Annaluisa Padilla’s Answers

Annaluisa Padilla

La Habra Immigration Attorney.

Contributor Level 10
  1. How do I make a motion to bifurcate my divorce?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Annaluisa Padilla
    1 lawyer answer

    A motion to bifurcate and dissolve your marriage is indeed a complicated motion. I highly recommend that you seek the advise of a qualified attorney. This site is certainly a start for your search for an attorney to assist you. Also check with local bar organizations in your area. Make sure you check their credentials. If you want to get a head start before you meet with an attorney I recommend you look up Family Code section 2337 to familiarize yourself with the requriements for...

  2. Questions about Conditional Green Card

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Annaluisa Padilla
    1 lawyer answer

    Your situation is a delicate situation which will require careful and detailed explanation to the Citizenship and Immigration Service. Under CIS regulations, the conditions on your spouse's residency can be removed only after it is determined that you entered into the marriage in accordance with the laws of the place where the marriage took place, the marriage has not terminated, and it was not entered into to procure residency. This may be established with evidence of joint ownership of...

  3. I-130 son of US citizen,weird problem

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Annaluisa Padilla
    1 lawyer answer

    Your case may have been transferred to the USCIS office having jurisdiction over you if you are currently in the United States. I encourage you to consult with an attorney if you are in the United States and inquire if you are eligible for adjustment of status. Good luck! DISCLAIMER: My office does not seek to represent anyone based solely on a this inquiry. ANY and ALL information provided is for your general information only and NONE of the information provided should be construed as...

  4. Seeking an immigration lawyer in CA

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    2. Annaluisa Padilla
    3. Blair C Greene
    3 lawyer answers

    Avvo is a good start. Type the city where your friend is located and review the results. I would next encourage you to check with local bar organizations within the area your friend lives. Visit the attorneys' websites and check on their expertise. Avvo may give you the most information about attorneys and you can review their expertise looks and the questions they have responded. Aside from location, always check their license with the California State Bar. Good luck!

  5. For custody issue, use private mediation a good idea? Or is it critical to have the attorney negotiate, just use court mediator?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Annaluisa Padilla
    2. Alan Roel Rothstein
    2 lawyer answers

    You and your spouse (or parent of your child -if not married) are in the best position to determine what is in the best interests of your children. The use of a mediator will facilitate the conversation keeping the best interests of your children in mind. It also eases any animosity that may exist between you and your spouse at this time. Separation and alienation of parents is very difficult for children so keeping the matter out of court is the best you can do for them. Court mediators...

  6. Seeking lawyer who specializes in immigration and divorce

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Annaluisa Padilla
    2. Ryan Patrick McClure
    3. Blair C Greene
    4. Elaine Martin
    4 lawyer answers

    The American Immigration Lawyer Association is certainly a good start. You can also check other Bar Organizations such as the Mexican American Bar Association or the Orange County Bar Association. A search right here in avvo might also provide you with some names.

  7. My friend has two kids that are us citizens, is it possible for her to become a us citizen?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Annaluisa Padilla
    1 lawyer answer

    United States Citizen sons or daughters over the age of 21 may file an immigrant relative petition for their foreign born parents. Your friend’s children may do so if anyone of them is over the age of 21. That is only the first step. Whether your friend will be able to adjust her status in the United States depends on whether she entered legally or illegally. If she entered illegally, she will not be able to adjust her status unless she is grandfathered under 245(i) of the immigration and...

  8. I was brought to the united states illegally when i was a minor and i would like to know what i need to do to become legal?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Annaluisa Padilla
    2. Rachel Baskin
    2 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately, having entered illegally there are no current benefits available to legalize your status. If a qualifying relative has submitted an alien petition for you prior to April 30, 2001, you could be grandfathered under 245(i) which is an immigration law that allows persons who entered illegally to adjust their status through a qualifying relative petition or labor petition. In addition, in your situation, since you turned 18 you have been acquiring unlawful presence in the United...

  9. My husband was taken into custody for violating his probation. INS placed a hold on him. What must I do to have it removed?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Annaluisa Padilla
    1 lawyer answer

    There are several reasons why your husband has an immigration hold. The most common is likely to be because his conviction is a deportable offense. You need to consult with an immigration attorney to review his conviction record and determine what his options are. Do not wait. He will likely be placed in proceedings for his removal.

  10. What are the child visitation laws of a illegal immagrant in california

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Annaluisa Padilla
    1 lawyer answer

    Your immigration status or that of the other parent should have little to no bearing on you custody and visitation unless it would place your children at risk. I would encourage you to seek representation in your areas with an attorney familiar with family and immigration laws. Good luck.