Immigration Solutions For Same-Sex Couples

In July of 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional. This means that now the federal government will recognize same-sex marriages as valid in many situations, allowing same-sex couples the same types of immigration rights as opposite-sex couples. There are still very complicated matters that need to be addressed, and having an experienced lawyer in your corner could make the difference in your immigration case.

At the law firm of Bean, Lloyd, Mukherji, & Taylor, LLP in Oakland, California, we have a well-respected reputation for protecting our clients’ rights in all immigration matters. If you are in a same-sex marriage and have immigration questions, contact our law firm to learn more about your options.

Helping Same-Sex Couples Achieve Their Immigration Goals

With the fall of DOMA, same-sex couples will have the same rights as heterosexual couples, including:

  • U.S. spouses can petition for spousal visas for their foreign national spouse
  • Hardship between the same-sex spouses is now a factor in granting visas and in deportation hearings
  • Same-sex spouses can now be considered derivatives on visa applications

Even if a couple is married in a state that allows for same-sex marriage and then moves back to a state that prohibits it, the federal government will still recognize the rights of the couple.

If you are wondering what rights you have as a same-sex couple with immigration concerns now that DOMA has taken a fatal blow, do not hesitate to consult with an experienced immigration lawyer today.

Consult With Experienced Same-Sex Marriage and Immigration Attorneys Today

For a consultation with a California immigration lawyer at Bean, Lloyd, Mukherji, & Taylor, LLP, call 510-433-1900, or contact our firm online. We will answer all of your same-sex marriage and immigration questions.

Big News- Firm Merger!

Bean + Lloyd, LLP and Park & Taylor to form Bean, Lloyd, Mukherji, & Taylor, LLP

We are thrilled to announce the merger of Bean + Lloyd, LLP and Park & Taylor, two highly respected Bay Area immigration law firms, beginning April 16, 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.

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

Bean, Lloyd, Mukherji, & Taylor, LLP, will maintain both its Oakland and San Francisco offices. While both offices will be temporarily closed to the public due to COVID-19, our staff will still be available by phone, email, and text message, and all consultations and client appointments will continue by phone or video. We look forward to reopening physically when it is safe to do so.

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

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