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International Law Questions & Answers

Q: What's the first step to starting an import company?

1 Answer | Asked in International Law for New York on
Answered on Jun 15, 2018
Richard Sternberg's answer
There are many steps, and the sequence of the steps differs depending on the product, the market, the suppliers, any licenses needed, and many other factors. Indeed, once might say that the first step is getting the basic business knowledge on learning the steps by getting an MBA and/or a legal education, but many quite successful importers have neither. I'd suggests buying an hour of time from a lawyer who knows a little about international trade and corporate formation and discussing your...
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Q: Do district courts still have original jurisdiction over acts of piracy committed on international waters?

1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime, International Law and Criminal Law for New York on
Answered on Jun 14, 2018
Aubrey Claudius Galloway's answer
Probably not, unless said courts are in the same physical jurisdiction where the ship that was victimized is registered. The court of original jurisdiction is where the (non-pirate) ship is registered. For example, many cruse lines register native to the Bahamas; if one of those vessels were attacked by pirates, the Bahamas is where legal action could be entertained.

Hope that helps,

Aubrey C. Galloway III, Esq.

(914) 912-1555
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Q: What are the steps to solving international issues both judicial and non-judicial?

3 Answers | Asked in International Law on
Answered on Jun 9, 2018
Richard Sternberg's answer
What an open-ended, seemingly civics question. I’ll try. How about international diplomacy.
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Q: If I forward money from a Singapore entity to a US Client, would the Singapore entity need any licenses?

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Business Law, International Law and Securities Law on
Answered on Jun 9, 2018
Richard Sternberg's answer
From whom? For what? It is not illegal and no licenses are required by US law to transfer money to a US entity or person, but there may be issues in Singapore or issues involving other aspects of the transaction. If I’m doubt, run the transaction past a lawyer in a consult. Often, consults can be purchased as independent services.
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Q: Need advice/recommendation. Father died. Family resides in Europe. I am a US resident. Where to start?

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and International Law on
Answered on Jun 6, 2018
Richard Sternberg's answer
You need to contact a lawyer in the country or jurisdiction where your father resided at the time he died. If your father owned property in the US, you may also need a US lawyer in the jurisdiction where the property lies. But, you start by returning to your father's funeral, and, after being with the family, you might find out what your mother or your siblings have already done.

Unfortunately, I know of no equivalent to Justia or Avvo for European lawyers. Many US-based International...
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1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property and International Law on
Answered on Jun 5, 2018
Andrew Zulieve Esq's answer
I have no idea what question the person is asking.
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Q: Is there an international custody form I can fill out for someone to take custody of my dog in the case of an emergency?

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Animal / Dog Law, International Law and Immigration Law on
Answered on Jun 4, 2018
Richard Sternberg's answer
Your love for your canine may be such that you don't want to hear any of this, but, as a dog-lover myself and a lawyer, I think it is good news. In the U.S., a dog is property. Immigration law, adoption law, and custody law have nothing to do with the issues. The only problems I would foresee in an unauthorized person taking your dog are: 1) a claim of theft, which, for most dogs would be a misdemeanor; and 2) public safety issues about bringing a live animal across national boundaries. To...
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1 Answer | Asked in International Law for New Mexico on
Answered on Jun 1, 2018
Richard Sternberg's answer
The ICC has no jurisdiction in New Mexico. The United States withdrew its signatory status to the Rome Treaty. Even if it had jurisdiction, the ICC would not address issues involving your arrest or incarceration unless you are a war criminal or the UN has delegated the case to the ICC, usually after genocide. You need a New Mexico lawyer.

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Q: 1. can the PCA rely on procedural rules at the expense of substantive laws?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law and International Law on
Answered on May 30, 2018
Richard Sternberg's answer
I cannot determine what country, state, county, or other jurisdiction is the source of this question, but you need to review the case file with a lawyer familiar with the facts and law there. Any response you get here is flat-out incompetent.

