I have 0 "ZERO" experience in real estate, I have friends(from abroad) with a lot of money who want to invest in real estate here (US) and they're somehow relying on me to find deals so that they come in and purchase properties. The obvious questi...
Step One: Get licensed as a real estate salesman, associate broker, or broker. Without that, you cannot legally collect a fee for selling or buying real estate for someone other than yourself.See question
My wife is Canadian and I am not, she is willing to settle in Canada and wants me to apply for Canadian citizenship and live in Canada with her, my question is if she ever left me or divorced me will I loose the Canadian PR or citizenship after ob...
You really need a consult with a Canadian immigration lawyer. Neither US nor International Law law applies.See question
I know of an attorney who is refusing disclosure
The physical documents given by a client belong to the client, and the prior lawyer must be careful not to prejudice a client's cause by refusing access to records entrusted to him. But, many offices, like mine, are mostly electronic, and there are almost no paper records. Further, many lawyers require clients to make copies of evidence before accepting them, and they ask the clients to give title to those copies to their lawyer, or, in the alternative, scan and return records, or, as another alternative, charge for making copies of the file. Also, many lawyers a lien on their notes and records until they have been paid for their work. As long as that doesn't prejudice the case,I believe those limitations are permitted ethically. To be sure, though, if need to research the latest opinions from DC Bar Counsel and the D.C. Court of Appeals.
This is really an Ethics question, and you'd get more up-to-days answers from that practice area, so I've re-categorized your question.See question
I want to know about my criminal records in US. Maybe there are any unpaid penaltys or something else.
I agree with Mr. Woodward that this is better asked of lawyers who do Criminal Law. There are, however, data assemblers who search Internet accessible databases for things including criminal records. They are easy to find on the Internet by searching for "background checks." Also, many lawyers maintain subscriptions with such data assemblers like TLO, and can run such searches cheaply from their office. The problem is that, like any data base, the searches can be "Garbage In Garbage Out." Data is often inaccurate and may miss arrests or convictions from counties or states who report inaccurately, or, even, report criminal records under wrong names. It becomes more inaccurate if the search doesn't include a Social Security Number.See question
Is it correct that if a ten year old British girl does not want to abide by United States paternity and child custody laws and respect her American fathers parental rights under US law over her, she cannot visit the United States before her 18 bir...
Didn't I just answer a variant of this question yesterday? Jurisdiction over the child under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act lies where the child lives. You previously said that she has always lived in the U.K. and so much refuses to visit you that her mother won't get her a passport. You need a U.K. solicitor. We can't help you.See question
A Writ was filed at the USSC by an attorney using someone else's name without permission or that person's knowledge
It has long been quite common for lawyers to act as attorneys in fact when signing the names of both other attorneys and clients on standard pleadings. It is far less common on notarized pleadings, because the notary is certifying that the actual person who signed appeared. Especially in the age of digital filings, signature by agent saves clients and the judicial process a fortune. But, as with any agent, an attorney in fact must be authorized. While my mentor used to remind me that oral authority was sufficient, we're in a less trusting world, and I like to have something in writing, like an email, showing I was authorized. Lawyers are generally prohibited ethically from initiating or concluding litigation. Those decisions belong to the clients, though there are circumstances when a lawyer should and will initiate a notice of appeal to preserve the appeal on apparent or implied authority .because he can't reach his client, and the deadline is jurisdictional. If your lawyer has filed or signed your name to something without your permission, you should discuss it with your lawyer and, failing that, report it to the Clerk. If your signature was placed on a pleading in the US Supreme Court without your authority, you should let the Court Clerk know.See question
I have been married to a US citizen and a permanent resident since 2002. Do I need to provide any documentation such as bank statements, mortgage statement, tax returns... to prove my marriage?
You will get better answers from Immigration lawyers, so I've recategorized your question. My learned colleague, Mr. Schrader, who practices immigration, seems to have already assisted, however.See question
Can a court in the United States hold you in contempt of court, whey you refuse to turn over money that is held in offshore trust jurisdictions (example Cook Islands) that ignores US court judgments, in order to defraud creditors in the United Sta...
Courts can enter contempt orders for failure to obey Orders, but they are often reticent to use the contempt power to collect money. It is commonly used in child support cases, so the courts plainly have the power. You need to consult with your litigation counsel wherever the case is pending to explore contempt alternatives. if there are no practical local choices, you may want to consult with an international lawyer about international collection efforts.See question
I own a tenant occupied investment property in Washington DC. The unit is an end unit row house. The row house next to mine is abandoned. Homeless people are squatting in it and mice and roaches are invading my property. An exterminator confirmed ...
I thought I already answered this one. It sounds like real estate litigation. The cause of action is probably Nuisance. You need a litigator who understands D.C. real estate, because, as you already know, part of your solution may lie in getting the neighboring property treated as blighted and convincing D.C. to step in at the expense of the neighbor. But, for quicker action if you have real damages, like lost rent and vermin extermination, is a two-front attack with a civil action and administrative enforcement.See question
Have uk citizenship born in Scotland but isn't a house here in Florida as well as Scotland . I am a qualified paralegal
You need to schedule an appointment with a qualified Immigration Lawyer to discuss the possibilities in your situation. Owning property does not require resident alien status, but, unless the property is part of an investor visa, it conveys no right to work here. I've moved your inquiry to Immigration.See question