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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: The USCIS informed me on the phone that an application I petitioned was administratively closed. What does that mean?

I filed for annulment/divorce 2.5 years ago and I also withdrew my sponsorship. I am still going through the annulment/divorce so I called the USCIS to see if I am still being considered as a sponsor since I never received any confirmation of my withdrawal. I was informed that the application was... Read more »

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Jul 9, 2020

It means, as the result of your withdrawal, they close the case. Confirmation is not prerequisite to closing of the case.

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Florida on
Q: Huawei FCC ban, what does it mean for companies selling Huawei products. Can we still sell Huawei products in USA ?
Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Jul 1, 2020

By designating Huawei and ZTE as threats to US national security, the FCC bars telecommunications providers from using government subsidy money through the $8.3 billion Universal Service Fund to purchase equipment from the companies for their networks.

That is to say, if your clients have...
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1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Family Law for Florida on
Q: My hubby everything under LLC and partnership . We are marriage 9 years no marital contract.i stay home with our son 8YR

My hubby everything under LLC and partnership . I never had joint account . We are 9 years marriage. He just sold Marina Profit 500k, By the end of July about to sell His RV campground 9.7M ( will profit 4-5M for sure ) “LLC SHADY GATOR”. recently Got my citizenships. I m stay home mommy (8... Read more »

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Jun 29, 2020

This is complicated. Are you contemplating divorce?

3 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Business Law for Florida on
Q: Can a realtor ask for their commission if we backed out of a sale and purchase?

My husband and I signed contracts to purchase a home and sell our house. We cancelled both 6 days later due to uncertainty over the immediate future of the economy. We offered to pay for the cost of marketing and the home inspection paid by the buyers of our home. But our realtor wants us to pay... Read more »

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Linda Liang answered on May 27, 2020

It depends on your contract provisions. Usually no, your obligation to pay starts from the sale.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: What is the minimum investment for an L1A visa?

I own a company offshore and am interested in moving to the U.S. I match all requirements but am stuck in the "substantial investment area".

I acknowledge that it may vary based on your sector of investment, but some law firms claim that a simple investment for an office may be... Read more »

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on May 25, 2020

L1A's investment requirement is not substantial. E1/E2. L1A requires the new company to be able to support a managerial position in a year or two. In other word, the new company must not be thinned capitalized and have ability to pay for a team before it breaks even.

I would not take...
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3 Answers | Asked in Contracts for Florida on
Q: Hi. My husband is retiring this year as a chiropractic physician. He is 73

For several years we have been unable to ge out of a website that automatically renews without any notification. We have finally stopped the auto payment from the bank, but now the website is threatening to sue. Do we have recourse.

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Apr 24, 2020

What is the website? How is that connected with the bank? How much does the website charge you? How come you never complain to them? All in all, your recourse depends on the answers to the questions. It can be as easy as issuing a dispute through your bank or simply call them to settle. You should... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Can I bring criminal charges against a company for theft for not returning my deposit?

The company is located in Florida; I am located in Texas. I sent in a deposit and 2 days later, I called to cancel. The company confirmed they would return my money but to date, I haven't seen a penny after 30 business days. Can criminal charges be brought on the individual/owner for theft.

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Apr 24, 2020

It sounds like this is a simple contract issue. Do you have record as to the effective cancellation? You only waited for 2 days. Even if your deposit is huge and it would hard to establish criminal intent in light of the facts you provided here. My colleagues are right. You should exhaust your... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Business Formation for Florida on
Q: If I am making masks for small donations, do I need to have a business or 501c license?

I am making masks for first responders and other essential personnel. We are taking small donations just to purchase more materials to continue making them. We have made hundreds of masks with around 400 dollars in donations. More orders are beginning to come in as the media picked up our story.... Read more »

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Apr 21, 2020

It is not illegal to accept donation but if you want to receive tax exemption, you will need file 501C tax exemption application. On the other hand, Any charitable organization that intends to solicit contributions in Florida by any means must register with the Florida Department of Agriculture and... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Florida on
Q: Is there a law aginst employers takeing all of there employees tips be cause someone stole from them?

