I'm sorry to hear about your situation. I agree with my colleague-hopefully there is a written agreement. If so, take it to a lawyer and he or she will advise you on the best way to proceed pursuant to the agreement. There may be an alternative dispute resolution (e.g., arbitration) provision or notice provision. Best of luck.
If you feel like you're being harassed or discriminated against because you are Native American, contact a local employment lawyer as suggested by another attorney. If you're not being paid what you believe you are worth, you are always free to seek other employment. Good luck.
You best course of action is to sit down with a business attorney to discuss what exactly you would be doing, and which and how various laws would be implicated. A thorough and detailed answer cannot be given online without further information. Good luck.
Since you have this publishing agreement and you're ready to begin with your book, I think it would be well worth you paying for a few hours to get a more thorough review of the proposed agreement and any advice from an attorney regarding said agreement. Unfortunately, this type of a site is not meant for such specific advice and it would be unwise (and in certain circumstances, unethical) to offer specific advice. That said, there are some terrific lawyers who contribute to this site--use the "...
Sorry to hear about your situation. I agree with Atty. Kerrigan. You are not obligated to change the date; what you entitled to is determined by the written agreement, if any. You can demand your money back. If they will not do so after you ask, ask an attorney to draft a simple demand letter-you can find one using Avvo's "Find a Lawyer" feature. Best of luck to you.
I agree with Atty. Cohen. Please use the Find a Lawyer feature on this site and/or contact your local bar association. As previously stated, many attorneys will work with payment plans, however, I think most will require some money up front to cover costs and the ability to stay in business. Best of luck to you.
Someone who has experience in Franchise litigation; one who has reviewed a wide range of franchise agreements and has experience reviewing underlying transactions (e.g., sale) of franchise relationships. Avvo has a "Find a Lawyer" feature and I believe there is an American Bar Association list of franchise attorneys. Best of luck.
I agree with my colleague that this is factually confusing and most likely, very fact intensive. I would suggest hiring an attorney to help you sort through before committing to buying this house. Use Avvo's Find a Lawyer feature and/or contact your local bar association for a referral. Best of luck to you.