Loved One Arrested? What You Should Know About Posting Bail

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Loved One Arrested? What You Should Know About Posting Bail

One night I was sitting at home relaxing when my husband called me from jail. He told me he had been arrested and asked me to post bail. I had no idea how bail worked. I didn't know if I should do it, what it would cost or how to go about doing it. I created this website because I know that others may find themselves in the position that I once found myself in. I hope my information helps you make a decision on whether or not to post bail, and teaches you what to expect should you do so.


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Top Reasons to Hire a Family Law Attorney with Immigration Issues Experience

Many people think that family law and immigration law are two separate entities. However, there are a number of situations where family law and immigration law intersect. If you are involved in one of these types of situations, it is important to hire a family law attorney who also has experience and training in legal immigration issues. Having an attorney represent you is one of the best ways to increase the likelihood of a good outcome.

Some of the top reasons to hire an immigration attorney include:

Permanent Residency Through Marriage

Getting married is typically a joyous event, but if you or your new spouse are citizens of another country but plan to live in the U.S. it can be stressful. When one spouse is a U.S. citizen and the other one is not, it is possible for the non-citizen spouse to qualify for permanent residency. However, gaining permanent residency is not a simple or easy process. A family law attorney who understands immigration issues will be able to present the necessary evidence that shows that your marriage is valid and can also help with the legal paperwork required to apply for permanent residency after marrying a U.S. citizen.

Custody Issues

Most couples who share children don't want to go through a divorce, but divorces are very common. Custody issues are complicated enough between two U.S. citizens, but they can become even more complex if you are divorcing and your ex-spouse wants to take your children to his or her country of citizenship to live. In this type of situation, it is important to hire a family law attorney as soon as possible to ensure that a fair and legal custody arrangement is made.

International Adoption

Many couples choose to grow their family through adoption. While domestic adoption is an option for some, others choose to pursue international adoption. While there are many benefits to international adoption, there is also a lot of paperwork and legal documents that need to be submitted. If you are planning an international adoption, working with a local family law attorney is one of your best options. In addition to assisting you with the adoption itself, your attorney can also help with ensuring that the proper forms are filed to ensure that your child is a U.S. citizen, as well as obtaining a birth certificate and Social Security card for your new son or daughter