Timur Akpinar's answer You could contact the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to inquire if they know who performs the equivalent of their services in Asian countries. The charts I use identify the National Ocean Service Coast Survey as a reference (with additional inputs from the Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Coast Guard), and I also use Notices to Mariners, but it depends what application you are looking to use these for. You mention courts and IRS; I use these charts for reference and...
Allen C. Ladd's answer You will not be able to travel to the USA with a DUI arrest (even without conviction) within the past 5 years, because you are a public danger. You will need to get clearance from a "panel physician" who is on contract with the US consulate in France. Go to the consulate's website, or go to www.aila.org to look for a US immigration attorney in France, for further guidance. (If you don't find one in France, go to Germany in the listings, there are several I know of who handle this matter.)...
Richard Sternberg's answer It sounds like a Canadian issue, not a U.S. issue, and it sounds like you did something bad after you realized that you forgot your passport, and you were permanently excluded by Canadian authorities. You might start with a Canadian immigration lawyer, and they don't hang out at Justia unless they are also US lawyers. Good luck.
Carl Shusterman's answer Jobs outside of your school are only available to international students who have completed one full academic year and who have a qualifying economic hardship or an emergent circumstance.
According to the DHS, a qualifying economic hardship entails "new, unexpected circumstances beyond [your] control," such as:
Loss of financial aid or on-campus employment (if the student is not at fault)
Richard Sternberg's answer You may file for divorce in the state in which you reside once you meet the criteria for divorce in that state. Obtaining jurisdiction over your husband in order to resolve property or custody and support issues is a more complex matter. Consult with a family law practitioner in California. You might try navigating to Avvo.com and the find a lawyer function. Input Family Law and your county of residence, and then read the reviews and endorsements rather than the ads.
Richard Sternberg's answer Sounds like you are sufficiently naive to be scammed, so do the right thing, and get involved with your child. When it arrives, pay for and have an HLA test to prove that it’s yours. Your support obligation usually begins at birth, which is not before the HLA test. If it is your child, your child support can usually be computed from a chart. And, yes. You have to pay it. It’s your kid. The obligation is enforceable by international treaty in many, many countries. And, yes, you may need to...
Richard Sternberg's answer It seems that the advice you need is about your responsibilities under Czech law. I haven't seen any Czech lawyers on Justia. If you are asking for your duties under US law, you should have a US lawyer read the agreement and advise.
Richard Sternberg's answer The retainer will very likely exceed the value of whatever a customized seal filter is. Have you tried charging it back on your credit card? Have you reported it to the web merchant that deals with customer complaints?
Richard Sternberg's answer You need to consult with a California lawyer, because jurisdictional questions are different in different states. As to an international perspective and US Constitutional standards, the California court could take jurisdiction over you and over the divorce, because it has you. It cannot take jurisdiction over the children residing outside the jurisdiction with her and it could not take jurisdiction over her. So, the issues potentially before the court -- if California allows it -- would be the...
Sally Bergman's answer I believe only an attorney licensed in Mexico would be qualified to answer this. Some U.S. financial institutions who have branches in Mexico might accept one, depending upon all the circumstances, but generally speaking, I doubt anyone else would accept a California POA.
Richard Sternberg's answer I’m not going to take the time for the historical research, but IIRC, California was surrendered to the US by Act of War from Spain at the end of the Spanish-American War. Nothing prior to the conquest counts at International Law unless the victor affirmatively adopts it. Often, the victor adopts prior common law, and even prior debt, as happened in the Revolutionary War. But, prior law does not survive silence.
Julie King's answer The answer is it depends. If the person who owns the product and product name claims trademark rights to the product name and your name is substantially likely to cause confusion in consumers' minds as to who produced the product, then you would be infringing on the other person's trademark rights. For example, if you sold shoes with a "swoosh" similar to Nike's, but not EXACTLY the same as Nike's, the legal question would be whether the person who buys your shoes is likely to think they...
Richard Sternberg's answer Yes, I can help you by telling you what to do in this situation: Get a qualified lawyer who practices L&T law in your county in California. Town ordinances are very significant in establishing L&T law in California, and I'm told you REALLY need a lawyer if the part of California you are in includes Berkeley. While your argument may sound logical, I'm willing to bet you've violated at least a half-dozen sections of L&T ordinances, and that may well decide how hard and fast you should be there i...
Louis George Fazzi's answer Take the train, Amtrak from Los Angeles to San Diego. If you're in Orange County, you can board in Fullerton, Anaheim and a number of other locations along the route. Google Amtrak and look for LA to San Diego. It's the best way to go, very comfortable and you won't have to worry about any checkpoints.
If you have to drive, you shouldn't run into any problems, but for me the train is easier, cheaper and fun to ride.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer You may need to file for emancipation, otherwise your parents may face neglect charges. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce...
Richard Sternberg's answer If you are asking how to bring a suit in a foreign country, you retain a lawyer in the appropriate country. If you are asking how you sue someone who lives in a foreign country in a US federal or state court, you review the facts establishing jurisdiction with a lawyer licensed to practice in the jurisdiction in which you want to sue.
Kyndra Mulder's answer File the I-130 and the I-485 for your wife as you state in your facts. Your wife is forgiven the overstay because she is adjusting through you - an immediate relative assuming you are a USC.
Recently the USCIS is questioning the motive of persons who marry after overstaying their visa. This will be a red flag.
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