Can anyone recommend an attorney for a small IT consulting company in the Chicago/North Shore area? My husband hopes to embark on a new contract with a Big Firm, and it's time to revisit some legal aspects involved in this type of adventure. Many thanks in advance.
I either need to drop it or get a lawyer. Tell me which one. [more inside]
My brother is negotiating a private sector job here in NYC (on a Green Card) and had a question about employment contracts. [more inside]
Can my wife, who signed the divorce decree, rescind on an uncontested divorce less than 24 hours before it would be finalized?
My wife decided to contest the divorce less than 24 hours before it would have been finalized. She had already signed all of the decrees. [more inside]
Freelancers: I recently "finished" a contract but feel hazzy about how it is ending. Please advise. [more inside]
A real estate agent waited until the night before showing us some properties to send us two contracts to sign. One states that he's not a buyer's agent, he's a "non-agent facilitator". The other would, if we sign, grant him the "exclusive right to locate or procure real property" for us until the end of the year. Question A: is he trying to screw us? Or is this sort of thing normal, or at least reasonable? Question B: assuming this is reasonable, what's the practical difference between a facilitator and a buyer's agent? [more inside]
I am looking for a generic client contract that I can use as an IT consultant. Lawyer recommendations in NYC who specialize in contracts for freelancers / independent workers would also be great. [more inside]
How do I set up a contract? This is my first freelance software-development project and I have no idea what I'm doing. [more inside]
Help me decide if a contract staffing agency is legit. Google has turned up nothing. [more inside]
Legal experts of AskMe, I ask for your advice (which is not to be interpreted as legal advice)! Company X provided two online bonus offers. At the time I registered for the offers, neither offer stated that they could not be combined with the other. However, Company X only wants to apply one of the offers. [more inside]
Girlfriend gave 1st month rent, but hasn't signed lease. They won't give it back. [more inside]
My (soon to be) former employer wants me to maintain their website (that I built during my time there) as an outside contractor. How much should I charge them? [more inside]
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What hourly rate for a 10+ year UNIX (Linux) admin in Bay Area? This is for maybe 2-3 visits a month, each 3-4 hours in duration. [more inside]
Help me fight back against a swindler by appealing to his religious convictions. [more inside]
My company doesn't do yearly reviews so when should I ask for a raise? [more inside]
I'm licencing out some artwork to be sold on shirts and need a decent free example contract to work from. [more inside]
I've offered to help fund the pressing of a local musician's new album. Help me not to be an arse about it. [more inside]
I currently have the iPhone 4 with the $20/month unlimited texting and the old-school "unlimited" data plan. I no longer want the unlimited texting, yet I don't want to lose the old "grandfathered" data plan? Can this be done? [more inside]
Cellphone-Contract-Filter. 3 1/2 overpriced years w/T-Mobile is about to end (yay!). I have a gypsy-ish career and am clueless about where to get. Please advise! (special snowflake details inside) [more inside]
Help me sign this Texas employment agreement with eyes wide open. [more inside]
I'm a John Q. American with a video clip that I have complete copyright authority to (including the music on it) and several UK companies have approached me about licensing the footage for television programs. Is there an agent for this kind of thing, and how would I know if they're credible? I know only minimal bits about contract negotiation..
I'm looking for a template for a royalty-free license agreement for photography. [more inside]
My girlfriend and I are looking at apartments in Savannah, GA this Friday, but we are at a loss as to what questions we should be asking and what we should be looking for when we physically see the apartments. [more inside]
I know YANML but help me say this in lawyer speak. [more inside]
I'm speaking to some students about negotiating contracts. I'm hoping to break them out into pairs for a mock negotiation, and am looking for a 5-10 minute mock negotiation to use. Any good resources out there? [more inside]
How do I improve my chances of staying at a temp job? [more inside]
As a brand new faculty member, should I be careful about too much involvement in the faculty association during difficult negotiations over our contract? I don't feel particularly worried about this, but I recognize that the tenure process ultimately is given the okay by the president and the board. I'm hanging signs on my office door and attending meetings...the typical stuff so far. What do you think?
