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U.S. immigration law and children of permanent residents

There has been much controversy in the media lately about the status of families who are separated by U.S. citizenship or permanent residency. However, in Miami and elsewhere in the United States, family relationships are cherished, and the government has set up some programs to prevent children from being separated from their parents who have permanent residency, as long as they meet eligibility requirements.

Is specific performance the solution you need?

The sale and purchase of real estate in Miami can be an exciting transaction for everyone involved, and if you are the buyer, you are probably looking forward to taking over the property and making it your own. After the deal is done and the contract has been signed, discovering that the seller has not fulfilled his or her side of the bargain can cause a considerable amount of distress. According to the National Law Review, the court system recognizes the fact that often during a real estate dispute, money is not the answer to your problem.

Human smuggling and human trafficking: Important differences

People who are desperate to come to Florida or elsewhere in the United States from other countries may consider unlawful alternatives if they discover that they do not qualify for one of the legal options. However, they put themselves at risk of deportation once they get here, and they put themselves at risk of harm from unethical people who promise assistance in return for money or other payments. According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, both human trafficking and people smuggling are illegal, and immigrants who fall prey to either activity may come to harm.

Immigrants seek rights of citizenship

While some people move to Florida from other countries for temporary employment or education, others come with the intent to stay permanently. There are many steps on the path to naturalization or citizenship, though, and some people may be tempted to put it off until a later time for one reason or another. However, becoming a U.S. citizen is the only way that certain rights and responsibilities can be enjoyed.

Are mortgage modification programs valid?

If you are struggling to make the payments on your mortgage on your home in Florida, you may be tempted by advertisements on television or materials you receive in the mail that promise assistance. Often, these are designed to cheat you out of your money and your home. However, the federal government has set up some programs to help buyers who are at risk of falling behind on their loan payments. It is important for you to be able to tell the difference between these and any fraudulent offers you may have received.

A call for greater HOA oversight in Florida

Miami-Dade County and the surrounding areas are a beautiful place to call home, and you have a variety of options when it comes to owning property in the state, including condominiums. These communities often have homeowners’ associations, which are supposed to provide benefits to you as a member of the neighborhood. Although there are Florida statutes dealing with the rights and responsibilities of HOAs in the state, some people believe these are not being enforced properly. At Cuevas and Garcia, P.A., Attorneys at Law, we have provided answers for many condominium residents who have experienced problems with their HOAs.

Is the fine levied against you by your HOA legal?

You may enjoy many advantages by living in a condominium in Florida that has a homeowners’ association. The HOA board is the governing body that has the responsibility to review and enforce the rules and regulations that make the condo a pleasant place to live. However, when the board begins abusing its authority, you could end up facing penalties that seem unfair. Fortunately, Florida statutes protect members of HOAs from unreasonable fines.

When an H-1B applicant doesn’t have a U.S. degree

As a U.S. employer based in Miami, you may discover that the ideal candidate for a position within your company lives in another country. Filing for an H-1B visa may be the best way for you to bring the person with the special qualifications you need to the United States. At Cuevas and Garcia, P.A., Attorneys at Law, we are aware of the challenges that may arise when you are attempting to meet the requirements for this employment visa.

Options for immigrants who are victims of domestic violence

Having a spouse who is a legal permanent resident or U.S. citizen in the Miami area may make it easier for you to get a family based visa. However, if you are suffering as a result of domestic violence, the struggles of living in a foreign country may make getting help seem impossible. At Cuevas, Garcia & Torres, P.A., Attorneys at Law, we are familiar with the resources in place to provide relief to immigrants who are experiencing psychological, physical or sexual abuse from a spouse.

Trends in Miami Beach real estate unwelcome for some homeowners

Living in Miami provides residents with access to beautiful beaches, a draw that brings people from all over the world. For those who own homes along Miami Beach, some of the international interest may be changing the landscape thanks to real estate developers who see potential in the properties, but not the houses that are on them. According to the Miami New Times, the destruction of older homes and the new construction has many property owners upset about the effects on their own real estate, some of which have sparked disputes and litigation.

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