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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and International Law on
Q: I'm looking for a lawyer to look over my wholesale real estate contract. If you can help please reply
Michael D. Birchmore
Michael D. Birchmore answered on May 5, 2021

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and International Law on
Q: Can I sue a Saudi branch company of a UK based company in British Courts?

I have concluded a memorandum of understanding with a Saudi branch company of a UK registered company. The MoU states that the MoU is subject to the laws of the territory without specifying which territory. In the MoU, the address of the Saudi branch company is given in Saudi. My address as he... Read more »

Hassan Hussein Elkhalil
Hassan Hussein Elkhalil answered on Apr 26, 2021

You may sue the Saudi Company in the UK.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, International Law and Tax Law for Texas on
Q: Should I get a tax refund as an international student?

I started working this year and filed my taxes for last year. I got a tax refund but I was not employed anywhere last year. I am a F-1 student, will this refund affect my chances of getting green card?

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury answered on Apr 22, 2021

You should consult with a Certified Public Accountant to understand why you got a refund. As long as your taxes were properly completed, the mere fact that you got a refund will not affect your eligibility for permanent residency/green card. You should consult with an immigration attorney though... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and International Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can a lawyer find out if someone is married in Mexico?

My friend is trying to get his marriage annulled or get a divorce. He recently learned that his wife may have already been married in Mexico when she married him in the USA. I'm thinking that would be grounds to anull or void their marriage here. However he has no proof this is true, is... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 7, 2021

His US lawyer can find a Mexican lawyer through the US embassy.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Banking and International Law for New Jersey on
Q: I would like to sue Binance for stealing from me, and am in need of legal assistance

Binance has over 300k in stolen assets, and refuses to return it or cooperate with investigation, and also locked my account.

Hassan Hussein Elkhalil
Hassan Hussein Elkhalil answered on Mar 30, 2021

File a police report for the stolen assets.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and International Law for Georgia on
Q: Is a primary custodian able to keep a child in the US when the non-custodial parent moves out of the country?

There is a parenting plan in place that says the child cannot internationally travel without both parent's permission. The non-custodial parent recently gave up joint custody to move out of the country and wants the child to be able to travel to Europe. The custodial parent is aware of the... Read more »

V. Joy Edwards
V. Joy Edwards answered on Mar 23, 2021

If your paperwork says both parents have to agree and one parent does not, then the child should not travel outside of the country

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for Illinois on
Q: Hello, I applied for post completion OPT one month ago. However, I realized that I forgot to answer the question 14

In the I-765 form, which asks whether I want to get a social security number. But because I have a number, I answered question 13 and gave my number. Because I sent the form without answering one question, I am worried about my approval. Do you think that will USCIS deny my application? What should... Read more »

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler answered on Mar 13, 2021

If the USCIS accepted an application in which you answered a question with another question, it should approve the application. That is, unless there are other defects.

1 Answer | Asked in International Law and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Illinois on
Q: Is it likely that a patent application for a process that involves an internationally patented product will be approved?

There is only one source of a patented filament for 3d printing. I have come up with a simple way to print the filament, creating a potentially profitable product. It is a novel idea for printing the filament, but a common way of producing similar products.

Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek answered on Mar 9, 2021

If you came up with a new way of making a filament that is know, then, yes, that is potentially patentable. Your patent would not cover the filament, but it will cover the method.

But there is a problem. The problem is that if you take a known method to make a known product, it will be...
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1 Answer | Asked in International Law for Florida on
Q: I'm an American who was illegally denied entry into Israel. How can I sue the Israeli government?

I am a citizen of the US & Jordan. I live & work in America. I have no family or friends in Palestine but I'm of Palestinian descent. No one in my extended family has any Palestinian documentation, yet I was denied entry into Israel for no reason at all. They said it was because... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Mar 6, 2021

You imagine that you could get an enforceable order from any court in the world, except perhaps an Israeli one, requiring Israel to let you in? Think again.

3 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Immigration Law, Civil Rights and International Law for New Jersey on
Q: Hypothetically let's say an immigrant married a US resident, and planned on creating a life here in the US together.

However the immigrant through time and lifestyle choices and even personal relationships, no longer felt the relationship they were in was feesable for them and the US resident to remain as a couple.

However the immigrant has a job and a life that they enjoy as well they may have even... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Mar 5, 2021

What you describe is real life that repeats itself throughout the country in every state. You need to retain an experienced matrimonial and immigration attorney otherwise you will be in over your head. No hypotheticals about it!

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1 Answer | Asked in International Law and Landlord - Tenant for New York on
Q: Is a rental agreement and utility bill enough to be granted entry into canada from the US?

