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1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for California on
Q: How do I go about getting my idea patented? I have a great idea, but no prototype.

I would like to sell my idea if possible

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 21, 2021

Your question remains open for two weeks, and there's no point losing further time in the Uncategorized section of this forum. You could try reposting under the Patents (Intellectual Property) category. There's no guarantee that every post is picked up, but you would have better chances... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Tennessee on
Q: Is it illegal to drive the posted speed limit while passing on a multi lane highway if a faster driver wants the lane?

I have encountered people who maintain that driving the speed limit in the left lane is illegal because it doesn't permit them to drive 15 mph over the limit.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jun 19, 2021

No, it is not illegal.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Missouri on
Q: Changing my name after divorce without it being on the divorce decree. How much of a headache?

My husband and I recently got divorced after being separated for 15 years. He did the paperwork without me and did not include me changing my name back in the decree. So as it stands, it seems I have to go to court to get my name changed back. I have a two-part question: 1. How much of a hassle is... Read more »

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Jun 18, 2021

It's a hassle, but definitely doable. On the name-change forms, much of it just asks what you're wanting it changed to. They often won't question the name choice.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Missouri on
Q: In missouri can you legally move out at 17 without parental consent if you are a female
Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Jun 18, 2021

At the age of 17, you are no longer considered a "runaway" for police purposes. You could also seek emancipation if you're 17 and living on your own, supporting yourself.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Louisiana on
Q: Do you have to pay for a public defender in Louisiana
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jun 17, 2021

Sometimes. The average rate for most misdemeanors is probably around $1,500---$2,000 depending on the charge. True, if you call around you might be able to find an attorney who will charge less than $1,500--$2,000 depending on the circumstances, but there are also attorneys who will charge more.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Florida on
Q: My Dad passed away he left less than 1 acre of land in his will to his grandson how do we get that in his name.

My dad passed away and he left less than 1 acre of land to his grandson in his will. how do we put the property in the grandsons name. I went to the courthouse they said the property is not in probate and they only have a copy of the will from a family member after my fathers death. No one is... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jun 17, 2021

You file a probate petition with the court, probably for summary administration.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Florida on
Q: Can a divorce agreement be changed?

No minor children, allow my ex wife to stay in the house for 6 yrs while I pay mortgage and utilities plus taxes and Ins. now she has a day care at the house and her fiance has moved in.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jun 16, 2021

Yes, if both parties agree, it can be changed.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Tennessee on
Q: If sentenced to 15 years at 30% for felony, when released are you on parole for remainder up to 15 years?
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jun 14, 2021

Generally speaking, yes. But 30 % refers to when you are eligible for your first Parole

Board Hearing, which you may or may not be successful at. Many Prisoners go at least to two Parole Boards prior to being released. Remember Parole is not easy either. You will want to closely...
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1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Michigan on
Q: Can the co owner of a house invite her new boyfriend to stay with us
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jun 12, 2021

Yes, so long as it doesn't affect your tenancy. For example, it deprives you of space or use of common areas.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Michigan on
Q: If someone says: The first date is $50. The second date may be sexual if you want. Is that considered solicitation?

The second question doesn't mention anything about money. If the person saying this does not intend to have a second date and wants to fool the guy for only giving them money for a dinner date for $50 then ghosting them. Is this illegal?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jun 12, 2021

Possibly. The term "prostitution" is not defined in Michigan law, which means the ordinary meaning of the word applies. Right or wrong, prostitution is ordinarily defined as an act a female may engage in. Your question suggests it's the female setting the terms; she could be engaging... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Ohio on
Q: Why did the housing court in Cleveland summon us to court because our tenant parked on the front lawn. I

We own a house on 2221 w 106 st Cleveland 44102. We do not live there. When the street was being swept on April 13, our tenant could not park there, so he parked on the front lawn. Cleaning was from 8 am to 5 pm. The inspector said the car was there at 1:40 pm. There was no grace period.The shared... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Jun 7, 2021

It's unclear what you have been cited for, and we certainly cannot speak to the motives of the government in citing you, but considering you've been summonsed to court I would suggest you hire an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Florida on
Q: To whom does the Annual Certificate of Compliance with Conflict of Interest Policy have to be submitted?

