A Decade of Community Empowerment: Celebrating Rotella & Hernandez

The firm of Rotella & Hernandez was started by two enterprising women who were determined to find success in a male-dominated field. After discovering a shared vision of making a positive impact, Nora Rotella and Patricia Hernandez embarked on a remarkable journey that would lead to the celebration of the firm’s 10th anniversary. As we commemorate a decade of growth, we would also like to thank our community for Read More

Adopting Abroad: A Beautiful & Complex Journey

Bringing a childing into a home with a loving and supportive family is a dream for many individuals. International adoptions provide a unique opportunity to expand a family across borders and share the magic of your respective cultures. Of course, adoptions can be complex, especially when they involve immigration, but that should not limit you and your family from taking steps toward this beautiful Read More

Family Reunification Parole Program for Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador

One of the most rewarding aspects of immigration law is the ability to reunite family members whenever possible. In April, 2023 the Department of Homeland Security along with the Department of State announced the implementation of a new family reunification program for Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. This family parole program will help individuals from the designated countries join their families on Read More

What You Need to Know About Florida Senate Bill 1718

People across the country are up in arms about Florida Senate Bill 1718 that was recently signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis. The bill is expected to go into effect on July 1st, 2023. This bill poses a lot of concerns for not only undocumented immigrants and their families but anyone who interacts with them as well. This post will cover some of the basics so our community can understand what it is and how it Read More

The Ways Outdated Parenting Plans Can Complicate Vacation Planning

Vacation planning is almost as fun as going on the vacation itself. From picking the location to finding restaurants, the anticipation of the experience can improve your mood. However, an inadequate parenting plan can quickly throw a wrench in even the most fabulous vacations. Creating a comprehensive parenting plan that accounts for evolving conditions at the beginning is best, but it’s important to understand the Read More

New Parole Programs for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans

Hundreds of thousands of people flock to the U.S. borders when living conditions in their home countries become unbearable. When situations of great repression, political strife, gang violence, or famine force families to leave in search of a safe life, it puts pressure on U.S. policy makers to create humanitarian immigration protocols for these special circumstances. Even if temporary, they can have a dramatic Read More

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

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