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November 5, 2020
COVID-19 PANDEMIC IS CAUSING RISING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

For many women these times of the Covid-19 pandemic and political upheaval in US are HARD times of BIG stress and they are experiencing domestic violence every day. For many, staying home together is NOT safe. Women all around us, in rich and poor neighborhoods, women of all colors and religions, uptown and in the […]


November 4, 2020
5 UPDATED TIPS FOR MARRIAGE-BASED GREEN CARD PROCESS

Hi, guys! Marina Shepelsky here. I am an immigration attorney for almost 20 years, and today I want to give you 5 updated tips for improving the process of Green Card through Marriage to a US Citizen, after all the recent changes to the process and the Public Charge inadmissibility (Public Benefits) Rules: When filing […]


November 2, 2020
How to see if you are eligible for asylum?

(1) ASYLUM First, does the following apply to you: 1. Did you come to US less than 1 year ago? 2. Are you unable or unwilling to return to your native country? 3. Are you in one of the 5 protected categories – will your race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or […]


August 5, 2020
USCIS FEES ARE INCREASING AS OF OCTOBER 2, 2020

On August 3, 2020, USCIS published a Final Rule that changes many USCIS application filing fees. On average, the new amounts are 20% higher than the current numbers. The last time USCIS updated its fee structure was in December 2016 by a weighted average increase of 21%. This Final Rule also created new filing fees. […]


August 5, 2020
Big Divorce news of the day, and this one involves celebrities!

Dr. Dre’s wife Nicole Young is going to have a separate mini-trial to void her Pre-Nup that she signed under duress in her divorce case. In other words, she wants the court of declare her Pre-Nuptial Agreement invalid and not follow its terms when dividing up the couple’s assets and awarding alimony. Andre Romelle Young, […]


July 27, 2020
VAWA I-360 PETITION WITH GREEN CARD

VAWA I-360 PETITION WITH GREEN CARD — LEGALIZE IF YOU ARE STILL UNDOCUMENTED IN U.S. AND MARRIED TO a U.S. CITIZEN OR a GREEN CARD HOLDER WITH MARRIAGE PROBLEMS.


July 27, 2020
USCIS GOES ROGUE AND FOLLOWS ITS OWN AGENDA INSTEAD OF OBEYING FEDERAL COURT RULINGS AND BLOCKS DACA APPLICANTS

A Supreme Court ruling and a Maryland federal court ruling ordering USCIS to continue processing DACA applications are not good enough for USCIS.


July 27, 2020
ICE BANS NEW INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS FROM ENTERING US TO ATTEND ONLINE ONLY CLASSES

ICE announced on July 24, 2020 that despite the settlement with Harvard and MIT, only currently enrolled F-1 ans M-1 international students can attend ‘online only’ classes. No new students can come for colleges that will do classes online.  ICE will bar entry to NEW F-1 and M-1 international students who received their student visa […]


July 20, 2020
DACA Dreamers Program Lives

A FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT in MARYLAND orders to the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY USCIS to start processing new DREAMERS DACA application again according to what the U.S. SUPREME COURT ordered two weeks ago in striking down president TRUMP’S ATTEMPT TO CANCEL OUT/RESCIND THE OBAMA-PROGRAM “DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS,” OR DACA fro short. THEY […]


July 20, 2020
5 hacks – how to pick the right divorce lawer for yourself in NY & NJ

My name is Marina Shepelsky and I am a NY and NJ divorce lawyer since 2003. I have great experience in courts in the areas of child support, custody and visitation, property division in complex divorces, maintenance, alimony, parental rights, separation agreements, post-nuptial and prenuptial agreements.


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