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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for New Jersey on
Q: my husband has raised my son since 8 months old. hes now 4..

the bio father is not on the birth certificate, has never provided any assistance and has never even called to see how my son is doing. I am in the process of having my husband adopt my son, does the bio father have any rights to my son or since he pretty much abandoned him does he legally not... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Jan 30, 2017

You mentioned that you are in the process of having your current husband adopt your son, but I do not know what you actually mean by that. Do you have an experienced matrimonial attorney handling your case? If not, you are in so far over your head, that you will drown. This is a complex matter and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Adoption, Appeals / Appellate Law and Child Custody for New Jersey on
Q: How to make an appeal against visa refusal for F4 Category?

My uncle is sponsored under F4 category. He has a family of five which includes his wife, two children and an adopted daughter. The adopted daughter was adopted in 2012 when she was at age 12 and has been living with my uncle for 6 years. My uncle had his interview yesterday but the adopted... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Nov 16, 2016

Your question is very complex and fact sensitive. You will need an in person consultation with an experienced immigration attorney right away. Immigration is a very complex area of law. It is a lot more than merely filling out forms. You need to retain an immigration attorney to handle all... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Education Law, Immigration Law, International Law and Adoption for New Jersey on
Q: I'm a U.S citizen, I was adopted and I want to know how I can get my biological brother? I know I can't petition for him

I came here in the U.S when I was 17 yrs old and had had to leave my one only brother behind my only family left and I am not 21 yrs old and he's 19 yrs old . I know I can't petition for him I've read about it but he's alone and ever since I've been trying to provide for... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Aug 17, 2015

He needs to apply for a student visa on his own. However it may take a while before one is granted, if at all. It is a complex process. He needs to apply to US schools and see if he can get a scholarship, among other things. Good luck.

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2 Answers | Asked in Education Law, Immigration Law, International Law and Adoption for New Jersey on
Q: I'm a U.S citizen, I was adopted and I want to know how I can get my biological brother? I know I can't petition for him

I came here in the U.S when I was 17 yrs old and had had to leave my one only brother behind my only family left and I am not 21 yrs old and he's 19 yrs old . I know I can't petition for him I've read about it but he's alone and ever since I've been trying to provide for... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Aug 17, 2015

He needs to apply for a student visa on his own. However it may take a while before one is granted, if at all. It is a complex process. He needs to apply to US schools and see if he can get a scholarship, among other things. Good luck.

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