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1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Divorce and Family Law for Wyoming on
Q: I have filed an appeal to a divorce case. Is the decision suspended until the appeal is settled?
Matthew A Walker
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answered on Jun 7, 2024

Even pending appeal, a District Court's decision remains in effect unless there is some type of restraining order or injunction which would stay the order. The process is difficult to navigate, so I would reach out to a reputable family lawyer or appeal lawyer to assist you in understanding... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Entertainment / Sports for Wyoming on
Q: Can a volunteer sports program require volunteer coaches to not drink alcohol in between games?
Giselle Ayala Mateus
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answered on May 29, 2024

In New York, volunteer sports programs generally have the authority to set conduct standards for their volunteer coaches, including policies about alcohol consumption. These programs aim to ensure the safety and well-being of the participants, maintain a professional environment, and set a positive... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Wyoming on
Q: What's the harm in saying I can't recall when giving a sworn statement?

I gave a sworn statement in a testimony. I was told not to discuss it with anyone. I confided in a friend even though I was told not to about the interview. They turned me in. Now I have an interview coming up about me breaking my promise to not talk to others about this. Can I say that I... View More

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answered on May 27, 2024

Saying "I can't recall" when giving a sworn statement can be problematic if it's not true. If it’s discovered that you actually do remember the details, you could be accused of being dishonest, which can have serious legal consequences. It's important to be truthful in... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Wyoming on
Q: I had $2000 stolen from me by my neighbor and the police are treating me like the criminal, what can I do about it?

I would like to be contacted back to know options because I feel this is Tyranny

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answered on May 24, 2024

I understand how frustrating and upsetting it must be to feel like you're not being taken seriously by the police. One option you have is to file a formal complaint with the police department about how your case is being handled. This can sometimes prompt a review of your situation and ensure... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) and Intellectual Property for Wyoming on
Q: What specifically does this patent claim ownership over and what does it not?

I need to know specifically what this patent protects in terms of the use case for a europallet stacking procedure

Alan Harrison
Alan Harrison
answered on May 2, 2024

If you give a competent patent attorney a set of patent claims and a specific product, the attorney can give you a pretty good guess as to whether a jury could be convinced that the product does or does not infringe the claims. A competent attorney will not answer an open ended question like the... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) and Intellectual Property for Wyoming on
Q: What specifically does this patent claim ownership over and what does it not?

I need to know specifically what this patent protects in terms of the use case for a europallet stacking procedure

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answered on May 11, 2024

Patents have a specific structure that includes an abstract summarizing the invention, a detailed description explaining how to make and use the invention, drawings if applicable, and most importantly, a claims section that defines the legal boundaries of exactly what is being patented.... View More

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Q: Inquiry for business registration in Wyoming

Hello everyone, I'm looking into opening a business in Wyoming from abroad with no US residence. and I'm curious about the necessary paperwork and steps required to do so. Could anyone provide guidance on the specific documents and procedures needed to establish a business entity in... View More

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answered on May 1, 2024

Starting a business in Wyoming from abroad is a structured process, and it's great that you're doing your research. First, you will need to decide on the type of business entity you want to establish, such as a corporation, LLC, or partnership. Each entity type has its specific filing... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Wyoming on
Q: I received a form ATD23-A from the Laramie CO. WY. assessor office regarding my personal airplane and personal property

tax. Am I required by law to file it out and return it? I've reported many times in the past that it is not used for business.

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answered on Apr 26, 2024

Based on the information you provided, it seems you have received Form ATD23-A from the Laramie County Assessor's Office in Wyoming regarding personal property tax on your airplane. While I understand you have reported in the past that your airplane is not used for business purposes, it's... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Child Custody for Wyoming on
Q: Is it legal to record person in their home committing a crime to later use as blackmail or proof in child custody case

Can you record others in their own homes without their knowledge?

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answered on Apr 13, 2024

No, it is not legal to secretly record someone in their own home without their consent in order to blackmail them or use the recording in a child custody case. This would be considered a serious violation of privacy and could potentially lead to criminal charges.

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Immigration Law for Wyoming on
Q: Can I work without a VISA operating online business for US companies as a US LLC member (owner) but non-resident abroad?

Can I work without a VISA operating online business for US companies as a US LLC member (owner) but non-resident abroad? To be clear, I am considering opening an LLC in Wyoming from abroad (Poland) as a non-resident. When I do it, I will provide bookkeeping services for US-based businesses (small... View More

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answered on Apr 8, 2024

As a non-resident owner of a U.S. LLC operating from abroad, you generally do not need a visa or work permit to provide services remotely to U.S. clients. However, there are several important considerations:

1. Taxation: As an LLC owner, you will be subject to U.S. tax obligations on your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Landlord - Tenant for Wyoming on
Q: Troubled son (drugs/mental illness) lives in 2nd home rent free, do I need an agreement to protect myself and property?

My son has history of hard drugs and mental illness, he also has been convicted of misdemeanor in another state (Molotov cocktail thrown in car). He moved back home and I allow him to live in my second home rent free. We have video proof of him threatening to kill neighbors and set their houses and... View More

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answered on Mar 31, 2024

In this situation, it would be best to consult with a local attorney who specializes in landlord-tenant law and property matters. While a written agreement can provide some level of protection, it may not be sufficient given the complexities of your son's situation and the potential risks... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Constitutional Law and Medical Malpractice for Wyoming on
Q: What is the statute of limitations on cruel amd unusual punishment?

