Asset Protection and Bankruptcy

What You Need to Know Long before you speak with a bankruptcy attorney, you need to think about asset protection. Why? Once you discuss the possibility of filing for bankruptcy, it may be too late to try and protect your assets. What you can keep depends on the type of bankruptcy you file. A...

Unauthorized Practice of Immigration Law

In the light of what is happening with the current administration, it is more important than ever to be cognizant of the unauthorized practice of immigration law (UPIL). The latest immigration news is out of Columbia, South Carolina, where 43-year-old Veronica Perdomo plead guilty to the followin...

Divorce After a Month

Getting a divorce after a month of marriage may not seem likely, but it can happen. It is hard to imagine going through all of the preparation and expense of a wedding, only to end it all just one month later. Or, perhaps you went to the courthouse and did not realize your mistake until a few weeks...

Protecting Parents from Scammers

What You Need to Know With the aging of the baby boomers and the silent generation, it has never been more important than now to start protecting parents from scammers. Many of the elderly have no clue about the vast array of internet and phone scams occurring today. They may not know they have bee...

Immigration Fraud: What You Need to Know

As if immigration fears in the current political climate were not enough, individuals also have to worry about immigration fraud. From being duped out of money to the risk of deportation, what you do not know can hurt you the most. Perpetrators of immigration fraud prey on those most vulnerabl...

What Does a Notice to Appear Mean?

This summer, the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) issued a new memorandum updating guidance regarding the Notice to Appear form (I-862). The NTA document instructs aliens to appear before an immigration judge on a certain date. What is a Notice to Appear and who will receive it?...

H-1B Visa Denials Experience Dramatic Increase

There has been a dramatic increase in H-1B visa denials following the president’s “Buy American and Hire American” April 2017 executive order. This order has made it harder for scientists and engineers from other countries to gain H-1B visas. Across the board, employer-sponsored visas have become mo...

Alimony Tax Law: Changes You Need to Know

Divorce laws may vary from state to state, but one new alimony tax law holds true for everyone. That is that all divorces from January 1, 2019, forward will see a change in what can and cannot be deducted or claimed on tax returns. Due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that went into effect last year,...

Simplified Divorce: A Dissolution of Marriage

If both you and your partner agree on all aspects of your divorce, and you meet certain criteria, you may be able to get a simplified divorce. This “dissolution of marriage” is a quick and uncomplicated way to get divorced with a minimum of cost. You and your spouse will work out your issues togeth...