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May 4, 2021
THE MOST COMMON MISTAKES PEOPLE MAKE WHEN FILING FOR NATURALIZATION US CITIZENSHIP

USCIS WILL NOT FORGIVE AND FORGET THESE! Hi guys! My name is Marina Shepelsky. I have been a practicing immigration lawyer since 2002. My legal team helps immigrants file for US Citizenship on a daily basis. We see so many snafus and issues that come up in our practice, from mistakes to avoid when filing […]


April 30, 2021
A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE FOR PREPARING A WINNING VAWA CASE

Dear Friends,  I recently recorded this video sharing the step-by-step preparation of a VAWA case, which went viral. I thought this information on the violence against women act may help people in the community. If you or someone you know is trying to figure out how to get a work permit or how to get a […]


April 13, 2021
HOW DOES USCIS DETERMINE IF A GREEN CARD MARRIAGE IS FAKE?

A marriage certificate and even joint children born in the marriage are not enough to prove to US Immigration that your marriage to a US Citizen is a bona fide or real marriage, and that you married for the purpose of creating a family together. You need to show USCIS serious joint documents to prove […]


April 6, 2021
What are the types of violence in intimate relationships?

Violence is found everywhere in the world and can show up in different ways in different relationships. Intimate relationships are where violence rears its ugly head the most because people are mostly likely to take out their frustration, stress, low self-esteem problems and self-doubts on those closest to them – family and partners. Generally, there […]


March 11, 2021
Trump’s Public Charge “Wealth Test” has been canceled!

Big immigration news today is that former president Trump’s crazy Wealth Test and Public Charge Rule (called I-944 Declaration of Self-sufficiency) has been canceled! The Affidavit of Support requires the petitioner/sponsor for family immigration to prove that they can support the immigrant they are bringing into US and requirements for medical insurance for that immigrant […]


March 4, 2021
WHY YOU SHOULD WAIT TO MARRY AFTER ENTERING US – PRACTICAL ADVICE BY IMMIGRATION PRO

People often ask us – my girlfriend came from Russia last week, can we get married this week and I want to file for her green card right now. I can’t wait to get married! HOLD YOUR HORSES! YOU SHOULD WAIT! I have to stop the nuptials and say, hey – you guys should wait […]


February 25, 2021
HOW DOES USCIS SPOT FRAUD IN ASYLUM APPLICATIONS?

WHAT ARE THE RED FLAGS USCIS SEES AND LEADS TO FRAUD ALERTS? Common Fraud Indicators in Written Asylum Applications USCIS’s first opportunity to find fraud in your Asylum Application I-589 (called Application for Asylum, Withholding of Removal and Request for Relief under Convention Against Torture) usually happens when USCIS is reviewing the Asylum Application Form […]


February 22, 2021
Divorce

American celebrities Kim Kardashian and Kanye West filed for divorce. Both are big stars, share 4 kids and their divorce will require a lot of work from teams of their attorneys to settle even in the most collaborative way because the issues involved are custody and visitation of the 4 kids, where these parents live […]


February 18, 2021
TYPES OF DIVORCE

BREAKDOWN OF THE KINDS OF DIFFERENT DIVORCES ContestedUncontestedNo FaultAt FaultLimitedDefault ANNULMENT To start the conversation about the different kinds of divorce, we must first understand the legal definition of MARRIAGE. Marriage is a legal contract. It is a contract obligating the parties to marry each other and financially support one another.  Sometimes, one or both of the […]


January 27, 2021
Lawyers are not meant to be legal problem-solving robots

I worked on my consultation procedure with a coach (yes, I get business coaching) and realized a HUGE thing that everyone I talk to needs and I don’t always do. What is it, you ask? Simple – telling them you are sorry and empathize with what they are struggling with. Lawyers are not meant to […]


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