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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and International Law for Florida on
Q: How do I prevent my husband from returning to the US with our children?

I am a US defense contractor in Germany. My husband is threatening to leave me and take our two children back to the US. We are here under the NATO Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA). What are my options to prevent him from taking them back to Florida? Do I need to file for divorce or is there some... View More

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answered on Jul 28, 2023

To prevent your husband from taking the children back to the US without your consent, you should seek legal advice from an attorney experienced in family law and international child custody matters. Given your situation as a US defense contractor in Germany under the NATO Status of Forces Agreement... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and International Law for Florida on
Q: How do I prevent my husband from returning to the US with our children?

I am a US defense contractor in Germany. My husband is threatening to leave me and take our two children back to the US. We are here under the NATO Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA). What are my options to prevent him from taking them back to Florida? Do I need to file for divorce or is there some... View More

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answered on Jul 24, 2023

I am not a family lawyer but I work on international cases. This is what I know...

If the child is not present in Florida and resides abroad, Florida courts may not have jurisdiction over child custody matters under normal circumstances. Jurisdiction in child custody cases is typically...
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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Family Law and International Law for Florida on
Q: I have been divorced from my ex in Brazil since 2022, he gave me custody of my daughter there, but I live in Florida?

I have been divorced from my ex in Brazil since 2022, he gave me custody of my daughter there, but I live in Florida and I need full custody of her here too, how can I proceed in this case? he was deported for domestic violence

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answered on Jul 10, 2023

If you have a Brazilian court order then you can domesticate that order here in Florida. You will need a certified copy and it will need to be translated. Because it is international you may need an Apostille. Speak with a local family lawyer that deals with international family matters for more... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Family Law and International Law for Florida on
Q: I have been divorced from my ex in Brazil since 2022, he gave me custody of my daughter there, but I live in Florida?

I have been divorced from my ex in Brazil since 2022, he gave me custody of my daughter there, but I live in Florida and I need full custody of her here too, how can I proceed in this case? he was deported for domestic violence

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answered on Aug 6, 2023

As a Californian attorney, I recommend consulting with a family law attorney in Florida to understand the process of obtaining full custody of your daughter in the state. Your divorce decree from Brazil granting you custody may be recognized in Florida, but you may need to take legal steps to... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Banking and International Law for Florida on
Q: I need legal advice regarding sanctions restrictions that may apply to bank accounts of a citizen of Russian Federation

Hello,

I am writing to kindly request a legal advice regarding sanctions restrictions that may apply to bank accounts of a citizen of Russian Federation.

The case is as follows:

A citizen of Russian Federation has bank accounts in banks in Europe and in the USA.

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answered on Apr 4, 2023

This is not the forum where you can type up specific legal questions, and receive free legal advice. As a lawyer, I may provide some direction, however. For instance, why are you asking these questions? Have your accounts been closed? Have the US banks cite to any laws pursuant to which they closed... View More

2 Answers | Asked in International Law and Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: Do consular officers have discretion to not require an inadmissibility waiver, where it was thought to be necessary?
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answered on Mar 5, 2023

Consular officers are required to follow U.S. immigration laws and regulations when making decisions about visa applications. If an applicant is found to be inadmissible to the United States based on the grounds listed in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), then the consular officer must... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in International Law and Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: Do consular officers have discretion to not require an inadmissibility waiver, where it was thought to be necessary?
Gunda Yohanna Brost
Gunda Yohanna Brost
answered on Mar 4, 2023

Consular officers have discretion over discretionary issued but inadmissibility is not a discretionary issue and the consular officer is tasked with doing his or her job of enforcing the laws and regulations governing admissibility. That being said the issue is a complex one. For instance consular... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Admiralty / Maritime and International Law for Florida on
Q: Can a US Flagged yacht sail to the Bahamas and have illegal medical procedures performed on the boat by a U.S. Based dr?

Does this violate any laws and what are the potential risks of the crew aboard?

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answered on Jul 5, 2023

"Illegal procedure" according to whom and under what laws? Maritime law? Who died? Who is complaining? The licensed physician can worry about his own ethical and medical obligations under his/her license.

As you see, it is impossible to respond to your concern, as drafted, sorry.

