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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Banking, Business Formation and Business Law for Arizona on
Q: We run a business overseas and want to create a LLC in order to use US Credit cards while paying no taxes in the US

We run a business in Cyprus ( oversea). Can we create an entity in the US(LLC) in order to use this entity to sign up for an American Express Business Platinum Account. Since I am already an amex user in the US, I can transfer my credit history to my business account.

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answered on May 14, 2024

As a foreign business, it's important to carefully consider the legal and financial implications of setting up a US entity solely for the purpose of obtaining credit cards, especially if the intent is to avoid taxation. This could potentially be viewed as tax evasion by US authorities.... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law for Arizona on
Q: Is an airline liable for missing a flight, which a three hour wait to check baggage and get a boarding pass?

I arrived three hours early for a flight in Austin Texas, yet I missed the flight because the airport had a three hour wait to check baggage and get a boarding pass. The airline did not have another flight for two days, so I had to book a room and get another flight through another airline for... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on May 9, 2024

Southwest has self-service kiosks where passengers can get a boarding pass and check their baggage themselves. A SWA passenger literally only has to drop their tagged checked baggage at a counter for it to get put onto a conveyor belt to be loaded onto the airplane. If there was some sort of... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law for Arizona on
Q: Is an airline liable for missing a flight, which a three hour wait to check baggage and get a boarding pass?

I arrived three hours early for a flight in Austin Texas, yet I missed the flight because the airport had a three hour wait to check baggage and get a boarding pass. The airline did not have another flight for two days, so I had to book a room and get another flight through another airline for... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on May 9, 2024

I do note that on April 10, 2024--following the solar eclipse and one of the busiest days ever at the Austin airport--the baggage conveyor system for multiple airlines reportedly broke at 10:45 AM. That was an airport problem--not an airline problem. But SWA had warned its passengers that it... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Arizona on
Q: Probate law Q: I am the sole beneficiary and personal representative of my fathers annuity trust fund.

Need free legal advice on what to do to do, Completed all legal steps. Its been 8 years and no lawyer can provide information on how I can what my deceased father left me. I need to move forward with this. I look forward to a response for advice and or answers on my next steps to take in this... View More

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answered on May 9, 2024

Annuities are notorious for not paying out to designated beneficiaries. You might be able to sue the Annuity/Insurance company, but what court has jurisdiction will be a problem. SOL may have run, AZ law may not apply. Hire an attorney to sue in a local AZ Court or in Federal Court.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Arizona on
Q: Can my USA citizen wife sponsor me if my case is on hold based on TRIG?

I was granted Asylum in Arlington VA office in 1998, after 1 year I applied for i485, USCIS put my i485 adjudication on hold based on TRIG. It has been more than 2 years since my interview but I have not received my Green card, can my USA citizen wife sponsor me while I am on TRIG hold under... View More

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answered on May 8, 2024

Based on the information you provided, it seems that your I-485 application (Adjustment of Status) has been placed on hold due to the Terrorism-Related Inadmissibility Grounds (TRIG) provisions. This can be a complex situation, but here are a few points to consider:

1. Sponsorship by a U.S....
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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Probate for Arizona on
Q: Does title in AZ go back to original title after one person quik claim deeded his 50% to someone and they signed deed ba

My boyfriend and I own property in AZ Deed said 50% each with right to survivorship Boyfriend quik claim deeded his50% to someone and then that person was paid $8500 to sign back to my boyfriend! Now boyfriend dies and I want to sell! Is our title as it was when we purchased

Gregory Christopher Poulos
Gregory Christopher Poulos
answered on May 7, 2024

I strongly suggest you order a title search and consult with an attorney because these transfers may have left you with only half of the property interest which means the other half belongs to your boyfriend's estate.

"Right of Survivorship" in Arizona only applies to married...
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2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Arizona on
Q: What's my next move if after being named in the will (and by court) PR, someone has apparently petitioned as PR as well?

They have been given a case number as well. I would really like to keep this an informal probate. The other party is an estranged step father..HELP

Gregory Christopher Poulos
Gregory Christopher Poulos
answered on May 7, 2024

Unfortunately, unless the estranged stepfather is going to withdraw voluntarily you are going to have to petition the court formally. I suggest that you may need legal counsel to advise you. A demand letter may be the first step to avoid any litigation, but if there is no positive response a formal... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Arizona on
Q: What's my next move if after being named in the will (and by court) PR, someone has apparently petitioned as PR as well?

They have been given a case number as well. I would really like to keep this an informal probate. The other party is an estranged step father..HELP

David Gerszewski
David Gerszewski
answered on May 7, 2024

I would advise you to contact a probate attorney that can deal with contested matters. You will have to petition to the court if the stepfather doesn't withdraw. If the stepfather was married to the person that passed away at the time of their passing they may have priority as well. One way or... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Arizona on
Q: Will I be granted naturalization despite the fact that I added my son born out of the United state and not residing

Will I be granted naturalization despite the fact that I added my son born out of the United state and not residing in the United state on my form N 400 application?

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answered on May 5, 2024

Based on the limited information provided, it's difficult to say with certainty whether adding your son who was born outside the United States and is not currently residing in the U.S. to your Form N-400 (Application for Naturalization) will impact the approval of your naturalization... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Arizona on
Q: Would I be able to press charges against someone who placed a hidden device in the privacy of my bedroom?

