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  • The Do's and Don'ts of Parental Alienation

    Working through a divorce can be a tremendously difficult process, especially when children are involved. The experience can bring feelings of anger and frustration to the surface, and sometimes these emotions can influence the attitudes of children. While these acts are sometimes done intentionally, many times parents do not realize that they are perpetuating dangerous ideas about their partners ...
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  • Can I Avoid Going to Court for a Divorce?

    Couples working through a divorce often experience feelings of anger and betrayal, making it difficult to settle issues out of court. A legal battle may seem inevitable but can often cause further emotional and financial hardship. Spouses may not always be aware of the alternative methods for divorce and litigation should be among the last resorts in dispute resolution. Coming to an agreement ...
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  • Quitclaim Deeds and Their Effect in Divorce Proceedings

    Occasionally, one spouse asks another to quitclaim their interest from a property owned by both spouses. A quitclaim deed essentially terminates the interests of the person signing the quitclaim deed in a piece of property. In some cases, one spouse has better credit than the other and not having one of the spouses on the title can sometimes provide for better loan or interest rate options. In ...
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  • Three Steps to Take After an Accident in California

    Nobody expects to be injured in a sudden accident. Whether it be a vehicle collision, workplace accident, or slip and fall, an injury can derail a person’s life and place a substantial physical, emotional, and financial weight on their shoulders – especially if the accident was caused by another party’s negligence. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident and you believe you are not ...
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  • Stay in Touch with Gill Law Group, PC

    Gill Law Group is dedicated to helping clients through family law, personal injury, and immigration matters. Stay up-to-date with Gill Law Group, PC by connecting with us online! CONTACT GILL LAW GROUP, PC Address: 2201 Dupont Drive, Suite 460, Irvine, CA 92612 Phone: (949) 681-9952 Email: Fill out a contact form here . CONNECT WITH US ONLINE About Me Avvo Blogger Facebook Fav Star Flickr ...
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  • How Can I Help My Fiancé Become a U.S. Citizen?

    So you met the love of your life—but there’s a little problem. He or she is the citizen of another country. What should you do? We are here to provide insight on how to help your fiancé / fiancée start the path toward becoming a citizen of the United States of America. As a matter of fact, you have more than one option for helping your fiancé / fiancée obtain legal resident status in the United ...
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  • How Does Divorce Affect Immigration Status?

    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has not built up a reputation for being a compassionate branch of the federal government. If you are an immigrant to the country, and obtained your permanent residence through a U.S. citizen spouse, a divorce between yourself and your spouse can have serious consequences. How divorce can affect immigration, by status: Approval of ...
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  • Information About E-2 Treaty Investor Visas

    Often heralded as the Land of Opportunity, the United States of America is one of the only places in the world where a small amount of money can be invested and grown into millions or more. To encourage an economic upturn for everyone who dreams the American Dream, it is possible for a foreign national from a treaty country to enter the country by virtue of a business investment alone. When this ...
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  • Understanding Proposition 213 & What it Means for You

    It only seems natural that if a car accident wasn't your fault, there should be no problem recovering compensation for your injuries and suffering. Unfortunately, many California residents many need to think twice about how their auto insurance affects their ability to collect damages. How are compensation awards categorized? Depending on the nature of your accident, you may be eligible for two ...
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  • Obama Seeks Injunction from SCOTUS

    The Department of Justice filed a petition for writ of certiorari with Supreme Court on Friday to ask the court to overturn the injunctions against DAPA and expanded DACA programs. The DAPA and expanded DACA were announced exactly one year before the date of this petition before the Nation’s High Court. Issuance of the writ would mean that the Supreme Court has agreed to take this matter on appeal ...
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  • Entertainment Visas

    Not all occupations deal directly with manual labor or “more traditional” job titles. Sometimes a person’s job is to be famous or entertaining, such as a celebrity, a singer, or a star athlete. Others are theorists and scientists, employed mostly for their ability to think in great detail. When someone of such a definition and occupation needs to enter the country, a typical work visa might not be ...
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  • Can I get a U Visa?

    The U visa is often referred to as the “crime victim visa” or “victim visa”. You may be eligible for a U visa if you have been a victim of criminal activity. In order to qualify, you must have suffered substantial physical or mental abuse as a result of the criminal activity. It must be noted that being a victim of a crime in and of itself is not sufficient to establish eligibility for a U visa. ...
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  • Marriage Abroad vs. K-1 Fiancé Visa

    Fiancé visa cases have always been my favorite. We are often asked during consultations whether someone should get married abroad or bring their fiancé to the United States on a Fiancé visa. In a perfect world, this question should be directed to a wedding planner, however, the cumbersome immigration laws for marriage-based Green Cards force clients to discuss this with an immigration attorney. ...
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  • Processing Times: Fiancé and Marriage based cases

    If you are a United States citizen seeking to marry a foreign national, you must take steps to follow the rules and guidelines of the fiancé and family-based immigration. A minor misstep can cause unnecessary delays or even denial of your immigration petition for a spouse. The processing times in these cases are multifold with USCIS being just one of the entities involved. Since all fiancé visa ...
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  • Yemen Designated for Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

    According to an official news update by the Citizenship and Immigration Services, Yemen has been designated for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months because of the current social unrest within the country. The TPS will be in effect for Yemen until March 3, 2017, unless extended. The official release states that requiring Yemini nationals in the United to return home would pose a serious ...
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