How much does a greencard application cost?

In January 2018, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services raised the fees to apply for a green card. The application now costs $1,140, with a biometrics fee of $85. The person petitioning for your adjustment of status now must pay $535. A total of $1,760 for filing fees. An immigrant will also need a medical […]

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Does a Divorce affect my immigration petition?

We practice both immigration law and family law, which are often intertwined. If you are in the U.S. on a visa that was granted based on your spouse’s application, a divorce or separation may affect your lawful status and ability to stay in the U.S. You must be careful in choosing whether and get a […]

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How to collect past due child support in California

If someone owes you past due child support and you want to collect in California, here are some things you want to know. California’s Department of Child Support Services charges a minimal fee to collect past due child support for members of the general public. To apply for services, go to the Department’s website (www.childsup.ca.gov) […]

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Bulletproof Estate Plans that Avoid the Estate Tax

Creating an estate plan is a lot like getting into better shape. We all know we should do it, but most of us never make the first move because the task seems daunting. You will have to look elsewhere for a diet and exercise plan. But if you need an estate plan, you can be […]

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How to collect past due child support in California

If someone owes you past due child support and you want to collect in California, here are some things you want to know. California’s Department of Child Support Services charges a minimal fee to collect past due child support for members of the general public. To apply for services, go to the Department’s website (www.childsup.ca.gov) […]

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Can I keep my engagement ring if we broke up?

The answer depends on whether you were married. If you were married then you can keep it. It’s yours. But if you never married, you’ll need to give it back. The rules of contract law apply to a wedding proposal. The person giving the ring is offering it to the other person on the condition […]

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Applications for Temporary and Annual Cannabis Cultivation Licenses

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis program is now accepting applications for temporary and annual commercial cannabis licenses for cultivators, nurseries, and processors. Annual Cannabis Cultivation Licenses are year round and to complete the annual license application you will need to submit Live Scan fingerprints for ...

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How to form a Delaware C corporation and issue stock

To establish a corporation in Delaware and issue stock, here’s everything you need to know. 1. Choose a Corporate Name. … Names may be checked for availability by searching the Delaware Secretary of State business name database 2. Prepare and File Certificate of Incorporation. … The filing fee is $89 3. Appoint a Registered Agent....

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Marriage and Green Cards

While it isn’t true that marrying a US citizen will automatically get you citizenship, it does make it easier to obtain permanent residence, commonly called a green card. This process can be a long one, with a lot of paperwork to fill out. By getting the process started, however, you can ensure that you will […]

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Bird Scooters Operating without Santa Monica Business License

The company has settled a legal spat with the beach city over allegations that Bird failed to secure a business license and did not comply with administrative citations. The complaint alleged that Bird began operating its scooters without city approval and that it ignored citations asking the company to obtain proper licenses and remove the [&helli...

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