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1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Tax Law for Wyoming on
Q: What is the effective difference between a C-Corp and an LLC taxed as a C-Corp?

I am from the UK and looking to setup a US business. I've decided that taxation as a C-Corp is best as I am looking to build capital and retain profits in the company so a pass-through entity is not ideal. I understand that as a C-Corp, things are more formal and decisions require minuted... Read more »

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn answered on Aug 19, 2019

For tax there is no difference. For state business compliance issues a Corporation has slightly more things that have to be done to maintain the corporate veil. Annual meetings are required where an LLC can waive them you have to set a par value for shares and report the number of shares issued... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Wyoming on
Q: I own a motel and I allowed a man to stay with the promise he would pay when his disability was settled. He le

He left and paid part with a promise to make monthly payments. He hasn’t paid and I have a judgement against him. He says he doesn’t have to pay because he is disabled. Can I file fraud charges against him and have him arrested because he signed a promissory note that was witnessed? I am a... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Aug 12, 2019

Sure, you can sue him for "fraud." However, it is unlikely you will prevail because you already have a judgment against him for the unpaid room rent.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Wyoming on
Q: Is there a compelling self-publication of defamation in the State of Wyoming?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 22, 2019

I'm sorry your question hasn't been picked up in four weeks. Try reposting in the Libel & Slander section. That's where defamation would fall under, and where the question would hopefully have a better chance of being seen by a Wyoming attorney who practices in that area. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Wyoming on
Q: I included my house in bankruptcy last year, but I’m still living in it. Can I just walk way or could I short sale it?

I did a loan modification after bankruptcy and paid two months but couldn’t pay it anymore. The mortgage company said I can do a short sale. Is it ok for me to try to short sale or should I just walk away?

* There is no equity in the house and a did not take any money when the... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 10, 2019

The answer to this question depends on several unknow factors, such as how much equity there is and whether you took money out when you did the loan modification.

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1 Answer | Asked in Trademark for Wyoming on
Q: Hello, I would like to create a new brand called "Fancy Nomad" and found a TESS record with status 602 can I use it?
Ahaji Kirk Amos
Ahaji Kirk Amos answered on Jun 8, 2019

Whether you may legally use it is not related to its registration status. You should consult a trademark attorney. You may schedule a free call on my website. ahajiamos.com

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Wyoming on
Q: How to remove one person off mobile home title after they abandoned it 5 years ago? I am also listed on title

When I took over trailer I had to pay 3 years back taxes, back rent 3-4 months plus his fees to landlords. I've looked for him and can't locate him. I've been paying for everything for 5 years now. Want his name off title.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 21, 2019

Unless the other owner has died you are going to have a difficult time "removing his name off the title" because they still own it with you. Hire a lawyer to advise you.

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Wyoming on
Q: A friend joined the guard a few weeks ago. Has not been to drill or basic training. She wants out because of her

Recruiter made her lie at meps and trying to date her. Now she’s being threatened with going to jail if she doesn’t come to drills or go to basic training. Can that happen?

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on May 3, 2019

Yes. Joining the Military is a very serious matter. Going AWOL is seriously frowned upon by the Court and Prosecutor if her National Guard Commander swears out a Warrant. She also does not want an Other Than Honorable Discharge as it will ruin her life. A Dishonorable Discharge or Bad... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Business Law for Wyoming on
Q: In the state of Wyoming what are the consequences for failure to return rented personal property
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 25, 2019

Depending on the value of the personal property you rented, and the terms of your rental agreement, you may see a collection attempt followed by a lawsuit, or worse.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Education Law, Patents (Intellectual Property) and Trademark for Wyoming on
Q: Can I use the spelling of Fire as FYRE for educational purpose on a school project?

Fyre Festival trade mark abandoned? I would not use the word festival.

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Mar 19, 2019

depends on the scope of the use and whether it will confuse people as of what you are doing vis a vis a registered or established commercial mark.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Wyoming on
Q: So if she is here longer than the six months allowed by her travel visa, but we have applied for her adjustment of...

status, as she is married to me, a U.S. citizen, will she receive some document allowing her to travel to and from Mexico as we go through the process of her adjustment of status?

Deron Edward Smallcomb
Deron Edward Smallcomb answered on Feb 15, 2019

If you apply for everything correctly, including advanced parole, she will have the ability to travel out of the country. That said, it is highly recommended that she does not. First, she has overstayed. Second, unless she came on a fiance visa, they can prevent her from entering based on immigrant... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Wyoming on
Q: Look below for entire question.

