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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

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:

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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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Q: Is it legal for a storage company to auction my unit with my motorcycle in it?

I have the title to my motorcycle, but a storage facility sold it along with the contents of my storage unit for non-payment. Do I still legally own my motorcycle because I still have the title? How can they sell it without a title?

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answered on Jan 21, 2024

In Wyoming, a storage company can legally auction the contents of a storage unit, including a motorcycle, for non-payment, provided they follow the state's lien laws and the terms of the storage agreement you signed. The fact that you hold the title to the motorcycle does not exempt it from... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Wyoming on
Q: Can my roommate put a camera in the living room without my consent?(WY)

My two other roommates and I both signed lease contracts. Another roommate agreed to the installation of the camera. I didn't sign anything and couldn't see the footage or manage the cameras. This camera has both audio and video capabilities, I'm not sure when it will be turned on.

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answered on Jan 12, 2024

In Wyoming, the legality of installing a camera in shared living spaces without consent may depend on the expectations of privacy and the terms of the lease agreement. Generally, individuals have a reasonable expectation of privacy in areas like living rooms, and recording audio without consent may... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts for Wyoming on
Q: I asked a contractor to clear snow He’s done it before for $650. I asked him to do the &650 job again.Now want $1800!

He did the job and didn’t mention no cost. SOF? No written discussion. No estimate

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answered on Jan 1, 2024

In Wyoming, the situation you've described may involve considerations of the Statute of Frauds (SOF) and the absence of a written agreement or estimate. The Statute of Frauds generally requires certain contracts, including those for services, to be in writing to be enforceable. If there was no... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Immigration Law and Business Law for Wyoming on
Q: How should I handle a $5000 (annual) e-commerce business on an F1 visa to avoid future immigration issues?

I am on an F1 visa working for the company. additionally, I have an e-commerce business that makes 12000$ annual revenue (less than 5000$ profit). there are not many operations involved in business, but as far as I know, I can only own a business and not run it. To avoid potential future... View More

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answered on Dec 24, 2023

As an F1 visa holder, it's crucial to adhere to the conditions of your visa, which typically restrict employment to on-campus work or specific off-campus work authorized under programs like CPT or OPT. Running a business could potentially violate the terms of your F1 status, even if the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Wyoming on
Q: I applied for a public defender and can not afford an attorney and the judge denied me theres no reason as to why
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answered on Dec 8, 2023

Unfortunately, a judge can deny a request for a public defender without explicitly stating a reason. Possible explanations for this decision include ineligibility based on financial status, a conflict of interest with the public defender's office, the complexity of the case requiring... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Landlord - Tenant for Wyoming on
Q: I rented an apartment from my employer. I gave a 30 day notice that I was leaving my job at the same time…

I gave the owner 30 day notice of vacating the apartment. Last day was the 15th of December. I had to move up the last day of work to the 8th of December. The owner is now telling me that I have to move out 4 days after my last day of work. Is this something that he can do or do I still have tell... View More

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answered on Dec 4, 2023

In your situation, the terms of the lease agreement between you and your employer, who is also your landlord, are crucial. Generally, if you provided a 30-day notice as per the lease terms, you would typically be entitled to stay in the apartment until the end of that notice period, which in your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Estate Planning and Probate for Wyoming on
Q: In wyoming can a executor trespass a beneficiary from property In a will
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answered on Nov 24, 2023

In Wyoming, the role of an executor in managing estate property can sometimes involve making decisions about who can access that property. However, the authority of the executor is not absolute and must align with the intentions outlined in the will and the law.

If you are a beneficiary of...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Wyoming on
Q: How do I voluntarily terminate my parental rights in wyoming
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answered on Nov 12, 2023

Here is a detailed overview of how to voluntarily terminate parental rights in Wyoming:

To voluntarily terminate parental rights in Wyoming, you will need to petition the court and prove that terminating your rights is in the best interest of the child. This process involves several steps:...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate for Wyoming on
Q: Can a divorce decree act as a will?

When my parents divorced, they agreed to leave the house in both of their names. When one dies it is left to the ex-spouse and when they both die, it is divided among the kids. Both remarried. My father passed without a will. They did not have any other documentation, such as Right to Survivorship... View More

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answered on Oct 14, 2023

Because your father passed without a will, his estate will be administered under the laws of intestate succession. That does give his new wife very high priority. However, your mother, who I assume survived him, should be able to make a claim against the estate for the house based on the divorce... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Wyoming on
Q: What are my legal options

Wyoming C -Corp Startup Business. Only got limited corporate filing completed. Over the brief course of our collaboration, we verbally agreement to build this business together, with the intention of formalizing our partnership through a shareholders' agreement that never happened. With... View More

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answered on Sep 27, 2023

A Wyoming attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It looks like your matter also involves elements of a business formation, and there are attorneys on the forum who have insight there. You could add the category to your post. But based on your description, it seems... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Wyoming on
Q: What are the rights on traveling and have been given a no dl ticket, what do you need to do?

Was pulled over for window tint. Asked for dl, said was traveling, given a ticket.

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answered on Sep 21, 2023

As long as you were travelling on foot, and not operating a motor vehicle, you cannot be given a ticket for driving without a license.

If you were operating a motor vehicle on a public roadway, you can be given a ticket for driving without a license.

"Travelling" is not a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Banking for Wyoming on
Q: Can a bank put hold on your check you deposited saying possible fraud if you have cashed same check for last 9months

My bosses check cleared his account as always the next day,I'm not able to pay bills or get to work as I now have no gas money ,Iv called and called and my $ still not available.

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answered on Sep 19, 2023

Banks are given broad authority to place holds on checks to ensure their authenticity, even if you have a history of depositing similar checks without issues. Factors like a sudden large amount, differences in the check's appearance, or any discrepancies in the information could flag the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Wyoming on
Q: could you tell me please which is the jurisdiction- section for Wyoming General corporation law, is for sign a board of
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answered on Aug 25, 2023

In Wyoming, the relevant section of law for matters related to corporations, including the signing of a board of directors' resolution, can be found in the Wyoming Business Corporation Act (W.S. 17-16). This statute outlines the various aspects of corporate governance, including the duties and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Wyoming on
Q: Where to get printable writ of execution please.

I have the circuit court order

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answered on Aug 16, 2023

To obtain a printable writ of execution based on your circuit court order in Wyoming, follow these steps: Contact the circuit court's clerk's office where the order was issued and provide relevant case information. Fill out required forms with accurate details about the judgment and... 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

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