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Venezuelans Deemed Eligible for TPS

On March 9, 2021, Venezuela was designated for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, until September 2022. TPS will enable Venezuelan nationals (and individuals without nationality who last resided in Venezuela) currently residing in the United States to file initial applications for TPS...

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Public Charge Rule Finally Dies

USCIS released a statement on March 9, 2021 stating that they will no longer be pursuing the public charge rule. “The 2019 public charge rule was not in keeping with our nation’s values. It penalized those who access health benefits and other government services available to them..

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Bankruptcy Funds May Be On The Way For Floridians Affected By Opioid Crisis

South Florida is known for its sunny weather, Miami nightlife, and its amusement parks. However, there is one less glamorous industry that Florida – especially Palm Beach County, Florida is known for...

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DHS Secretary Statement on the 2019 Public Charge Rule

Today, DHS Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced that the government will no longer defend the 2019 public charge rule as doing so is neither in the public interest nor an efficient use of limited government resources...

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Secretary Mayorkas Designates Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status for 18 Months

WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas is designating Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, until September 2022...

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3 Documents You Should Always Carry With You

As an immigration attorney, I am often asked questions like, "Should I carry my green card or social security card around with me?" Well, my go to answer, like any good attorney is that depends! You see, it is not a good practice to carry around any identity documents that could lead to potential identity...

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Custody Disputes During COVID-19

COVID-19 has had a tremendous impact on our society since it arrived with a vengeance in Florida in March 2020. Our lives were transformed almost overnight, and those changes have continued to impact Florida’s families for the past year. Child custody disputes during this pandemic started almost...

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Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial Agreements, often called prenups, are a very powerful financial planning tool. Prenuptial agreements are contracts akin to insurance policies with a one-time premium. The prenup can protect your assets and your income in the case of a divorce. But it can also protect your estate plan...

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Proposed Dramatic Changes To Alimony And Time-Sharing Laws In Florida

As the Florida legislature begins its 2021 session, a bill has once again been introduced to radically change Florida’s laws relating to alimony and time-sharing. Forces have been at work for many years trying to end or...

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USCIS Reverts to the 2008 Version of the Naturalization Civics Test

WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today it is reverting to the 2008 version of the naturalization civics test beginning March 1, 2021. On Dec. 1, 2020, USCIS implemented a revised..

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The Biden Immigration Policy

On January 20, 2021, President Biden issued several orders on immigration. Some orders take immediate effect while others may take more time to be implemented. If you think these policies affect you, contact a lawyer or legal service provider. Among the changes are: Deferred Action for...

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Is a Will Enough?

To determine whether a Will can accomplish all of your estate planning goals, it is important to understand what a Will can and cannot do. A Will is an estate planning tool that becomes effective upon the death of its creator. A Will is utilized to provide for the distribution of the decedent’s...

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Intracompany Transfers

An L-1 visa is an intracompany transfer visa. If someone works for an affiliated company abroad for one in the preceding three years, then they would be eligible to be transferred to a related company in the US. They must have worked in a manager, executive or specialized knowledge capacity in...

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Domestic Violence & Your Divorce

Going through a divorce is never easy. This already difficult process becomes even more challenging when domestic violence is involved. The ugliness of domestic violence does not include only physical abuse, but also sexual, emotional, spiritual, economic, as well as the use of threats, isolation...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) And Parenting Plans/Time-Sharing Agreements: What You Need To Know

The COVID-19 virus took the world by storm and has worked its way into our everyday lives, creating new challenges for co-parenting......

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USCIS Changes Civics Portion
of Naturalization Exam

For all applications for naturalization filed after December 1, 2020, there will be a new civics examination. All other criteria of the process remain the same. An applicant must answer 12 questions correctly out of...

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Will Bankruptcy Ruin My Credit?

It is a common misconception that a bankruptcy filing will lead to incurable financial ruin. In fact, a bankruptcy filing can provide the financial relief necessary to rebuild one’s credit.Paying bills on time, using a small amount of your overall available credit, and having several accounts in good standing for long periods of...

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Estate Planning for Pets

In the age of the Covid-19 Pandemic, pet ownership is on the rise. One thing that many fail to consider is what will happen to their pets in the event of an emergency or their death. While pets are legally considered property, they are clearly more dependent on their owners than let’s say your favorite...

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Public Charge Rule Reinstated

By: Andrea R. Jacobs, Esq.

USCIS announced that it will resume processing the Public Charge provisions which have been enjoined nationwide since a July 29, 2020. The new rule which was promulgated on October 15, 2019 and put into practice on...

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At Brodzki Jacobs, We Treat You Like Family, Only BETTER!

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A Divorce Doesn’t Have to Be a Stressful or
Drawn-Out Process

Ending a marriage can be an emotional event even if it ends in an amicable manner. In some cases, you may let your emotions get the best of you during the divorce process. This can make it harder to come to a settlement in a timely and ...

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Changes to the H1B Status

Recent changes to the H1B status have remained relatively hidden from the public eye with the nation’s focus on the government shutdown. However, the way the H-1B process is changing may affect many businesses and individuals. For foreigners, the H-1B visa program is a way to enter the US and build a new life as it offers a...

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Imputed Income – What That Means for Child Support

Some people will do anything they can to get out of paying a fair amount of child support – including quitting a job. Even if one parent is unemployed, the court may utilize a tool called imputed income to determine how much one parent should...

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