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USCIS Resumes Premium Processing

USCIS will resume premium processing on Tuesday, March 12, for all H-1B petitions. If you received a transfer notice for a pending H-1B petition and you are requesting premium processing service, you must submit the premium processing request to the service center now handling your petition. You should also include a copy of the transfer notice with [...]

By |March 18th, 2019|Immigration|Comments Off on USCIS Resumes Premium Processing

Prenuptial Or Premarital Agreements In Virginia: What You Need To Know

If you are considering marriage or getting married soon, you may have contemplated whether or not you should enter into a premarital or a prenuptial agreement with your significant other. Reasons couples may want to enter into a prenuptial agreement, range from wanting to protect existing assets, future assets, income, and inheritance, to protection from [...]

By |March 14th, 2019|Prenuptial Agreement|Comments Off on Prenuptial Or Premarital Agreements In Virginia: What You Need To Know

New Tax Law and Virginia Divorce

Spousal Support and Tax Laws Until Now A spouse may ask for spousal support in a divorce case if they have been married for a substantial amount of time and there is a big difference between the two parties’ income, or if one party does not earn any income. Historically for tax purposes, any spousal [...]

By |March 6th, 2019|spousal support|Comments Off on New Tax Law and Virginia Divorce

Protective Orders – Protecting Yourself in an Abusive Marriage or Relationship

If you are in an abusive marriage or relationship, you can protect yourself and your household members by getting a protective order against your abuser. What is a Protective Order? A protective order, also called a restraining order in many states, is an order issued by a magistrate or judge to protect the health and [...]

By |February 12th, 2019|Protective Orders|Comments Off on Protective Orders – Protecting Yourself in an Abusive Marriage or Relationship

USCIS to Publish Revised Form I-539 and New Form I-539A

USCIS has revised Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status and will publish the revised form on the website on March 11, 2019. Starting on March 11, 2019, USCIS will only accept the revised Form I-539 with an edition date of 02/04/19. USCIS will reject any Form I-539 with an edition date of 12/23/16 or earlier. USCIS will also [...]

By |February 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on USCIS to Publish Revised Form I-539 and New Form I-539A

HOW IS CUSTODY DETERMINED IN VIRGINIA

If you are a parent who is going through a divorce or child custody/visitation proceeding in Virginia, you may have questions about how a Virginia Court will decide custody of your child and what the term "custody' actually entails. When it comes to custody of your child, a Virginia Court is most concerned about the [...]

CHILD SUPPORT FAQs

What is Child Support and how do I receive it? Child support is the monetary obligation that a noncustodial parent pays to the parent who has custody of the child.  In Virginia, both parents are financially responsible for the child, and the law presumes that the parent with whom the child resides primarily pays for [...]

USCIS News: Temporary Protected Status Extended for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone for Six Months

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has extended the designations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for an additional six months.  Although there have been significant improvements in the conditions in all three countries since their designations for TPS in November 2014, the lingering effects of the Ebola Virus Disease [...]