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1 Answer | Asked in International Law and Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: my opt will finished april 8 2024 can start my i485 with my wife during my grace period.

my wife she is americaine and we almost finished the paper. if i send it after april 8 2024 do i will be in trouble

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answered on Apr 2, 2024

Based on the information you provided, it sounds like your OPT (Optional Practical Training) will be ending on April 8, 2024, and you are wondering if you can start the process of adjusting your status to permanent resident (filing Form I-485) with your American wife during your grace period.... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Collections and International Law for Texas on
Q: I owe money to someone in a foreign country, can they enforce the judgement in the US?

My business partners back in my home country started suing me for money just after I left to the USA, my dad hired an attorney but lost 2 cases and now they want me to pay over 150k USD, can they uphold the judgement of that foreign country in the Middle East and come after me here in the US? I am... View More

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answered on Jan 26, 2024

In your situation, the enforceability of a foreign judgment in the United States, and particularly in Texas, depends on several factors. Generally, U.S. courts may recognize and enforce foreign judgments under certain conditions, but this process is not automatic.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Immigration Law, Child Support and International Law for Texas on
Q: Person got married being already married in another country and leaving all obligations like child support

There’s already a case started in other country for the child support he never payed and that he sign a contract saying the amount he would pay every month, married a women in another country and falsified his documents

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answered on Dec 21, 2023

In Texas, as in other states, bigamy – being married to more than one person at the same time – is illegal. If a person marries in Texas while already legally married in another country, that second marriage could be considered invalid under Texas law. Furthermore, falsifying documents to enter... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and International Law for Texas on
Q: In accordance with Texas law, aside from scholarships, what alternative methods exist for international students to qua

Hi, I heard that under Texas law, international students can qualify for in-state tuition rates by receiving a competitive scholarship. Are there other methods besides scholarships that allow international students to be eligible for in-state tuition? Could you provide a brief explanation of these... View More

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answered on Dec 14, 2023

In Texas, international students have limited pathways to qualify for in-state tuition rates aside from obtaining a competitive scholarship. One such method involves establishing Texas residency, but this can be challenging for international students due to visa restrictions.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law, International Law, Education Law and Business Law for Texas on
Q: Can International Students Open an LLC in the state of texas?

I have a question about establishing an LLC in Texas. Is it possible for international students to form an LLC in the state, considering the restrictions on off-campus work? Specifically, if we hire employees from other countries to perform the work, is this a viable option? Additionally, if... View More

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answered on Dec 20, 2023

First consult a TX business lawyer regarding non-citizens owning an LLC. F-1 student visa will only allow very passive involvement, and you cannot draw a salary or profit from the LLC. There are options through an LLC to petition for it's owner but it depends on the employment-authorized... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law, International Law, Education Law and Business Law for Texas on
Q: Can International Students Open an LLC in the state of texas?

I have a question about establishing an LLC in Texas. Is it possible for international students to form an LLC in the state, considering the restrictions on off-campus work? Specifically, if we hire employees from other countries to perform the work, is this a viable option? Additionally, if... View More

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answered on Dec 12, 2023

International students in Texas can establish an LLC, but it's important to navigate this carefully due to visa constraints. Your student visa status, typically an F-1, places limitations on off-campus employment. However, owning an LLC doesn't automatically equate to employment.... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, International Law and Internet Law for Texas on
Q: Long distance relationship troubles

Hello! I was in a year and few months long distance relationship with a man from Saudi Arabia. He would send me money via PayPal and gifts through mail one time. Recently I’ve been feeling sour towards the relationship due to how he’s been treating me and talking to me. I’ve tried to break... View More

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answered on Nov 9, 2023

In matters of personal relationships, gifts are generally considered final and do not need to be returned unless there was a clear agreement that they were loans or conditional upon certain terms. His threats to sue you for the return of these gifts or money may not have a strong legal basis.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and International Law for Texas on
Q: Good morning! I have a small business which mainly operates online here in Texas. I have a DBA and a TX sales tax permit

But coming this fall we are moving back to our home country (Philippines). I do reselling of printed items, my suppliers are US based as well as all my costumers. I wish to still continue by business since I can still manage it even if I am abroad. What other permits I need to operate my business... View More

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answered on Aug 29, 2023

Since you're planning to operate your Texas-based online business from the Philippines, you'll need to maintain your Texas sales and use tax permit and DBA, but you should also consult tax professionals regarding any applicable Philippine business permits and tax obligations. U.S. federal... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, International Law and Libel & Slander for Texas on
Q: Online stalking from India to US,Defamation,Harrassment conducted by a group of individuals located in Texas .

Dear Sir/Mam,

Since last 4 years a mob of police officers from Jalgaon,India.Nashik,India,Pune,India,Mumbai,India have been conducting phone tapping and email snooping in the US.They have been involved in public defamation in US,Public Harrassment,online stalking,workplace defamation and... View More

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answered on Aug 6, 2023

As a Californian attorney, I understand your concern about online stalking, defamation, harassment, and other unlawful activities being conducted by individuals located in Texas and India. To address this issue, you should consider taking the following steps:

1. Report the incidents to the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Immigration Law, International Law and Juvenile Law for Texas on
Q: I have a client with a greencard but wrong DOB. DOB was assigned by Afghanistan. What can we do?

