International Law Questions & Answers by State

International Law Questions & Answers

Q: Im a international student, Can i filled a divorce in NY with my spouse absence.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and International Law for New York on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017

You can file a divorce if you reside in NY. 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. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not...
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Q: If I marry my Mexican fiance on the cross border express bridge in Tijuana Mexico is the marriage valid in the US

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and International Law for California on
Answered on Mar 17, 2017

A marriage in any other country is usually valid in the USA, with few exceptions based on international law and public policy (e.g., child brides, bigamy, etc.). 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. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following...
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Q: Which country has jurisdiction for a marketing email sent internationally?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Federal Crimes, International Law and Internet Law for Florida on
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 damages as well.

You indicate that your conduct is not a violation of Indian law; in that case you probably cannot be sued in Indian courts.
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Q: Can I be sued from someone outside the US?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, International Law and Libel & Slander for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 6, 2017

Free speech protections do not apply to defamation, and opinions are not defamation. Defamation is a false statement of fact (not opinion) that damages a person's reputation. If I say John the surgeon is the worst, I am not uttering defamation because that's my opinion of John. If say John the surgeon left a scalpel in my body, and it is not true, that is defamation.

In all likelihood, a person living in Spain would sue you in Spanish courts because the damage done to their reputation...
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Q: What to do to avoid possible bigamy for a new marriage?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and International Law for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 28, 2017

They need to get divorced. There's really no reason to suspect anyone would be charged with an offense. But, if you want to be free and clear, you need to get the two of them to get a lawyer in S. Korea to put through a legal divorce.
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Q: Will the incident in US affect the K1 I have with my filipina fiancee?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, International Law and Military Law for Utah on
Answered on Feb 28, 2017

The incident may effect her if the government concludes that she was attempting to avoid statutory requirements. However, it sounds like you had documentation to show that this was not the case.
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Q: Can green card holder marry with international student in North Carolina?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for North Carolina on
Answered on Feb 26, 2017

Immigration status does not affect whether or not two people can get married. The normal marriage requirements will still apply -- you can't be married to someone else, you have to be old enough to get married, etc. However, if the question you are asking is can the green card holder sponsor the international student for a green card if they get married, the answer is probably yes, depending on their circumstances.
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Q: Good morning, I'm contacting you because I have a question concerning a friend of mine.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, International Law and Internet Law for Indiana on
Answered on Feb 20, 2017

Probably not the smartest way to express one's self, but I don't see a crime there.
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Q: Can I serve papers by courier abroad to a non-Hague country?

1 Answer | Asked in International Law for Michigan on
Answered on Feb 15, 2017

This would be valid service under Michigan law, provided that the courier is a competent adult who is not a party or an officer of a corporate party. But that does not mean that the Michigan court would have jurisdiction over the defendant, or that the judgment you might obtain would be enforceable against the defendant. The advice given by the State Department is good advice as well. My answer is only for discussion purposes and is not legal advice. In order to properly advise you, I would...
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Q: What contracts are needed to be in place between US (California) distributor with a European Manufacturer?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Law and International Law for California on
Answered on Feb 13, 2017

There are too many options. 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. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal...
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Q: International Law: Can one country, lets say A, put rescued children from country B without their approval?

1 Answer | Asked in International Law for New York on
Answered on Feb 8, 2017

Your question needs clarification. It sounds like you're asking for a research paper, and this is not the forum for that. 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. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts,...
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Q: I am threatened and blackmailed by someone in another country. Can US police do anything about it?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, International Law and Internet Law for Massachusetts on
Answered on Feb 8, 2017

The state has jurisdiction when its citizens are harmed or threatened. The more likely reason for this response is that they do not want to get involved because he is overseas and it takes a lot of effort to get him. Does he ever travel back to the states?

Here is a chart outlining the status of "revenge porn" across the country: http://kellywarnerlaw.com/revenge-porn-laws-50-state-guide/

You may also have civil options, which may be better because your lawyer can be in...
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Q: I am 17 and joined a semi porn site (18-up.) Met a guy and in confidentiality told him I was 17 almost 18.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, International Law, Juvenile Law and Municipal Law for New York on
Answered on Feb 8, 2017

You may have violated the Terms of Use of the site, which may be considered fraud and breach of contract. 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. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense,...
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Q: Any special considerations in willing foreign property.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Estate Planning and International Law for Alabama on
Answered on Feb 6, 2017

When I have had clients who owned property in another country, I have advised them to have a valid Will in this country that addresses the specific gift AND a Will valid in the country where the property is located. The distribution of foreign owned property will be dictated and handled pursuant to the laws of that foreign country. It would be important to consult with an attorney licensed in that foreign country.
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Q: I have a client who lives in New York, but his wife lives in Guatemala. but his wife lives in Guatemala.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and International Law for New York on
Answered on Feb 3, 2017

Typically this is done via the embassy. 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. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create...
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Q: Does my app need any legal documents like terms and services or a privacy policy or an EULA.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, International Law and Internet Law on
Answered on Jan 26, 2017

You should clearly disclose what information you are collecting, how it will be used, dispute resolution and any disclaimers in a privacy policy and terms of use statement.

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Q: I would like to know as it is possible to ship hand made products, expecially food and drink, from europe to the US.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and International Law for New York on
Answered on Jan 20, 2017

You may need a special license for importing such goods. See: https://www.agriculture.ny.gov/AI/import_export.html

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. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not...
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Q: Can I use Beyonce's song and make it funny like: Artist "Reyonce" doing Beyonce Cover (example) or any famous artist?

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Entertainment / Sports, Intellectual Property and International Law for New York on
Answered on Jan 19, 2017

There's a fine line between infringement and fair use (e.g., parody) of a copyrighted song. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me on my law practice website. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.
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Q: What are my options

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and International Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jan 18, 2017

Family law is exclusively state law. There is limited international enforcement of custody, kidnapping, and other matters, but these are very rarely utilized. You can seek a court order in Colorado which can establish support if you ex ever re-enters the US or is a US citizen/resident. However, if your ex is making 8K a year, the support (if any) would be very low (i.e. less than $100 a month). Colorado does favor 50-50% custody, but in an international context (esp. with a concern that the...
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Q: Starting a business. Company in Thailand is already using same name in a related field. Can I use the name or no?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, International Law and Trademark for Illinois on
Answered on Jan 11, 2017

Trademarks and trade names are jurisdiction-specific. If the name is not used or registered in the US, you are free to use it here...but of course no in Thailand.
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