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How does President Trump's recent presidential proclamation suspending immigrant entry affect you and your family? Read our blog for a review and summary of the April 22 presidential proclamation.
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USCIS and the new H-1B Registration process
USCIS has implemented a new online registration process for H-1B applicants, pursuant to a Final Rule dated January 31, 2019. In the past, H-1B applicants had to submit their cap-subject petitions to USCIS, via regular mail, and wait for USCIS to randomly select eligible petitions. This application....
After an initial custody order is entered, it is inevitable that things will change as parents and children move on with their lives. So what happens if you want to make changes to your Virginia custody & visitation order? Read our new blog on modification of custody & visitation to find out how and under what circumstances you can modify or change your Virginia custody & visitation order.
Whether your custody order was entered after a hearing or as a result of an agreement between the parties, it is inevitable that things will change as parties and children move on with their lives. So, what happens if you want to change the custody and visitation order that was entered as a
Virginia Divorce Blog: Everything you need to know about Uncontested Divorce in Virginia
Uncontested Divorce in VA In an uncontested divorce, both the spouses have an agreement about all issues involved in the divorce case. These issues can include custody, visitation, spousal support, child support and division of marital assets and debts. An uncontested divorce does not require a
What are the steps involved in a contested divorce and what are the fault grounds for divorce in Virginia?
Contested Divorce in VA A couple goes through a contested divorce process when they are unable to agree on one or more issues regarding divorce (eg.: Child Custody and Support, Spousal Support, Division of Property). In this scenario, either the husband or the wife will
What is annulment of marriage in Virginia and when can you get an annulment instead of divorce?
In Virginia, Annulment provides parties an opportunity to dissolve one’s marriage if the marriage was invalid or voidable from its inception. In most cases, a marriage in Virginia can only be terminated by a final decree of divorce entered by a court. However, under limited circumstances, a court ...
What does the new Trump administration public charge rule mean for your immigration case?
The Supreme Court recently lifted a nationwide injunction against the Trump administration’s new Public Charge rules. These new rules go into effect on February 24, 2020. Under the new Public Charge rules, DHS can find an applicant inadmissible, if they would be “more likely than not” to use g...
WHEN CAN YOU CONTINUE TO WORK IF YOUR EAD HAS EXPIRED?
Under what circumstances may an employee continue working, pursuant to the 180 day automatic extension, if their EAD has expired? Regarding the automatic 180 day extension on timely filed EAD renewal applications, assuming that the employee’s application meets the requirements described below, the...
HOW SHOULD MY COMPANY HANDLE I-9 COMPLIANCE WHEN WE ACQUIRE ANOTHER COMPANY?
When one company decides to purchase or merge with another company, there are a lot of issues to consider, not the least of which is how to handle the retention of employees for whom Forms I-9 are already on file with the acquired company. First, a decision must be made as to whether the
WHAT IS A DIVORCE DECREE OR FINAL DECREE OF DIVORCE?
A final decree of divorce is the court’s final order, ruling, or judgment that makes the termination of a marriage official and lays out the ruling of the Court regarding the issues in a Virginia divorce case.
Grandparent Rights: Can Virginia Courts help grandparents get visitation with their grandchildren?
In Virginia a third party who is a “person with legitimate interest” may file a petition for custody or visitation of a child. Virginia law defines “person with legitimate interest” broadly to include grandparents, stepparents, former stepparents, blood relatives and family members such as a...
USCIS Begins Accepting Green Card Applications under Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness
Today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it will begin accepting applications to adjust status to lawful permanent resident from certain Liberian nationals under Section 7611 of the National Defense Authorization Act (PDF) for fiscal year 2020, Liberian Refugee Immigration Fai...
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USCIS will resume premium processing on Tuesday, March 12, for all H-1B petitions. If you received a transfer notice for a pending H-1B petition and you are requesting premium processing service, you must submit the premium processing request to the service center now handling your petition. You sho...
A prenuptial agreement is not just for rich and famous. Read more to find out how prenuptial or premarital agreements can help you feel secure about your marriage and your future.
If you are in a serious relationship or engaged you may have considered whether a prenuptial agreement is for you. Read our blog to find out what you need to know before entering into a Virginia Prenuptial Agreement.
If you are considering marriage or getting married soon, you may have contemplated whether or not you should enter into a premarital or a prenuptial agreement with your significant other. Reasons couples may want to enter into a prenuptial agreement, range from wanting to protect existing assets, fu...
Tax season is here! How do the new tax laws impact your divorce case?
Spousal Support and Tax Laws Until Now A spouse may ask for spousal support in a divorce case if they have been married for a substantial amount of time and there is a big difference between the two parties’ income, or if one party does not earn any income. Historically
Today is International Women's Day. Today, lets not only celebrate the fabulous, powerful, tenacious and beautiful women in our lives but also contemplate and then act on changing the structures in our society that deprive women of equality in rights and humanity.
Big Decision from the Supreme Court today!
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote the opinion and announced it on just her second day back at court after surgery for lung cancer late last year.
Are you in an abusive relationship? Domestic abuse is not restricted to any one gender, economic status, race or religion. Read how Protective Orders can provide help to you, your household members and even your pets:
USCIS has revised Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status and will publish the revised form on the website on March 11, 2019. Starting on March 11, 2019, USCIS will only accept the revised Form I-539 with an edition date of 02/04/19. USCIS will reject any Form I-539 with an edit...
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A federal judge on Wednesday ruled that most of former attorney general Jeff Sessions' decision from June making asylum claims more difficult to advance by those claiming domestic or gang-related violence was illegal — a broad ruling that will allow some would-be asylum seekers a second chance to make their claim.
US District Judge Emmet Sullivan struck down those parts of the June decision from Sessions that Sullivan found violated federal law and ordered the federal government to return those people to the US who had been deported as a result of the Sessions' decision.
The June change made asylum claims more difficult to advance by those claiming domestic or gang-related violence.
Check out our new blog post about establishing paternity rights in Virginia.
In Virginia establishing the legal father of a child is called establishing Paternity. By establishing paternity, the father’s name is officially placed on the child’s birth certificate and he is legally responsible for the child.
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If you are a parent who is going through a divorce or child custody/visitation proceeding in Virginia, you may have questions about how a Virginia Court will decide custody of your child and what the term “custody’ actually entails. When it comes to custody of your child, a Virginia Court is mos...
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Child Support Questions Answered.
Child support is the monetary obligation that a noncustodial parent pays to the parent who has custody of the child. In Virginia, both parents are financially responsible for the child, and the law presumes that the parent with whom the child resides primarily pays for many of the child’s most exp...
On May 10, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a policy memorandum changing the way the agency will calculate the accrual of unlawful presence for students (F-1), exchange v
The court declared a clause in the Immigration and Naturalization Act, mandating the deportation of immigrants convicted of some crimes, as unconstitutionally vague.
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