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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: Same-same marriage

I've been in a relationship with a man from the United States who will visit me in Greece and intends to live with me. But the problem is that we're both men, and in my country, it's illegal to marry somebody of the same gender. Is there any possibility we may marry and I receive a... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jul 31, 2021

A US citizen can sponsor you for a fiance visa and you can process at the US consulate in Greece. US recognizes same sex marriages. You should discuss your case in detail with counsel before taking any legal steps.

3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: Hi if i have a 10 years green card residence in the us can i do the residence process for mom and Dad please?
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jul 31, 2021

Once you become a US citizen, you can sponsor Mom and Dad as your immediate relatives for their green cards.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Arizona on
Q: Do you help with filling out paperwork for immigration? i am trying to fill out form I 130 and I 130a for my husband

I am a citizen of USA and his 2 daughters, I need to have him here to help me with our daughters, especially our little one who has a medical condition, I have been struggling to get someone to help me with this

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jul 30, 2021

You should consult with an immigration lawyer in the United States here, as some of us charge a very affordable flat fee split into payments. Counsel anywhere in the United States can represent you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Louisiana on
Q: If my work requires a vax is there a way to avoid it?
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jul 28, 2021

Religious grounds would be the best way to get excused.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: Refused at US embassy interview??!

I'm a spouse of a US citizen and I got refused at my interview at the US embassy because me and my husband are first-cousins and marrying first-cousins isn't allowed in the state my husband lives in (Arizona).

Keep in mind we didn't get married in Arizona. We didn't even... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jul 8, 2021

You should retain counsel to explore the possibility of filing a 601 waiver application. In some circumstances the government may Grant a waiver of this rule against cousin marriage based on the unique facts of your case.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Arkansas on
Q: Hi I'm on J1 waiver Job( which is conditional for 3 years). I'm married to us citizen. Can I apply for marriage based GC

during the final year of my waiver or do I have to wait to finish the waiver?

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jun 18, 2021

Depends on what J1 visa you have. Some are subject to the two-year home residence requirements, where you have to return home for a two year period. If you do not have this condition, then most likely you can adjust status after marriage, as you entered the country with legal permission. However as... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death for Florida on
Q: How get charged murder if was if was beat death

How shoot gun knocked out

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jun 18, 2021

Your question doesn’t make sense.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: when can, and cannot, a bouncer physically touch you?

recently, at a bar, I was randomly accosted by a drunk patron whom I didn't know. the bouncer quickly intervened and asked us both to leave. rather than argue, I complied and began walking towards the entrance. right as I was in the doorway, the bouncer suddenly grabbed me by the shoulders and... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jun 18, 2021

Yes in addition to committing a crime, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the bar establishment. You should contact the police department and they should take a report, and then you should contact counsel here in Florida about filing a lawsuit if you suffered personal injury. Now if you have... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: Updated question to my original painter dogbite situation.

New update on my situation. So a worker I hired to paint my house got bit by my chihuahua shitzu mix dog is from Another country, doesn’t have a green card and is here on asylum. Would they still be able to file a lawsuit against me?

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jun 18, 2021

Yes

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Immigration Law for Tennessee on
Q: Can a sponsor to the United States take advantage of an immigrant?

Yes, I am a 30 year old man who has been married to a 65 year old woman who is a very successful financial advisor for around 2 years now. On March 20th of this year, I immigrated to the United States. She is also my sponsor to the United States. As I arrived in Utah, United States where she is... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jun 18, 2021

This is something that you really need to discuss in private with an attorney by telephone.

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2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: My dog bit a house painting crew member that we hired.

Hello, so we hired a painting company to paint the inside of our house. My wife advised them that she would be working from home in the bedroom and our chihuahua shitzu mix dog would be in there with her. Later in the day when taking the dog outside, my wife got distracted and the dog ran upstairs... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jun 16, 2021

So a homeowners insurance policy should be reviewed to determine if that policy provides coverage for a dogbite. Some homeowners policies exclude dog bites, so you should start to find out right now if you are covered. As far as selling the house no it will not affect the insurance coverage on this... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Florida on
Q: If I have lived with my boyfriend for a year and a 1/2 can he just throw me out instantly
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jun 13, 2021

No he cannot throw you out instantly. Because you have been there that long, even though you have not signed a lease, you are still considered a tenant. As a result, he can only force you to leave after an unlawful detainer action has been filed and adjudicated by the court.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Florida on
Q: Can my wife move in new lover without filing divorce
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jun 12, 2021

Yes she can.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Can the Adam Walsh case be reopened? It never went to trial. Have new evidence pointing at the parents.

Scientific evidence that is brand new. Which has never been used anywhere in the world. It is comparable to DNA, but is impossible to refute.

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on May 31, 2021

If you have evidence that a party has been involved in a heinous crime such as murder, then you need to contact the federal Bureau of investigation immediately. You can Google the FBI field office in your city or locality, and you will get their phone number, so that you can make a phone call right... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation for Florida on
Q: To litigate out of state is it better to get a lawyer in the remote state or locally?
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on May 26, 2021

Hire a local lawyer in the state where the court has jurisdiction.

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3 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning for Florida on
Q: Can the French government sue an American citizen living in the USA.

I am an unnamed heir in a French estate. I don’t want to be a heir. Can I just ignore their communications?

Thank you,

Paul

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on May 25, 2021

International discovery rules ,under the Hague Convention, require a party residing in the US to respond to discovery propounded by a party outside the US.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Virginia on
Q: I am in US and my husband's immigration process was in progress when I decided to cancel it because of some differences.

I need to know if the process can be resumed or if there is any way to bring it back in progress.

Kind regards

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on May 25, 2021

Once the petition is withdrawn or canceled, the case is as good as over. If the petitioner changes his/her mind later on, it will not be easy to revive the case. A new petition will most likely have to be filed, resulting in more delay since the case will have to start over from the beginning.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Montana on
Q: Hello. I would like to ask a question about the approval of an immigrant visa

I plan on filing a petition for my parents. However, I am afraid that it might get denied because of my work history. I haven't had a long term job for the past two years because I move from one job to another multiple times. Will USCIS consider my work history as a factor of approval?

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on May 23, 2021

A US citizen sponsoring his parents for permanent residency is required to file an affidavit of support that meets the necessary income threshold based on his household size. If you do not meet that threshold, you can engage a joint sponsor who can.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Hello, Im in middle school and want to prepare for college. Is there a way to prepare and what college do you recommend?

I want to go to college to become a criminal lawyer, I’m not sure how to start preparing since I’m only in middle school. I very good grades and I’m advanced in all of my classes. Do you have any recommendations for colleges or tips on how i can prepare for my future career.

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on May 22, 2021

study hard and always have a vision of what you want to do and to become. Best wishes!

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Ohio on
Q: My fiancee lives in Honduras. What do I have to do to get her and her daughter to America?
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on May 23, 2021

If you have physically met your fiancé within two years of filing your case, you can sponsor her and her daughter for green cards and they can process at the US consulate overseas. The process takes roughly about a year or a little bit less before she can enter the country with her K visa along... Read more »

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