Joint Custody

En Español Joint custody is a family law term that refers to a child custody arrangement in which both parents share the decision-making responsibilities and physical care of the child. Joint custody arrangements are often made during divorce proceedings, in which...

No Fault Divorce

En Español A no fault divorce is one in which neither spouse blames the other for the end of the marriage. The couple seeking a no-fault divorce merely must assert that they are incompatible, or that irreconcilable differences exist between them. In a no-fault...

Legal Separation

En Español An arrangement in which a married couple lives apart but remains legally married following a court order. A couple that want to get a divorce, but needs time to work out certain financial issues, may obtain a legal separation in most states. A legal...

Contested Divorce

En Español A contested divorce is when the two parties do not agree about getting a divorce, or about the terms of the divorce. Usually the couple will disagree on matters such as child custody, financial support, and the distribution of marital assets. When these...

Nonimmigrant Visas

En Español A nonimmigrant visa (NIV) is a U.S. document that is attached to a foreign national’s passport, which describes the type of visa issued. A nonimmigrant visa authorizes a foreign national to be lawfully admitted to the U.S. for temporary travel during a...

Marriage Fraud/Sham Marriage

En Español A sham marriage is one that is entered into for the purposes of evading U.S. immigration laws or requirements. Marriage fraud or entering into a sham marriage is a federal crime subject to up to several years of imprisonment, significant fines and loss of...
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