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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Immigration Law and International Law for Florida on
Q: How can I get my undocumented daughter back from the U.S after I've been deported?

I've been deported. However, my undocumented ex-girlfirend and undocumented 3-year old child remain in the US. She refuses for me to have any communication with her and is now in a situation where her current boyfriend's ex-wife is threatening to hurt my daughter. His ex-wife is upset that my... Read more »

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler answered on Dec 29, 2019

Your decision not to marry her complicates matters. If you are on the birth certificate, you will need to assert your right to joint custody at a minimum. In doing so, you may be required to help support your son. You can be forced to prove that he is, in fact, your son. This is really more of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and International Law for Florida on
Q: If i tell somebody to leave me alone, but they still contantly message me is it considered harrassment?

It's two people, and one lives in another country

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 29, 2019

Yes. Cyberstalking is now being recognized as a crime.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Immigration Law, Civil Rights and International Law for Florida on
Q: changing second name in birth certificate

To whom it may concern,

I'd want to clear up a couple of questions, connected with a birth certificate topic.

We need to change a second name for an eight-year old child. A child has a double citizenship, from US and from Russian Federation (a birth certificate recieved in Miami,... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 17, 2019

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Business Formation, Business Law and International Law for Florida on
Q: How to set up a touring company in another country?

Hi, I am trying to start a touring company in Jamaica with my brother. He will be responsible for hiring and securing proper licensing and management of drivers in Jamaica, (already hired one) and I will be in Florida, running the business, banking and marketing end. What would be the best way to... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 17, 2019

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1 Answer | Asked in International Law and Admiralty / Maritime for Florida on
Q: Can experimental (non-US FDA approved) medical procedures be performed by doctors on ships in international waters?

Maritime law question....Could a ship flagged in a non-U.S. registered/flagged country (e.g. the Bahamas) have a doctor on board perform experimental procedures (say, for cancer) when in international waters that are not allowed in the U.S. ?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Feb 22, 2019

Probably. What, if any connection does the doctor have with the U.S.?

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for Florida on
Q: Is it possible for a U.S. citizen to marry a Mexican citizen, and for said Mexican citizen to gain legal residency?
Kelli Y Allen
Kelli Y Allen answered on Jan 16, 2019

Yes, it is but the timing and specific process vary greatly and depend on a number of factors. I highly suggest having a full consultation with an experienced immigration attorney who can analyze the specific situation and explain the process that would apply to your case.

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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property, International Law and Trademark for Florida on
Q: May a registered mark be used on a good not directly specified in the "App", but in the same class? The class is (016).

Moreover, the international class is 016, which is the class over goods/services in commerce dealing with paper materials and printed matter. Simply, if the "App" just identified greeting cards and is registered, is it justified or congruent to perform trade through also standard printed paperback... Read more »

Andrew Zulieve Esq
Andrew Zulieve Esq answered on Jan 31, 2018

You need to consult with an experienced trademark attorney prior to taking what seems on its face to be a very risky tack. If your proposed product is sufficiently related to that sold under the registered mark, then you may have a serious infringement issue.

1 Answer | Asked in International Law for Florida on
Q: I need attorney to set up Miami account with funds belonging to Belgian English-French translator, 75..

International Law. Funds are currently held at SunTrust. Bank will remit funds held in my name to attorney representing Belgian national whose assets are protected by tax treaty between the US and Belgium.

Richard Sternberg
Richard Sternberg answered on Jan 11, 2018

This sounds very suspiciously like a common Internet fraud. It is utterly easy to set up a US bank account for a Belgian, and there is nothing special that any CPA doesn't know about income tax protection under tax treaties. The fact that you are planning to lay out money for an attorney to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and International Law for Florida on
Q: What can I do to continue to collect monies from the US State Dept. re. Holocaust survivor/France US Treaty after denial

I represent the estates of my uncle and grandmother, both sent to Auschwitz on the French Railroad from Drancy , France.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Dec 16, 2017

If you are the personal representative of their estates (appointed by a probate court), your attorney should review the applicable treaty, and pertinent State Department regulations, to see if there are grounds for appeal of the denial. Why are they denying continued payments?

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law and International Law for Florida on
Q: Status of Forces Agreement

With Status of Forces Agreement. I was just wondering if you could fill in some questions I had. If we provide a service, as a contractor, for a base in a foreign country, will we be able to fly our guys out to install this or will they have to employ the locals for this? If it is not technically... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Dec 6, 2017

It will depend upon the terms of your contract, as well as upon the text of the particular SOF agreement.

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2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and International Law for Florida on
Q: Hoa raising fee 4th time for special assessment letter Saying I owe half of $600/by 11/20. That's 13 days!! Help PLEASE!

I just got a letter saying new special assessment is over $600 and I owe half by 11/20 and the rest by 12/20. That's only 13 days to come up with money that I have no way of coming up with. I'm STILL paying on the last assessment. This can't be legal please help!

Andy Wayne Williamson
Andy Wayne Williamson answered on Nov 7, 2017

Sorry for your situation but it is most likely perfectly Legal assuming the HOA is following the governing documents correctly. No way to say for certain without first reading the HOA governing documents which can’t be done here on Line.

Good luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Child Custody, Child Support and International Law for Florida on
Q: My husbands daughter is a us permanent resident who was sent to Dominican Republic for the holidays and never returned.

