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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Immigration Law and International Law for Missouri on
Q: I and our 3 kids are dual UK-USA citizens. My wife is USA only. Can kids move to UK with me? If wife wishes to remain...

There's a little disharmony in paradise. Wife wishes to remain in USA (being only a US citizen) and is a stay-home Mom; she has not been employed in over 15 years. I am the sole income. I and all kids wish to move back to England. Kids were born in USA but are all naturalized as UK citizens with UK... Read more »

Lydia Seifner
Lydia Seifner answered on Aug 12, 2019

You both have equal rights to the children; so the children may move to the UK with you, but she can also submit a court action to have them returned if she disagrees. Talk to an attorney in the jurisdiction where your family lives to discuss your options.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: I am married who lives in US, PA and wife is my 1st cousin she lives outside the US.

I am married who lives in US, PA and wife is my 1st cousin she lives outside the US.

can I file i130 form for her without problems even it is illegal from marrying 1st cousin under Pennsylvania law.

I am already married I only need to bring her to US.

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Aug 8, 2019

As long as the marriage is legitimate where it takes place and the state in which you intend to settle in the US recognizes it, too.

3 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law and International Law for California on
Q: Can I get arrested for being drunk, although not being disruptive in any way, at the passport control?

I will be traveling from Frankfurt to CA, USA. I will be drinking on that airplane because it’s legal since I’m 17 and am within the drinking age of Frankfurt, Germany. Thus, if I drink legally, there is no way for the US border control to arrest me, correct? And they have no right to force me... Read more »

Wais Azami
Wais Azami answered on Aug 2, 2019

Too many questions at once and I'll have even more questions in order to answer it properly. Can't do it here. This site is not safe and can be read by police. Call my office instead.

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4 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: If I am married Can I file for i129? If not what is the the fastest way just to bring my wife to US? I am US citizen.

I am a US citizen who is married but wife is in another country.

Sheri A Benchetrit
Sheri A Benchetrit answered on Jul 31, 2019

You can either file a K-3 marriage visa which does use the form I 129 (and also the form I 130) or you can file a stand alone I 130. The first would take minimally 6 months to a year, and once approved would give your wife a marriage visa to come to the US. Once she is here, then you would file... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and International Law for Florida on
Q: If i tell somebody to leave me alone, but they still contantly message me is it considered harrassment?

It's two people, and one lives in another country

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 29, 2019

Yes. Cyberstalking is now being recognized as a crime.

1 Answer | Asked in International Law for Alabama on
Q: How do I find out if I have escrow account in my name .? Or IMF in my name...?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 23, 2019

Ordinarily, a bank provides accountholders with some sort of paperwork when they open the account; that's generally the way it works with attorneys opening escrow or IOLA accounts. If you're talking about an account that you're not aware of (possibly suggesting that an account was opened in your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in International Law on
Q: State the matters governed under international law
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 23, 2019

It's a very broad list of matters that covers many different areas. It covers laws that govern international extradition of criminal defendants, shipboard operations, wildlife protection, recognition of intellectual property rights between nations, human rights, international trade, etc. These are... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Immigration Law, Civil Rights and International Law for Florida on
Q: changing second name in birth certificate

To whom it may concern,

I'd want to clear up a couple of questions, connected with a birth certificate topic.

We need to change a second name for an eight-year old child. A child has a double citizenship, from US and from Russian Federation (a birth certificate recieved in Miami,... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 17, 2019

This is not the right place to seek legal representation. This is a free public forum designed to allow members of the general public to ask participating lawyers general legal questions. If you want to hire a Justia lawyer, you should use the “Find A Lawyer” tab at the top of this page. You... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law on
Q: I have a general (universal) question regarding citizenship.

If a person is born in a city A in country B, that person has country B citizenship. But, five years later, that city A is part of a region that gains independence from country B, and the region that has gained independence is now in country C. Is the person now a citizen of country C? (The... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 6, 2019

It's possible this is something that an immigration attorney would want to meet with the petitioner about, which is why it is still open for five weeks. Immigration attorneys I work with who handle immigration-related aspects of my property and casualty cases don't often like to work in the... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and International Law for Puerto Rico on
Q: In puerto rico I'm backed up on child support . Can I be denied visitation of my child?
Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte
Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte answered on Jul 4, 2019

Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. No you cannot. Child support payments and visitation rights are two totally seperate issues and are not based one on the other.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law on
Q: Do US consulates give the true reason for denials or default reasons despite unique causes for inadmissibility?

