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4 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: My girlfriend lives in Italy. I was born and raised in the United States. I own a business. How can my girlfriend stay?

I have a business

I am an investor

I would be able to create a trust with her name.

She is interested in being able to stay for half of the year, and travel back the other half.

Lorenzo Arca
Lorenzo Arca answered on Jan 13, 2020

Good morning,

There are several immigration vehicles that may be suitable for you and your girlfriend. Deciding which alternative is best, will largely depend on your personal goals, circumstances and the means available to you in order to achieve those goals. Therefore, to advise you on...
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3 Answers | Asked in Contracts for Florida on
Q: I have a single owner LLC in Port St. Lucie. i have been sued for 19,000 over a contract. i am out of state.

i could represent myself( facts very straightforward) but need a lawyer because this is an llc. how do i proceed? my company has no assets.

Lorenzo Arca
Lorenzo Arca answered on Nov 19, 2019

The greatest disadvantage of single-member LLCs, is that member's exposure to personal liability. Unfortunately, your question does not provide many facts, aside from the fact that you are the sole member of an LLC that is being sued.

As Mr. Gunthert stated, you should retain a...
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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: i have permanent residence. How will affect a I-130 for my wife if I accept an offer to do Phd?I will get stipend of 27k

I have some savings, i also can quit the school and return to the same job i have now (80k) in case i face economical problems. The Phd is expected to last 2.5 years

Lorenzo Arca
Lorenzo Arca answered on Nov 15, 2019

I presume your question refers to Form I-864 (Affidavit of Support). Form I-864 is a contract which an individual signs (usually the Petitioner filed with Form I-130), in which the individual agrees to sponsor (use his/her financial resources to support) an intending immigrant.

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4 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Divorce and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Q: If a married couple buy a house but the loan is only in the husband's name does that affect property division in Divorce

We are ready to purchase, I am retired, been married 24 years, 13 year age difference. He applied for the loan without me being on the loan. My name is on the contract however. I am worried because we will be using joint money for the down payment.

Lorenzo Arca
Lorenzo Arca answered on Nov 13, 2019

In Florida, during a dissolution of marriage (or divorce), courts only have jurisdiction over marital assets & liabilities. In other words, only marital assets are subject to equitable distribution. Equitable distribution is the process by which a court will divide property among the parties... Read more »

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