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Sarah Rose Wolk

Glendale Business Attorney.

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  1. How do I report uncompensated self-employment on a CA unemployment claim form?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Sarah Rose Wolk
    1 lawyer answer

    Technically, you need to report any work or employment and should list this business project. But if you report it, make sure to write $0 when it asks how much you earned for the reporting period of time. You will have to fill out new forms every 2 weeks while you are on unemployment. The forms will require you to continue reporting your income for a given period of time. If at some point you do receive compensation for your work, you will indicate that on the form for the appropriate...

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  2. The mailman always complains about my dog even if she's inside with the doors shut. they sent us a final warning. what can i do?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Sarah Rose Wolk
    2. Laura Mcfarland-Taylor
    2 lawyer answers

    Information about what the "final notice" says and what action the post office is claiming it will take is important to be able to answer this question fully. But, it would probably be a good idea to respond to the notice in writing. In your letter, you should explain the situation from your perspective and specifically state which of the allegations in the correspondence from the post office are inaccurate and that you are contesting. The above answer is not "legal advice" as specified...

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  3. Dad is illegal alien and owe CC debt, not able to pay

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Sarah Rose Wolk
    1 lawyer answer

    An option other than declaring bankruptcy is to try and settle with the credit card company. Many credit card companies will settle a debt for less than the remaining balance. This can come in the form of one lump sum payment with the debt discharged after receipt of payment, or an agreement on an amount with payment plan over a period of time. If someone declares bankruptcy, the credit card companies will likely not get any money and they are therefore willing to negotiate. You may want to...

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  4. Custody paperwork needs to be made, can I write this up myself and have it notorized or does a court need to do this?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Sarah Rose Wolk
    2. Francesca Mintz Brotman-Orner
    2 lawyer answers

    You will probably need to fill out a Stipulation to Modify Custody. You can do this yourself and file it with the court. It is not mandatory to have an attorney prepare it, although a lawyer might be able to help you confirm that it is filled out correctly and the proper procedures are followed. The above answer is not "legal advice" as specified under any pertinent rules governing the Professional Responsibilities of Lawyers and should not be relied upon. An attorney-client relationship has...

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  5. At what point does land change possession in a livinging trust...at the time of death or when the deed is changed & recorded

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Sarah Rose Wolk
    2. Roy Wayne Litherland
    2 lawyer answers

    The property should have been transferred into the trust to "fund" the trust soon after its execution. Prior to death, your father was most likely the trustee, which meant he had certain control and power over the property that was owned by the trust. Upon death, the property should be transferred according to the instructions in the living trust. Completing transfer deeds and filing them does not take very long, not 10 months. However, it is possible there are some other complications with the...

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  6. Apartment manager never paid, am i entitled to back wages?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Neil Pedersen
    2. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    3. Kristine S Karila
    4. Sarah Rose Wolk
    4 lawyer answers

    I see in your comments that you had a written employment agreement. If you have an enforceable employment agreement, performed your services, and were not provided what was promised to you, then yes, you can get back wages. However, because you have waited so long, you will likely not be able to get compensated for all 18 years. To determine how far back your claim may go, more information, such as whether your employer made additional promises to pay, would be needed. It looks like you are...

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  7. Can song lyrics be used on a T-shirt if you use quotation marks and credit the artist and song?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Pamela Koslyn
    2. Sarah Rose Wolk
    3. Brian A. Hall
    4. David Oppenhuizen
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleagues regarding the general copyright infringement analysis. However, even if you are able to adequately determine that this either will not constitute infringement or you have a valid defense, you may still be liable for other claims the copyright holder could bring against you. These claims could include things like unfair business practices, misappropriation, or deceptive trade practices. It would be smart to at least discuss these possibilities with an attorney who...

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