By Marc Smith, J.D. You, a close friend, or a family member may have experienced or may know someone who has experienced a loved one unable to make end-of-life decisions for him or herself. In most cases, the parents, spouse, children, or siblings must make those health care decisions instead all the while wondering if
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By Marc A. Smith, J.D. Spendthrift Clause – What is it? First, let us explain what a trust is. A trust is a legal contract drafted by an attorney to specify the duties of a named trustee, who will ensure that your assets are managed according to your wishes both during and after your lifetime.
PLGPC recently became the Interior’s only Certifying Acceptance Agent (CAA) authorized to act on behalf of foreign persons applying for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number or ITIN via Form W-7 or Employer Identification Number (EIN) via Form SS-4. Foreign nationals, who have a valid tax filing requirement need an ITIN or EIN if they are
Recently, a JBER Soldier and his foreign national wife were found by the DOJ to have engaged in a fraudulent marriage scheme that involved applying and obtaining dependent and immigration benefits from the federal government. The couple fabricated evidence to show they were in a real marriage and misrepresented their relationship in forms submitted to
In the past six months, we’ve been successful getting our clients’ cases moved ahead of the pack by asking USCIS for expedited processing and providing strong evidence to support the agency’s approval of this discretionary action. Many immigration lawyers in Alaska and the Lower 48 discourage clients from seeking “expedited adjudication” of their cases arguing that it’s a waste of time because it’s never granted. But, you have nothing to lose by asking!
In the past year, we’ve had a number of bankruptcy inquiries from new arrivals to our great state. While we’re always available for a 15-minute complimentary consultation via Zoom or telephone, it’s a good idea to do some quick math on your own to see if and when you can file in Alaska and if
No problem! USCIS will accept it, for now. Today, USCIS announced it is waiving, temporarily, the requirement that the I-693 be signed by a civil surgeon no earlier than 60 days before filing for an immigration benefit (e.g., I-485 to adjust your status while you are present in the United States). That means if you
Benjamin Franklin warned against procrastination stating: “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” No words could be truer when it comes to estate planning, especially when completing your last will and testament (“LW&T”). A current LW&T ensures your property gets distributed at your death according to your wishes and not state intestacy
Immigration Law practitioners emphasize to their clients, early and often, the need to keep the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) informed within ten days of any address change. Non-U.S. Citizens over the age of 14 in the United States for thirty days or longer are required to register and submit biometrics to the Department
We’re proud to have opened our office in North Pole in 2020, and now we’re pushing forward into the new year. We seek a highly organized, honest, and responsible person to join our growing law practice in January 2022. This opportunity may lead to a full-time position for the right person. Training, education, and mentoring