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Child Support Termination in New Jersey – New Law Becomes Effective February 1, 2017

New Jersey’s new emancipation statute is taking effect on February 1, 2017 and it will impact when and how child support orders come to an end. The new law will apply to all child support orders issued prior to or … Continue reading

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US Citizenship and Elderly

We regularly receive calls from the elderly green card holders or their adult children who want to know how someone can become a US citizen if he or she is unable to prepare for the English history test and/or is not … Continue reading

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Types of Divorce: Fault v. No-Fault

Many people still seem to think that it’s better to get divorced using fault grounds rather than filing for a no fault divorce; and while many states no longer even have divorces based on fault grounds, there are still some … Continue reading

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AG/BIA New Precedent Decision 10/12/2016

Matter of SILVA-TREVINO, 26 I&N Dec. 826 (BIA 2016) The BIA concluded that the categorical and modified categorical approaches provide the proper framework for determining when a conviction is for a crime involving moral turpitude (CIMT). The BIA further found … Continue reading

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Who Should You Name to Be Your Health Care Proxy?

A durable power of attorney for health care is a legal document naming a healthcare proxy, someone to make medical decisions for you if you can’t make them yourself. Your proxy, also known as a surrogate or agent, should therefore … Continue reading

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Avoiding Immigration Scams

UPDATE: Lately immigrants all over the country are being targeted in phone scams. Scammers may call or email, pretending to be a government official. They say that there is a problem with an application or additional information is required to continue the … Continue reading

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Criminal Charges & Immigration Status Criminal charges can create massive complications for immigrants. Even lawful permanent residents (green card holders) may be subject to removal, may be arrested and detained, or may end up denied naturalization because of a past … Continue reading

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