2 Answers | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Banking, International Law and Stockbroker Fraud for Florida on
Q: How do I get a Brazilian arbitration court default judgment enforced in US (Probably Florida)

I'm a citizen of Florida. A Brazilian company I was a partner in was stolen by forging my signature when I was out of the country. That company is now trading on the NYSE (with my forged signature). I sued and won in Brazilian Arbitration Court under UNCITRAL treaty. The judgment was to... View More

David H. Relkin
David H. Relkin
answered on Aug 4, 2022

There are a few distinct issues involved in your inquiry: the recognition of a Brazilian Arbitration Award and the attachment of US Company assets. (In order to answer, I will of course assume all the facts you stated are true unless they are contradictory.)

Even before reaching the...
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3 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Family Law, Banking and International Law for Florida on
Q: Bank account in Canada not honoring my contract.

It is joint with rights of survivorship, we specifically wanted to have access to it regardless if one of us died. Now the bank has frozen the accounts after I innocently mentioned to them of her passing since i thought i was in my right. They are saying that there is no rights of survivorship in... View More

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on Dec 18, 2021

Read the contract carefully.

The municipal law of Quebec is based on the Code Napoleon (like Louisiana) and cannot easily be compared to the common law of Florida.

I would suggest you hire a lawyer in Montreal (sometimes a notaire can handle this type of problem) and see if it...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Government Contracts and International Law for Florida on
Q: Got injured on the job

I got injured on the job by a coworker. do I have to accept worker’s compensation?

Domenic J. Celeste
Domenic J. Celeste
answered on Oct 7, 2021

I'm not sure why the labels for this question include government contracts and international law, but, if this is an accident that occurred at work in Florida and is not a Federal Agency, if you were injured on the job, in almost all circumstances, your only choice is workers'... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law and International Law for Florida on
Q: Needing advice for subscription-as-a-service business model, USA and international.

My business, once launched, will collected recurring monthly charges to access advanced features on the platform (website and app), like SaaS. My business is currently an S Corp in Delaware, I reside and run the business from Florida.

What legal implications am I looking at? What countries... View More

Linda Liang
Linda Liang
answered on Sep 3, 2021

You need to obtain a certificate of authority in order to do business in Florida. You can receive subscription from anywhere. A business attorney is who you should talk to about the details.

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and International Law for Florida on
Q: Is there a form to refuse or transferred my part of heritance to my sister?

My mother left us a property in Puerto Rico

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Jun 23, 2021

You should ask your question in Justia > Ask a Lawyer > Puerto Rico.

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... View 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.

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... View 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... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Intellectual Property, International Law and Trademark for Florida on
Q: Is an international registered trademark in the USA enough to stop a trademark infringement outside the USA?

The trademark is filled in the USA as an international trademark. I want to know if that is enough to stop someone using words from my trademark on their website outside the USA.

My trademark is made up with 3 words and a symbol, I have a disclaimer for the 3 words. However I have noticed... View More

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on Oct 26, 2020

You need to visit with a lawyer who specializes in intellectual property. I don't know where you are in the state, but if you call The Florida Bar in Tallahassee they can point you in the correct direction.

Good Luck

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2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law, Business Law and International Law for Florida on
Q: My US based company received a payment from a french corporation. The owner of the french corporation is asking a refund

on his personal account which looks like laundering money thing. What is the international law that forbids me to proceed in the repayment of the french corporation into the owner's personal account? Thanks in advance for your prompt answer.

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on Jun 15, 2020

I can think of no "international law" that prohibits you from refunding as directed; however, state and federal statutes against money laundering might well be triggered if this is this person's "modus operandi". Has he requested this method more than once? A pattern is... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in International Law for Florida on
Q: is their a lawyer that can give advise in international law for trustee law for people on a green card

lets start with the above question please; it is for a friend living in Kissimmee

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 29, 2020

Trustee could be a broad term, depending on context, whether it involves a position's role in a corporation, role overseeing property, or other. If you believe it is in the sense of dealing with an estate, which is a more commonly arising context when it comes to individuals, you could start... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Banking and International Law for Florida on
Q: How to make bank statement from US bank valid for use by a foreign government (proof of sufficient income)?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 23, 2020

As a general matter, a bank statement could be considered a valid document for any number of purposes - having a bank account at a certain bank, proof of conducting transactions at a bank, proof of revenues or expenses, etc. It could depend on what the government requires as a form of proof - pay... View More

Q: Do I have anything to worry about concerning a dismissed lawsuit?

A lawsuit comprised of several defendants, which were sued in China was brought to the US courts. Due to international law, the agencies in the suit could not get sued, causing the dismissal of the complaint. There's no sign of employment other than 'wrongful termination' and the... View More

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Apr 11, 2020

This is the second time you have asked this question, only slightly different. The answers you received the first time have not changed.

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