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1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law and International Law for Texas on
Q: What practice area would apply to an international high dollar love scam regarding an USA elder man and foreign lady
Terry Lynn Garrett
Terry Lynn Garrett answered on Jan 21, 2020

This is elder exploitation, handled by some elder lawyers and investigated by the FBI.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and International Law on
Q: hai I borrowed 5000€ euro from an international lending company in Europe and with an interest of 3% annuale

I'm from the Philippines. i wonder if this is a legit company and safe

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 20, 2020

It might be difficult to get an answer on that here. There are so many lending institutions out there, and it's unlikely for attorneys to know about all of them. You could try the Banking section here, but you would probably be better off investing your time in conducting your own independent... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime, Civil Rights and International Law on
Q: Can I file a lawsuit against someone for calling me a “lazy sod”?

I work at sea and recently contacted a fellow colleague with regards to assistance with work. He replied and indicated that if I needed more help he was willing to assist. I emailed him back taking up his assistance however his supervisor replied stating I should do the work myself and referring to... Read more »

Tom Evans
Tom Evans answered on Jan 18, 2020

Was any of this due to your being a minority of some sort - race color creed personal orientation? If so you may be able to make a civil rights claim. Otherwise you are left with defamation which likely tequire much more harm.

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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 International Law on
Q: Extradition from the country where there is no treat. Can America extradite from Azerbaijan. ?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 20, 2019

The United States does not have an extradition treaty with Azerbaijan. You could find resources on this subject with the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Justice if you are inquiring for the purposes of research or general knowledge. However, if you are inquiring for the purposes of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property, International Law and Trademark on
Q: Walt in a domain name?

I am an artist and been thinking about buying a domain name "walt" as it is my own name, for my personal artist website and brand. However, there is lots of companies named Walt and obviously Walt Disney. Will using that domain name get me in trouble or is the trademarks only affecting the category... Read more »

Karima Gulick
Karima Gulick answered on Dec 15, 2019

Is it just Walt in the domain name? Is there more to it? I recommend doing a search to make sure the trademark or variations of the mark are not owned by someone else in your field and related fields.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and International Law on
Q: I have no valid driver's license from any country. But a car rental in Austria rented me a car. Can I sue them?

I currently live in the US. I was just visiting Austria. Are there any laws in Austria that allows me to sue the car rental for negligent entrustment of vehicle to unlicensed driver? My boyfriend has a valid licence and he was listed as second driver and he drove the car and I never drove the car.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 10, 2019

An attorney in Austria could best answer your question, as it would involve Austrian law. But your question remains open for four weeks. Under U.S. law, negligent entrustment under such circumstances would be a cause of action more likely to be raised by an injured plaintiff struck by the rental... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in International Law for Arkansas on
Q: Can someone from Malta file a police report/law suit against someone in the USA?

I asked someone to draw my cat. I paid him a $100 deposit. $290 was the total.

After some thought I decided that I no longer wanted said drawing as I found it was over priced and not what I was expecting. I asked him to draw my cat on impulse. I informed him I no longer wanted the drawing... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 18, 2019

The police are not likely to involve themselves in a matter of this scope and nature. It is a civil matter involving contract issues. That does not mean he is precluded from pursuing civil remedies. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for Texas on
Q: Obtaining Citizenship

I’m married with my US citizen wife about 5 years and planning to get her my home countries citizenship through marriage. is there any restrictions for US citizens to obtaining another countries citizenship through marriage ?

Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman answered on Nov 3, 2019

The United States accepts dual citizenship.

1 Answer | Asked in International Law on
Q: International law

So my sister who is swedish was in washington state and got sick, got sent in to the hospital, she has an insurance from a company in New jersey who now says that the insurance dosent cover the bill from the hospital. What laws would applye to this case? Swedish, Washintons or New Jerseys?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 27, 2019

On a basic level, for the purposes of pursuing their bill, the hospital's actions would primarily fall under the billing and collection laws of Washington State. But you must also look at the language found on the hospital's bills, hospital admission or assignment of benefit forms, insurance claim... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and International Law for New Jersey on
Q: Dear sir/madam I am a diplomat, with a diplomatic passport. I was pulled over by a cop in NJ for illegal lane change.

I was driving a rental vehicle from Thrifty, in NJ , which the policeman that stopped me found to be uninsured and with expired registration .I thus received a total of 3 tickets .I was told by my colleagues that being a visiting diplomat, I am immune from prosecution and need ONLY respond to the... Read more »

Peter A. Michael
Peter A. Michael answered on Sep 26, 2019

You are not immune from prosecution just yet. You will need to appear in court and attempt to resolve this summons. Since the car was a rental, the rental service should be able to provide you proof of insurance and registration of the vehicle. This evidence may be shown to the municipal court... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and International Law for California on
Q: Can an international airline expect you to pay international calling fees to access their 24/7 customer service?

