Relief From Removal Proceedings

Removal proceedings are hearings where a judge concludes whether a non-U.S. citizen can continue living in the United States. Understandably, the possibility of facing these can be highly stressful. But it is essential to know that there are various kinds of relief from removal that non-citizens can qualify for. During the removal proceedings (and before a conclusion has been reached), the Immigration Judge (IJ) Read More

What Is High-Net-Worth Divorce?

There are no set rules that state if you are worth a certain amount, you need to pursue a high-net-worth divorce. Instead of a specific definition, we will outline why these divorces are more complicated than others. Having an attorney who understands how to facilitate and manage challenges during a high-net-worth divorce can pay dividends.  Furthermore, don’t be quick to dismiss this topic because you don’t think Read More

The “Stop-Time Rule” For Non-Lawful Permanent Residents

Non-lawful permanent residents (LPR) live under the intense pressure of knowing that they are not guaranteed to stay within the United States. Despite your desire to remain in the country, there may come a time when you must face removal proceedings. However, you could have options to consider. Not only is it possible to cancel the removal proceedings, but you can also seek an adjustment of status if you and your Read More

Dividing Your Home During A Divorce

There are several hurdles to overcome during your divorce. Regardless of how your marriage ended, you and your former spouse spent the time you had together making your lives better and building a future. There’s peace of mind in knowing that you have a significant amount of equity built in your home—or that you have funded your retirement plan accordingly. But now that you are going through a divorce, you have the Read More

Non-Citizens & Powers of Attorney

It is a myth. Have you ever heard of the term “anchor baby?” It is a pervasive falsehood that claims non-citizens have children in the United States so that they can remain living here. Having a child here does not make you a citizen. However, it does make you a parent.  Immigration legislation changes. New initiatives and interpretations of the law affect non-citizens. Someone who isn’t at risk for deportation could Read More

Common Divorce Myths In New Jersey

In 2019 the CDC reported that there were approximately 746,971 divorces, or approximately 2.7 per 1,000 couples. New Jersey is very near the national average, with approximately 2.5 divorces per 1,000 couples as of the same year.  Because virtually everyone has either been divorced or knows someone who has, there tends to be a considerable amount of misunderstanding about the process.  The advice (or misinformation) Read More

Competency & Guardianship

When you are in a situation where you have a family member who is unable to fully care for themselves, you need to understand how you are able to get them the help they need. In some situations, this means setting up a legal guardianship so that the proper care can be provided based on the unique situation of the ward (the person for whom the guardian is caring). In some cases, establishing a guardian is an obvious Read More

Who Can Seek Asylum?

Living in safety is a basic human right. Unfortunately, the world is not always a peaceful or friendly place. Each year, many people arrive in the U.S. knowing that they may be persecuted if they return home due to their race, religion, or even political opinions. Some face harassment and discrimination, while others face torture and even death. The United Nations Convention against Torture is an international human Read More

When To Seek A Post-Judgment Modification

For anyone who is going through a divorce, they have an end goal in mind. When everything is finalized, then your new life will begin. However, things can still change after your divorce has been completed.  That fact wasn’t supposed to add stress to your life or take away the thing you see as the finish line—just the opposite. Your ability to modify something after a judgment has been handed down should eliminate Read More

Understanding Guardianship

Guardianship is not the same thing as custody. Guardianship refers to the ability of one person to have the legal capacity to make decisions on behalf of someone else. A typical and prime example of this would be an incapacitated or special needs adult. However, it is crucial to recognize that guardianship applies to children as well. Because people can become guardians over children, it is easy to see how it can be Read More