BTW, Justia is primarily visited by US attorneys, and I'm pretty sure that there is no Permanent Court of Arbitration in any of our 56 state jurisdictions.
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Q: How long can I use my International Driver's license/permit to drive legally in the US now that I'm a resident of NJ?

4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Immigration Law, Traffic Tickets and International Law for New Jersey on
Answered on May 29, 2018
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
It depends, In general you can only use your international license for 60 days, but many of those are not legal either to use as the ones sold over the internet are fakes.
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Q: Can I post photos of celebrities, musicians, etc. on my own personal website if I'm deriving profit from the website?

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property, International Law and Internet Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on May 24, 2018
John Espinosa's answer
If you are using it to make money it is not a personal use but a commercial one. Don't use the photos without getting permission from the copyright holder.
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Q: Over 10,000 dollars worth of precious metals and I plan on going back to the United States. I'm the military overseas.

1 Answer | Asked in Collections, Gov & Administrative Law and International Law on
Answered on May 19, 2018
Richard Sternberg's answer
It probably doesn’t require a report unless it is cash equivalent, including bullion. But, all you need to do as far as CBP cares is declare it. There is no duty, so why wouldn’t you declare it anyway to avoid confusion. If you transport more than $10,000, at once or in a pattern of shipments, without declaring it, it is subject to seizure and you can be charged with a Federal crime. If you are importing certain non-monetary items, like gifts and jewelry, they may be subject to normal...
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Q: Need some advice here regarding my father, stepmom and custody that crosses international borders

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law and International Law for Maryland on
Answered on May 16, 2018
Richard Sternberg's answer
The parties interested in custody need to consult Maryland counsel. This issue cannot be competently handled by remote control with an interested, non-custodial step-brother.

Q: Hello, May I have H1B visa if i am a student of a university for 4 years and may I study bachelor with H1B visa?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Education Law and International Law on
Answered on May 16, 2018
Carl Shusterman's answer
You can go to school with your H-1B visa as long as you continue to work for your H-1B sponsor.

Q: Is EB1C tough to get directly? Or is it best to get L1A and then move to EB1A?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Immigration Law and International Law on
Answered on May 11, 2018
Carl Shusterman's answer
We always advise our clients to come to the US on an L-1A visa, and then to apply for a green card as a Multinational Executive or Manager.

Q: I am an international student with F1 visa, but I got a call from acting Agency for representation. What should I do?

1 Answer | Asked in International Law and Immigration Law for California on
Answered on May 7, 2018
Carl Shusterman's answer
Jobs outside of your school are only available to international students who have completed one full academic year and who have a qualifying economic hardship or an emergent circumstance.

According to the DHS, a qualifying economic hardship entails "new, unexpected circumstances beyond [your] control," such as:

Loss of financial aid or on-campus employment (if the student is not at fault)

Large increases in tuition or living costs

Substantial decrease in the...

Q: I'm on F1 VISA and my Wife came to US on F2 dependent visa. And she decide to Do Masters Here in US.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for Arizona on
Answered on May 7, 2018
Carl Shusterman's answer
Not necessarily. It would depend on why her F-1 visa gets rejected.

Q: What should I do when I want a divorce to a marriage that took place overseas

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Immigration Law and International Law for California on
Answered on May 6, 2018
Richard Sternberg's answer
You may file for divorce in the state in which you reside once you meet the criteria for divorce in that state. Obtaining jurisdiction over your husband in order to resolve property or custody and support issues is a more complex matter. Consult with a family law practitioner in California. You might try navigating to and the find a lawyer function. Input Family Law and your county of residence, and then read the reviews and endorsements rather than the ads.

Q: Can I still get a passport to travel outside of US, since I am no longer under probation?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Federal Crimes and International Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Apr 26, 2018
Carl Shusterman's answer
If you are a US citizen, you should be able to get a passport to travel abroad.

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