My stepfather came from Poland at ten years old with only one brother and parents (all deceased). He was with my mom for forty years and never mentioned Polish relatives as he was here since a child. He named me and my siblings in his will specifically. I am named executor of his estate in NYC. The... Read more »
answered on May 12, 2023
If the decedent has no children or spouse the Court requires an affidavit of Heirship. Sometimes the attorney draftsman will take information directly from the testator now the decedent and he can provide a supporting affidavit. Your attorney should submit an affidavit of Heirship if someone can... Read more »
I am a website designer and a client is not paying for my website design and domain/hosting fees. I paid for the hosting and domain for 2 years and I own both. The client has not paid for anything and we don't have a written agreement.
When I told them that I will take the website... Read more »
answered on Mar 19, 2023
As a website designer, you may have the right to take down the website if the client is not paying for your services, but it's important to proceed carefully to avoid any potential legal liability.
If you own the domain and hosting, you may have the right to terminate the client's... Read more »
Hi, I'm starting a nonprofit organization in Canada to do online arts programming with young people who stutter in Canada and in the US. The organization will operate entirely online and from Canada, but will hire US employees. My goal is to be fiscally sponsored by a nonprofit (Fractured... Read more »
answered on Mar 19, 2023
As a Canadian nonprofit organization that receives an EIN in the US and hires US employees, you may have US tax obligations. However, whether or not you need to pay US taxes will depend on a number of factors, including the nature and extent of your activities in the US and the terms of any... Read more »
answered on Mar 19, 2023
If you have sole physical custody of your child, you may be able to relocate internationally with your child depending on the terms of your joint legal custody agreement and the laws of your state.
In general, relocation with a child may require court approval or agreement from the other... Read more »
I have an American client who has stocks, bonds, and other liquid assets in Russia currently frozen. The US and EU sanctions don’t apply to me, to the client, or to these assets. Can US lawyers help me sell, transfer, or otherwise get them out?
answered on Feb 27, 2023
I’ve been asked a number of times about getting investment money out of Russia without violating US and EU sanctions and avoiding Russian monetary limitations enacted in response to the sanctions. Indeed, the topic appeared in a recent article in Bloomberg, but, handled correctly, this topic has... Read more »
Hi I am a F1 visa status international student from Japan. My friend (he is an US citizen) asked me to be his co-founder for his company. I am scheduled to leave the States this year after graduation. I was wondering if I can be his co-founder and, if so, what are some regulations/processes I have... Read more »
answered on Jan 25, 2023
There are complicated immigration rules regarding volunteering, working, and passive investing on your F-1 visa. Your OPT might be useful if the work is related to your degree. Then there is the possibility of if a change of status to L-1, for example. Without assessing the specifics of your case... Read more »
I've had items in storage w/ a company in Canada since the pandemic. I asked them to ship them to NY home & have asked for months. I asked for a quote on multiple occasions, they gave me one but I couldn't afford it then. With the most recent they sent me an email saying they were... Read more »
answered on Dec 23, 2022
The answer will depend on the terms of the agreement. Moving or Storage Companies usually place a cap in the amount of their liability in case the items are lost. The agreements usually require the customer to secure insurance to cover any damages in excess of this cap.
If the value of the... Read more »
I want to create a VOD website for movies. The idea is that it will work as a fundraising site for artists, so That the projects will be presented to customers who will then donate to finance the production of the movie, once it is produced they will receive a copy of the film, to stream in our... Read more »
answered on Nov 30, 2022
It sounds like a crowdfunding campaign for a creative project in development, where the entrepreneur takes back orders before actually having the inventory to fill the orders. Check out kickstarter as a possible starting point. Many creative entrepreneurs have used it to successfully launch their... Read more »
My husband has abandoned me after 19 years of marriage. He transferred all his money overseas to Cyprus, Europe. He left me with no financial support here. He won a law suit settlement recently during our marriage. He is also a stakeholder in a restaurant (unsure of the percentage). He has also... Read more »
answered on Sep 20, 2022
In New York, marital property is distributed through a process called equitable distribution. Many factors affect how the court will allocate marital property, such as the length of the marriage, each spouse's contribution to the marriage, etc. In some cases judges will split marital... Read more »
I'm in an ivy league and I should pass my bar in New York.
answered on Apr 30, 2022
Your future employer can sponsor you for a green card. Engage an attorney to represent you once you get a job offer. He/she can handle all steps from A to Z.