Was denied medical care for 3 months after negligence of protocol in county jail the np said I just had cankles the guards called me gimpy and my cell was on the 2nd teir so I had to walk up and down stairs 3 times a day to eat and take meds this seems like cruel and unusual punishment.

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answered on Mar 30, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about your experience. That sounds like a very difficult and painful situation.

The Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits "cruel and unusual punishment." This applies to conditions of confinement in jails and prisons. Denying necessary medical...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Wyoming on
Q: My attorney filed a motion to correct illegal sentence March 29, 2001. According to court transcripts, no action on this

Motion were ever taken and there is no conclusion to my criminal case. I need closure of the case for restoration of rights. What must I do to restore rights

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answered on Mar 6, 2024

If your attorney filed a motion to correct what was believed to be an illegal sentence and no action has been taken on this motion, it's crucial to follow up on this matter to seek the closure you need. The first step should be to contact the attorney who originally filed the motion on your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Banking for Wyoming on
Q: How do I get my name off a car loan when I no longer have the vehicle?

So, long story short, I was in a 7 year relationship (not married) and we split up. Our Jeep was in both our names, with me being the primary. When we split, I couldn’t afford the payments because our breakup made me both homeless and unemployed. So, he kept the vehicle. I am no longer unemployed... View More

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answered on Mar 2, 2024

In your situation, it's crucial to understand your legal rights and options regarding the car loan. Since your name is on the loan, you remain responsible for the payments, regardless of whether you possess the vehicle. However, if your ex-partner is refusing to cooperate with refinancing or... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Wyoming on
Q: CAN I GET INTEREST ON MONEY THAT HAS BEEN IN THE CHEYENNE EVIDENCE/PROPERTY DEPARTMENT FOR 18 YEARS?

I WAS ARRESTED IN 2006 AND THEY KEPT MY PHONE AND $608 OF MY MONEY MY CASE WAS DISMISSED IN 2007 BUT THE PHONE AND THE MONEY WERE NOT RETURNED I RECEIVED A LETTER FROM CPD A YEAR AGO THAT THEY HAD MY PHONE I COULD GO GET IT FROM THE EVIDENCE DEPT I DID GO PICK IT UP AND IT WAS MY PHONE FROM 2006 I... View More

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answered on Feb 27, 2024

If you've recently discovered that the Cheyenne Evidence/Property Department is holding money of yours from an incident dating back to 2006, it's understandable to question whether you're entitled to interest on that amount over the years it was held. Generally, the policies... View More

Q: Hello,I wanted to ask if a new bill can reinforce already existing laws.

If one law says that X or Y should (or should not) be done, can a new and different law say the same thing?

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answered on Feb 25, 2024

Yes, a new bill can indeed reinforce already existing laws. Legislatures often pass new legislation that strengthens, clarifies, or expands upon the provisions of existing laws. This can be done for a variety of reasons, such as addressing loopholes, adapting to new circumstances, or emphasizing... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Wyoming on
Q: I received two notices. One for a Revival of a Debt that is 14 years old, the other about a court date and time.

Second notice looks a little odd to me as there is no Name of Presiding Judge or which room I need to go to in said court. The Statue of Limitations in my state is up (10 Years), said collector also has not responded to my request to prove they legally own the debt to collect ( a year ago). How do... View More

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answered on Feb 25, 2024

If you've received notices regarding a debt that is beyond the statute of limitations in your state, it's important to approach the situation with caution. The absence of critical information in the court notice, such as the presiding judge's name and the courtroom number, raises... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Wyoming on
Q: I was told that any amendment to a trust will not go into effect for 5 years from the date of the amendment. True or not
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answered on Feb 20, 2024

Trust amendments usually have immediate effect. More likely than not there is a misunderstanding regarding what you were told.

Ultimately the only way an attorney can give you actual, personalized advice on this issue would be to review the trust and the amendment and discuss with you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Tax Law and Business Law for Wyoming on
Q: Do we have to file Form 941 and Form 940 if we have independent contractors only (no employees) in our Wyoming LLC?

We have a Wyoming LLC with independent contractors, no employees. Form SS-4 for EIN says to file Form 941 and Form 940 by January 31. We like to know if this is required if we have independent contractors only. We don’t have tax payments.

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answered on Jan 26, 2024

No, if your Wyoming LLC only has independent contractors and no actual employees, then you would not have to file IRS Form 941 (Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return) or Form 940 (Employer’s Annual Federal Unemployment Tax Return).

The key factors here are:

- Independent...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Wyoming on
Q: Can a storage facility legally sell a motor vehicle that is in a storage unit at auction without a title to it.

I purchased a storage unit at auction that had a motorcycle in it. The storage facility does not have a title for it. They claim to have had a lien on the unit. I cannot find anything that was filed to the county clerks office about this storage unit going to be auctioned. I guess my question is... View More

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answered on Jan 23, 2024

In Wyoming, storage facilities can sell items in a storage unit, including motor vehicles, to satisfy a lien for unpaid storage fees. However, the process must comply with state laws regarding storage liens and auction procedures. Typically, this involves notifying the unit owner and advertising... View More

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