In 2018 and thereafter, if your personal injury compensation is taxable, there is no deduction for legal fees. Yes, that means you collect 65% (your attorney keeping 33%), but are taxed on 100%. To qualify for tax-free treatment, compensation must be from physical Injuries. Emotional distress is not enough, and physical symptoms such as insomnia, headaches and stomachaches are normal […]
The Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision in Timbs v. Indiana that finally imposes the Excessive Fines Clause on all 50 states. From time to time someone will call me asking for help to regain the moneys or car seized by law enforcement as alleged proceeds of criminal activity. The Excessive Fines Clause is part of[…..]
Please excuse us while we boast about our recent success! After getting her 601A Unlawful Presence Waiver granted, our client returned home to interview at the US Embassy and got an approval! Immigrant Visa in-hand, she is returning to the United States after a few short weeks at home. Hip Hip Hooray!!!
Preparing for 2019 The US Supreme Court may render decisions early next year that affect DACA. If you previously received DACA consider renewing your application in time to receive your new EAD card before January 2019. Also, consider talking with an immigration attorney about other applications for which you might be eligible to file. Schedule[…..]
USCIS allows applicants and their attorneys and representatives to establish a secure, online account to communicate with USCIS directly and file several forms, including: N-400, Application for Naturalization; I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card; N-565, Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document; N-336, Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings; N-600, Application for[…..]
If you have criminal convictions, it is more difficult to get legal status through a family member. You may be eligible to ask for a waiver (or pardon) for your crimes. There are several types of waivers, but the most common is a 212(h) waiver. It can waive the following crimes: Crimes of “moral turpitude”[…..]
A homeowner can always give police permission to enter his/her home. The police can also enter your home without a warrant to provide protection: – to give emergency aid to someone inside – to protect the life or safety of someone inside if they have a reasonable belief that a life-threatening emergency exists – to[…..]
Don’t go by what the car dealer says in selling you your car, rather rely on what’s in print! Keep all paperwork related to the sale/car given to you by the dealership as these pages may help you in a potential suit against the dealership.
Are you preparing for the nationalization test? As you study for the U.S history and government test (civics) there are four questions you must know the answer to. To keep consistency in terminology the answers are subject to change from the federal and state elections and appointments. Four Questions: 20. Who is one of[…..]