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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 [...]


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 [...]

What is Advance Parole?

Advance parole, an administrative practice derived from the general parole authority in INA § 212(d)(5), gives an individual who is in the United States advance authorization to enter the United States after temporary travel abroad.  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has the authority to grant advance parole and issue a Form I-512L, an advance [...]

What are the benefits of U.S. Citizenship

The Constitution and laws of the United States give many rights to both citizens and non-citizens living in the United States. However, some rights are only for citizens, such as: • Voting. Only U.S. citizens can vote in Federal elections. Most States also restrict the right to vote, in most elections, to U.S. citizens. • [...]