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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Will it be faster/easier for my girlfriend (who lives in Ecuador) to apply for a work visa or fiancé/marriage visa?

So my girlfriend recently had her interview at the U.S. Embassy down in Ecuador to get her tourist visa and was denied. She really wants to come here as do I because it becomes expensive flying down to her 2 times a year. We think we’re ready for marriage so should she try to apply for a... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Dec 4, 2022

You should sponsor her for a fiancé visa. From start to finish the entire process takes about two years before she’s able to travel here on the K visa. Then within 90 days, she and you have to get married or else the visa will be revoked. You should retain counsel to handle the process from... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: Do I need all parties information following the accident?

I got into a car crash because a road rage driver who almost hit me in a parking lot so I honked to let him know I was there sought me out and cut me off. I react fast enough to where there was not any damage, but there was a small tap. The driver got out, yelled at me and then asked for my... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Dec 3, 2022

You should take a proactive approach and file a claim with his insurance company, if you were injured. Keep in mind a person has 14 days from the date of an accident to seek medical attention to preserve their PIP benefits. Additionally you should retain counsel here in the state of Florida on... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: I am a us citizen and I want to marry a girl in india

Hello, I am a us citizen and I want to marry a girl in india but she is going through a divorce and also have a 4 year old daughter, so I wanted to know how will I be able to get her and her daughter to the states? I know I will have to wait until her divorce is finalized in india but what process... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Dec 2, 2022

You can either pursue a pathway through a fiancée visa after the divorce of your girlfriend, or you can pursue a spousal visa pathway after the divorce and re-marriage to you. Both processes are taking about the same time, with the fiancée visa pathway taking slightly less. You should retain... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: I filed I-130 for my spouse who is lawfully visiting US, what do I need to do to enable them to stay while we wait

Current time left here is 11 days per I-94.Do I have to file I-485? or do I have to file 129F to get a K-3 Visa? Once I file can they stay?

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Dec 1, 2022

Are you a US Citizen? Did you get married overseas? Is she on ESTA or a B2? You should have a free consultation with an immigration attorney here in Florida.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: How can I obtain a green card if I over stay my visa 13 years ago?

I have two kids born in USA 8 and 11 years old.

Never have a issue with low enforcement Nat even a parking ticket.

Paying taxes every year.

Thanks

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Nov 28, 2022

If you entered the USA with permission, you could be sponsored for a green card by your US Citizen child once that child reaches the age of 21, despite your overstay. Additionally, if you marry a US citizen, he could sponsor you for a green card despite your overstay.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: As a parent to an injured child, am I able to pursue parental loss of consortium?

My child was injured at daycare and was put in a spica cast for 4-5 weeks. Life has been anything but “normal” since this happened. I have been sleeping next to her on the couch every night while she wakes up 2-3 times a night, on opposite nights of my husband. Things have become stressed... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Nov 28, 2022

I think I responded to a question that you had earlier. An injury of this type can be very serious that could have permanent consequences for her in her future. Accordingly, the only way that you’re going to get justice is to file a lawsuit so you can get full “discovery” from physicians... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Probate, Divorce and Family Law for Florida on
Q: What papers do I file for alimony in Florida with the case in Massachusetts. ?

My ex husband owes me court ordered alimony has not paid me in almost 4 yrs he moved to Florida a yr ago built a million dollar home . I have served him a few time never showed up for court the judge has him in contempt here in Massachusetts. I don’t know what I need to do to start a Florida case... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Nov 28, 2022

You would need to hire a family law lawyer here in Florida. He would need to domesticate the foreign Massachusetts Alimony order here in Florida. Once that transfer is made, you can then enforce that via discovery and contempt if need be.

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: Can I sue a daycare for negligence and personal injury?

My child broke her femur at daycare. They didn’t call 911 they called us. Stated they found her on the ground crying. We picked her up and it was considered a spiral fracture from being stuck. Now we have accumulated mass amounts of medical bills from the transport and surgery. They are also... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Nov 27, 2022

You should retain counsel on contingency fee here in Florida which means you don’t pay anything unless you win. Additionally, Counsel should get a preservation of evidence letter out immediately to see if there’s any video footage that needs to be preserved. Act quickly. This website prohibits... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Tennessee on
Q: Can I press charges for dog that came off of private property to a cemetery where I was walking around? It didn’t bite
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Nov 27, 2022

A person walking around a cemetery who encounters a stray dog who didn’t bite him does not have a legal claim.

