ASSEMBLING YOUR APPLICATION
Prepare a cover letter to USCIS outlining the contents of your application; assemble petition in the following order. Use the subject line below to flag to USCIS what the... more
It comes up often here on AVVO - am I married under common law? Or, more often, do I need a divorce because I think I might be married under common law.
There are very few states that allow common... more
Yes. Domestic Relations Law sectio 13b says you have to wait one day after you get your marriage license - and the license expires sixty days after issuance.
? 13-b. Time within which marriage may... more
Co-habitation agreements are recommended for individuals in a conjugal relationship who live together but are not legally married, either by choice or because the law does not recognize same-sex... more
If you are contemplating a divorce in Colorado, there are several things you should know:
1. While Colorado recognizes Common Law Marriage, there is no such thing as Common Law Divorce and thus... more
Will I be interviewed on the joint petition or waiver?
The CIS can waive the interview on the joint petition or waiver application. If CIS is satisfied that the marriage was entered into in good... more
There are certain requirements you must fulfill to qualify
for United States citizenship. You must:
1) be a permanent resident for 5 years or 3 years if
qualifying through marriage,
2)not be on... more
On June 1st Illinois' Civil Union Act took affect. Illinois joins several other states that have civil unions or similar domestic partnership laws. There are also five states, plus the District of... more
Is it true that if you live with someone for 7 years you are common law married?
Most people have heard different things about common law marriage but don't really understand what it is. A common... more