My Girlfriend from Mexico whom I met while doing volunteer work in Ecuador came to visit me, after I returned to the United States, entering the country with a valid travel visa. After 2 months, I decided we could not live without each other and we got married.

If she travels back to... Read more »

Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder answered on Feb 15, 2019

In general, A person will be admitted into the USA if they have a valid visa and go through inspection. Admission may be denied if the visa is expired or the person has overstayed their visa. Also, BP had discretion to cancel a visa if they suspect immigration intent.

Just being married to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Wyoming on
Q: On the interstate. Observed a crash take place ahead. Saw wrecked vehicle in ditch. Required to stop and render aid?

I judged stopping in breakdown lane to be potentially hazardous, so a passenger in my vehicle called an accident report in to local Sheriff's office on cellphone while I kept on driving. What does Wyoming law state about requirement to stop and render aid?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 21, 2018

In nearly every state the law only applies to drivers "involved in the accident." A passer by such as yourself need not stop. You can phone the police if you clearly saw it happen (as opposed to looking over once you hear the bang).

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Wyoming on
Q: What should I do if I suspect an employee of faking injuries on the job?
Steven R. Dwyer
Steven R. Dwyer answered on Aug 3, 2018

A good place to start will be contacting the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services

Workers' Compensation Division which can be reached at (307) 777-7441.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Family Law, Foreclosure and Collections for Wyoming on
Q: Which state hold judgments after family law case is transferred?

I have judgments that originated in NJ 8 years ago as part of my family law case. The case was transferred to WY when the children and I moved here 5 years ago. Since the judgments are part of family action, should interest be accrued using NJ rates for all 8 years, or 3 years with NJ and 5 with... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 26, 2018

All eight years interest will accrue pursuant to the judgments issued under New Jersey law.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Wyoming on
Q: I was involved in a wreck in which my car was totaled. Can I go after the other party for expenses on a new car?

I was in a wreck 3 weeks ago. I was ruled not at fault by the police and the other party received a ticket. Can I go after the other person for down payment and plates/sales tax on a new car that I would not have to pay if not for their negligence? This happened in Wyoming.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on May 4, 2018

You can go after them for the value of your vehicle if it was for sale the minute before the wreck. You would get the sales tax. Plates you keep. There may be a transfer charge in your state so ask for that. You have a claim for your injuries. I suggest you contact a member of the Wyoming Assn for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Wyoming on
Q: How to file an asylum we are having C1/D Visa
Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman answered on Apr 28, 2018

If you successfully make it past a border or entry point and into the U.S., you'll have more time to apply for asylum. In fact, you can take up to a year after entering the U.S. to start the process. (If that deadline has passed, talk to an attorney—exceptions are possible, and USCIS may... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Trademark for Wyoming on
Q: Would an vape juice company need to trademark each individual bottle or only the company logo and mascot?

I will be starting a business making the juice for e vapes and the different flavors were gonna come in a different base color for the bottle but the general design would stay the same. Would I need to trademark each flavor because of the different base color or just the business name and mascot?... Read more »

Benton R Patterson III
Benton R Patterson III answered on Jan 2, 2018

It depends on how much protection you want for your brand. If you want to prevent other people from using each individual color for the specific juice, then you would need to trademark each bottle design. Although, doing so could be expensive to obtain and maintain. If you only want to prevent... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Wyoming on
Q: I was in a car accident and the insurance company for the person at fault is not reimbursing me my money. What do I do?

It is around a thousand dollars since I had to pay for my own rental. They aren't returning calls or emails.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 27, 2017

Suggest you contact a member of the Wyoming Assn for Justice--they give free consultions.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Wyoming on
Q: I was pulled over for my 3rd DUi while still on probation. There is no video of the stop. Shouldn't it be dismissed

This occurred in Wyoming

Tristan Kenyon Schultz
Tristan Kenyon Schultz answered on Aug 25, 2017

There is no requirement that a traffic stop must be recorded. The officer can testify and any sobriety test results can prove intoxication without the need of a video.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Wyoming on
Q: Age 21. Court supervision until 07/05/17 for speeding ticket. Received 2 more leading up to today. Suspension possible?

I received my second speeding ticket for going 7 over on the highway in Wyoming in may and my third one today for going 30 over. I was going flow of traffic on highway but decided to switch lanes and speed up. Cop did not show me speed gun when I asked to see it.

Ray Choudhry
Ray Choudhry answered on Jun 25, 2017

Find out if Wyoming ticket was reported to Illinois.

If not, then you have no convictions on your record and need to contest the new ticket.

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