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Elaine Shay
Elaine Shay answered on Mar 4, 2021

Entry into Canada requires that all persons carry both proof of citizenship and proof of identity. A valid U.S. passport, passport card, or NEXUS card satisfies these requirements for U.S. citizens. However, US citizens can no longer cross the border, back into the US, from Canada, using only a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and International Law on
Q: Good Morning I need some advice on an indictment that was dismissed in 2003. CR 93-588 LH, Document 74, 09-15-2003.

I have been living in Mexico for the past 25 or so years due to this indictment. I need to cross back into the U.S. for some legal matters due to the passing of my father. I only have my original birth certificate and baptismal certificate. Please inform me as to my status as far as crossing the... Read more »

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward answered on Feb 25, 2021

You give no clue on which state held the indictment, but if it was truly DISMISSED it is probably long forgotten unless the NCIS computer remembers it. I would contact a lawyer in the state/county where the charge was to do some quiet inquiry on your behalf to determine the status because leaving... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in International Law on
Q: Hello Aslam e Alikum I want to ask that I want to register my product internationally. I am from Pakistan.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 9, 2021

When you say "register," that could mean a number of things, depending on the context. If you mean "register" in the sense of intellectual property rights (protecting a name you chose for the product, protecting your idea, etc.), there are categories for those areas of law here... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in International Law on
Q: is international law cannot prevent its own violations and why is it cant prevent?
David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward answered on Feb 5, 2021

You question makes no sense. Please rephrase it with some detail

2 Answers | Asked in International Law for Georgia on
Q: How can I get legal advice regarding a CD transfer from a late relative to another relative? The bank is foreign.

The bank is in Europe.

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward answered on Jan 30, 2021

You need to contact a lawyer in the country where the account is held for advice. With the paucity of information you give no one here can be of assistance.

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Q: A new cigarette that will positively change global market, even among non-smokers. Huge ROI, new paradigm, evolutionary!

My question is about today's processes as far as patent search, type of patent required to protect our idea, securing our rights BEFORE leaking the idea to those who might steal it before we come to market, and resources on implementation and aligning with potentially existing cigarette... Read more »

Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek answered on Jan 24, 2021

Congratulations on your new venture!

Yes, you need to apply for a patent before you present it, market it, sell it, or even talk about it in detail with anyone. Absolutely. You do not need to get a patent, but you need to apply for it. This is especially true because you will need to get...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and International Law for Florida on
Q: I NEED HELP WITH AN INTERNATIONAL DIVORCE

MY WIFE WENT BACK TO GERMANY AND TOOK OUR SON. OUR SON WAS BORN IN GERMANY AND HAS DUAL CITIZENSHIP. MY WIFE IS A GERMAN CITIZEN. WE WERE MARRIED IN THE UNITED STATES AND HAVE BEEN MARRIED LESS THAN 7 YEARS. HOW DO I GET A DIVORCE? SHE IS TRYING TO SUE ME FROM GERMANY FOR SPOUSAL SUPPORT... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jan 19, 2021

To get a divorce, you need an attorney here in Florida, who can consult with an attorney in Germany about the German laws. The German lawyer can better advise you about the law in Germany and which jurisdiction would more likely award an enforceable custody decree. It's a complex matter of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in International Law on
Q: 1. MOU, LOI, term sheet – Is it possible to include a clause that requires the parties to observe a duty of good faith ?

How would they go about doing that? Would you recommend even including such a clause in the MOU/LOI/term sheet?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 9, 2021

It is generally possible in many contracts. The decision could depend on how well the entire contract is drafted, and whether inclusion of the clause would be beneficial. Another factor to consider is the relationship with the other party to the contract. Under general contract law, good faith is... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and International Law for Colorado on
Q: Is it possible to get a case tossed out on procedural grounds without needing to post bond or show up personally?

Long story short, I recently had my passport revoked while abroad due to a state felony arrest warrant being issued for me about 8 years ago. During my time abroad, I have filled my US taxes every year, voted in every election (same district that has filled the charges), been registered in the... Read more »

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward answered on Dec 30, 2020

You have a tricky situation:

I would approach it this way. I would contact a very good criminal lawyer in the jurisdiction where the criminal action is lodged and abide his advice. If your theory (or any theory) is correct, then you can attack the passport problem once you have your...
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1 Answer | Asked in International Law on
Q: I'm sorry I still don't understand is the name capsule Corp trademarked or is it cancelled as a trade-mark?
David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward answered on Dec 29, 2020

This is an impossible question to answer in short form. Where was it trademarked? What is trademarked in more than one jurisdiction? Who and what was done to cancel the mark, if anything.

I suggest you confer with an intellectual property lawyer who has some international experience....
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