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Brian David Lerner

Brian Lerner’s Legal Guides

567 total


  • How to Determine If You Fall Under 245(i)

    Determine if you filed the proper paperwork You need to look back and see if you filed a family based petition or a Labor Certification prior to April 30, 2001. Deterimine if you are under the older

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  • How to Prepare for a Bond Hearing

    Request a Bond Hearing If you do not request the hearing, then the Immigration Judge will never know you want bond. Thus, make sure you actually request it. Prepare the equties Try to show the Judge

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  • What to Do at a Creditors Meeting

    Review your Schedules Be sure to review all of your Bankruptcy Schedules and make sure they are complete and accurate Get a translator If you are not fluent in English, get a translator (someone who

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  • How to Avoid Foreclosure

    Determine how far behind you are You need to determine how many months behind you are on payments and whether there is a realistic possibility that you will be able to start making some type of mortg

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  • How to Apply for an F-1 Change of Status

    Check your current legal status You must be inside the U.S. and in legal status in order to be able to change your status. Thus, on your passport, it should have a visa and an I-94. The I-94 will sta

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  • How to Begin Preparation for an E-2 Visa

    Make sure you are from a Treaty-Investor Country The U.S. has treaties with many different countries around the world. However, if there is no treaty with the counry that you ere born in, then it wil

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  • How to begin the process to see if you are a U.S. Citizen

    Find out where your parents were born If either your mother or father were born in the U.S. that gives you an initial clue that you might have a claim of derivative citizenship. Find out where your g

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  • How to Prepare a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Determine if you meet the means test The bankruptcy laws are strict in determining if you basically qualify to file. The means test is a way of deterimining if you make too much money (with too littl

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  • How to document a Cancellation of Removal Package

    This Legal Guide is meant to give a generalized outline on how to document a Cancellation of Removal package.

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  • How to pick an Immigration Attorney

    Confirm that he or she is an attorney Contact the State Bar and make sure the person is not a notario or unlicensed. Confirm the person is licensed to practic law. Make sure the attorney is an Immigr

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