I'm looking for a Latin legal maxim which says something like 'if a contract is silent on a point, it should be assumed that it is silent on purpose, and you should not read terms into the contract'. It is not "sub silentio", and in fact is almost the opposite of it. Can you refresh my memory?
Walk me through this complicated transfer of two separate Verizon phone numbers onto an AT&T family plan. [more inside]
I am lending a musical instrument to a local touring band. I should have the tour manager sign some sort of contract/agreement. Right? What should such an 'agreement' say? [more inside]
A colleague has asked me to share an office space with her. We are not in the same place financially in our careers. I'm trying to figure out what would be a fair deal for both of us, but I can't seem to get my head around the business logic. Can you guys help? [more inside]
Please help me pick a mobile phone/carrier in the US. [more inside]
My future supervisor just walked out on me during an employee meeting. Can I break my contract and leave? [more inside]
After 3 Palm Pres, how can I get out of my contract with Bell for this terrible phone? I'm still within the 1 year manufacturer's warranty, but only for another month. [more inside]
Mexican Architecture Contracts As American Architect looking to do work in Mexico, I would like to be more familiar with standard contracts used. (Maybe the equilalent to AIA?) Can anyone share experience w/ either 1. A translated standard contract 2. A split/associated contract between a US Architect and a Mexican Architect? I realize that there is no one-fits-all form, but anything related will be helpful. Obviously personal information should be deleted. And anyone w/ personal experience who might have a story to share is welcome to add in.
I would like to pay someone to build me an electronic toy. See this Jobs post. Is there another site that I could request bids on?
I'm considering leaving my full-time job to become an independent contractor. What are my health insurance options? [more inside]
is it necessary and/or advisable to have a written contract between a subletter and a tenant in nyc?
should I worry about subletting a room in an apartment with no written agreement between me and the tenant on the lease? [more inside]
Is the lack of any formal contract normal when starting contracting work for a contracting firm? [more inside]
I have an iPhone on AT&T Wireless. I have moved to an area where AT&T does not provide native cellular and data service. I need your advice/ideas on how best to proceed to protect my cell phone number. [more inside]
How do I convince the temping agency that I am working for to let me reduce my work hours, but not fire me altogether?
How do I convince the temping agency that I am working for to let me reduce my work hours, but not fire me altogether? [more inside]
Question about flat rental in England. A friend and I will soon be moving out of our current places and sharing a flat together. I'll need to sign a contract for a flat while he's out of the country. How can we end up in a situation where we're both on the tenancy agreement with equal status, as if he'd been present to sign originally? [more inside]
I've been trying to get a software consulting gig with a medium-sized engineering firm (think rods and gears), and we're hung up on a portion of my contract: the deposit. Namely, they refuse to agree to one. Should I take this job? [more inside]
Any K-12 school administrators out there? I've got a question about multi-year contracts... [more inside]
Free/low cost legal help in Suffolk County, NY [more inside]
Can I take advantage of the "cooling off" period to cancel a lease agreement and get my deposit back? [more inside]
We're interested in renting a small house in CA as our primary residence. We're suspicious that the owners/agents are just trying to wait out the market before selling. Is there any meaningful protection that guarantees a minimum stay in the property that can be put into a rental contract/lease, irrespective of whether the owners receive an offer on the house?
13 months ago I signed a 12 month contract for martial arts tuition, for payment to be directly debited from my bank account fortnightly. About 6 months ago I moved cities, and hence was no longer able to continue with the lessons. Knowing that I signed a contract for 12 months I figured that I should honour it despite having no way of actually using the service I was paying for. The period of the contract I signed has now lapsed, and yet the money is still coming out of my account... [more inside]
[bait and switch filter] I purchased a washer and dryer last weekend, but have heard back that, due to a mistake on their end, the wrong price was quoted and is now $300 higher. Should we cover their cost and pay more, or argue that they must honor their guaranteed written estimate, which we've already paid? [more inside]