Family Based Legal Permanent Resident Status

We counsel clients through the process of becoming a permanent resident based on family-based immigrant visa petitions. Whether before Citizenship and Immigration Services offices, or U.S. Consulates abroad, we can help you maneuver through the bureaucratic and procedural hurdles.

  • Marriage-based applications for adjustment of status
  • Petitions for Relatives Residing in the U.S. or Abroad
  • Consular Processing through U.S. Consulates
  • Adjustment of Status Interviews
  • Fiancé Visas
  • Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) for foreign national victims of domestic violence
  • Waivers of inadmissibility based on unlawful presence, immigration fraud, or crimes

Will A Divorce Affect My Immigration Status?

Immigration status can drastically impact the divorce process and vice versa. Perhaps you are a noncitizen who is concerned about your permanent residency or you may fear for the status of your soon-to-be-ex. No matter your circumstances, we will explain how your split may impact your status, help you explore your options and work to protect your life in the U.S.

Are you a survivor of domestic violence? Ask us how the Violence Against Women Act can protect your immigration status. Are you a conditional legal permanent resident worried about the termination of your marriage? We can guide you through the steps for filing a waiver of joint filing requirements.

The Benefits Of Working With A Lawyer

The terms of a divorce often directly affect your eligibility for immigration benefits. Your lawyer can help you by:

  • Providing options for preserving your marriage-based legal permanent resident status
  • Assessing whether you qualify to self-petition via I-751 waiver of joint filing or VAWA
  • Planning the timing of your applications
  • Gathering evidence to prove your case

Hiring an attorney also often saves money in the long term as you avoid potential errors and administrative barriers. You can sit down with a member of our legal team to discuss how we can help you if you choose to work with us during your divorce while you navigate your immigration options. Simply reach out to schedule an initial consultation. To contact us at our office, call 708-386-5701 or send us an email.