Good afternoon, I am an American citizen married to a Spaniard. We lived in Orlando until November 2016. My husband has the US green card. Our daughter is 3 years old and was born in Orlando. She doesn't have any papers from Spain. I do becaus...
I agree with my colleagues that this is a question of custody and residency of the child at filing. Without reviewing The Hague Convention in detail, I'm not sure whether your child's citizenship is relevant, but common experience suggests that courts are always more friendly towards finding local residency, and a Spanish Court is more likely to find Spanish residency after 4 months than a Florida Court might. You need an Orlando lawyer NOW to file a claim that the child lives in Orland; you did not move, but were on vacation; and that you want custody. Letting your husband take the lead and file in Spain may mean that, by the time it is decided, the best interests of the child will be that she continues in her Spanish schooling.See question
I have not worked for 3 years because of cancer. I am broke and need to sell my house. It needs the repairs finished.
Like my learned colleague, I can only guess about the facts. I need to know more in order to give useful advice. But, I'm guessing that you did something negligent and your homeowners insurance paid for it. That is what insurance is for, but if the facts are sufficiently egregious, they can decide not to renew when the policy expires. Read your policy and chat with your insurance agent to get a better idea of the carrier's intentions.
If your health has made it too hard to maintain your home, you need to stay on top of the problem. Waiting for the foreclosure or the tax sale is a terrible idea, even if the house needs repairs. DC real estate has become very hot, and there are many investors out there who would buy quickly for cash, make the repairs, and re-sell the house. While the investors want to make a nice profit for their risky work, you would walk out with rent money and a new life so you could focus on getting better and back to work. As in any real estate deal, the buyer is not looking out for your interests, so it is not a bad idea to have a real estate agent or a lawyer in your corner. The lawyer will be cheaper and more committed to your objectives.See question
Product is example only. Let's say a "bed sheet". Under US law this product "bed sheet" (example) must be fire retardant and meet US fire safety requirement. I know a company imports tons of them and sell them online ONLY with no logo or tag s...
Try . As a competitor you probably lack standing, and I'm not sure whether a class could be certified even if you found a class representative, but you may find administrative relief as Customs and Border Patrol or the CPSC.See question
Many asylees are thinking about leaving the US and are living here temporarily till they become US citizens and their plan to go back to the countries where they used to work only this time carrying a US passport so they can be treated differently...
This is better posed to immigration and naturalization lawyers, so I've re-characterized the question.See question
My business has an inbound shipment from Taiwan that is being held by the shipping company. 2 years ago I had an invoice that went into dispute and they sent it to collections. They charged it off and my balance says zero when I login to my acco...
This kind of thing happens all the time. You need counsel who can review the circumstances, including, at least, how perishable your goods or your patience are; how strong the prior claim is; whether your contract includes certain arbitration or other dispute resolution clauses; what storage fees will apply during the resolution; and how much you can afford to fight. You can then map out a negotiating strategy in which cooler heads can seek to resolve the issue or litigate. One alternative often overlooked is to pay, collect the goods and then sue, or, more often, expensively arbitrate. Doing nothing is often the worst choice.See question
I am a United States citizen, I reside and conduct business in the United States. I have a website that is visible and conducts business worldwide. If I send a marketing email to a user in India, and say I make a mistake and do not unsubscribe the...
See my advice from yesterday, or print it out and schedule a consult with a lawyer.See question
I am a United States Citizen. If I send a commercial email to a country, say India(which has less comprehensive requirements than the US) do I abide by the requirements of India or of the US? If the resident of the other country decides to sue me...
Both sets of laws apply to you. The question is whose sheriff or police can get jurisdiction over you to serve a warrant or a summons. That depends on complex treaty law on service of process and extradition. One of the reasons US computer users are so awash in illegal spam and computer fraud is because countries haven't worked out the jurisdictional issues as they should apply to an Internet connected world. Soon, the Indian prosecutors will be more able to subpoena the computer records that track your email to your IP address and send an FBI agent to collect you and your equipment for legal action in the US under US law or in India, where the damage is done. You need a lawyer or compliance officer on retainer to check for changing law and practice.See question
want to work for the u.s. company but need to live in home country.
The new virtual world makes such employment easy and fairly common. You aren't in the US unless you are in the US. The currency used to pay you is not relevant. You should, however, contact a competent accountant in your country to ensure you are paying correct taxes to the correct countries. In many circumstances, your income will be taxable income in both countries, but you will almost always be eligible for a tax deduction so you are only paying tax once.See question
I'm looking to purchase the condo I am currently renting without a Buyers Agent so was looking for legal representation to help draft or review a sales contract and additional closing contracts.
If the Seller has a Listing Agent, that Broker generally is paid the commissions for both sides if you proceed without a Selling Agent, so you choosing not to have an Agent saves nothing for the Seller. That Listing Agent will happily provide the forms needed to complete the transaction, but will not be representing your interests or protecting you. If neither side has an Agent, substantial commissions can be saved by using a real estate lawyer, who can provide you with the disclosure forms, sales agreements, and closing services where marketing services for finding a buyer aren't required.See question
I worked for over a year on a commercial real estate lease, and the commission would've been $500k. Just prior to the company signing, they hired a new real estate director, and he stopped the deal and subsequently replaced me with a friend who j...
First, this has nothing to do with probate, so I've recategorized it to Litigation.
Extortion is demanding money in return for not reporting a crime. That's a somewhat simplified definition, but threatening a lawsuit for money owed isn't extortion.
There is a significant amount of money involved, and you are on the cusp of important strategic decisions regarding that commission. You should get a legal evaluation of the strength of your claim so you can decide whether to issue a demand letter or stay out of the way while the lease closes so that your commission claim matures.See question