setting up your business and legal advice to assist you with questions. ATTORNEY ADVERTISEMENT. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. Amy Hutchens' offices are located in Kansas City, Missouri. Ms. Hutchens is licensed to practice law in the state of Kansas and Missouri and her comments may only apply in those states. If your question applies to a different state you should check with an attorney in that state. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

Incorporation

Can I choose my own date of incorporation?

Some states allow you to choose a future formation date. Whether you’re able to choose a specific effective date, and the date range, will vary based on the state where you are forming your business. Feel free to contact us at 888-381-8758 so that we can better assist you!

How to chamge ownership of c corp in calif.? Can I simply fill out some form? Your reply appreciated. Mike onishi

Hi Mike! If you’re looking to update the stockholders/shareholders for a Corporation in California, this can be done by updating your Bylaws & Resolutions. If the corporation has already issued shares, it’s a good idea to discuss the process of selling or cancelling any issued shares with an attorney. You can schedule a consultation with an independent attorney licensed in your state by joining our legal plan. Click here to learn more: https://www.legalzoom.com/attorneys/legal-plans/business.html. We offer two package options for the Bylaws & Resolutions: Standard and Rush. Both packages include the Bylaws & Resolutions paperwork. The Rush package is immediately marked for special handling and, once filed, shipped via 2-day delivery. The Rush package is completed and shipped in 3-5 business days and the Standard package is completed and shipped in 7-10 business days. You can find this service on our website, or you can feel free to call us at 888-381-8758 to speak with a representative, or chat for further assistance.

Sole Proprietorship

California I have a sole prop, I want to start an llc and put my already existing dab under its protection, to limit my liabilty. Can I do that?

You would be able to do that. Once you create an LLC, you would have to contact the county regarding changing ownership of the DBA from yourself to the LLC.

Cody Cooper's offices are located in Pasadena, California. Cody Cooper is licensed to practice law in the state of California and their comments may only apply to that state. If your question applies to a different state you should check with an attorney in that state. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

Can a dba be a holding company for another dba?. Can a subsidiary be a dba of another dba?

DBA is not considered an entity or a company. DBA is a fictitious name and does not provide a limited liability protection as LLC or Corporation. So, DBA cannot be a holding company for another DBA and no subsidiary DBA exists for another DBA. You can register a DBA either under your personal name or under LLC or corporation name. Viktoriya Shaykhutdinova’s offices are located in Pasadena, California. Viktoriya Shaykhutdinova is licensed to practice law in in the state of California and her comments may only apply to that state. If your question applies to a different state, you should check with an attorney in that state. The information is not, nor is it intended to be a legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

Non Profit

Can I have multiple factions under my nonprofit organization title?

There might be some state specific rules, so be careful for those, but generally, as long as these factions are for the purpose of furthering the non-profit purpose of the organization, then you can have multiple factions.

Cody Cooper's offices are located in Pasadena, California. Cody Cooper is licensed to practice law in the state of California and their comments may only apply to that state. If your question applies to a different state you should check with an attorney in that state. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

Can you help our il 501c3 move domicile from il to texas?

LegalZoom does offer entity domestication services but the rules vary by State and both the target State and home State will have requirements. I recommend you schedule consultations with the LegalZoom provider firms in both States. Jeffrey Lippman's offices are located in Leesburg, Virginia. Mr. Lippman is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland, and his comments may only apply to those jurisdictions. If your question applies to a different jurisdiction you should check with an attorney in that jurisdiction. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

501(c)3

Nj. Is it possible for an llc to be granted tax-exempt status if the mission of the company is educational?

There are really two questions here at least. Tax exempt status is typically granted on both a Federal and State level. Educational purposes is one of the quintessential 501(c)(3) missions. The other issue is whether a LLC can be tax exempt. It can be but there is far more law on corporate tax exempts. To discuss all the issues involved so you can make the best decisions, I urge you to schedule a full consultation with your LegalZoom provider law firm. Jeffrey Lippman's offices are located in Leesburg, Virginia. Mr. Lippman is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland, and his comments may only apply to those jurisdictions. If your question applies to a different jurisdiction you should check with an attorney in that jurisdiction. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

I have to refill the 503c1 do you do this?

Both LegalZoom and many of the provider firms offer 501(c)(3) related services. It is unclear what you mean by re-file. I encourage you to schedule a consult with your provider law firm. Jeffrey Lippman's offices are located in Leesburg, Virginia. Mr. Lippman is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland, and his comments may only apply to those jurisdictions. If your question applies to a different jurisdiction you should check with an attorney in that jurisdiction. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

Business Legal Plan

I'm moving my business from oregon to arizona. I have written the irs to keep my ein for the newly registered llc in arizona. What are the next steps to keep all my accounts (banking, healthcare) and move them into my new llc? What state should I hire a lawyer?