3 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: I am presently being sometimes respected sometimes not by Rubinstein in law. The whole firm has ignored my injuries

My rights I am on SSDI they have been ignored. I went to college for paralegal studies. I am undergoing so many surgies. He put on public record that Megan paradis is suing Publix with no representation. My injuries have been ignored. Now supposedly him and Irwin ast and Leo are my co... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Nov 24, 2022

You have the unconditional right to discharge your lawyer at any stage of litigation. Once you hire a new attorney, the old attorney will have a lien on the new attorney’s share of the disbursement once the case settles. (For work done by the old lawyer). In other words the Lien will not attach... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: I have a friend in Nigeria that I would like to come visit me. I know tourist visas are not always approved.

Do I need a lawyer to help facilitate the process?

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Nov 22, 2022

Tourist visas are issued to the visitor based upon his financial condition alone and not the host’s financial condition. He would need to show a letter from his employer, bank statements showing payroll deposits, paystub’s, tax returns, and a property appraisal if he owns property. All of these... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for South Carolina on
Q: I slept with a woman and had a one night stand. She is insisting I'm father. I don't agree. If so I want to sign over.

I want to sign over rights to child as I do not believe to be this child's father. Would I still have to pay child support if I relinquish rights to this child, if it ends up being mine? I truly believe it's not mine due to nature of the individual and timing or information given. She has... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Nov 22, 2022

The child’s mother can serve you with a paternity action to establish parentage and the court will order a DNA test upon you. If it’s determined that you’re the biological father, then the court will order you to pay monthly child support until the child reaches age 18. You’re decision to... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Probate for South Carolina on
Q: My Mom Killed My Daughter In Car Accident I Had probate court In oct.its been a year what's taking so long too proceed?!

How much do you think Insurance companies will settle out ??There were two other vehicles involved!

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Nov 22, 2022

You should have your lawyer explain this. If you do not have counsel, you should retain one for representation. Good luck.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Q: My fault failure to yield. Changed if other driver was speeding?

I stoped and then proceeded through intersection. There was a curve where he was coming from and partially instructed view. As I went through the intersection his car hit mine. Would they change the at fault if he was found to be speeding. He's trying to sue me now and they did no... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Nov 21, 2022

You should retain an attorney to file suit against the other driver. The police report is not dispositive of who was at fault. A clever attorney can hire an expert witness to establish that the other driver, and not you, was at fault.

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: How soon after marriage can i apply for my non us citizen spouse to live and work in the country

Please include what petitions will have to be filled to do so.

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Nov 21, 2022

Did she enter the country legally? You should have a private phone call with an attorney on the phone to discuss all the forms and all the documents and everything that you need to file.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: Doing i864. My last tax return wasn’t suffice. My current anticipated income does. Do I still need a joint sponsor?

My last tax transcript was 2020 and it wasn’t sufficient. My 2019 met the requirements & I didn’t file for 2021 as I was unemployed.

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Nov 20, 2022

If your current anticipated income satisfies the minimum threshold for your household size, then provide 6-12 months of bank statements showing payroll deposits into your account, a letter from your employer indicating what your monthly income is and how long you’ve been employed, as well as... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: I’m starting the process of filing a K-1 Visa for my foreign wife and found out she’s 3 mo. pregnant. Should I wait?

I haven’t submitted the i129f form needed to start the process.

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Nov 18, 2022

The sooner that you start the process the better because it’s going to take at least two years before she has permission to travel to the US on a K fiancée visa. Better yet, you should retain counsel to handle the case from start to finish because it has to go through multiple federal agencies... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Illinois on
Q: My son sadly took his own life at the age of 17. He was seeing a therapist for some time. My exwife left multiple

Loaded guns unlocked in her bedroom. I believe she was completely negligent in doing this. States attorney is attempting to file reckless endangerment charges and one other charge. We had a verbal agreement since my son was 11 to have both guns and ammo locked up separately and our son not to... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Nov 16, 2022

My deepest sympathies on your loss. There may be a potential civil suit you could bring against your ex wife depending on where the act occurred and who were the household residents where the event happened. Discuss with counsel in a free private phone call. Again my deepest condolences.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: I hold a Jordanian passport with B1/B2 visa. am I eligible to file Adjustment of Status via petition request?

I hold a Jordanian passport with B1/B2 visa. am I eligible to file Adjustment of Status via petition request?

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Nov 10, 2022

Holding a valid passport from a foreign country and entering on a visitor visa does not entitle you to adjust status to get a green card. You can only adjust status if you have a sponsor either through a family or employment-based category. You should discuss the facts of your case in a private... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: What criteria needs to be met for a defamation of character lawsuit?

Someone has posted false information about me on social media which could potentially be very damaging to my personal and professional life.

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Nov 9, 2022

I agree with my colleague Mark. One thing I would add is if you do maintain a cause of action against the party who defamed you, a lawyer would be reluctant to take the case unless there was a potential source of recovery. Homeowners insurance policies do protect against their insured if they make... Read more »

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