What if I were to tell all you business owners (who hate to pony up cash for lawyers) where to go to get FREE answers by actual lawyers to legal questions that you have? Would you actually leave a comment on one of my posts? My two posting comrades (Mat and Andy) are killing me when it comes to comment collection!
So… I scratch your back you scratch my back. I tell you where to get FREE answers to legal questions by actual lawyers and you leave a comment telling me how great this resource is ;).
The website is www.lawguru.com and I use it all the time. For instance, my grandma called me just this weekend and said:
“Dave, I just had a ‘return to sender’ letter delivered to my house. The only problem is that I am not the one that sent the letter. It appears that the executrix of my deceased husband’s will is using my address on outbound letters concerning his estate. Can I open the returned letter?”
I do not practice Wills, Trusts, and Estates law so I did not know the answer. No problem. I went to the “Ask a Legal Question” section of the website and posted the following:
“My grandmother’s husband just died and his executrix (his daughter) sent a letter of eviction to one of his son’s, who lives in one of the deceased’s residents. However, she put my grandmother’s address as the ”from address” and the letter was never opened and has now been mailed back to me. Can she open this letter?”
About 6 hours later I received an email with the following answer:
“No. Just forward the letter to the executrix and ask her to stop misrepresenting her mailing address.”
The lawyer that answered my question specializes in wills, trusts, and estates law in California (which is where my grandmother lives). Now, if my grandma has additional questions she can get in touch with Mr. Phillip Lemmons (thanks for answering my question by the way).
The other nice thing about lawguru is that they post all of the other questions and answers so there is a wealth of knowledge available. You can simply go to “Search Past Answers” and begin searching by directory or keyword. So next time you have a question that you would love to ask an attorney, go ahead and do it!
I was not paid by lawguru to write this post and this is not legal advice!