Many States have domestication of entity statutes. If Arizona has such a statute, you may very well be able to achieve those goals but there will be things you need to do in both Arizona and Oregon. Also, the IRS. LegalZoom also has a business moving product. You may wish to check with LegalZoom to see if they can assist you. You would also be entitled, and encouraged, to schedule consultations with the LegalZoom provider firms in both Arizona and Oregon. Jeffrey Lippman's offices are located in Leesburg, Virginia. Mr. Lippman is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland, and his comments may only apply to those jurisdictions. If your question applies to a different jurisdiction you should check with an attorney in that jurisdiction. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege

My son has a life insurance policy in efficiency and his spouse served him with paperwork for a uncontested divorce she wants tppolicy to stay in effect with no changes my question is he doesn't own the policy I do can I make changes?

Unfortunately, your question isn't really clear. By way of example, it is not clear who owns the policy or what type of life insurance it is (Whole, Term, etc). It's also unknown what State you are in to analyze potential marital property aspects. To discuss this matter, I urge you to schedule a consultation with your LegalZoom provider law firm. Jeffrey Lippman's offices are located in Leesburg, Virginia. Mr. Lippman is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland, and his comments may only apply to those jurisdictions. If your question applies to a different jurisdiction you should check with an attorney in that jurisdiction. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

Corporate Dissolution

I have only myself working and no employees any longer making under 100,000 a year should I dissolve my corporation?

This may depend on the annual costs and compliance of maintaining your corporation in your State, versus the liability limitation protection and the tax implications. I'd recommend you schedule a consultation with both the LegalZoom tax professional and provider law firm. Jeffrey Lippman's offices are located in Leesburg, Virginia. Mr. Lippman is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland, and his comments may only apply to those jurisdictions. If your question applies to a different jurisdiction you should check with an attorney in that jurisdiction. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

How do I cancel my membership in my llc?

The method of resigning from an LLC is typically found in the LLC Operator's Agreement. If there is no Agreement, the State typically has a Statute that acts as the Operating Agreement. To discuss this further and explore possible options, I recommend you talk to your LegalZoom provider law firm. Jeffrey Lippman's offices are located in Leesburg, Virginia. Mr. Lippman is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland, and his comments may only apply to those jurisdictions. If your question applies to a different jurisdiction you should check with an attorney in that jurisdiction. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

Business Amendment

How do I change the legal registered address of my s-corp?

This answer will vary depending on the state that you are in, but typically you would file an amendment to your incorporation documents with your state's Secretary of State.

Cody Cooper's offices are located in Pasadena, California. Cody Cooper is licensed to practice law in the state of California and their comments may only apply to that state. If your question applies to a different state you should check with an attorney in that state. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

Can you add a second state to a current llc?

Entities of any kind, including LLC's, can generally operate in multiple States. You typically need to Register as a Foreign Entity with the subject State's regulatory agency. The application, costs and requirements vary by State but you generally need at least a stamped copy of your Articles of Organization; A Certificate of Good Standing; and a Resident Agent designated. I encourage you to consult with a LegalZoom provider law firm for the specifics in the intended State(s). Jeffrey Lippman's offices are located in Leesburg, Virginia. Mr. Lippman is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland, and his comments may only apply to those jurisdictions. If your question applies to a different jurisdiction you should check with an attorney in that jurisdiction. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

Registered Agent

Annual Reports

Does missouri need a annual report?

Missouri corporations are required to file an annual report. It's one requirement you don't want to miss because the corporation's charter will be administratively dissolved as a result. Missouri LLCs are not required to file an annual report. ATTORNEY ADVERTISEMENT. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. Amy Hutchens' offices are located in Kansas City, Missouri. Ms. Hutchens is licensed to practice law in the state of Kansas and Missouri and her comments may only apply in those states. If your question applies to a different state you should check with an attorney in that state. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

What is the deadline for an annual report in new jersey?

For all entity types, the annual report due date is the last day of the anniversary month of the entity’s formation or qualification in New Jersey.

Business Name Reservation

I want to make a name reservations with my state on my own, how will this affect using legal zoom to form the entity?