This is in reference to Florida Statute 496.4055

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jun 7, 2021

Look at Florida Statute 496.404 (7):

"(7) “Department” means the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services."

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized on
Q: Car dealer already did all th paperwork i got the bill of sale to take to the insurance.now they said a customer with

Cash on-hand purchased the car i did paperwork on

Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Jun 6, 2021

Without the agreement or any more information, this might be a fair start:

Generally, when YOU sign a contract with a car dealer, the agreement oftentimes says it is an 'offer' from YOU to the dealer. So if the dealer never signed, and sold to someone else, no contract was formed...
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1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Pennsylvania on
Q: Hello names Greg my vehicle was illegally towed and I need help.

Vehicle was held in garage included in rent was told vehicle had to be removed and every attempt to do so was denied and garage was not accessible without keys I didn’t have available vehicle was towed while I was at work and company information was denied to me along with whereabouts of my car... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 4, 2021

Well, sounds like your girlfriends mom started it so maybe she's a bit less than charmed by you?

It's not clear why you couldn't move your car. If you were up to date with the payments the lock-out should have been a clue. If you had comprehensive the insurance company...
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1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Ohio on
Q: I got a summons to court for shooting guns on public hunting land in Ohio. What kind of trouble am I looking at.

It's a wildlife preserve area. It's for hunting I was unaware that I couldn't target shoot as it wasn't posted that I couldn't.

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Jun 3, 2021

It depends on the specific charge being brought. You citation should state the code section under which you are being charged. Look that up and it will reference the level of the offense and refer you to the penalty statute. Pull that up and it will tell you the penalties you are subject to.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Nebraska on
Q: I found this computer I clean out houses we can have the stuff or keep it . This computer has a guy pulled over dancing

Dancing in front of a cop and it has a book that someone was writing on it and a car a burned orange color rodeo but it s got sandersons the writer and Peterson's name on it . And a girl teacher and her mom and dad making her do things to these immigrants. Wow what should I do

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Jun 3, 2021

If you believe you found evidence of a crime, you may want to contact law enforcement and turn over the evidence.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Oklahoma on
Q: My dad passed away and my brother doesn't want to give me half of the house and the vehicles

What can I do

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on May 31, 2021

Contact an attorney specialized in estate and/or probate issues. Sooner the better it sounds like.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Louisiana on
Q: Okay, if a murder take place and there are at least a witness but no physical evidence can the case stick?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on May 31, 2021

Yes but it depends on the evidence and does the trier of fact believe beyond a reasonable doubt that a murder occurred. Testimony alone can meet this burden of proof.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Pennsylvania on
Q: I supported my ex for 3 years with everything...paid his fines and bills and even bought him a car.

He was cheating w his ex while I was working. I bought him alot of expensive stuff on my credit cards but he was just using me to get stuff he couldn't pay for..he moved out and in with his ex and now I'm packing up his stuff to give to him...do I have to give him the things I bought him... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on May 25, 2021

You need to speak with a divorce attorney. If you paid for the items and they are joint property, you may be able to keep them, or it may be more trouble than it's worth.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Florida on
Q: My mother passed and her property was granted to her surviving child. My sibling agreed to pay the taxes on the house.

He has demolished the inside of the house and made it inhabitable. We can not agree on anything and he will not meet with the realtor or give me access to the property. I had to pay the taxes for the past three years because he did not. He was three years behind. What are my options? Can I take... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on May 24, 2021

Evidently the house is in Florida and you are in Georgia. Consult with an attorney where the house is located; a Georgia attorney cannot represent you in Florida litigation.

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