Ex-father in law gifted me real estate that was his property at time of Muslim marriage in Pakistan. The legal term in marriage certificate indicates the gift is given and available "upon demand" independent of the status of the marriage. A second...
Interesting question. I'm not sure whether you'd be better off with obtaining an Imam's expert opinion on Islamic Law, but that surely isn't going to matter if the property is in Pakistan. Just enforce the Pakistani judgment and ask your Houston lawyer to move to dismiss because the matter is moot. (Absent a treaty otherwise, the Pakistani judgment probably isn't res judicata in Houston). But, if the property is in Houston, you probably need either a lawyer familiar with Islamic law or an Imam to act as an expert. I could hook you up with either, but this forum isn't a place to solicit business, and, anyway, it's a long way from D.C. to Houston.See question
My cousin lives in el salvador and I am a citozen of the US
First, you will get much better responses from immigration lawyers than international lawyers, so I've recategorized your question.
Second, without more information, an immigration lawyer would need to write you a book to give you an outline of the categories. You really need to schedule an interview to discuss specific facts applicable to the visa applicant. Some immigration lawyers offer such initial consults free.See question
Failure to appear in court
1) The word is "quash."
2) The correct area for your question is almost certainly Criminal Defense, though bench warrants can be issued in civil cases for disobeying a subpoena.
3) How can we possibly help you without knowing anything about the warrant or the facts?
I need my supplier to sign an NDA with me, will it stand in US courts? I', in California and they're in Vancouver, BC? If they violate it can I do anything about it in California?
Both formerly British Canada and the US states other than Louisiana follow a British Common Law tradition, so legal systems are quite similar as to all contractual law, including modern NDAs. For that matter, most contracts drafted in the French legal system found in Quebec and Louisiana are likely to enforced equally in the rest of their countries or in most international settings, it is always wise to include a choice of law provision, and it isn't a bad idea to have it looked at by a lawyer in the jurisdictions where the defendant is likely to be found to ensure that its restrictions do not violate public policy. Such warnings are likely to be far more relevant to contracts that stretch public policy, like restrictive covenants, but it is wise to be cautious. The significance of formalities, like notarization, vary widely.See question
I live in Texas now
I agree with both of my colleagues. It requires the experience of a Texas lawyer familiar with criminal defense and perhaps a Minnesota lawyer with the same experience, and you got a rather humorous response from a Texas lawyer.... uhmm. "Catch and release".See question
How do I find out if I'm in a will?
If the testator is alive, you can ask them, and if they believe it to be wise or to be beneficial to them, they might answer. But, if the testator is alive, you aren't a beneficiary yet. A will (unless it is contractual) is usually a transitory legal document: it can be changed at any time until the testator dies. So, you are merely a potential beneficiary (which is quite different than a contingent beneficiary) of the will.
If the testator has died and the Will is filed In the Probate Division of the D.C. Superior Court, you can view a copy for free by looking up the file number from a computer at home or in the courthouse and filling out a card at the Probate Clerk's office on the third floor of 515 5th Street, NW.
If the testator is dead, and the Will is unfiled, you must locate it. If you know where it is but the possessor won't file it, you can petition the court for an order to turn it over.
A lawyer can be helpful through this process, but most will require a fee in advance from you until they know you will be appointed personal representative. If you are appointed, you can usually reimburse yourself for advance legal fees for the estate.See question
The trade is between my sole proprietorship in Pakistan and a US client(s). We export medical transcription services to clients in the usa for the last 5 years or so. The amount of export of IT services from Pakistan to the US client(s) is every...
Mr. Jabaly is not wrong. You are never going to get this right using generalized advice on a forum. But, I do think you are starting near where you need to be to qualify. You need a US subsidiary or parent corporation, which means that the foreign entity needs to be something that can have a US subsidiary or parent corporation, like another Pakistani corporation. I don't believe you can get to the finish line without both a corporate and an immigration lawyer in the US, and I believe they should be different people. But, I'd be sanguine about your chances of success. Good luck!See question
I have heard that bail can run anywhere from nothing, to a couple hundred dollars, to almost five thousand dollars in California. I'd like to know what to expect, cost-wise, should I be hypothetically arrested at a protest. Similarly, I have a...
Bail is determined by formulas that are particular to each state, so it would be quite difficult to prepare an essay without knowing the state, the charge, your financial circumstances, and the risk of flight. Generally, the purpose of bail is twofold: to ensure that the person returns for trial, and to protect the community from repetition of the alleged crime pending determination of guilt. Thus, in places like D.C., where political protests are common and the courts and police are used to them, peaceful protesters often get very low bonds or personal recognizance ($0) bonds. Higher bonds often are associated with totalitarian governments seeking to quell protests, though History has seen a few examples right here at home. As to International travel, I cannot review all of the many possibilities, but bond didn't stop the travel of Mohammed Ali (or a number of other historical figures whose names suddenly slipped my mind). Most Western style governments have no interest in stopping free speech or legitimate protest, though I'm sure some historian on this site can name a political protester who was barred entry because the receiving country wanted to silence him. Those kinds of events tend to make the news and make the barred protester famous, like a martyr to a cause who didn't have to die first. Ah... yes: we quite famously barred John Lennon for an old pot conviction, but everyone understood that the Republican Administration wanted to silence the leader of the Beatles. The resulting court case might arguably be said to have cost Nixon more than it cost Lennon.See question
I'd like to know where I can find online a list of US state flag laws concerning commercial use of the flag images? I've read that it is generally OK to use a state flag image for use on T-Shirts and other items, but I'd like to know where to find...
Have you tried googling ? It worked fairly easily for me. And, as you will quickly see, there are many vendors selling merchandise with state flags on them. Public property like flag images are intentionally in the public domain and are not protected by copyright or trademark. For a more technical answer on why, you'd get a better response from an Intellectual Property lawyer, whom you might want to see if you wish to protect your product which will contain unprotected flag images.See question
Just previously heard the term, would like to know its meaning?
Can you give us a context? Which court? Who said it? About what?See question