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Nicholas C. Zales

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  • Can i bring my own money from Iran to US? How much? Do I have to pay tax on it?

    I am a US citizen. I want to know how to bring my own money into the US from Iran. Is it legal to bring cash? Do you declare it when leaving Iran or entering US? Is there a tax on this money?

    Nicholas’s Answer

    I do not think there would be any tax on it unless it was from the sale of something, like real property. Why would you want to bring cash? Deposit it in a bank you can access from the USA. Good luck.

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  • California: How do I challenge a FOAH after signed by judge and filed?Do I need to submit fl-300 with motion to reconsider?

    Opposing counsel handed the clerk an FOAH to be signed by judge. Per transcript, it is not what the judge ordered during hearing. I submitted my version, too, later. The one given by opposing counsel was signed by judge and filed. I am within 10 ...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    You could ask the judge to reconsider. More likely you will need to appeal. Good luck!

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  • Foreclosure and appeal in WI. - timing for appeal? Can this case go to the Supreme Count?. How do I move forward asap?

    Notified today our home was sold. Judge sited for the plaintiff. Do we have the right to file a motion to appeal not notified until 2day?We were not notified by a sheriff or courthouse & the sale went thru. The filing was tied up in a bankrupt...

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    You could appeal the foreclosure judgment, but it is probably a waste of time.

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  • Can I file interloculatory motion on common pleas judge?

    Judgement non pros entered Feb 6, opposing side hires attorney to file motion to have it overturned ..attorney ask for oral argument , there was no oral argument and judge reopened before receiving my answer to this motion .motion filed Feb 19, ca...

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    You can appeal, but very few appeals courts grant such motions. Trial court's have a lot of leeway in what they do.

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  • Can a association impose any sort of legal action against us for a noise complaint?

    The complaint is probably due to our 7 year old son. He is very hyper and he has been bothering the people below us. We are concerned about legal issue as well as harassment by our association. We had the thought of police involvement as we have ...

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    It's possible. But if they have not done it yet unlikely. Why not talk to a Condo Association Board member and see what you can work out. People are entitled to peace and quiet. If it was a one-time thing you should be okay.

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  • Do I need a civil suit & what type of attorney do I need? I want to file for defacement.

    Skipped school a lot in high school. Paid price for it. Graduated & month later mother kicks me out. Mother placed 6 criminal charges on me on a 2 year period. Made me live homeless for 2 years sleeping under a bridge at night & later in a parking...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    That's a tough one. I think you mean defamation and not defacement . Keeping your property is called stealing. I guess you could seek an injunction, an Order to return your property or sue for unjust enrichment. But it may cost more than the property is worth. Good luck!

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  • What can I do in this situation?

    I let an ex boyfriend use a car that I still have a loan on. We made a contact saying he is financially, legally, and otherwise responsible for the vehicle. It is going to repossession because he is months behind on the payments for the fifth time...

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    Yes, you can go to court and you would likely win. But it might cost as much as what you are owed. Good luck!

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  • If a Municipal Court does not have records available online, is there any way besides a rec request to the court to find report?

    Received municipal citation. No prints, no photos, no arrest. Does that get sent to any other database, or is housed exclusively by the municipality?

    Nicholas’s Answer

    You could go to the municipal court and ask to look at a file. They do not go on CCAP. Where else they may go I do not know.

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  • What does the term Pro Ami mean?

    What does "Pro Ami" mean in Wisconsin civil litigation?

    Nicholas’s Answer

    It refers to a settlement hearing involving a child. A judge wants to make sure the settlement is fair and the money is used for the child's benefit.

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  • How do i file a motion to cancel a current motion for physical placement?

    my ex filed a motion to change physical placement of our child but she does not have a substantial change to do so.

    Nicholas’s Answer

    You don't file another motion. What you do is file an objection to her motion pointing out why there are no grounds to support her motion. I would get a lawyer to help you. Simply because you believe there has been no substantial change in circumstances does not mean a court will agree. Good luck!

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