If some one from my Friends or Extended Family is asking me, that they would like to write my name in there will as a Care Taker. If I say OK. What will be legal disadvantages in worst conditions for a Care Taker. If They are in Debts or can't pay the Hospital Bills in Future. Do I have to pay... Read more »
answered on Mar 1, 2022
I am not sure what you have been asked to do. A Will is a document that states a person's wishes following their death. You would not be a caretaker of someone who has passed away. It is possible that you are being asked to be an agent under a Health Care Proxy, which is sometimes combined... Read more »
If a United States Citizen gets married to a British citizen. Both now live in England, having now two children. A divorce is in the question, who has authority over the children?
answered on Feb 10, 2022
This is a question for an English attorney as the parties and children reside in England and English law would apply.
My ex-wife, a Chinese citizen, wants to renew my daughter's U.S. passport in China. My daughter isn't a Chinese citizen, she's an American citizen, but is living there under a visa in my ex-wife's name. In order to renew the passport, she needs my help because I'm an... Read more »
answered on Jul 11, 2021
There are no ramifications except that your wife will tell your daughter of your refusal
answered on Mar 4, 2021
Entry into Canada requires that all persons carry both proof of citizenship and proof of identity. A valid U.S. passport, passport card, or NEXUS card satisfies these requirements for U.S. citizens. However, US citizens can no longer cross the border, back into the US, from Canada, using only a... Read more »
answered on Oct 7, 2020
The first thing the child needs is a passport! That's to get back in, if nothing else!
It wouldn't hurt to have an affidavit of permission to travel. I don't see it as a complicated instrument, but there may be a twist of family law in New York of which I am unaware (I... Read more »
My presence in my home country is not needed, I can work with my advisor remotely. My US advisor knows my home country advisor; they work on very close problems, they are both okay with this scenario. Can I legally do it, from the point of view of the US laws? I receive a scholarship in the States... Read more »
answered on Oct 16, 2020
If a visa of any type is involved, you may want to additionally repost in the Immigration Law section - it's possible the insight of an immigration attorney could be valuable, and possibly more relevant than the other categories, depending on circumstances. Good luck
I met a man in romania in april 2019. we have met 3 times since in romania. He has little and I sometimes send him money. Recently a online transfer company small world stoped my transfer and said compliance stopped it. they wont tell me why. They did call and ask how i knew him and if we had... Read more »
answered on Oct 29, 2020
Compliance may suspect some top of fraud.
Mail fraud and wire fraud are federal crimes in the United States that involve mailing or electronically transmitting something associated with fraud. Jurisdiction is claimed by the federal government if the illegal activity crosses interstate or... Read more »
I work for a trucking company, we have the smart drive camera system, these cameras only record several seconds before and several seconds after an event like accident, hard brake, red light etc.. there's two cameras, one facing the front and the other facing me, they are used for security... Read more »
answered on Aug 31, 2019
Why would it not be? Is the vehicle titled in your name and are you operating it for your own private interests during these "events"?
A more interesting question might be your employer demanding your personal cell phone for examination after an "event". Do you know of... Read more »
answered on Dec 29, 2018
International laws are made by agreements and treaties between nations. Nations sometimes choose not to be signatories. It can depend on the context and subject matter. In areas such as aviation or maritime, international laws/protocols are necessary for the uniformity of operations throughout the... Read more »
regard for laws in other countries?
answered on Oct 27, 2018
Generally, countries make their own laws. Their laws apply within their borders and they don’t ordinarily worry about their laws not being identical to those of other countries. However, countries may honor the laws of other countries. Countries may also enter into international treaties, where... Read more »
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