Original business as DBA established in Washington with UBI number and city endorsement as a home occupation business. No brick and mortar. Nearly all business conducted over the phone and computer. Photographers onsite at event venue. Independent contractors, no employees. Projects come from all... Read more »
answered on Nov 21, 2019
It sounds like you are good to go. Good luck. Also - buy some insurance, and talk to a lawyer about your independent contractor and customer contracts. All of this can save you headaches in the future.
I equally invested in payments and improvements over the 10 years. We refinanced about 3 years ago in both our names.
answered on Nov 11, 2019
Short answer: yes. There is a presumption of equal contribution to marital assets. You might look at the equity in the home at the time of the marriage, and set that aside for her. All of the equity growth since that point would be looked at as marital property.
entitled to use the recreation facilities.."
Is this legal under Oregon Law to extend those rights forever ?
answered on Sep 16, 2019
Probably unenforceable due to the Rule Against Perpetuities but it’s very rare for that to come up outside of the estates and trusts arena. Would need to look deeper to know for sure.
Married 16 years. If I challenge the petition, it states I will have to pay her legal fees?
answered on Aug 13, 2019
It's perfectly reasonable for you to petition for spousal support given the length of the marriage and the disparity in income. You would likely be successful in seeking an award. Attorney fees are generally granted when someone stakes out a dumb or unreasonable position and wastes... Read more »
If someone buys a property and later you find out that an issue was not disclosed. You file a lawsuit and then you decide to sell the property in dispute. Can you transfer the lawsuit to the new buyer? Can you add their name to the suit and remove yourself?
answered on Jul 24, 2019
Short answer: you can do this. Long answer: it’s complicated to do this and how to go about it it all depends on what’s going on.
I can only find Subcontractor Agreements online not a single General Contract agreement that the Subcontractor is presenting to the General. Does such a contract not exist? What protections can the Subcontractor have against the General Contractor?
answered on May 30, 2019
You can feel free to make any contract you want. By and large there are no rules about what you can or can’t write down and agree to in a contract.
A lawyer can draft a simple contract for $500 or so in most cases.
I work at a low end, fast food restaurant. It is a chain, but owned and operated independently. I put my two weeks in, but the owners are telling me along with other workers who have done the same that (even after our two weeks are completed and we are technically no longer employed) we will still... Read more »
answered on May 26, 2019
Allow me to answer with a technical response: “lol.”
Slavery has been out-lawed for some time now, and no one can force you to work. What are they going to do - fire you? You already quit. If you’re worried about future references then maybe that will be a problem in the future, but... Read more »
I'm in a new multi-member LLC with uneven ownership percentage but everyone contributes the same dollar amount per percentage, (ie 1%=$2k, 5%=$10k, etc). Almost 100% of the capital contributions will be for 1 private investment idea this year, not stock related. I know the membership operating... Read more »
answered on Apr 20, 2019
You need an operating agreement to define these terms immediately. Without an agreement, you have no good way to resolve disputes, add or remove members, track profit shares, etc.
You need everyone to come together on this. Frankly you should not be investing money into any company where... Read more »
I think this is a simpler question(s). Do you know if there is an easy way to write an agreement (what type of agreement) between an LLC and a private investor for a potential 1x project? The investor(s) assume the risk of loosing all their cash investment in return for a... Read more »
answered on Apr 4, 2019
I don't think you have a simple option. Let's put it like this - when a real possibility exists that an investor's entire investment can evaporate, and then that eventuality comes to pass - people get mad. They start thinking of where things went wrong and while they may have seemed... Read more »
Is there any legal requirements that would prohibit me from using a simple checking account (non business type) for my family farm? I would not use this account for any personal debt or check writing. Simply to track incoming money and pay farm bills.
answered on Apr 3, 2019
There is no legal requirement per se. Do you have a legal business entity like an LLC? If you do have an LLC then and you have concerns that perhaps one day you could be involved in a law suit, then I would want to keep my personal and business funds separate.
However, if you're just... Read more »
We have a 1 time high risk project in Oregon with multiple individuals investing. Should we I use a "contractual joint venture agreement" or a "partnership agreement" or something else? Their are 8 individual people, 2 LLC's & a "Family Trust". Of which, 7 of... Read more »
answered on Apr 1, 2019
You absolutely need to involve an attorney in this process and get a custom contract together. There is no off-the-shelf solution to this kind of arrangement. The greater the risk and the more complicated the arrangement, the more you will need a custom solution for your legal infrastructure.... Read more »
I feel as though we are now part of the potential buyer's personal drama and it is very unsettling. The individual in question is apparently the legal spouse of the person who made the offer. The individual who made the offer was pre-approved for a home loan in his name only. Must we... Read more »
answered on Mar 30, 2019
Just go through your agent and don’t deal with them directly. You only have to allow them an inspection once under a typical contract. Refer all inquiries to your agent and you’ll be good. If you are not represented then only deal with their agent.
This question pertains to the new rent control law.
answered on Mar 5, 2019
This year, Landlords can raise rents by 10.3%, which is the 7% plus a consumer price index-derived amount.
Read this article for details:
answered on Mar 5, 2019
I would bring them in for vaccinations. No court is going to be upset if you do. Legally it all depends on the language of your judgment.
answered on Feb 19, 2019
You will want to remove any of your personal data from a public filing. It's not necessary and bad actors could get at it. Just white it out and resubmit the document.
I was hired by a contractor to install siding and painting.The project is coming to a close and im still owed 54 thousand dollars plus 51 thousand dollars of change orders.I still have to pay out 95 thousand dollars to my subcontractors.I am told by other people that the general contractor said... Read more »
answered on Jan 29, 2019
Sounds like you will need to sue them. I doubt a letter alone is going to dislodge $100k from someone. You need a real threat. Give me a ring and I can look at it with you.
No children, married for 35 years. Both parties have had jobs but spouse decided to retire early. I am still working and my age is 66, had no help from spouse with remodel. The home will be sold and proceeds split, will sweat equity be considered in the division of the assets?
answered on Jan 24, 2019
Everything you own will be split equitably, which almost always means ‘evenly.’ Add the dollar value up and divide by two.
She went to the landlord and they would not help her. They stated that they don't want to be involved. What are her rights?
answered on Jan 3, 2019
She can certainly get the money back. If there is a signed lease agreement then possibly other rights apply. Is there anything written?
I’m 16, and 30wks pregnant. I Smoked until about 28wks.
answered on Jan 2, 2019
No, they won't take the baby away. You will also very likely test clean by the time you give birth.
It seems like a contraditiction in terms, but a non-profit Board I'm dealing with counts other officers as "non-voting Board members", projecting an image of a much larger Board, while also obscuring the identity of the actual "voting" Board members.
Aside from... Read more »
answered on Jan 2, 2019
This is an interesting question and you may find answers in the corporate documents. It is not uncommon for corporate boards to have various adviser and counselor roles that don't have voting rights. It might be that they are generalizing by saying "non-voting board members" when... Read more »
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