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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 ...