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1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Wyoming on
Q: My father passed away in 2019 in March and I just found out how can I find out if he had a will

I just got a copy of his death certificate

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jan 21, 2022

Check with whatever Court handles Probate jurisdiction in WY. Start with the County he died in, then possibly a County he owned real property. Ask was there a Probate for your Father? If so, read the File. If no Probate, then no Will has been Probated. Check the Land Records in whatever... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Consumer Law, Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Wyoming on
Q: Am I in danger of going to jail?

I have an auto loan in the state of wyoming. In my loan contract it states not to sell collateral. I foolishly let someone take over payments and planned to sign the title to them once payments were complete. They totaled the vehicle and now I potentially owe the full amount of the loan to the... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 20, 2021

No. It’s a civil matter. The insurance should pay off the loan to the bank.

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for Wyoming on
Q: If my brother died by suicide while on probation and in treatment, can we sue them for emotional damages?

They exacted a warrant illegally on my parents house, took kids with no cause, and convicted my mom and brother. Even though my brother admitted to all in the house, they still charged my mom n convicted her under coersion.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 17, 2021

This would be a tough case for a number of reasons dealing with proof, showing the cause was that and not an underlying issue. Suggest you contact the Wyoming Civil Liberties Union, ask for their prison rights group, ask them for the names of some of their "cooperating attorneys." Those... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property, Land Use & Zoning, Probate and Real Estate Law for Wyoming on
Q: Can the owner of the land sale the land if there is property on it thats wrap up in probate?
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jun 21, 2021

Your question is unclear. If there is only one tract, then apparently the alleged owner is actually only a tenant in common and the Probate will need to be closed prior to sale. If more than one tract, then the alleged owner may be able to convey the tract he owns. The Probate may only be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Wyoming on
Q: I payed speeding ticket a month ago (from September) DOT will suspend my license if I don’t show up to court?

Received letter from WYDOTT dated June 10, 2021. It says my license will be suspended unless evidence of satisfactory compliance with terms of citation is received prior to the date of July 11, 2021. Does that mean I have to show up to court? Also ticket was issued to Fort Collins, CO and DOT... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jun 16, 2021

Without eyeballing the letter and the ticket, the most likely answer is that as long as you do not have a "court-required" ticket----which means you have to go to court----then you payment of the ticket should be all you need to do----the jurisdiction which receives payment will note that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Wyoming on
Q: On a H2B visa from south africa, can i eccept a permanent potition if offered one.

Must i marry my gf from my home country before applying for greencard? Who can i get into contact with?

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on May 9, 2021

You should visit with an experienced immigration attorney to assist you in exploring options for you. The attorney can assess if you are able to change status. The timing of your marriage can also be discussed including a permanent job offer.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law and Real Estate Law for Wyoming on
Q: I need to find a lawyer. I've got several lawsuits I need to file. A lawyer that would take me on contengebcy basis. Wyo

That was to say contengency. Several cases worth hundreds of thousands. Greedy people I trusted, need to sue realtors, property owners, business owners. Illegally took my businesses, inventory and rentals from me. All illegal. Huge list of ppl to sue a lot of money at stake ranging from county over... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 7, 2021

A Wyoming attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You could continue to await a response, or at this point, seek out attorneys on your own. It could be difficult for an attorney to come forth to your request that you need an attorney - this is only a Q & A... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Wyoming on
Q: Im designing a shoe similar to another brand in design, but find no patents for ornamental design, how can this be?

I understand companies use tricky terminology to describe their patents, is there a way to search just footwear patents?

Liliana Di Nola-Baron
Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Dec 28, 2020

Many shoes are patented as utility patents rather than ornamental designs. I suggest you contact a patent attorney to assist you with your search.

Best regards,

Liliana Di Nola-Baron, J.D., Ph.D.

