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Alex Meyerovich

Bridgeport Immigration Attorney.

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  1. Leaving US during the case is pending but after the date thet I have asked till

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Alex Meyerovich
    1 lawyer answer

    Dear Bogumila, If you depart the US while your request for the change of status is still pending with the USCIS, USCIS will deem your application as abandoned and you will not be able to return to the US without obtaining a new visa. The good news is that while your change of status application is pending you do not accrue unlawful presence in the US. However, if your request is denied you must leave the US immediately to avoid accumulating the unlawful presence time. The responses and...

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  2. How much is goping to affect me these factors when I apply for my citizenship?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Alex Meyerovich
    2. Scott Douglas Devore
    2 lawyer answers

    Pursuant to Immigration and Nationality Act section 324(b), the Naturalization process requires that you prove good moral character for a period of not less than five years immediately preceding the date of filing an application for naturalization and up to the time of admission to citizenship. Currently, USCIS does not consider bad credit by itself a manifestation of a poor moral character. However, a criminal record that may accompany drafting a bad check would negatively impact eligibility...

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  3. Is there a difference between a legal separation and a divorce? Can you file single on income tax after a legal separation?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Alex Meyerovich
    2. Cynthia Mariea Odle
    2 lawyer answers

    The determination of whether an individual is married shall be made as of the close of his taxable year. An individual legally separated from his spouse under a decree of divorce or of separate maintenance shall not be considered as married. IRC § 7703 (a)(1)-(2). As soon as your separation agreement becomes final you can file as single for that tax year. Please contact an attorney has experience in both marital and tax matters to discuss possible issues with your particular case. The...

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  4. What happens when immigration marriage fraud is detected and the immigrant is deported? Is the marriage null & void?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Alex Meyerovich
    2. Scott Douglas Devore
    3. Jonathan H Levy
    3 lawyer answers

    The correct answer is likely to depend on the state where an annulment or divorce action will be adjudicated. Generally, annulment will be granted if there was a fraud at the onset of relationship or marriage is invalid, i.e. marriage to a minor or bigamy, etc. If you are a US citizen and the USCIS (immigration service) has already proved the fraudulent intent by an alien spouse and this spouse has already been deported for this immigration violation then you might be able to use this fact as...

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  5. Income tax refund has been withheld from my niece and her new husband because he owes back child support he had no annual income

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Michael Larson
    2. Alex Meyerovich
    3. Steven J. Fromm
    3 lawyer answers

    Your niece should consider filing an Injured Spouse Claim form 8379 to claim her portion of the refund. Consult an experienced accountant or tax attorney in your area to assist in preparation of this form. Best of luck! Alex Meyerovich

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  6. My wife of one year has left and went back to her country and does not plan to return how can I get a divorce?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Juna Madray Pulayya
    2. C. C. Abbott
    3. Alex Meyerovich
    3 lawyer answers

    Prior to filing for divorce your spouse must be properly served according to the laws of Florida. Foreign process of service is possible and varies from country to a country. You need to contact a Florida attorney who has experience in such matters because foreign service of process could get quite complicated. I included a link for your information to obtain a general idea on the service of legal documents abroad. http://travel.state.gov/law/judicial/judicial_680.html#treatyobligation...

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  7. Is there any relief from deportation due to an injury suffered at detention center

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Alex Meyerovich
    2. C. C. Abbott
    3. Kyndra L. Mulder
    4. Eugene J. Glicksman
    4 lawyer answers

    It is possible to file for Stay of Removal directly with ICE. The appropriate form is I-246, Application for a Stay of Removal or Deportation. The stay of removal is a type of discretionary relief and granted on a case-by-case basis. An experienced immigration attorney should be able to assist you in this matter. Good luck,

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  8. Will a past petty theft charge affect my immigration/citizenship application

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Leon Ben Hazany
    2. Alex Meyerovich
    2 lawyer answers

    To be eligible for naturalization an applicant must demonstrate good moral character among other criteria. If found guilty, this offense will affect your citizenship eligibility, moreover it might also affect your permanent resident status, depending on the nature of the crime and subsequent conviction. For a proper advice you need to consult with a lawyer who has experience both in criminal and immigration matters. Most states have first offender rehabilitative programs. If you are found...

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  9. Can i get a divorce

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Alex Meyerovich
    2. Hayley R. Greenberg
    3. David Alexander Browde
    3 lawyer answers

    You should be able to get divorced under these circumstances. To initiate divorce you will need to notify your husband that you intend to seek divorce. If you know where he lives, a process server would serve your husband with summons informing him of the pending action. When you cannot find your spouse the court may permit you to serve him by publishing the summons in a newspaper instead of serving the summons personally upon him. This method is unlikely to provide notice of the pending...

  10. How do i get a leagle divorce uncontested from spouse havent seen or heard from him in 4 yrs

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Alex Meyerovich
    1 lawyer answer

    You can file for divorce in a state where the court has jurisdiction over you. If you live in New York state you can file in the local county court. If you do not know the whereabouts of your spouse you can obtain divorce by publication. In New York, you need to publish the summons together with the notice to the defendant, a brief statement of the nature of the action and the relief sought in one newspaper in the English language, designated in the order as most likely to give notice to the...