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Ala M. Hamayel

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  • My sons father is wlling to sign over his rights and my husband adopt him. How would I get the paper work to file it in court?

    My sons father wants to sign his rights over.

    Ala’s Answer

    Go to your county's probate court and ask them for the proper forms since these are county-specific. Otherwise, I suggest you hire an attorney to help you. Since the biological father agrees to the adoption, it should not be a very costly procedure. Good luck.

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  • Upon my father's death, my sibling became successor trustee of the family trust which then became "mother's trust".

    My mother is current beneficiary of trust. Upon my father's death, successor trustee is to make a written accounting to "all remainder beneficiaries". So, are the children, who are named to receive remaining assets in trust upon mother's death, ...

    Ala’s Answer

    This question should be asked to an estate planning attorney. I've revised your practice area to reflect that so you may have your question answered.

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  • My 3 girls do not want to do anything with their father while married. what will happend when divorced? Will they be forced?

    He is mean to me. He is also inappropriate with them in ways that make them want to avoid him if possible. He doesnt understand this and is having them undergo counseling. He doesnt see how his behaviors affectt them. He thinks if he divorces me ...

    Ala’s Answer

    When you file for divorce, you SHOULD ask the court to appoint a GAL. This will cost you more, but it's crucial in your situation. The court will not just take your diagnosis and run with it. The court will want an expert to say that it's in the children's best interest to not have visitation (or have supervised visitation) with father. Meet with a local attorney for more information. Good luck.

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  • My Husband is leaving me, I am 16 weeks pregnant- I need to know my options- what can I do so that he will help pay with finance

    We have been married since sept.- together since 2005

    Ala’s Answer

    If you file for divorce, you can, and should, file for temporary orders. You will not be awarded any spousal support since your marriage is very short. Good luck and meet with an attorney asap.

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  • Are there any exceptions?

    My daughter is sixteen, she just turned sixteen, and she found out about 2, 3 months ago she was pregnant, her boyfriend just turned 18. He was still 17 when she got pregnant, but a few days ago he ended up getting kicked out of his house and had ...

    Ala’s Answer

    He's 18, therefore he's NOT a minor. He's an adult.

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  • Why does the status doesn't say it's approved or not? When does it stop in this status for more than 2 - 3 days.

    On December 10, 2012, the review of your I129, PETITION FOR A NONIMMIGRANT WORKER was completed. You will be notified of the decision by mail. Please check our website at www.uscis.gov for further updates on your case, including when the decision ...

    Ala’s Answer

    Be patient. You'll get the letter in the mail soon.

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  • Hi, my USC boyfriend wants us to get married in jan. I overstayed on my visitors visa. My mother is a GC holder and she had

    filed I-130 in May. When he does the paperwork do we have to pay the I-130 fee again? (he wants to marry me on my birthday, i'm about to be 20)

    Ala’s Answer

    Yes you do since it's a petition filed by a new and different petitioner. But on the bright side, it's a much faster process than the one your mother filed for you.

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  • How to provide evidence to USCIS that my husband (spondor) didn't file tax return because he was enemployed in 2011?

    Hello. I've filed adjustment of status form I-485 and now I received a Request of Evidence letter asking to submit my sponsor's tax return for the most recent tax year (2011). The situation is, my husband (sponsor) didn't work in the year 2011, di...

    Ala’s Answer

    1) You are not exempt from the sponsorship requirement just because your husband was unemployed or had no income.
    2) You need a co-sponsor.
    3) You NEED an attorney to help you. I wouldn't take the risk you're taking without hiring a qualified attorney.

    Good luck.

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