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June 2015 Archives

Legal fight over immigration executive order continues

No matter where Florida residents stand on immigration reform, no one can deny that thousands upon thousands of lives across the country are directly impacted by deportation guidelines every year. In addition to those people who may be deported from the U.S., many of whom are parents, U.S. immigration law also affects countless children who are living in the country legally. It is for that reason that so many people are personally invested in the legal dispute revolving around President Obama's executive action to implement immigration reform.

What does foreclosure fraud look like?

If you and your family are facing serious financial difficulties, you may be facing the unfortunate prospect of foreclosure. Hundreds of homeowners across Miami and other parts of Florida are foreclosed upon every year, and many do all that they can to delay or stop the process altogether. Sadly, some of those homeowners become the victims of foreclosure fraud. That is why it is so important to be aware of the issue, as well as be familiar with some of the tactics of foreclosure scam artists.

Study findings on LGBT asylum applicants

Currently, there are several circumstances under which foreign nationals can file for protection in the United States. The specific categories of persecution include: race, nationality, religion and affiliation to a specific political opinion or social group. Many people currently living in cities like Miami qualify for asylum in the U.S. However, countless others may not be aware of the fact that they can seek protection and legal permanent resident status in this country.

Considering your nonimmigrant visa options

Your intentions for entering the U.S. play a major role in the type of immigration authorization that you are required to apply for. An immigrant visa is appropriate in instances where you plan to live in the United States on a permanent basis. However, a nonimmigrant visa is necessary in cases where you intend to only work temporarily in the country. It is also important to keep in mind that the type and nature of your work can dictate the kind of nonimmigrant visa that you should apply for. We here at Cuevas, Garcia & Torres, P.A., are willing and able to help our clients navigate the nonimmigrant visa application process, and choose the option that is right for them.

A brief overview of the Immigration and Nationality Act

The heated debates over current immigration guidelines and reform efforts that have picked up recently may have many Florida residents feeling as though immigration is a new political issue. The truth of the matter is, however, that political disputes over immigration have existed for generations. In fact, efforts to reform US immigration guidelines in the past are now affecting how we discuss and address many of the immigration issues that we face.

What are some condominium management rights and responsibilities?

The Florida Senate outlines statutes regarding condominium association operations and management. Under state law, entities acting on behalf of condominium owners must abide by a number of policies and procedures, and are prohibited from personally benefiting from a service or transaction provided for the association. Beyond that, there are several other primary legal stipulations for the management and operation of condominium associations.

What are my legal rights and responsibilities as a landlord?

No matter if you own a condominium or apartment, renting a private space to another party makes you a landlord under the law. Florida real estate guidelines account for landlord obligations and protections, and outline procedures for dealing with disputes between tenants and landlords. Consequently, it is important for landlords to recognize their rights and responsibilities when it comes to tenant disputes and evictions.

Understanding and preventing foreclosure

There are countless circumstances under which Miami residents can find themselves confronted by serious financial difficulties and the unfortunate prospect of foreclosure. For many, being issued a foreclosure notice by a mortgage lender seems like a final decision. It is important to keep in mind, however, that there are instances where foreclosure can be avoided and/or proven to be unnecessary. The attorneys at Cuevas, Garcia & Torres, P.A., are committed to upholding the rights of homeowners by defending against foreclosure proceedings whenever possible.

Permanent residency qualifications, protections and limitations

Immigration law topics can be very complex and confusing, and it can even be difficult for those well acquainted with immigration guidelines to fully understand the differences between specific immigration statuses. For instance, many Florida residents are familiar with green cards; however, they may have a difficult time explaining how permanent residency differs from citizenship status. For those considering their U.S. immigration options, understanding the major requirements and protections associated with applying for permanent residency can be incredibly helpful.

What if I have a fence dispute with a Miami neighbor?

Many people take it for granted that their property lines are clearly marked by fencing and/or landscaping. In fact, some homeowners never think to survey their land in order to determine whether or not any discrepancies exist over where they and their neighbors’ property lines fall. It is important to keep in mind, though, that the raising of a fence can have major implications for property owners in instances where one neighbor encroaches upon another’s land. In such cases, it is important to understand how Florida property and real estate guidelines address fencing disputes.

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