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To get a green card, you must: See if you’re eligible File for adjustment of status, if you’re in the U.S.. File for consular processing, if you’re outside the U.S. Go to a biometrics appointment Go to an interview Becoming a lawful permanent resident can offer you a number of rights in the United States, including living permanently in the U.S. Before making the important step toward becoming an LPR, you should have an idea…
You may need to enlist the help of an estate planning lawyer because: Certain estate planning laws are very complex. No two estate plans are alike, so you need a lawyer to custom design your estate plan. Do-it-yourself estate planning websites are seriously flawed. What is the difference between probate and estate planning? Probate is the legal process in which a court distributes a deceased person’s assets to the person’s heirs. Estate planning is the…
Many people wonder: Do I need a probate lawyer? When transferring a deceased person’s property to their heirs, it is important to work with a probate attorney to ensure proper transfer of those assets. There are several key instances when you should enlist the help of a probate lawyer, which I discuss below. What is the Difference Between Probate and Estate Planning? Probate is a court action where a judge orders the transfer of a…
If you’re the parent of a child, and the child’s non-custodial parent owes child support and is not paying, this can be very frustrating. Fortunately, Oklahoma law, and federal law, provide remedies for parents who are not receiving their due child support. First, Determine How Much You are Owed Before attempting to collect child support, look at every child support order that you have to determine how much you are owed. If you do not…
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you are likely wondering, “How long after the accident, may I file a lawsuit?” You’ve likely heard the term “statute of limitations.” In law, the “statute of limitations” is the amount of time you have to file the lawsuit, after the cause of action “accrues.” In a car accident case, the cause of action “accrued” when the accident occurred. I’ll help you determine when you can sue…
If you have a CDL (Commercial Driver’s License), and you are convicted of DUI (driving under the influence) then the state will suspend your CDL for a certain period of time. The length of your suspension depends on a variety of factors, as I discuss in this post. Length of Time Your CDL Could Be Suspended for DUI Federal law says that if you are convicted of DUI, a state must suspend your CDL according…
There are many ways that a non-citizen can enter the United States. The large number of pathways to entry can cause confusion for many people. One question that is often asked is, “What’s the difference between an immigrant visa and a non-immigrant visa?” What’s the Difference Between Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Status? First, let’s look at the definition of “immigrant” and “non-immigrant.” Title 8, Section 1101, of the United States Code, contains most of the…
In Oklahoma divorce, separation, and annulment cases, the court can order one spouse to pay alimony to the other spouse. The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ,explained that “the primary purpose of alimony is to provide for the support and maintenance of the divorced party.” In Oklahoma, courts are to determine alimony based on two factors: 1. The need of the recipient arising from the marriage. Note the words “arising from the marriage.” An Oklahoma appellate…
Yes. If you own property in joint tenancy, then you may sell your share to anyone you choose. The other owner can’t stop you, even if the other owner objects. However, you may only sell your share; the other owner will still hold his share. The other owner will then hold the property along with the new owner, not in joint tenancy, but as a tenant in common. Tenancy in common is different from joint…
If two or more persons own property in joint tenancy, then, when one owner dies, the other owner(s) automatically take possession of the deceased owner’s share of the property. This is called “right of survivorship.” Strictly speaking, you don’t “inherit” property through joint tenancy, because you already owned an interest in all the property before the other owner died. How do I take ownership of property after a joint tenant dies? If you own property…