Navigating the Immigration System for LGBTQ+ Couples and Their Families

LGBTQ+ individuals and families all over the world suffer discrimination and violence disproportionately more than their heteronormative counterparts worldwide. In the U.S. In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the federal government must recognize same-sex marriages for purposes of federal law, including immigration. This was a major victory for same-sex couples and their families, as it allowed them to sponsor Read More

What Must Be Proven to Win Your Asylum Case?

Thousands of people all over the world apply for residency in the United States. There are dozens of methods one can use to move to the U.S. for work or education, but for many individuals and families, life here can be the difference between life and death. Asylum seekers have a different set of requirements that must be met in order to prove that they should be granted entry. We’ve created an overview of the Read More

The Role of the Guardian Ad Litem in a Family Law Case

Children are the most vulnerable people in the world. Historically, children have rarely been given autonomy and are often victims of exploitation and abuse. What can be done in the event that the court needs to protect the rights and interests of a child within a family law case? In the state of Florida, a guardian ad litem (GAL) is appointed by the court to represent the best interest of a child in a legal Read More

Holiday Time Sharing vs Regular Time Sharing

The holidays are a fun time where you can enjoy being with friends and family making memories that will last forever. When you have to share the time with your children with another parent, however, it can also be a time with added stress and worry. Learning the difference between holiday time sharing and regular time sharing will help you to better plan things out so that the holidays will be a positive experience Read More

Tips for International Travel as a Green Card Holder

When most people are thinking about immigration issues, the big concern is related to how to get into and stay into the United States legally. While this makes sense of course, you also want to make sure that once you have your green card (or some type of long-term Visa) you are able to travel freely in and out of the country without putting your status at risk. Fortunately, traveling internationally (to countries Read More

Nobody Should Fear a Prenuptial Agreement

Prenuptial agreements are an interesting document because while almost everyone has at least heard of them, most people really don’t understand why they are often a good idea. Thanks to many books, TV shows, and movies, prenuptial agreements have gotten a reputation as being just a way for a wealthier partner to protect themselves from a partner with fewer assets. While that is certainly one thing that can happen, a Read More

How Does a Criminal Record Impact My Chances of Immigration to the U.S.?

A criminal record may impact your ability to immigrate to the United States or obtain your lawful permanent resident status, depending on the crime and its severity. To immigrate or obtain your residency you must be “admissible” under the immigration law. In general, a felony or serious misdemeanor conviction, even if it was in another country, may result in you being ruled inadmissible (not admissible) to the United Read More

Recent Changes May Give Cubans Released On Their Own Recognizance a Chance at Obtaining their Residency (Green Card)

The Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966 was enacted in response to the mass exodus of Cubans fleeing their home country. The law was created to allow eligible Cubans who have been in the United States for at least a year to apply for a green card. This year, changes have been made which will give many Cubans who were previously turned away another chance at residency. To qualify, you must be a citizen of Cuba or native Read More

How Shared Parental Responsibility Works, and What It Means to Your Florida Divorce Case

Florida makes use of a system called “shared parental responsibility”, aimed at ensuring that both parents are still involved in their children’s lives and that they’re both consulted when important decisions are made. Because of this, custody in a Florida divorce case is handled differently than in most other states. Shared parental responsibility is separate from physical custody, and even if physical custody is Read More

Homeland Security Makes Changes That Allows for Termination of Certain Immigration Court cases

If you or someone close to you is in immigration court deportation proceedings, you may finally be able to close your case. Currently, the Department of Homeland Security has a massive backlog of cases to handle. They recently released a new change to how they’ll manage the immigration court backlog. This new change brings some leniency toward those potentially facing removal and could bring a lot of relief to those Read More

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