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Q: A Contractor is billing me for additional travel and work time because a part they had was on backorder

We had a transfer switch, interlock kit installed at our home. The project was supposed to start and be completed in September 2023. The crew came out and started the work, then told me they were leaving because a part was on backorder and they would have to come back. They came back in November... View More

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Q: In general, can a nonlawyer employee of a company prepare/negotiate contracts for that company or is that UPL?
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answered on Sep 13, 2023

In Maine, as in many jurisdictions, the preparation and negotiation of contracts are activities that generally require legal expertise. Unauthorized Practice of Law (UPL) regulations typically prohibit nonlawyers from engaging in activities that constitute the practice of law, which can include... View More

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Q: My wife get a loan for a building before we got married after a month we got married and we made it business and house.

Back then we said we will have the business and the building 50-50. We spend a lot of money to make it restaurant because was offices and the top floor we made it apartment with bathroom and everything. She never paid a penny before we got married she just get the loan on her name before and... View More

Albert Hansen
Albert Hansen
answered on Aug 18, 2020

Yes, you have an equitable interest in the property and should be compensated.

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Q: Can I sue for damages if a local business gives up after receiving thousands of dollars in support from the community?

Me and several others have donated upwards of 10 grand into a local event site. We have provided materials and volunteer labor to build buildings on the the property. The owner had acquired a drug problem and given up on managing the site and business. When offers to take over came forward, he... View More

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