The Public Charge Rule: How It Could Affect Your Immigration Case

Immigrants and advocates across the United States reacted to a recent DHS decision with outrage and concern. In late 2019, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security made the decision to enforce the long-standing public charge inadmissibility law, a decision that could affect thousands of immigrants seeking to enter the United States lawfully. If you are currently in the United States on a visa or you plan on entering Read More

Separation vs. Annulment vs. Divorce in Florida

When marital problems lead to a situation where the relationship seems beyond repair, many couples start to think about legal measures they can take to break up and dissolve their marital bond. At this point, some individuals may decide that divorce is the only solution they’re willing to consider and pursue while others may not yet be ready or able to take this serious step. Others still may be wondering if, given Read More

Understanding Expedited Removal

Imagine a policy or a law that would give a common public servant the power to make a decision that could irreversibly affect another person’s life, likely in a negative way. According to the law, the public servant would have an almost unchecked authority to make the decision in question while the affected individual would have virtually no protections afforded to him or her - not even the right to an attorney or to Read More

Understanding Your Custody Options in Florida

Determining child custody in a divorce is often a very emotional issue that can easily turn into a bitter dispute between the divorcing parents. In order to prevent the psychological and emotional damage to a child, most states adopted laws that strictly regulate how child custody is determined in the course of divorce proceedings. Florida is by no means an exception to this. However, what makes the Sunshine State Read More

What to Expect If You Receive a Notice to Appear

If you are an immigrant in the U.S., receiving a letter in your mailbox containing a Notice to Appear (NTA) may mean having your worst fears realized. An NTA is a formal means by which the U.S. government informs a non-U.S. citizen currently living in the country that removal (deportation) proceedings against him or her have officially started. Receiving this notice may indeed feel ominous and even outright Read More

4 Myths People Believe About Prenuptial Agreements

Legal issues often cause confusion. Unfortunately, some individuals may hold strong opinions about certain aspects of the law or its application without having a sufficient basis to form such assessments. For example, many controversial beliefs surround prenuptial agreements. In this article, we will clarify 4 of the most popular myths regarding pre-marital arrangement so that you can form a well-informed, unbiased Read More

JUDGE GRANTS U.S. CITIZENSHIP TO TWIN SON OF SAME-SEX COUPLE

On Thursday, US District Judge John F Walter of the Central District of California ruled in favor of a same-sex couple from California in a birthright citizenship case, allowing both of the couple’s twin sons to be legally declared citizens of the United States. The US-Israeli couple, Andrew and Elad Dvash-Banks, were married in Toronto and became fathers via surrogacy in Canada. One of the twins carries Andrew’s Read More

What You Need to Know About Waivers of Inadmissibility

Inadmissibility may apply to non-U.S. citizens who are seeking to enter or remain in the United States or who are applying for Adjustment of Status (Green Card). Being found inadmissible can be a serious obstacle to your immigration case and may trigger the start of removal proceedings against you. Grounds of inadmissibility - or the reasons why an immigrant may be legally barred from entering or remaining on the Read More

Moving On: 3 Tips for a Happy Life Following Divorce

For most of us, January is a hopeful time of new beginnings, new goals, and new challenges. New year’s resolution lists bring hopes of restoration, righting the wrongs of the previous year, and mending its failures. We promise ourselves that we will finally hit the gym, start eating healthy, read more books, call our families more often, and so on. For most of us, January is a period of excitement and pleasant Read More

What You Need to Know About Executive Order 13768 Regarding Inadmissible and Deportable Aliens

In one of our previous blogs, we explained how a memorandum issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in July may affect U.S. visa applicants. In the article, we also mentioned that according to another memorandum that had been issued earlier in the summer, USCIS will have more authority and discretion to start deportation proceedings. The memorandum in question, dated June 28, 2018, serves as a Read More

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