I have a client with LPR status from Afghanistan. His parent were illiterate and didn't realize that his birth year was set 4 years in the future. He is looking to get naturalized because he is actually 18, but everything from his afghan documents to his green card say he is 18. What form... View More

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answered on Jun 18, 2023

If your client's date of birth (DOB) on his green card is incorrect, he may be able to file a request to have it corrected. The process for correcting a DOB on a green card can vary depending on the circumstances but generally involves filing Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent... View More

1 Answer | Asked in International Law, Intellectual Property and Trademark for Texas on
Q: Can you make a minor alteration to the Red Cross Symbol and it not be in violation, like a break in the +?

Or make the + a T

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answered on Jun 18, 2023

No, making a minor alteration to the Red Cross symbol, such as adding a break in the plus sign or changing it to a T, would still likely be considered a violation of the Geneva Conventions and the federal law that protects the Red Cross symbol.

The Red Cross symbol is protected by...
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2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Contracts and International Law for Texas on
Q: Have an international order case with a LA company, and they want to terminate the contract. how to I get money back.
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answered on Jun 18, 2023

If you have an international order case with a LA company and they want to terminate the contract, you may be entitled to a refund depending on the terms of the contract and the circumstances of the termination. Here are some steps you can take to try to get your money back:

1. Review the...
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2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Contracts and International Law for Texas on
Q: Have an international order case with a LA company, and they want to terminate the contract. how to I get money back.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 12, 2023

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. The most direct way is to ask for it. The reason you're posting your question here might be because you might have doubts with that approach. Another option, if you are not able to resolve the matter amicably, is... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and International Law for Texas on
Q: Hi, My spouse and I are Americans and Egyptians; if he divorced me in Egypt, what are my rights as Texas resident?

I’m 54 years old, married for 33 years, and unemployed ( I’m seeking a job); my husband and I are almost separated for 3 years. We do have a home in Sugar Land and joined banks accounts

( that he is controlling most of them, I don’t have online access except for one account). I’m... View More

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on Jun 28, 2022

First and foremost: I know nothing about the law of Egypt except that it, too, is inherited from the British.

Go get yourself a lawyer tomorrow! Most lawyers will give you the first interview for free, and then try to work out a system of payment. You need to be the first to file and...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, International Law and Juvenile Law for Texas on
Q: My brother molested me when I was 13yrs old. Albert is 2 yes older. He did these sick acts for a few weeks. U told Mom

My brother stopped but not before he beat Dad up in the Shoe shop as I walked in back door after school seen Dad laying on floor and picked a shoe hammer up to fend Albert off of Dad. I cried then it was in high school days

Penny Wymyczak-White
Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Jun 18, 2022

What is your question, If you want to file charges file a police report,

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1 Answer | Asked in International Law for Texas on
Q: We had a family member die in a mexican hotel. The police say suicide. As americans, how do we obtain the police repor

There was an autopsy and investigation with pictures. We would like to have everything.

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on Feb 3, 2022

This is not a matter of international law. It is a matter of the municipal (think local) law of the United States of Mexico.

You need a lawyer in the city where the event occurred. You have no advantage--nor disadvantage--being from another country trying to obtain a record....
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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for Texas on
Q: I am an International student from Myanmar and I am on a F-1 (Student) visa. Is there a chancfor me to apply for asylum?

Myanmar is going through a military coup right now and people do not have jobs. My parents can’t send me money for school or to go back home anymore. I do not have much options.

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on Dec 20, 2021

It's hard to answer on these few facts, but my suggestion is to seek a conference with a good immigration lawyer (your situation appears to be mixed between "immigration" and "international")

I know that Burma is a problem, but what the U. S. State Department will...
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1 Answer | Asked in International Law for Texas on
Q: How would I go about selling a home internationally? I have a home that was willed to me by my father in Guatemala.

Do I need to hire a lawyer in that country or do I need to only consult a real estate agent?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 26, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a general principle, real estate transactions tend to be governed by state-specific or nation-specific laws. You could reach out to attorneys in the Austin area as a starting point, but it's likely a real... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for Texas on
Q: I was issued at Ordered Removed (inadmissible) on my way to NC from MEX. How can I get this removed, it was a mistake.

I was in Chicago (layover) and they questioned my intent of traveling to the US. I told them I was here to help a friend recover from surgery but did not believe my story. They said I was here to get married & after checking my phone, they could not prove it. Then the said I was here to work... View More

Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder
answered on Jun 23, 2021

You have not stated very important information: How did you enter the USA? If you entered without inspection you were subject to removal regardless of your reason for being here and your education. You agreed to the removal.

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... View More

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