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Possible change of state of residency, questions?

My partner recently got a job in a neighboring state and will be moving there and asked me to move with her. She leased an apartment in her name and added me in as an occupant but she's the "...
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Recourse to public funds as a legal aid eligibility criteria?

For example, What is the overlap or general relationship between "no recourse to public funds" and eligibility for legal aid? Is legal aid encompassed by NRPF? It surely can't be in an ...
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Liability as a project manager [closed]

I am offering project management services to a group of people wanting to buy some property.I would like to say something like this: "Any advice I will give to the client will either be based on ...
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What are the (legal) aspects to consider before accepting a technical advisor position? [closed]

Recently, I was offered a position at a startup company as a Technical Advisor, given some equity. The position seems very appealing with a great potential, but this will be my first time taking such ...
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How do you define legal advice (for the purposes of prohibition of unqualified practice)?

In many (perhaps most) jurisdictions there are prohibitions on unqualified persons providing legal services. The exact scope of the prohibitions many vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Some ...
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Is it legal to sell stock market predictions online?

Suppose that a developer has built an AI which predicts the day's closing price given the stock's history and current open price, and has also built a website around it, on which such predictions are ...
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IRS Auditor neighbor continually asking for favors (including monetary and legal) - is this legal?

To explain briefly - we moved to a new home a little over 3 years ago - our next door neighbors are government auditors. He is an auditor for the IRS, and she does something internal. On our first ...
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How do I get legal advice in the UK?

I have an idea for a website where users make financial commitments and want to discuss the enforceability of those commitments, as well as regulations on holding committed money - what kind of ...
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Fair Use and DMCA [closed]

My project (EditVideoBot) is an automated 'Twitter bot' program that allows users to edit videos within Twitter (they can add music to the video, or their own text, etc). My first account I ran this ...
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What is the emancipation process?

I am looking into emancipation and was wondering what the process looks like. I live in PA. Any information will help.
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How long can my university ask for Erasmus+ money back?

I just got an email from my university claiming that they paid too much Erasmus+ money for my study-abroad period and asking me to pay back the amount within the next two weeks. Since I received my ...
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Why do lawyers tend to be very conservative in making suggestive predictions?

Lawyers tend to be very conservative. For instance, clients often ask them for an assessment of "the chance of X going through". While clients can make it clear (in writing) that lawyers ...
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Could a lawyer give me advice on improving a contract I wrote without opening themselves up to liability?

I have a contract which was freely provided online by a lawyer familiar with a rather specialized field of law that I like, but there was one important circumstance that I wish it spelled out clearly. ...
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Can one sibling buy out the others on inherited property?

My sister, who is the personal representative of my dad's estate, wants to buy the inherited house from my brother and I. The market where the property is located is red hot, but she wants to buy us ...
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Does the estate have to cover one siblings utilities while they are living in the inherited property?

My sister has been living either off my dad or with my dad her entire life. My father passed away in November 2018 with no will. My sister, who is the personal representative, has continued to live in ...
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Why are law firms with non-lawyer owners/directors uncommon?

Most law firms exist as partnerships of their main lawyers who are the owners/directors. Why isn't the model popular where a non-lawyer but talented leader/organizer/visionary just puppets lawyers on ...
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How dangerous is it for British lawyers to give advice on Law Stack Exchange?

How risky is it for people to self-identify as legal professionals and answer questions here? In Britain, precedent such as Chaudry v Prabhakar – 1989 can make British lawyers reticent to give ...
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Are lawyers permitted to advise what the best decision is likely to be?

I have engaged lawyers (who I have not dealt with before) to convey my property. New Zealand being "in lockdown" due to COVID19 has somewhat complicated the transaction. The advice I have received ...
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What constitutes giving legal advice?

On sites such as this one, people are often concerned about non-lawyers "giving legal advice" or "practicing law without a license". What, exactly, constitutes such actions? I'm particularly ...
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