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International Law Questions & Answers

Q: How do I go about hiring employees overseas? They would be consultants for my business.

1 Answer | Asked in International Law for New York on
Answered on May 26, 2017

You may need to apply for visas for them. Careful about misclassifying them. 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 & Child...
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Q: In N.J. can a Prosecutor draft the indictment 7 days after the hearing unsigned by a foreperson to quash a preliminary h

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Admiralty / Maritime, Constitutional Law and International Law for New Jersey on
Answered on May 15, 2017

You are asking Warrant vs. Indictment. Indictment is fine as recited above, not a 4th Amendment Violation
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Q: Can an international underage student live alone and pay his own rent in California, while in high school?

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, International Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Answered on May 13, 2017

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...
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Q: I bought a ticket for a concert but I didn't receive it,and they kept delaying the fact that they didn't have the ticket

1 Answer | Asked in Entertainment / Sports, International Law and Consumer Law on
Answered on May 13, 2017

If you charged it on a credit carf, charge it back. If not, you can sue the defendant where you can find him. In the modern economy, credit (more than debit) cards are very useful.
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Q: How do I sue someone in another country?

1 Answer | Asked in International Law for California on
Answered on May 12, 2017

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.
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Q: What do a man's children need to do after his unexpected death ?

1 Answer | Asked in International Law, Native American Law, Probate and Social Security for Massachusetts on
Answered on May 11, 2017

Your CHILDREN'S relationship is not one of 'common law' and assuming they are over the age of majority, they should contact a MA lawyer to determine if probate is needed, and what they need to do to assert a claim.

If they are NOT yet of the age of majority, YOU can act on their behalf. The procedure for doing that varies from state to state, so again, contact a MA attorney to determine what you need to do and how to proceed.

Bear in mind, if there were no probate estate...
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Q: Any avenues to over-ride a father's refusal to allow his 13 year old to travel with mom out of country?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and International Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on May 9, 2017

Yes. Get a lawyer, and file a petition with the court to modify custody to allow the trip because it is good for the child due to family connections, cultural expansion, religious reasons, or other benefits to the child. Be sure to read any prior custody agreements or orders first. Forget it if the country visited is near or will not restrict travel to a country that hasn't signed The Hague Convention on Abduction.
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Q: I need a consultation on a few things.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Immigration Law and International Law for Massachusetts on
Answered on May 3, 2017

In Massachusetts if you are residing here with your spouse and the breakdown of the marriage takes place here, then you can commence a Divorce Complaint or have a Joint Petition for divorce here. You do not need to be a citizen to obtain a divorce, but you will need your marriage certificate and it will need to translated by a duly authorized translator or the Indian consulate. The laws of your country will dictate how they view foreign divorce, however.
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Q: Filing I-130 & I-485 I'm married to a Chinese woman who is here on a traveling visa but it has exspired. What to do?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for California on
Answered on Apr 2, 2017

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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Q: Living overseas for 11 years. Married in Thailand. Can my wife claim rights to property in Colorado?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and International Law for Colorado on
Answered on Apr 1, 2017

Potentially, yes. If you were married when the homes were purchased, they are automatically included in the marital estate in CO. If they were purchased prior to the marriage, the appreciation (and potentially the whole property) would be included in the marital estate. Note, the Thai property division laws do not necessarily control asset divisions in the US or Colorado.

The wrinkle is the international aspect of the impending divorce. A Thai court has no jurisdiction over US or...
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Q: I was injured on vacation abroad - do the laws of the country I was in apply in terms of any kind of a claim?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and International Law for Texas on
Answered on Mar 31, 2017

Certainly they do though if you were injured because of another person you might have a US claim. If its on a cruise that's a whole different set of jurisprudence and I'd start by getting a free consult from a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Assn.
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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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