New York Questions & Answers

Q: Hi! My employer want to sponsor me

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Answered on Feb 13, 2019
Kyndra Mulder's answer
Pending asylum is not a legal status from which you may adjust inside the USA unless it is through an immediate relative who is a USC.

Q: Whats my status when I have applied for my I485 and am waiting for my green card.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Answered on Feb 13, 2019
Kyndra Mulder's answer
I don't know your current status. Do you have a valid visa, an expired visa.... Most likely your status is EXPIRED and/or PENDING. If you have ever used medicaid your adjustment may be denied until you pay the medical bills. You are not entitled to food stamps. This is why, when applying to adjust status you must have a financial sponsor.

Q: How do I start to end credit card fraud and I think I know who did it to me?

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Identity Theft and Small Claims for New York on
Answered on Feb 13, 2019
Michael David Siegel's answer
Contact the credit card companies to report it. Report it to the credit bureaus as a fraud. File a police report.

Q: My company only sells used computers, can I advertise an apple logo on the website under a"Used brands we sell" tab?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Consumer Law and Contracts for New York on
Answered on Feb 12, 2019
Jonathan David Warner's answer
If you don't mind the potential of being sued by Apple, go ahead. Otherwise, you might be better off not taking the risk.

Good luck.

Q: Does Son need to pay?

2 Answers | Asked in Collections for New York on
Answered on Feb 12, 2019
Michael David Siegel's answer
It depends on the tuition agreement signed, but my sense is yes. They will take a payment plan of modest payments. Offer one.

Q: I went thew a foreclosure and filed Chp.7 bankrupcy after a LLC filed a referee deed on my property. They are not on my

3 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Bankruptcy for New York on
Answered on Feb 12, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
You should reopen the bankruptcy, amend your schedules and matrix to add them, and then you will have protection from them, assuming their cause of action was prepetition.

Q: I'm a Canadian, marrying US boyfriend that is incarcerated. Can he sponsor me while incarcerated, with cosponsors?

3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Answered on Feb 11, 2019
Kelli Y Allen's answer
If you can navigate the practical issues of getting him to sign immigration petitions and can get his documents (birth certificate, judgments, etc.), there is no statutory prohibition against someone in jail filing an immigration petition. As you mention, you would need a joint sponsor.

Q: How long after going to county jail do you go to court? My boyfriend's been in there for 2 weeks with no bail

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for New York on
Answered on Feb 11, 2019
Zev Goldstein's answer
They need to release him within a week without bail if they don't do a probable cause hearing. The story sounds a bit extreme for a couple of non violent misdemeanors. Which Court are these charges filed in?

Q: Motion To Dismiss All Vehicle Code Violations while incarcerated in New York State

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New York on
Answered on Feb 11, 2019
Zev Goldstein's answer
Are you an attorney licensed to practice law in the state of new york?

Q: In Court private sale, when does the Court appointed transactional attorney get paid?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for New York on
Answered on Feb 11, 2019
Elaine Shay's answer
It isn't clear from your question what type of situation you are referring to by reference to a court appointed transactional attorney. Was the property in receivership? Was a guardian appointed? Was there a foreclosure sale? Was an administrator or executor appointed by Surrogate's Court? In most cases, the court order making the appointment will provide the answer you are looking for.

Q: Aunt put home in her sister name in South Carolina. The sister died 4 years ago but aunt still paying taxes on home.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for New York on
Answered on Feb 11, 2019
Elaine Shay's answer
Since the property is in South Carolina, the question is more appropriately directed to a local attorney in that state.

Q: What is the federal occupancy limit in square feet

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for New York on
Answered on Feb 11, 2019
Elaine Shay's answer
Federal laws do not generally set occupancy limits on real property in the various states. Instead the more relevant question would be what are the local laws pertaining to the issue... many may be found in local building code laws and regulations.

Q: Is repair cost (under dispute) part of monthly maintenance in a Co-Op?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New York on
Answered on Feb 11, 2019
Elaine Shay's answer
The issue of what a Co-op can do is controlled by a combination of the by-laws, proprietary lease and relevant laws. Assuming these support the ability of the Co-op to collect for the cost of the repair, you may need to seek judicial relief in the form of a stay to prevent the collection of the cost of repair until after the dispute is resolved.

Q: I need to write a new will and have questions re power of attorney can 2 people be joint /dual power of attorney for

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Family Law for New York on
Answered on Feb 11, 2019
Michael David Siegel's answer
Two people can definitely be joint POA and the form has a box to check if the two must act together, so yes.

Q: My mother passed away. She lived in NY for almost 5 years before that in Maryland. Do I have to do public notices?

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for New York on
Answered on Feb 10, 2019
Michael David Siegel's answer
No. There is no need for the will or probate. The accounts go to you, and the annuity, on presentation of the death certificate, will go to the beneficiaries. If there is nothing else, you are done.

Q: Hi there I have been living in queens N.Y over 17 years but paying my taxes and I have 2 children ( American citizens )

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Answered on Feb 9, 2019
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
Your question requires a fact sensitive review by an experienced immigration attorney in a personal consultation which is beyond the scope of this forum. Immigration is an extremely complex and technical area of law. This is not merely a matter of filling out forms. What you do not know can have grave consequences and even prevent you from obtaining immigration benefits. You need to retain an experienced immigration attorney for any immigration matter or you may throw away your future. Do not...

Q: Can I have a employment severance package reviewed free of charge?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for New York on
Answered on Feb 8, 2019
V. Jonas Urba's answer
Initial phone consults are free. Reviewing any documents is usually a flat rate. Call or email for rates.

Q: Immigration question. Green card.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Answered on Feb 8, 2019
Kyndra Mulder's answer
Yes. Permanent resident means just that. Spending a few weeks in the USA and living in Switzerland does not make you an LPR of the USA. Your status may be revoked. There is a commuter status available if you qualify.

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