In June, 2013, the United States Supreme Court held that the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional. This is a major win for same sex couples where at least one spouse is a non-citizen. Prior to this Court decision,…more
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services - USCIS, is now approving marriage based green cards for same sex marriages. It granted its first green card based on gay marriage in Florida on July 1, 2013, to a Bulgarian who…more
If you have been served with an Order for Protection – commonly referred to as an OFP, or if you are seeking an Order for Protection, the family law attorneys at Cundy and Martin can assist you with understanding your rights…more
USCIS says that Dream Act eligible candidates that meet the criteria of the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” program will not be deported. It is expected that exact guidelines and procedures for this program will be put…more
As of the writing of this article, U.S. Immigration law does not recognize gay marriages for immigration purposes. However, transgender marriages are viewed differently.
A noncitizen who marries a United States citizen…more
For adoptions in Minnesota, the adoption lawyers at Cundy and Martin can represent both adoptive-parents and birth parents in legal adoption proceedings in Minnesota. Sometimes adoption agencies are involved and sometimes they…more
In order to bring an action before the Court to modify an existing child support order, the parent requesting the modification must be able to show that one of the following has occurred:…more
In all divorce proceedings in Minnesota where there are contested issues of custody and/or parenting time, the parties are required to participate in a “parent education program.” Additionally, in some counties within Minnesota,…more
The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is a federal law which defines marriage as a “legal union between one man and one woman.” The law states that this definition of marriage must be used to determine the meaning of any Act of…more
Nonimmigrant visas, such as tourist and student visas, permit you to enter the U.S. for a short time.
If you're planning a short trip to the United States, you must, with certain exceptions, obtain a "nonimmigrant" (temporary)…more
The Rights of Divorced Parents When One Parent Wants to Move Out of State
We live in a very mobile society. People often move from one state to another because of work, to find a better job, for a new relationship, or to…more
U.S. immigration law permits fashion models to get the same type of visa held by foreign professionals holding bachelor’s degrees or higher, without the required education. This visa is the H-1B. In order for a U.S. employer…more
The availability of health insurance coverage is a concern for many people contemplating a divorce. This is especially true for people with children or those insured by a spouse’s health insurance policy…more
Frequently Asked Questions about getting Divorced in Minnesota…more
How does Immigration, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, find illegal aliens? I am working with fake documents. I have been arrested. I want to travel. I said something wrong during my immigration interview. These…more
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