I had a previous tourist visa overstay of 11 years, and left America in 2005 on my own accord and applied for a tourist visa a year after in my home country, I lied and said I only visited America for 2 weeks when I had the visa. At the end of the interview I was denied but given a letter stating... Read more »

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler answered on Jul 3, 2019

You know another reason for the denial, but the consular official likely had the option to select one of many reasons to base the denial upon including INA Section 221(g). It is unclear, but you certainly know that you can be denied, again, in the future for visa fraud through misrepresentation.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for Wisconsin on
Q: I have a domestic abuse RO against me in WI, will this effect international travel or visa applications?

Can i travel out of country or get a foreign visa/permenant residency?

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Jun 19, 2019

A restraining order of any kind is not a conviction for a crime. If there is an underlying criminal conviction, that could be an issue. You should speak with an immigration attorney who has experience dealing with the impact of the violation of Wisconsin statutes on immigration status.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Business Formation, Business Law and International Law for Florida on
Q: How to set up a touring company in another country?

Hi, I am trying to start a touring company in Jamaica with my brother. He will be responsible for hiring and securing proper licensing and management of drivers in Jamaica, (already hired one) and I will be in Florida, running the business, banking and marketing end. What would be the best way to... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 17, 2019

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The main difference between successful small businesses and those that fail within a relatively short period of time is good legal advice. The owners of most successful small businesses...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for Texas on
Q: My husband is a refugee climate in Canada, he wants to come to the US with his kids and I (We are US citizens) can he?

Will they let him in because we are married? And he can adjust his status once he's here? I already have the 1-130 in process

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Jun 12, 2019

It is possible that he will not be allowed in because of his intent. He’d be coming as a tourist, which is a temporary visa, though his intent would be to immigrate.

On the other hand, he might be allowed in, depending on the questions asked an your husband’s responses.

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Business Law, Tax Law and International Law for Indiana on
Q: I am looking to create a company that facilitates peer-to-peer payments with the use of credit and debit cards.

For this I have created an app:

If user is going to send money using the app, they input their credit card, STRIPE charges the credit card and the money goes to my business bank account in the US. When this happens, the app shows a balance in the user’s APP account.

When a user... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 4, 2019

What you have described is a financial services company that operates exactly like a bank. Translation: Before you spend your money developing your "new" banking business you need to know that you are required to obtain a bank charter or some other official authorization from the state you are... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in International Law on
Q: is there any case where there is a dispute about if it falls under public or private international law?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 25, 2019

The U.S. Department of State offers general resources on this area. In terms of actual case law, you could contact their Office of the Legal Advisor to see if they might be able to offer direction in terms of locating decisions.

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts, Intellectual Property and International Law for Illinois on
Q: I unknowingly traded a minor vehicles. He forged his dads name (same name). They said they are reporting it stolen.

He traded me vehicles across state lines and they said I'm going to be arrested. The vehicle is already in my name and licensed, they said it's my fault and their soon can't have criminal charges brought against him for taking "his" car, which turns out to be his fathers because he's a minor, yet... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 24, 2019

Keep this plausible story in a safe place so you will be able to re-tell it to the police--if they arrest you.

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Contracts, Intellectual Property and International Law on
Q: A vehicle was sold verbally told Canadian trade in w/1 accident no damage wasn’t true

I have found out it went through a series of auctions one of which announced as an accident repair vehicle, it’s had non stop problems.! Purchased a premium extended warranty which paperwork shows, dealership claimed it was basic, on top of that it’s not getting fixed properly, incomplete... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 6, 2019

Other than finding a lawyer to help you sue the dealer for breach of contract, there is nothing else you can do--unless you have some sort of leverage over the dealer.

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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and International Law for Idaho on
Q: Battle Angel Alita created in Japan 1990 Epic Stone Group registered "Battle Angel" 2012, sued Fox Studios 2019, valid?

This seems odd that a pre-existing property that pre-dates this copyright registration by an American company would be at any risk for legitimate lawsuit. How can an existing intellectual property be registered to a company whom has no legal contract or agreement with said owners, and furthermore... Read more »

Griffin Klema
Griffin Klema answered on May 3, 2019

You ask a very interesting question, but unfortunately, it is laden with too many factual issues to provide a clear answer. Your best bet is to study copyright infringement, and when derivative works are insufficiently indistinct from the original source material. There might also be contractual... Read more »

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