Will A Divorce Impact Your Immigration Status?

Immigrants who find themselves facing divorce often worry they may be deported, lose their immigration status or lose custody of their children. If you are currently a citizen, your divorce will not impact your status. However, noncitizens who are granted residency within two years of a legitimate marriage could face deportation if the resident or citizen-spouse withdraws the residency petition during divorce proceedings.

At the law office of Bean, Lloyd, Mukherji, & Taylor, LLP, our attorneys work closely with immigrants facing divorce, protecting and asserting their rights. If you have concerns or need legal representation in regard to immigration issues as they relate to divorce, contact immigration attorneys at the law office of Bean, Lloyd, Mukherji, & Taylor, LLP in Oakland today.

When Divorce Impacts Immigration Issues – Guidance From California Lawyers

Since permanent residency is conditional for two years, if you are divorced during this time, you must reapply for permanent residency or risk being deported. Further, a divorce could impact the status of visa applications of family members you are sponsoring and trying to bring into the country. Current immigration laws, however, provide deportation waivers in cases involving spouses. Our attorneys can review your case and help you obtain a deportation waiver while making sure your rights are protected.

The law office of Bean, Lloyd, Mukherji, & Taylor, LLP represents clients in regard to the following immigration issues as affected by divorce:

  • Deportation/removal
  • Permanent residency
  • Derivative nonimmigrant status
  • K-class fiancée visas
  • Green card applications
  • Travel documents

Family Law Issues, Immigration And Divorce

Despite what your spouse may claim, he or she cannot get you deported or claim the rights to your green card. Nor will he or she be awarded automatic custody of your children — even if you do have to leave the country for a period of time until your immigration status is resolved. The best interests of the children will always be the overriding determinant in awarding custody and establishing visitation rights.

Similarly, even if you are not yet a full U.S. citizen at the time of your divorce, you have certain rights to any marital assets subject to division under the law in California. Your spouse cannot leave you with debt or deny you your fair share of assets and real property in the division of marital property.

Need Additional Information? Contact Bean, Lloyd, Mukherji, & Taylor, LLP

If you are married to a U.S. citizen and are concerned about your citizenship status during or after divorce proceedings, contact our U.S. immigration attorneys at the law office of Bean, Lloyd, Mukherji, & Taylor, LLP today by calling 510-433-1900. We can explain your legal rights and the options available to you for staying in the country and protecting your children and family.

Big News- Firm Merger and Consolidation to Oakland!

Bean + Lloyd, LLP and Park & Taylor has formed Bean, Lloyd, Mukherji, & Taylor, LLP

San Francisco Office has Moved to Join Oakland Office

We are thrilled to announce the merger of Bean + Lloyd, LLP and Park & Taylor, two highly respected Bay Area immigration law firms, which took place in April 2021. The new firm, Bean, Lloyd, Mukherji, & Taylor, LLP, combines decades of immigration experience in the subfields of family-based immigration, removal defense, asylum, humanitarian visas, and criminal immigration.

Additionally, the former Park & Taylor office in San Francisco has moved to join the Oakland office at 110 11th Street, Oakland, CA 94607. While the office is temporarily closed to the public due to COVID-19, our staff is still available by phone, email, and text message, and all consultations and client appointments will continue by phone or video. We look forward to physically reopening our expanded and improved Oakland office when it is safe to do so.

Partners Jesse Lloyd and Anita Mukherji, both certified specialists in immigration and nationality law by the California State Bar, lead the firm. Karyn Taylor has joined as Of Counsel, and Angela Bean remains as partner and Anna von Herrmann as Of Counsel. The Park & Taylor staff have brought their two decades of experience to the team.

Please contact us at (510) 433-1900 or www.beanlloyd.com with any inquiries.

¡Anuncio importante- Unión y Consolidación de Dos Bufetes! Bean + Lloyd, LLP y Park & Taylor han Formado Bean, Lloyd, Mukherji, & Taylor, LLP

La oficina de Park & Taylor se ha mudado para unirse a la oficina de Oakland

Estamos emocionados de anunciar la unión entre Bean + Lloyd, LLP y Park & Taylor, dos bufetes de inmigración muy respetados en el Área de la Bahía, lo cual ocurrió en abril del 2021. El bufete nuevo, Bean, Lloyd, Mukherji, & Taylor, LLP, combina décadas de experiencia en inmigración familiar, defensa de deportación, asilo, visas humanitarias, e inmigración criminal.

Además, la antigua oficina de Park & Taylor en San Francisco se ha mudado para unirse a la oficina de Oakland en 110 11th Street, Oakland, CA 94607. Nuestra oficina está temporalmente cerrada al público debido a COVID-19. Nuestro personal seguirá estando disponible por teléfono, correo electrónico y texto. Todas las consultas y citas de clientes, continuarán por teléfono o videollamada. Estamos emocionados para reabrir físicamente nuestra ampliada y mejorada oficina de Oakland cuando sea seguro hacerlo.

Los socios Jesse Lloyd y Anita Mukherji, dos especialistas certificados en ley de inmigración y nacionalidad por la Barra del Estado de California, dirigen el bufete. Karyn Taylor es abogada retirada pero se ha unido al bufete, Angela Bean permanece como socia y Anna von Herrmann sigue siendo parte del bufete. El personal de Park & Taylor ha compartido sus dos décadas de experiencia con el equipo.

Por favor contáctenos al (510) 433-1900 o www.beanlloyd.com con sus preguntas.

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