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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Estate Planning, Family Law and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Ohio on
Q: Do i need permission from her parents/family to name my foundation after my late girlfriend

I live in Ohio and they live in California. Its for a non-profit and non-charitable, if thats a thing, foundation. It's to make changes, not money, for what people like her went through ex: wheel chair measurements and kidney failure sense birth

Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss answered on Jul 2, 2020

No. You do not need their permission. A person's name cannot be copyrighted or trademarked.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Wisconsin on
Q: I think my husband is filing for a divorce. His name is on the deed of the house. What are my rights to the house?
David N. Iancu
David N. Iancu answered on Jul 2, 2020

Wisconsin is a marital property law state. Even if your name is not on the deed, the home is preemptively 50/50. There are factors that can change that, of course and discussing with an experienced family lawyer makes sense in this situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Ohio on
Q: wife moved out to her ex but left her kids with me at the house

She committed adultery

Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss answered on Jul 2, 2020

Sounds like excellent grounds for divorce. Your location says that you are in Pennsylvania. If that's the case then that's where you will need to file and get advice from a PA attorney. Let me know if you're in Ohio so we can help.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Can i, as the victim, request a deceased inmates records?

We are technically related through marriage, if that matters. The prison is in Raiford Florida.

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Jul 2, 2020

I would make a freedom of information request to the prison in Raiford. I cannot think of a reason for the State not to release the information. If that doesn't work, you may have to call a lawyer...

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Maryland on
Q: The estate consists only of a home in MD. When selling it, does the estate have to pay county & state transfer fees?
Richard Sternberg
Richard Sternberg answered on Jul 2, 2020

Someone has to pay the doc prep., transfer taxes, and release and recordation fees. Usually, that is split with almost all going to the buyer, and the seller’s main expense is the brokerage commission for both sides.

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