You should check with both LegalZoom itself and your provider law firm, but I don't believe there would be any impact whatsoever other than you not engaging LegalZoom to file for your Doing Business As (DBA). Jeffrey Lippman's offices are located in Leesburg, Virginia. Mr. Lippman is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland, and his comments may only apply to those jurisdictions. If your question applies to a different jurisdiction you should check with an attorney in that jurisdiction. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

Copyright

How much does it cost to copyright a children's short story?

The cost of registration of text based Copyright generally is between $35 and $55. Some LegalZoom memberships include Copyright registration services. If you have any legal questions, you can schedule a consultation with your provider law firm. Jeffrey Lippman's offices are located in Leesburg, Virginia. Mr. Lippman is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland, and his comments may only apply to those jurisdictions. If your question applies to a different jurisdiction you should check with an attorney in that jurisdiction. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

How do I get an artist name patten?

You will need to file an application to secure a trademark registration with USPTO (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office). However, you need to conduct research first that the name you have chosen is eligible for a trademark. I suggest you schedule a consultation with a Trademark attorney with you local Legal Zoom Provider law firm. Viktoriya Shaykhutdinova’s offices are located in Pasadena, California. Viktoriya Shaykhutdinova is licensed to practice law in in the state of California and her comments may only apply to that state. If your question applies to a different state, you should check with an attorney in that state. The information is not, nor is it intended to be a legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

Trademark

Illinois do you police the internet etc. To see if someone has infringed on my trademark and also file any documents required by the uspto?

Trademarks are generally Federal. I am unclear whether you are asking if LegalZoom polices the internet or if you or others have that capability. I recommend you set up a full consultation with the LegalZoom provider law firm. Jeffrey Lippman's offices are located in Leesburg, Virginia. Mr. Lippman is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland, and his comments may only apply to those jurisdictions. If your question applies to a different jurisdiction you should check with an attorney in that jurisdiction. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

What is the cost do apply for registered trademark of a business name?

All governmental fees are listed on the Patent and Trademark Offices website. LegalZoom offers Trademark services and they also publish their fees. The LegalZoom provider firm also has Intellectual Property attorneys who can assist in a supplementary capacity or as the lead, with a discounted rate. You should explore all the options your LegalZoom membership provides. I'd encourage you to enjoy a consultation with your LegalZoom provider firm. Jeffrey Lippman's offices are located in Leesburg, Virginia. Mr. Lippman is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland, and his comments may only apply to those jurisdictions. If your question applies to a different jurisdiction you should check with an attorney in that jurisdiction. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

Trademark Search

Utility Patent

I have an idea for design that would be able to be used by everyone what kind of patent should I get?

Patents are very technical and specific. Ideas are not often eligible for a Patent. The invention typically needs to be new and novel technology; or a new use of technologies; and a material improvement upon existing technology. But there are several types of Patents. I recommend that you schedule a consultation with the LegalZoom provider law firms that have Patent expertise to fully discuss your idea. Jeffrey Lippman's offices are located in Leesburg, Virginia. Mr. Lippman is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland, and his comments may only apply to those jurisdictions. If your question applies to a different jurisdiction you should check with an attorney in that jurisdiction. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

I already have a utility patent and drawings drafted by a lawyer and ready to file, but i'm concerned with my lawyers level of skills. I'd like to have it reviewed by somebody else. Do you have an option for something like this?

Our non-provisional utility patent product is composed of two separate steps. Step 1 must be completed before purchasing Step 2, and the packages cannot be broken up into individual components. With the Step 1 package, a patent professional will provide an initial consultation to review your invention, answer legal questions, and provide suggestions for improvement. Also included are patent drawings drafted by a professional patent illustrator (up to 4 pages). Step 2 of our non-provisional utility patent process offers professional preparation and drafting of a non-provisional utility patent application that includes 10 claims (up to three independent claims) and five pages of specifications. You can find this service on our website, or you can feel free to call us at 888-381-8758 to speak with a representative, or chat for further assistance.

Last Will

My father has a will with an executor but we would like to change the executor and rewrite the will?

Typically, while your father is alive and has full mental capacity, any portion of the will can be changed as long as he signs the amendment. However, if your father is deceased or does not have mental capacity to know what he's signing, then you cannot change the will.

Cody Cooper's offices are located in Pasadena, California. Cody Cooper is licensed to practice law in the state of California and their comments may only apply to that state. If your question applies to a different state you should check with an attorney in that state. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

I have property in two states. Do I need two separate wills?