Mother and father are both in a legal process in Dominican Republic where we're requesting full custody of the child. Her mother signed an agreement before granting custody to the father for the 5 year old to reside in the US and now refuses to return the child. We're aware that after a year out... Read more »

Kevin D. Slattery Esq.
Kevin D. Slattery Esq. answered on Oct 18, 2017

You should schedule a consultation with a competent immigration attorney, and possibly also with a family law attorney. Also, is your husband a U.S. Citizen, naturalized or by birth? If so, then your step-child may, but not necessarily, have a claim to U.S. Citizenship, in which case... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Education Law and International Law for Florida on
Q: I am a student at an institute and teacher says I cannot listen to my Christian music in my earphones, is this true?

I attend a Salon Institue in FL, and the institute has constant music playing on the speakers the entire day. I have my Christian music in my earphones and the instructor says that I cannot listen to my Christian music because they already have music playing, I am not sure what to do in this... Read more »

Andy Wayne Williamson
Andy Wayne Williamson answered on Sep 25, 2017

In the class, the instructor is in charge. outside of class you are free to listen to what you want. It sounds like there is more to this story. ie: sounds like the instructor knows what type of music you are listening too and apparently does not like your choice of music.

Hope this...
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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Civil Rights, Intellectual Property and International Law for Florida on
Q: Hello!

If I have a business/product idea and want to pursue it with an already established company, instead of starting from scratch how can I work with them without them stealing the idea or product from me, what's the safest approach for me as far as the law goes to protect my idea

Richard Sternberg
Richard Sternberg answered on Aug 8, 2017

Develop a description of your product that does not reveal any of the protected information. Once you get a company interested, pay a lawyer for a Non-Disclosure Agreement, commonly called an NDA. Get it signed before you reveal anything identifiable.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for Florida on
Q: I've got my green card trough the employment (5yr) but Im also married to US citizen(3yr). How should I apply in n400?

I've got my green card trough the employment (5yr) but Im also married to US citizen(3yr). How should I apply in n400? First question alone is confusing, I can select A or B? Applying trough "married to US citizen" creates more paperwork . Need advice how should I apply. Thank you

Kevin D. Slattery Esq.
Kevin D. Slattery Esq. answered on Jun 19, 2017

You may be able to apply under either the 5-year rule or the 3-year rule. Whether you pick one over the other may depend on whether you have criminal history, for example, within the last 5 years but not within the last 3 years. USCIS evaluates whether one has good moral character for either the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Federal Crimes, International Law and Internet Law for Florida on
Q: Which country has jurisdiction for a marketing email sent internationally?

I am a United States citizen, I reside and conduct business in the United States. I have a website that is visible and conducts business worldwide. If I send a marketing email to a user in India, and say I make a mistake and do not unsubscribe the user on his request, which is legal in India, but... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Mar 14, 2017

If you are doing business in the U.S., and if in the course of so doing business you violate a U.S. federal statute, presumably you can be sued in the U.S. for damages resulting from such violation. If the statute includes a fine (in addition to actual damages), the plaintiff could recover those... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, International Law and Juvenile Law for Florida on
Q: I am 17 years old and living in the Uk and want to move back to US with my English fiance whats the best way to do that?

I am 17 years old and I live in the UK on a student visa while at college, I met a girl about 1.5 years ago and now we are engaged, what is the best way to legally get her into America so she can live and work? I have a good job in the USA and will be able to support her even if she can't work.... Read more »

Camlinh Nguyen Rogers
Camlinh Nguyen Rogers answered on Aug 23, 2016

There are questions and answers similar to the mentioned situation on our website at http://aba-us.com/other-services/?lang=en. You can take a look for general information. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Immigration Law and International Law for Florida on
Q: How does one obtain a visitor's visa/pardon to the U.S.?

My mother would like to visit me in the U.S. but she was deported in 2008 after serving a 12 year sentence (conspiracy charge). She is currently in Jamaica (birthplace). My grandmother and I are US citizens. Prior to my mother's incarceration she was a resident. Due to my grandmother's health... Read more »

Camlinh Nguyen Rogers
Camlinh Nguyen Rogers answered on Apr 16, 2016

There are questions and answers similar to the mentioned situation on our website at http://aba-us.com/other-services/?lang=en. You can take a look for general information. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Immigration Law and International Law for Florida on
Q: How does one obtain a visitor's visa/pardon to the U.S.?

My mother would like to visit me in the U.S.but she was deported in 2008 after serving a 12 year sentence (conspiracy charge). She is currently in Jamaica (birthplace). My grandmother and I are US citizens. Prior to my mother's incarceration she was a resident. Due to my grandmother's health... Read more »

Camlinh Nguyen Rogers
Camlinh Nguyen Rogers answered on Apr 16, 2016

The stated facts create a complex case, and are insufficient to provide legal advice.

You should sit down with an experienced immigration attorney, who will investigate the facts and counsel you with solution for your case. Most careful and liable attorneys would not respond to complex...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for Florida on
Q: if I'm Married with a us citizen, I left the country 2 years ago,we have been married for 5 years can I request a visa?

what can I do?

Shan Dimitris Potts
Shan Dimitris Potts answered on Mar 17, 2016

If you are still married and do not have any criminal convictions or inadmissibility bars you can request a green card. Contact an immigration attorney to assist you in this process. A lot of attorneys including me offer fixed price green card services, make use of them.

All the best....
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