Palm Beach County Family-Based Immigration Attorney
Most of the immigration to the U.S. is accomplished through family-based immigration. The process is not easy, however; there are quotas and preference categories for different family members from different regions, and some families frustratingly wait years to be reunited. The Palm Beach County family immigration attorneys at the Devore Law Group provide expert advice and assistance to help the process go smoothly and successfully and resolve any problems that arise along the way. Our firm includes Florida Board-Certified Immigration Specialists who have demonstrated a high degree of education, training, knowledge and skill to be able to handle even the most complex family immigration matters.
We can help you through the process of filing the I-129F Petition for Alien Fiancé(e) and applying for a K-1 visa to bring over your fiancé(e) for marriage. The K-1 is only a temporary (nonimmigrant) visa, so be ready to get married within 90 days of arrival. Your future spouse can also bring children with a K-2 derivative visa.
If you are already married but your spouse is not in the United States, we can help you bring in your spouse and any children on K-3 and K-4 visas. Our immigration experts can then help you move forward with an adjustment of status to lawful permanent residence for your spouse and children.
Devore Law Group helps U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (Green Card holders) in Palm Beach County bring over other family members as well. Through the I-130 Petition for Alien Relative, you may be able to sponsor not only your spouse and minor children, but also adult children, even if married, as well as parents and siblings. This process requires providing proof of the family relationship and meeting a host of requirements. We’ll help you determine which family members are eligible for immigration and build a strong case proving they are eligible and qualified to immigrate.
Marriage and Divorce
A Green Card holder who marries a U.S. citizen can apply for citizenship through naturalization after three years of marriage. U.S. immigration law imposes a host of criteria to be eligible for citizenship through this process. We’ll help you understand what’s involved and guide your through the process.
Not all marriages last. For people whose immigration status is conditioned on their marriage, the prospect of divorce may place in them a very real fear of deportation. The immigration lawyers at Devore Law Group can help you explore your options to divorce and still remain in the country, such as through an I-751 Petition to Remove the Conditions of Residency, for instance.
U Visas and VAWA
Crime victims or victims of domestic violence or spousal abuse may be able to bring themselves and their children into the country to escape abuse or persecution. U visas are temporary, nonimmigrant visas, but once here we can help you get a Green Card through an adjustment of status if eligible, so you can live and work in the U.S. on a more permanent basis. If you are eligible under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), we may be able to obtain lawful permanent residence for you without the additional step of an adjustment of status proceeding.
Start, Grow and Reunite Your Family in the U.S. with the Help of Our Palm Beach County Family-Based Immigration Attorneys
Perhaps nothing is more important than family. Finding a new life in the United States is a dream for many, but that dream is never fully realized until families are brought together once more. For help with any aspect of family-based immigration in Palm Beach County, contact the Devore Law Group at 561-478-5353 to schedule a consultation with a team of compassionate, skilled and experienced immigration experts.