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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... 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 helps.

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... 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... 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... 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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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Immigration Law and International Law for Florida on
Q: My ex is living n working illegally here in the US using a fake social security # what are his rights 2 his unborn child

He is working and living illegally in worried when the baby is born he will try and take the baby so I want to know what his rights are? I am a US citizen.

Shan Dimitris Potts
Shan Dimitris Potts answered on Jan 7, 2016

Even if he is not a US citizen and works illegally he will have rights to his child. Family court is different from immigration court. There are different judges at different courts, so you need to a good family lawyer to represent you so you can keep your baby with your yourself. All the best.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for Florida on
Q: I’m a US citizen and my spouse lives in Denmark. We want to apply for the green card but one of the requirements...

I’m a US citizen and my spouse lives in Denmark. We want to apply for the green card but one of the requirements is me proving I can support him financially by sending an affidavit. The problem is I’m between jobs at the moment and can’t facilitate this. On the other hand, he can provide an... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Nov 10, 2015

Take the average income that you have made for at least the last year and state that as your income in doing the affidavit. That is probably the best solution I can come up with right now. Go see an immigration attorney, as well. They rarely answer any questions here.

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1 Answer | Asked in International Law for Florida on
Q: I have Iranian Carpet that is seized, how do I get it back from customs. It was a wedding gift five years ago.
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Aug 10, 2015

You asked this a long time ago. I do not know of any attorneys that can handle this type of question, you need to look for an attorney who handles matters with customs.

1 Answer | Asked in International Law for Florida on
Q: US Customs has seized a shipment of letters bound to the USPS. They have stamps already on ? Which law has jurisdiction.

I have for many years recieve mail from foreign countries. The intent is to "inject" them in the USPS. It is received with U.S stamps already on them. Now Customs is telling me it is ilegal to do so. Which law or regulation are they basing this on?

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Aug 10, 2015

Federal law, most likely.

1 Answer | Asked in International Law for Florida on
Q: Is it leagal for US citizen to invest in a foreign on line poker site?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Aug 9, 2015

Probably.

1 Answer | Asked in International Law for Florida on
Q: Where can I file for international custody of my two children through hague convention in North Florida?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Aug 4, 2015

Go see an international lawyer, or a family lawyer who knows about this sort of thing. I have been practicing for 30 years and do not know how to answer your question. It might just be the wrong question to ask.

1 Answer | Asked in International Law for Florida on
Q: Can parent in non signatory country UAE use hague convention abduction report for our children to return from us to UAE?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Aug 4, 2015

I hope you have gotten this question answered by now. Whenever you have a legal question like this it is best to go see an attorney who handles that type of law, face to face.

1 Answer | Asked in International Law for Florida on
Q: CAN A NATURALIZED US CITIZEN CORRECT BIRTH DATE WITHOUT PENALTIES?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Aug 4, 2015

Correct birth date? What do you mean? Probably is the only answer that I can give you.

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