Attorney at Law




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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Wyoming on
Q: Can my employer make me get a flue shot

Working for a mechanical contractor in cheyenne wy were doing a job for the va hospital they are trying to say we all need to get a flue shot and provide them with documentation I feel this is against my rights

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer answered on Oct 28, 2020

Your employer can require that you get a flu shot unless you are entitled to an exemption for sincerely-held religious beliefs or for medical reasons. If either of those reasons form the basis upon which you do not want to get a flu shot, you can ask to be exempt. You should reach out to an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Estate Planning, Family Law and Public Benefits for Wyoming on
Q: Can a Wyoming Supreme Court decision regarding a family trust and will be appealed or overturned in any way?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 24, 2020

A Wyoming attorney could advise best here, but your question remains open for three weeks. Until you are able to consult with a local attorney, this is what the website of the Supreme Court of Wyoming says, which is public view to everyone, attorneys and non-attorneys alike:

The Supreme...
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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Civil Litigation and Land Use & Zoning for Wyoming on
Q: I have my mom's property that was not corrected to add half of a vacated street by the city I need help correcting this

City of Sheridan wy statue 15-4-305 says this and present owner is selling to new buyer

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Oct 1, 2020

Click on "Find a Lawyer" above and look for a real estate attorney in your area. This is definitely not a do it yourself project.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Wyoming on
Q: Faulty wiring when the owner rented to us
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 18, 2020

A Wyoming attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. If the issue poses a fire or safety hazard, you could bring it to the attention of the owner and ask if they could address it in the form of an electrician bringing the deficiency up to code. Hopefully, you could... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Wyoming on
Q: My father recently passed his oldest daughter said she didn’t want the responsibility of making decisions and said my

Aunt could however I’m his daughter and next of kin and no one asked me What I wanted shldnt the decisions b mine to make since my sister declined?

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Apr 28, 2020

It sounds like you are interested in being the executor of your dad's estate and he had no will. In that case you can file your own petition to be appointed executor and let the judge decide. Do not delay. Once an executor is appointed it is quite difficult to get him or her removed without... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Banking and Internet Law for Wyoming on
Q: crypto currency store or cryptocurrency exchange question

(a) What are the US States that don't require a licence to operate a cryptocurrency store and exchange?

(b) Which banks will accomodate cryptocurrency store or exchange payments?

Carl G Hawkins
Carl G Hawkins answered on Feb 21, 2020

A) It’s not as much crypto registration as it is registering as a money maker with FinCEN. This is required in every state you move currency in, and it is very expensive.

B) I have clients that found banks in the past but those banks may not offer those services today. You’ll typically...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Wyoming on
Q: What should I do when the Immigration officer ask me?

My wife and I are from the same country. However, she has US citizenship. When I submitted the AOS application (F1-visa), my wife was overseas, she is there for family matters.

The interview of AOS based on marriage is in two weeks. What should I tell the officer? is it a problem that she... Read more »

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Feb 17, 2020

If your U.S. citizen spouse is the petitioner of the relative petition that was filed with USCIS then both of you must present evidence that both of you are involved in a good faith marriage.

You also can explain the “ family matters “ that have caused your spouse to remain abroad and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Wyoming on
Q: In Platte County Wyoming do you need doors on a motor vehicle??
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 9, 2020

Lawmakers might be more familiar with this than car accident attorneys. One place to start researching the issue might be the Wyoming Department of Motor Vehicles. If they can't assist, maybe they could suggest other regulatory authorities. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Probate for Wyoming on
Q: My dad remarried after my mom died..My mom had a will but the executor died not long after my mom and hadn't filed it.

New wife sold house without informing us. Put everything in storage and claims house sold way low..help

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Jan 16, 2020

Unless that will is found and it says something different your dad’s children should have inherited half of his estate. Hire a probate attorney right away. The longer you wait the harder it is going to get to straighten this out.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Business Formation and Business Law for Wyoming on
Q: Should I establish as a LLC or S-Corp in Wyoming? What's the best tax-saving path?

I currently reside in California and am planning on establishing my consulting agency. It will just be me and planning to hire independent contractors.

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn answered on Dec 29, 2019

You should setup an LLC in the state where you operate. Then determine if an S-election is appropriate for your LLC.

If you establish in WY you'll have to file a foreign registration in CA.

Hire a professional.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Wyoming on
Q: Is $1.8 Million too much to ask for during a settlement for sex and disability discrimination?

Any thoughts would be helpful

Joseph Franklin Klatt
Joseph Franklin Klatt answered on Nov 20, 2019

I do not practice in your state, but I can talk generally about the valuation of damages. For simplicity's sake, you should assume you have two types of damages. First, you have your actual damages. How you were demonstrably injured. This can be in lost wages and opportunities, it can be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Wyoming on
Q: Can someone be charged for a criminal warrant without knowing?

My sister had a warrant for FTA and she is incarcerated and has another charge for a criminal warrant

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Nov 3, 2019

Without knowing what?

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