I purchased a ticket with an international airline. I am based in the U.S and the airline is based in China. The airline has a 24 hour free cancelation policy. Their U.S customer service hotline is only open M-F. However, they have a 24/7 Chinese number hotline. Since I purchased my ticket on a... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 26, 2019

I'm not certain what consumer protections California law would provide here, and that's something a California attorney could advise you on in the best manner. But your question remains open for three weeks. If you pursued the matter in court, the legal fees and/or your time could exceed the amount... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims, Stockbroker Fraud and International Law on
Q: Crypto binary trade fraud case

Crypto binary trade fraud to me help me claim my money.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 9, 2019

'Sorry that no one picked up your question in three weeks. At this point, you could look up attorneys here on this site under Find-a-Lawyer, conduct your own independent searches, or look into attorney referral resources from your state's bar association. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and International Law for New York on
Q: How legal is it that these cameras record audio?

I work for a trucking company, we have the smart drive camera system, these cameras only record several seconds before and several seconds after an event like accident, hard brake, red light etc.. there's two cameras, one facing the front and the other facing me, they are used for security reasons... Read more »

V. Jonas Urba
V. Jonas Urba answered on Aug 31, 2019

Why would it not be? Is the vehicle titled in your name and are you operating it for your own private interests during these "events"?

A more interesting question might be your employer demanding your personal cell phone for examination after an "event". Do you know of any law which might...
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, International Law and Products Liability on
Q: ORDERPLUS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED don't fulfill orders. I paid them months ago, the products haven't been shipped. SCAM
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 22, 2019

File a protest with your credit card. Some will get your money back for you. Notify the cops and see who they send you to.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and International Law for California on
Q: Vacations in California

Hello everyone! I was on vacation in California and I have some doubts regarding some events that happened during my stay related to drugs (marihuana). I would like to receive professional advice while finding a lawyer. As for the advice, I do not care if it is by Skype or by other telematic way... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Aug 19, 2019

You will need to contact lawyers directly and indivdually

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, International Law and Small Claims on
Q: Can I take a person to court in Florida for money owed even though I live overseas?

I paid for a training service that never went ahead and was told I would get a refund. There was difficulty in communication not going through to me to receive my refund and after a year I stopped getting any replies. I only know their business address. Is it possible to take them court without... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 18, 2019

It can depend on the terms of the agreement you entered. Check to see if it has any type of forum selection clause or other restriction as to where disputes are to be adjudicated, or if it contains a mandatory arbitration clause that precludes remedies in civil court or small claims court. You... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Immigration Law and International Law for Missouri on
Q: I and our 3 kids are dual UK-USA citizens. My wife is USA only. Can kids move to UK with me? If wife wishes to remain...

There's a little disharmony in paradise. Wife wishes to remain in USA (being only a US citizen) and is a stay-home Mom; she has not been employed in over 15 years. I am the sole income. I and all kids wish to move back to England. Kids were born in USA but are all naturalized as UK citizens with UK... Read more »

Lydia Seifner
Lydia Seifner answered on Aug 12, 2019

You both have equal rights to the children; so the children may move to the UK with you, but she can also submit a court action to have them returned if she disagrees. Talk to an attorney in the jurisdiction where your family lives to discuss your options.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: I am married who lives in US, PA and wife is my 1st cousin she lives outside the US.

I am married who lives in US, PA and wife is my 1st cousin she lives outside the US.

can I file i130 form for her without problems even it is illegal from marrying 1st cousin under Pennsylvania law.

I am already married I only need to bring her to US.

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Aug 8, 2019

As long as the marriage is legitimate where it takes place and the state in which you intend to settle in the US recognizes it, too.

3 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law and International Law for California on
Q: Can I get arrested for being drunk, although not being disruptive in any way, at the passport control?

I will be traveling from Frankfurt to CA, USA. I will be drinking on that airplane because it’s legal since I’m 17 and am within the drinking age of Frankfurt, Germany. Thus, if I drink legally, there is no way for the US border control to arrest me, correct? And they have no right to force me... Read more »

Wais Azami
Wais Azami answered on Aug 2, 2019

Too many questions at once and I'll have even more questions in order to answer it properly. Can't do it here. This site is not safe and can be read by police. Call my office instead.

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