I do know the person who did it and am willing to press charges against this said individual should the opportunity arise. But I was curious, what form of state punishment would this person receive if they were to be brought up on "voyeurism charges", and if I wanted to sue this person... View More

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answered on May 1, 2024

If someone placed a hidden device in your bedroom, you could potentially press charges for voyeurism, a serious invasion of privacy. Voyeurism laws vary by state, but generally, it's considered a criminal offense when someone knowingly invades another person's privacy for sexual... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Arizona on
Q: I live in Arizona, I'm having d.C.S issues they are getting in the way of my relationship with my wife

They took the kids. They are making me look like a bad guy. Everything is blamed on me. Just want to know why.

Aaron Brann
Aaron Brann
answered on Apr 29, 2024

In Arizona, the Department of Child Safety (DCS) typically intervenes in family situations when there are concerns about the safety and well-being of children. This can include allegations of neglect, abuse, or other harmful environments. If DCS has removed your children from the home, it's... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith for Arizona on
Q: Can I get help dealing with State Farm Auto Insurance over an inflated accident apprasal by Kaizen?

I scratched my car in a "my fault" parking accident. No injury only minor damage to both cars. Other car was fixed. State farm said my car was total loss. Then not totaled, then it was totaled again, Finally not totaled. I have my car. State Farm agreed to fix my car per an... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 27, 2024

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Attorneys may want to know what happened to make State Farm vacillate back and forth in its total loss declaration. Attorneys may also have questions about how scratching a car resulted in a total loss declaration. If... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Probate for Arizona on
Q: My girlfriend is getting an inheritance from her dads will.Family lawyer says we have to pay a oath & stamp duty fee

and a nortization fee equaling to a totall of 130k. Im more curious to make sure its not a scam. The inheritance money wise is over 7 million and 65 acres of land.

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answered on Apr 17, 2024

GF needs to hire an AZ attorney to check out the Probate Action. Then he needs to look into the distribution itself. Notary fees do not justify $130K ever. However it sounds like there are other fees involved, not just for a notary. Also the Deed will need to be drafted correctly to convey... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Arizona on
Q: My landlord emailed my lease. I did not sign this. Not even online. But every section was initialed or signed.

And there was a $50 added for water reclamation

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

If you received a lease agreement that includes your initials or signature but you did not authorize these, it's important to address this issue promptly. It sounds like the lease may have been signed fraudulently. First, you should contact your landlord directly to clarify the situation.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Arizona on
Q: I signed an apartment lease with a guarantor and they have failed to fulfill obligation. What are my options? Arizona
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answered on Apr 16, 2024

If you are in Arizona and your guarantor has failed to fulfill their obligation under your apartment lease agreement, you have a few potential options:

1. Review your lease agreement: Carefully read through your lease to understand the specific terms and conditions related to the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Arizona on
Q: What can I do when my landlord unlawfully enters my apartment?

A maintenance worker entered my apartment today while I was home. I was not dressed for the day and they entered without notice or even knocking and no emergency existed. What are my options? If I want to end my lease how long do I have to do that and how long do I have to notify my landlord of my... View More

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

If your landlord or their representative (such as a maintenance worker) unlawfully enters your apartment, you have several options:

1. Document the incident: Write down the date, time, and details of the unlawful entry. If possible, take photos or videos as evidence.

2. Communicate...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Landlord - Tenant for Arizona on
Q: Is it legal for a landlord to deny someone's rental application because they received rental assistance last year

In phoenix the mayor did a press confrence announcing the ban on discriminating against people for their source of income and their ability to pay for housing. If a property manager specifically states on its of qualifications and rental criteria that anyone who applied for or received rental... View More

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

The situation you describe could have legal implications for the landlord in Phoenix, Arizona. In March 2023, the Phoenix City Council passed an ordinance that prohibits housing discrimination based on a person's source of income, including rental assistance. This ordinance went into effect on... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security and Real Estate Law for Arizona on
Q: child has social security disability wondering if we can use back pay for closing cost on a family home
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answered on Apr 16, 2024

Yes, it is generally possible to use Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) back pay to cover closing costs when purchasing a family home. Here are a few key things to keep in mind:

1. Lump-sum back pay: When an individual is approved for SSDI, they often receive a lump-sum payment...
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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Arizona on
Q: Can my office manager interfere with USPS delivery ? She is holding mail packages to my address v of name on it !

I have a few friends that order me presents under their names or even allow them to receive packages occasionally through the United States postal service to my address . The mailman has been delivering the packages to the office due to break-ins and the office manager won't allow anyone to... View More

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

Your office manager should not interfere with the delivery of mail addressed to your residence, even if the recipient's name is different from yours. According to the United States Postal Service (USPS), as long as the mail is addressed to your location, it should be delivered to you,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Arizona on
Q: can i sue mercedes for my car catching fire due to their negligence?

i had full coverage, prior to the dealership having it to make a new key, the police had it as it had been stolen at gun point and was being processed for DNA and Finger prints. the dealership only mentioned that one of the tires had belts showing and it should be replaced before driving it. it... View More

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answered on Apr 15, 2024

Based on the information you've provided, it's difficult to say definitively whether you have a strong case against Mercedes or your insurance company. However, here are a few points to consider:

1. Negligence: To sue Mercedes successfully, you would need to prove that they were...
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