Todd Eric Gallinger’s Answers

Todd Eric Gallinger

Business Attorney.

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  1. If I am a permanent resident, do I need to renew my Employment Authorization Card?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Todd Eric Gallinger
    2. Blake Garrick Miller
    2 lawyer answers

    You do not need to renew your Employment Authorization Card. Your Green Card is sufficient proof of your ability to work legally. If you plan on applying for US Citizenship (which you should), please educate yourself on the residency rules if you spend much time abroad. They are the reason most often why people cannot apply.

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  2. Is it faster to file Form I-824 for my kids living outside United States or we still need to file for Form I-130

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Todd Eric Gallinger
    2. Thomas Esparza Jr.
    2 lawyer answers

    If your husband is not the biological father of the children, he will have to file I-130's for them. Immediate Relative Petitions, like those for a spouse, do not offer derivative benefits. He has to file individual petitions for each of them. If they were his biological children, he can attempt to register their birth at the local embassy, where they might be able to then get passports (because they would already be citizens).

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  3. How to expedite I-131 from outside US? - Urgent

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Todd Eric Gallinger
    2. Harvey Mechanic
    2 lawyer answers

    There is no formal procedure to obtain an expedite. You can write a letter explaining to the immigration service why the expedite is needed, and they will determine if it qualifies. You may want to retain the services of an attorney to assist you.

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  4. Has my privacy or another right been violated?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Pamela Koslyn
    2. Todd Eric Gallinger
    3. Daniel Nathan Ballard
    3 lawyer answers

    Most likely not. If the picture was taken of you in a public place, it is not likely to be an invasion of privacy. If the picture is being used to sell a product, it could be a violation of you right of appearance, but it does not sound like that is the case. Consult an attorney if you are interested in taking action, though your choices may be limited.

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  5. What can I charge my nuthead sister-in-law with if she entered our home without permission to play with our new kitten?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Rebekah Ryan Main
    2. Todd Eric Gallinger
    2 lawyer answers

    You are probably best to try and handle this within the family. You may be able to sue her for trespass, but I don't hear of any actual damages. It could also be reported to the police as a break & entering, but I doubt it would be thoroughly investigated or prosecuted. If you do want to hire a lawyer on this matter, expect it to cost you more than you'll recover. Of course this is just general information, and you can't be advised specific to your situation without knowing all the...

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  6. Can a green card holder by marriage obtain one for me, his mother, a UK citizen with an E2 visa?,

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Todd Eric Gallinger
    1 lawyer answer

    No, a green card holder cannot sponsor their parents. If your son obtains his citizenship (eligible after 3 years if his marriage is to a US Citizen), then he can sponsor you as an "immediate relative", a visa for which there is no quota.

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  7. Can I amend a demurrer?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2. Todd Eric Gallinger
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    You can withdraw and refile the Demurrer. The amount of rent does matter in a residential case, so be sure to raise that issue. A demurrer, however, may not be the best place to raise these issues because they require evidence. Whenever you have a hearing with the judge, be sure to raise these issues there too, he should accept it from you as a pro se defendant, but I would really recommend getting a residential landlord/tenant lawyer to help you with this. I don't handle this type of thing...

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  8. My ex owes me 22,000 dollars and i have an iou but she has untill oct 3 2011 to pay it back but i know she never intends to pay.

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Pamela Koslyn
    2. Todd Eric Gallinger
    3. Robert Harlan Stempler
    4 lawyer answers

    Your next step would be to consult with an attorney to see about filing a lawsuit. It would be a limited civil case in California, but it is well over the limit for small claims court. If you have proof that she doesn't intend to pay (written statements for example) you may be able to sue before the due date. Hopefully you had the initial note or IOU drafted by an attorney, if so they probably put additional legal protections for you in there, such as the ability to cover attorneys fees and...

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  9. I'm a green card holder for almost 3 years now, I'm planning to get married overseas. D

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Todd Eric Gallinger
    2. Maud Poudat
    2 lawyer answers

    You don't need to inform anyone before you get married. After you are married, you are eligible to apply for a green card for your spouse. The process will take some extra time, but the current wait for an I-130 to become current is about six months, the processing time takes about an additional year, but can vary greatly case to case. Your spouse will not be able to come to the US during this time, unless she has a different visa. The process when a person lives abroad can be a bit...

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  10. Subpoening partnership records when Ex is partner in law firm

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Steven Alan Fink
    2. Todd Eric Gallinger
    2 lawyer answers

    In a Child Support hearing your ex should have to file and submit income and expense statements, just like you do. But you do have the ability to subpoena the records directly from the law firm, from their accountant, and from the individual partners. You will likely want to request their tax statements, most likely with the K-1 attachments, but you can also request from the accountant the electronic records they keep in Quickbooks, Peachtree, or similar programs. Of course your ex may...

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