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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Alabama on
Q: I need help. I am getting my wages garnished due to a medical bill that I have not had the money to pay b/c of Covid-19

I’ve been affected by COVID-19 twice in the last 8 months and have not had a steady pay due to not being able to work. I was sick with it twice and I do not have a full time position job or even part time. I am only as needed so I get about 25-35 hours a week and I get paid bi weekly so it’s... Read more »

Sarah S. Shepard
Sarah S. Shepard answered on Dec 4, 2020

I'm sorry to hear about your situation. That sounds very hard. Alabama law allows people with judgments against them to exempt the first $1,000.00 of each month's wages from garnishment by a creditor (including a hospital). Here is a new story about the exemption:... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law for Alabama on
Q: Do I need a power of attorney to accomplish this? See more information*

*My mother is in a common law marriage recognized by the state of Alabama. She has fallen ill and my step dad wants me to make all medical decisions.

Sarah S. Shepard
Sarah S. Shepard answered on Dec 4, 2020

Yes, your mother would likely need a living will and an advanced healthcare directive to make her decisions known and to give you the power to make medical decisions on her behalf. Here is a little more information on advanced healthcare directives in Alabama:... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Business Law, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Utah on
Q: I have a company that I have unsubscribed from several times. Is there any way I could file for misconduct?

The company is HP

Sarah S. Shepard
Sarah S. Shepard answered on Dec 4, 2020

I your issue is with unsolicited marketing emails, the CAN-SPAM Act governs email marketing conduct. Here is a link to more information about the law:

https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/guidance/can-spam-act-compliance-guide-business

Good luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Law and Civil Rights for Michigan on
Q: LLC is suing a Member. Does the Member have to be represented by counsel to defend their own interest. Not the LLC

LLC is suing a Member by another Member who has equal share. The defending Member is not representing LLC. Does Member being sued have to represented by counsel. If so, why, if the Member is not defending the LLC

Sarah S. Shepard
Sarah S. Shepard answered on Dec 4, 2020

The general rule in most states is that business entities, such as LLCs, must be represented by a licensed attorney in court. Individuals generally may appear pro se, meaning that they may represent themselves, in court proceedings and lawsuits.

That said, it is best generally best...
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5 Answers | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for California on
Q: Is it possible to register your business as an LLC on a budget with the safety of a lawyer and not the online websites?
Sarah S. Shepard
Sarah S. Shepard answered on Dec 4, 2020

Yes, and I would recommend talking to a licensed attorney in your state.

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