You do not need multiple wills when you have property in various states. You may want to consider using a living trust instead or at least using a transfer on death deed if your state allows it. Generally, all wills have to go through probate unless your estate is exempt under your state's laws. The will from your home state will be recognized by the other state and an ancillary probate will be opened in the second state. So there would be two probate cases opened. ATTORNEY ADVERTISEMENT. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. Amy Hutchens' offices are located in Kansas City, Missouri. Ms. Hutchens is licensed to practice law in the state of Kansas and Missouri and her comments may only apply in those states. If your question applies to a different state you should check with an attorney in that state. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

Living Trust

My dad is in a nursing home and has been approved on medicaid. After he passes can medicaid come after the monies they paid to the nursing home and take it from his home where his wife lives?

If your dad lives in California, Medi-Cal will go after any assets that have to go through Probate. However, Medi-Cal cannot collect on the house until the second spouse dies. If the house is not in a trust at that time, and it goes through Probate, then yes, Medi-Cal can recover what they spent in your father's lifetime for care. Viktoriya Shaykhutdinova’s offices are located in Pasadena, California. Viktoriya Shaykhutdinova is licensed to practice law in in the state of California and her comments may only apply to that state. If your question applies to a different state, you should check with an attorney in that state. The information is not, nor is it intended to be a legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

Texas boyfriend and I purchased a house together he put it in his trust along with all furniture and appliances. His daughter is in charge of the trust. How can I be assured my half won't go to her in the event of his death?

You should create your own Living Trust and designate a successor trustee who will be in charge of the trust and distribute your half of the house to the beneficiaries of your choice. Viktoriya Shaykhutdinova’s offices are located in Pasadena, California. Viktoriya Shaykhutdinova is licensed to practice law in in the state of California and her comments may only apply to that state. If your question applies to a different state, you should check with an attorney in that state. The information is not, nor is it intended to be a legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

Estate Plan Bundle

Does california require documents to be notarized?

Requirements for signing can vary based on the state and the document. LegalZoom includes detailed instructions in your final package so you’ll know what steps are needed.

So if I have to see an attorney before I make a will , then what are you doing for me. As essentially I have to pay you and an attorney. How does that save me money?

The bundle package combines both the documents you see listed and the assistance of an attorney for the listed price (starting at $149). You pay no additional fee to talk to an attorney as part of the bundle. Once you’ve ordered the Bundle, if you like, you can schedule consultation before, during, or after you create your documents to get questions answered throughout the process.

Power of Attorney

Calif - do I need to have a notary sign/witness the financial poa for my mother or is it just the 2 witnesses that sign?

The signature requirements for a POA are EITHER a notary OR two witnesses above the age of 18 who do not benefit from the POA. You do not need both.

Cody Cooper's offices are located in Pasadena, California. Cody Cooper is licensed to practice law in the state of California and their comments may only apply to that state. If your question applies to a different state you should check with an attorney in that state. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

My husband has been taking chemo he also has afib.. Hes going through. A procedure for afib.. Hes 85 should I get poa??

It would certainly be in your best interest to have a POA in a situation like this in case your husband becomes unable to handle his own financial affairs.

Cody Cooper's offices are located in Pasadena, California. Cody Cooper is licensed to practice law in the state of California and their comments may only apply to that state. If your question applies to a different state you should check with an attorney in that state. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

Real Estate Deed Transfer

Kansas, if both (husband and wife) are on a property deed, can a spouse add a child to the property deed without his/hers spouse permission?

It depends on how the husband and wife are listed on the deed. Generally property owned by a husband and wife is considered a tenancy in common. A tenant in common can sell or give away his interest in the land without the consent of the other owner. If the husband and wife are listed as joint tenants on the deed, then consent of both parties is required to sell or give away an interest in the land. ATTORNEY ADVERTISEMENT. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. Amy Hutchens' offices are located in Kansas City, Missouri. Ms. Hutchens is licensed to practice law in the state of Kansas and Missouri and her comments may only apply in those states. If your question applies to a different state you should check with an attorney in that state. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

Kansas, does a transfer on death deed give take away any property rights from a surviving spouse?

As long as you are joint tenants with right of survivorship, a transfer on death deed does not take effect until the surviving spouse dies. It does not limit the surviving spouse's right to sell, mortgage, or rent the property. ATTORNEY ADVERTISEMENT. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. Amy Hutchens' offices are located in Kansas City, Missouri. Ms. Hutchens is licensed to practice law in the state of Kansas and Missouri and her comments may only apply in those states. If your question applies to a different state you should check with an attorney in that state. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

Living Will

Personal Legal Plan

If a descendant does not probate a will how do you rectify it? There are no objections but distribution needs to occur.

There are not enough details to answer the question as each state would have a different procedure on how to fix it. Which state did the person who's will it is die in?

