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Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Venezuelan Nationals

On March 8, 2021, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security designated Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for a period of 18 months, until September 9, 2022.   Temporary Protected Status is a temporary immigration status provided to nationals of specifically designated countries that are confronting an ongoing armed conflict (such as civil war), environmental disaster […]
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What are the Grounds For Dissolution of Marriage in Florida?

There are only two things in Florida that are grounds for divorce. Getting a divorce in Florida requires you to file what is known as a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. Aside from basic details about the marriage and the parties in the marriage, you have to indicate a reason for the divorce. As practical […]
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Uncontested vs. Contested Divorce in Florida

A divorce can be processed in two different ways. It can be uncontested or contested. It is important that before filing for divorce the parties take into consideration how each different process will affect them personally and affect their family as a whole. When a married couple wants to end the marriage amicably, it means […]
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Types of Probate Administration in Florida

There are four types of probate administration under Florida Law, formal administration, summary administration, ancillary administration and a non-court supervised administration proceeding called “Disposition of Personal Property without Administration”, but this type of administration only applies in limited circumstances. The type of probate proceeding is determined by the unique circumstances of the deceased’s estate, including […]
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What is Probate?

Probate is a court-supervised process for identifying and gathering the assets of a deceased person, known as the decedent, in order to make sure that the decedent’s debts are paid and that the decedent’s assets are properly distributed to his or her beneficiaries. Everything that you own at the time of someone’s death becomes the […]
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What to Expect at a Same Sex Marriage Immigration Interview

When a U.S. Citizen files an immigration petition on behalf of their non-citizen same-sex spouse, the couple will need to attend an interview before a USCIS officer. It is important that you adequately prepare and get yourself organized for the interview. At the interview, the officer will review the applications filed as well as all […]
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What is Tax Fraud?

Tax fraud occurs when a business or individual willfully and intentionally provides false information on their tax return in order to reduce their federal tax obligations. In other words, tax fraud is cheating and/or lying on your tax return in order to eliminate or substantially reduce the amount of tax you are required to pay. […]
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Have I Accrued Unlawful Presence in the United States?

There are two ways you can accrue unlawful presence in the United States. The first is if you are in the United States without having been inspected or admitted into the country by an immigration officer. In other words, you are unlawfully present if you entered the United States by crossing the border at a […]
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