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1 Answer | Asked in International Law and Tax Law for Pennsylvania on

Q: I live in PA and getting 22k international cash inheritance (London). Do I need pay inheritance tax? Declare with IRS?

I was contacted by the Ward Gethin Archer law firm in London England that I received a 22k inheritance from a distant family member. Turns out its legit as my uncle and two cousins opened a new bank account and threw a few hundred in and each received the same amount of money evenly. They gave... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 15, 2019

As they say at the opera, "It ain't over until it is over." They also say "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn't."

So, rather than worry about whether or not to "declare with the IRS" right now, and rather than worry about whether you will have to "pay inheritance tax" you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and International Law for Pennsylvania on

Q: Is it legal to mail gun triggers to russia?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 21, 2018

You have to check on the current list of embargoed items.

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights and International Law for Pennsylvania on

Q: My mother in law married a man from paris but got married in the united states what are her rights in paris?

Her husband is in a hospital and the daughter will not give the information needed to find him. She refuses. What arey mother in laws rights in paris

Richard Sternberg answered on Aug 1, 2018

First, the question needs to be asked by the prospective client needing the representation. Second, it needs to be asked of a French advocat rather than a US lawyer, and Justia is only visited by American lawyers. Third, this presents no International Law questions, but is best presented to a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in International Law for Pennsylvania on

Q: A foreign bank says I owe them inheritance tax for the French government can they force me to pay

Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 25, 2017

Did you receive anything? You need to be able to verify they are who they say they are and that this is not some scam.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and International Law for Pennsylvania on

Q: Any avenues to over-ride a father's refusal to allow his 13 year old to travel with mom out of country?

Mom has primary custody. Share legal guardianship. 3 months notice and full itinerary given.

Delaware County, PA

Richard Sternberg answered on May 9, 2017

Yes. Get a lawyer, and file a petition with the court to modify custody to allow the trip because it is good for the child due to family connections, cultural expansion, religious reasons, or other benefits to the child. Be sure to read any prior custody agreements or orders first. Forget it if the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for Pennsylvania on

Q: I am an American dating a Canadian. How do green cards and visas for this work?

I am an American dating a Canadian. He wants to move to America after he finishes high school to go to college in two years. Then in four years or so, he had plans to propose and us get married. Could you please explain what he would have to go through to get citizenship rights? Everything from... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 16, 2016

If he isn't finished HS the liklihood of his staying constant is slim and none. Also he'll pay more for college here. He would only get a green card some time after you are married and your marriage is determined not to be a sham. The fact he is talking this way--and not about you becoming a landed... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for Pennsylvania on

Q: Do I qualify for a US passport and am I already a citizen?

I moved to the USA 12 years ago (when I was 12), and when my father became a citizen ( I was 15 at the time) he applied to adjust my status and I became a resident. I received my green card 5 days before my 18th birthday. I have been trying to understand, but I have read that I already became a... Read more »

Shan Dimitris Potts answered on Jan 21, 2016

If you are still maintaining your green card you will be able to apply for naturalization. Having a US citizen father does not immediately make you a US citizen unless you were born in the US. Talk to an immigration attorney to help you get started with the naturalization process. Many immigration... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Employment Law, Immigration Law and International Law for Pennsylvania on

Q: Do students on F1 visa who accept travel grants from US-based professional associations violate visa regulations?

As an international graduate student on F1, I regularly submit material to professional conferences for presentation.

Some conferences and professional associations award travel grants to deserving graduate students in order to enable them to present and then ask them to complete a W-9 or... Read more »

Dawn Chere Sequeira answered on Jan 21, 2016

You can accept them from an immigration perspective. For tax purposes, contact a Tax Attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for Pennsylvania on

Q: Can you be deported after being swored in as a citizen for not joining army after being drafted?!

I heard from someone that if you became a citizen and checked of on the application that tou won't join the army if drafted but own a gun or guns you can be deported. I know it sounds silly but I would feel much more comfortable about excersizing my rights as a citizen.

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Aug 31, 2015

The draft ended in 1973. If this is a problem for you, go see an immigration attorney about this.

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