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Jeffrey B Goldman

Tacoma Immigration Attorney.

Contributor Level 9
  1. Immigration-child of foreign spouse

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey B Goldman
    2. Alexander Joseph Segal
    2 lawyer answers

    It sounds like you are coming on an I-130 and your spouse is adjusting to an LPR. An LPR can petitition for a child. A USC can petition for a child. Also, a USC can adopt a child and petition for a child. Also, you may want to look at rules for derivative beneficiaries on the USCIS website. Further analysis would require a consultation.

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  2. Immigration as asylee

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Jeffrey B Goldman
    2. F. J. Capriotti III
    3. Irene Vaisman
    4. Stephen D. Berman
    5. Barbara A Marcouiller
    5 lawyer answers

    I'm adding to the answers above. Typically, you must apply for asylum within one year of entering the country. Are you afraid of returning to Iraq. You need to explore why you are afraid because for asylum/witholding you have to be unable or unwilling to return to your home country because you have been persecuted there in the past or have a well-founded fear that you will be persecuted if you go back. Are you a member of a group or class of persons. The reason you have been (or will be)...

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  3. What is the process of getting a no contact order in King County, WA

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey B Goldman
    1 lawyer answer

    You may still be dealing with this problem. If so, here's a general discussion of legal principles. A no-contact order was issued by a Judge, and it resulted from a criminal case. You want the no contact order lifted. The judge may lift the order early. You will want to consider what has changed since it was issued -- any treatment completed and reasons why you and the protected party are ready to be together again (for example, kids, marriage getting back on track, etc.) This is a...

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  4. Intent to sell

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey B Goldman
    2. Howard Woodley Bailey
    2 lawyer answers

    The most basic way to answer a question about search warrants is the following - A valid search warrant must be supported by probable cause, and a magistrate must sign the warrant unless there are exigent circumstances. Basically, there must be a connection between the place to be searched and/or items to be seized. The Judge's job is to determine if the warrant is supported by probable cause. That's a very rough outline and I would advise you include more facts in your next request.

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  5. Should I hire a lawyer for a non-criminal traffic infraction that occurred while driving a rental car?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. William Mark Weinberg
    2. Teresa Thais Keene
    3. Jeffrey B Goldman
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with both previous answers. Hiring an attorney to handle a traffic ticket is always advisable. It is extremely hard to predict insurance rates. So, I normally advise to spend the money now instead of later. Often times, the cost of a traffic attorney is outweighed by the amount your insurance may increase. Especially, if you get another ticket, or use rental cars frequently. A close look at your finances and future car use is probably the best way to handle this ticket.

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  6. I need legal information regarding my teenage pregnancy Im 16?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. J Charles Ferrari
    2. Jeffrey B Goldman
    3. F. J. Capriotti III
    3 lawyer answers

    It sound like you are a US citizen. So your child will have US Citizenship even if born in Mexico.

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  7. Should I get an attorney to represent me in a contested hearing for a traffic infration: fail to yield right of way intersection

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey B Goldman
    2. Jason Y. Chan
    2 lawyer answers

    A traffic ticket can make your accident look differently to insurance adjusters. Your insurance rates could ultimately go up if you are considered at fault for the accident. In terms of the traffic ticket itself, I would advise hiring an attorney. It sounds more complex than your average speeding ticket.

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  8. EWI over 20 years ago- returning to home country for visa interview: What should I expect?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey B Goldman
    2. Gunda Johanna Brost
    3. Daniel Patrick Hanlon
    3 lawyer answers

    When you say held up, do you mean that she could miss her flight returning to the United States while you are waiting for necessary documentation? Is so, I have only have general advice.... which is sometimes USCIS does not run perfectly according to schedule, so it would be best to not book flights to close to the time that you expect your immigration matter to be complete

  9. I am looking for a faster way to get my husbands Visa to come from Morocco to come live here with me.

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey B Goldman
    2. Michael Christian Urbina-Pabon
    2 lawyer answers

    I agree with the answer above. If you have not already done so, look at the USCIS website priority dates, and do so periodically.

  10. Do i need to get a lawyer

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey B Goldman
    2. Michael Christian Urbina-Pabon
    2 lawyer answers

    I agree with the above attorney's answer. You can petition for your husband and you will be in front of line for a visa (i.e. priority date)... but whether or not he can come includes a variety of circumstances including his criminal history. I would advise retaining a lawyer to determine if his plea can be vacated. Often times, older pleas can be vacated and/or refiled as a different crime which does not have immigration consequences. It would be best to retain someone who handles immigration...

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