Cody Cooper's offices are located in Pasadena, California. Cody Cooper is licensed to practice law in the state of California and their comments may only apply to that state. If your question applies to a different state you should check with an attorney in that state. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

I need your opinion please. My wife and I legally adopted our granddaughter this year. Our daughter, the mother of the child, signed off on her rights to the child. The father had his rights terminated in kansas court on 10/2018. Our question is, do the paternal grandparents have any rights to our adopted child since their son's rights were terminated and we are the legal parents? We heard through the grapevine that they have hired an attorney and are going to take us to court for visitation rights. Is this a bluff on their part? We have actually been letting them see our daughter every several weeks for 3 to 4 hours on a saturday or sunday. If they're taking it to this level, and they don't actually have any rights, they'll never see her again.

In Kansas, adoption cuts off the rights of the birth parents concerning the child and gives the adopted child a new family. Visitation with a biological grandparent is at the discretion of the adoptive parent. Outside of adoption, Kansas courts can grant visitation to grandparents if it is in the best interest of the grandchild and there is a substantial relationship with the grandchild. This typically occurs when the parent of the child is divorced or deceased. I encourage you to speak to a family law attorney licensed in your jurisdiction. ATTORNEY ADVERTISEMENT. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. Amy Hutchens' offices are located in Kansas City, Missouri. Ms. Hutchens is licensed to practice law in the state of Kansas and Missouri and her comments may only apply in those states. If your question applies to a different state you should check with an attorney in that state. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

Real Estate Lease

Lanlord be able to get credit score from potential tenant?

In California, the landlord may consider your credit score in deciding whether to rent premises to you. When you submit a rental application, the landlord must obtain your signed consent to run a background check on you and may charge you an application screening fee. Also, if you request the landlord must give you the copy of the report. Viktoriya Shaykhutdinova’s offices are located in Pasadena, California. Viktoriya Shaykhutdinova is licensed to practice law in in the state of California and her comments may only apply to that state. If your question applies to a different state, you should check with an attorney in that state. The information is not, nor is it intended to be a legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

Can cleaning fees be charged when a tenant moves out? May these fees be withheld from the security deposit?

In California, cleaning fee could be withheld from the tenant's deposit, but only to restore the unit to the condition it was in at the beginning of the tenancy. Viktoriya Shaykhutdinova’s offices are located in Pasadena, California. Viktoriya Shaykhutdinova is licensed to practice law in in the state of California and her comments may only apply to that state. If your question applies to a different state, you should check with an attorney in that state. The information is not, nor is it intended to be a legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

Disability

Can I lose my benefits. If my fiancé received a settlement.. And we're not married?..

It is unclear what type of benefits you refer to. It is further unclear what type of disability benefit relies upon fiance wealth. A more thorough analysis is required and I recommend you schedule a consultation with your LegalZoom provider law firm. Jeffrey Lippman's offices are located in Leesburg, Virginia. Mr. Lippman is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland, and his comments may only apply to those jurisdictions. If your question applies to a different jurisdiction you should check with an attorney in that jurisdiction. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

Is it illegally to have a class a drivers license if you get on ssdi?

Eligibility is not an automatic bar to obtaining or maintaining a driver's license. The type of disability may be related to the privilege to drive. State's have different laws and you are encouraged to schedule a consultation with your LegalZoom provider law firm. Jeffrey Lippman's offices are located in Leesburg, Virginia. Mr. Lippman is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland, and his comments may only apply to those jurisdictions. If your question applies to a different jurisdiction you should check with an attorney in that jurisdiction. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

Bankruptcy

I have a va home loan do I qualify for chapter '13?

The type of backing for a mortgage doesn't impact Bankruptcy. A number of factors determine whether you would be eligible for Bankruptcy and what Chapter(s). To discuss your situation more fully, in the context of your State, I urge you to schedule a consultation with your LegalZoom provider law firm. Jeffrey Lippman's offices are located in Leesburg, Virginia. Mr. Lippman is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland, and his comments may only apply to those jurisdictions. If your question applies to a different jurisdiction you should check with an attorney in that jurisdiction. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

New york fee for bankrupcty?

Bankruptcy fees are Federal and not generally State specific. They are also public information documented on the US Federal District Courts - Bankruptcy Court fees are all listed on line. You can also schedule a consultation with your LegalZoom provider law firm for a fuller consultation. Jeffrey Lippman's offices are located in Leesburg, Virginia. Mr. Lippman is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland, and his comments may only apply to those jurisdictions. If your question applies to a different jurisdiction you should check with an attorney in that jurisdiction. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

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