My names Kristina I work at a tropical smoothie in fort Pierce FL some one thought it was smart to steal 200$ from the cash register at my job an since my boss dosnt know who he started takeing every ones tips to pay off the two hundred dollars even though half of the employees had nuthing to do... Read more »

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Linda Liang answered on Feb 29, 2020

Yes

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: I recently filed form I 130 for my husband who lives in the here with me. We also included his children who live outside

Of the US the forms were rejected for the children. Am I suppose to filed the I485 for them even though they are not in the US

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Feb 29, 2020

I485 needs to be filed based on approvals I-130. If your I-130 are rejected, your I-485 for then will not be accepted neither. Sounds like you need an attorney to help you with the procrss

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: Hello, how are our chances to be immigrating to Florida, what do we need to do and how long is it going to take?

My husband is a self employed programmer who lives in Canada and is Canadian. We have no job offer in the states and not enough money for the investment visa (500.000 $ - 1million).

I’m his wife since 10 years (German citizenship) and we have a little baby with a German and Canadian... Read more »

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Feb 29, 2020

E visa is a possibility. You are more than to give us a call at 9548925517 for more information.

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Contracts, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: Commercial Sublease: Do I have any rights?

I am subleasing an office space in Orlando. The sublessor has been late the last 4 months even thought I paid my rent to them. As a result, the property landlord has sent me eviction notices the last 4 months. Ultimately, by the middle of each month, the sublessor remits payment. I can not go... Read more »

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Feb 18, 2020

It's between your subleasor and you. Review your sublease agreement if any. You are in no privity with the landlord.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: how long does it take to receive final order if automated info system says the judge granted relief?

Because of a missing document the judge couldn’t make an immediate decision at my removal hearing. I mailed the document next day, and about 2 weeks later, I received a copy of the letter ice sent to the judge indicating they received and accepted the document and waive their right to appeal.... Read more »

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Linda Liang answered on Feb 17, 2020

You can go to the clerk's office and ask for judge's ruling.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Q: My landlord told me 2 was ago that I didn’t need to redo patch work After getting offer. Now he says I do. Do I?

He received an offer on his home and told me I didn’t need to redo the patch work I supposedly “ruined his walls” with. After his inspection recently fell thru, he now has text me that he is getting quotes to repair the patch work to the tune of $2150. Interestingly enough, my security... Read more »

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Feb 17, 2020

If you don't have anything in writing that he waived his requirement, you will have to repair the wall. You can repair yourself or hire someone cheaper though.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: My mother is a citizen she applied for me in 2016. I have since divorced. Can I apply under a different category.

I live in the US

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Feb 17, 2020

Your Mom is the petitioner. If anything, she has to file. However, your marital status does not make a huge difference in terms of wait time. The difference it makes is whether your family can follow and join.

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts for Florida on
Q: I hve a verbal agreement and pay $1,000.00 after sending authorization to sign. I did change my mind and cancelling

his services. I told him to return my dep. minus his consultation fees....but nothing happening....can I dispute the charge to my cr. card? if nothing was signed how I can get my money back? How many days should I wait.? thx

ps(service with an attorney) Declaration of heirs/transmission... Read more »

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Jan 30, 2020

Generally speaking, when there is a contract, it is not cancellable unless both sides agree or other compelling reasons, mostly for the other party's fault--misrepresentation, mistake, anticipatory breach.... Pricing is not one of the reasons you can justify your request for restitution.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: Good afternoon, can someone who was deported to Cuba, ammend the registered agent of their LLC?

The current registered agent to an LLC was deported to Cuba. They'd like to ammend the registered agent, how can go about this?

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Jan 28, 2020

You can do online as if you are in America

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: It's been 3.5 years since I came to the US after L1B was issued. Can I still switch from L1B to L1A? Or too late?

I'm on my L1B, and it's been 3.5 years since I came to the US.

Knowing that L1B has 5 year max duration, just based on the timeline, I am wondering if I would be still eligible to apply for L1B to L1A conversion now.

I worked as a manager for the company oversea, and also... Read more »

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Dec 20, 2019

Yes, you still can.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: If I record meetings with my HR to protect t myself is it illegal?

I was told it was illegal to record a conversation between me and a member of HR. The head of HR made me leave my phone outside.

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Dec 17, 2019

Why would it be? Since you are having the conversation with HR, nobody's privacy is inflicted by the recording and later publishing, if it occurs. HR may have a policy for not having phone around during conversation. Policy is policy. Violation of policy is different from violation of criminal law.

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2 Answers | Asked in Trademark for Florida on
Q: I want to trademark my blog/instagram name. What is the best way to do this/start this process and how much will it cost
Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Dec 16, 2019

You can learn all about trademark on US patent and trademark office's website. Or you can hire an attorney to do it for you to avoid mistakes because it takes 6 months to hear from the government. A mistake is very costly in time sense.

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