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...

Bankruptcy Fraud: Petition Mills

There is an entirely different type of bankruptcy fraud, petition mills, which target some of the easiest pawns – immigrants or poor individuals dealing with financial hardships. This is not a willful attempt on the part of the individual to commit personal bankruptcy fraud. It is perpetrated by som...

Pet Custody in Divorce

Your pet may be like your child, but in the eyes of the law, Fluffy is like any other piece of tangible property that you own. We are not trying to be cruel – we do not make the laws. What we do want you to know is that we take your attachment to your pet very seriously. On top of an already emotion...

Is the Mediation Process Right for Me?

You may be wondering if the mediation process is right for your divorce. Do you even know what mediation is and what it is meant to accomplish? Let us discuss the mediation definition as it applies to divorce. In a traditional divorce, a couple can go back and forth for months, (often through thei...