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Episode 15: Intellectual Property, Divorce & Immigration with Guest Attorney Will Bowen

Immigration Attorney Heather L. Poole hosts special Guest lawyer interview with Intellectual Property Attorney Will Bowen who focuses on Copyright, Trademark, and Trade Secrets issues that arise for artists, businesses, and even between married couples when facing divorce when an idea, concept or work's ownership is in question. Will is located in Southern California and provides answers, tips, and general knowledge useful to any immigrant facing a potential lawsuit over their intellectual property or wants to protect their work or service in case a business relationship or marriage turns ugly.

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Episode 14: Estate Planning and Immigration with Guest Attorney Kim Frasca

Immigration Attorney Heather Poole discusses with Estate Planning Attorney Kim Frasca how a will, trust, or even lack of estate planning can affect an immigration case when a couple divorces. Other topics covered include prenuptial agreements vs. estate plans, including foreign assets and property outside of the US in your estate plan, having an estate plan in the US and a foreign country, and protecting yourself through your estate plan and assets left to you by your parents in case your marriage ends in divorce, and much more.

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Episode 13: Child Custody and Immigration with Guest Attorney Kristen Howard

Immigration Attorney Heather L. Poole discusses common questions that arise in divorce and can lead to custody battles including threats to take the child, issues of child support, and what family court procedure to expect when a marriage between an immigrant and their spouse starts to fall apart. Special Guest lawyer interview with Family Lawyer Kristen Howard who focuses on Child Custody issues in Southern California and provides answers, tips, and general knowledge useful to any immigrant facing a potential custody battle in any state.


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Episode 12: Changing Your Mind After Filing Removal of Conditions

Attorney Heather addresses the options that are available to a conditional resident if they have already applied for a joint petition to remove the condition on residency or a waiver but change their mind partly through the process.

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Episode 11: The Permanent Bar

The Permanent Bar happens frequently to those who have stayed illegally in the US or have extensive immigration histories and a lot of entries into the U.S. Attorney Heather discusses the law, how to avoid this unwaivable bar, and the consequences of travel and brief trips abroad can have on your immigration future.

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Episode 10: Divorce and Immigration

Divorce can impact a person's ability to keep their green card or obtain a green card (US permanent residency) to begin with. Listen to the most common scenarios and questions Attorney Heather hears about what happens to the conditional resident and permanent resident when divorce occurs and how these answers impact future marriage plans as well as successful future immigration cases.

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Episode 9: Citizenship Eligibility - Knowing How Long You Have to Wait

Attorney Heather discusses the common questions and a particular scenario of a marriage falling apart after years of permanent residency (green card holder) and what options are available to preserve eligibility to apply for citizenship.

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Episode 8: Conditional Green Card Waivers for Children

Attorney Heather explores common questions and options available to children with conditional (2 year) green cards (permanent residency) when the marriage of their US citizen step-parent and biological parent falls apart and is leading to or has led to divorce.

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Episode 7: Green Cards through Marriage - Possible with Illegal Entry?

Attorney Heather addresses common scenario and questions are addressed on the difference between consular processing and adjustment of status (green card application) in the U.S. and the consequences of illegal entry on applying in the US for a green card (permanent residency)

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Episode 6: Sponsoring a Spouse for a Green Card When the US Citizen Lives Abroad

Common issues faced by US citizens who are living outside of the US but wish to sponsor their immigrating, noncitizen spouse for a green card (US permanent residency) and what to prepare for.

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Episode 5: Common Mistakes Made in Filing 3 and 10 Year Bar Waivers for Unlawful Presence - Part 2

Immigration Attorney Heather L. Poole comments on common mistakes made and problems created by people filing waivers for illegal overstays under U.S. immigration law, referred to as the "3 and 10 year bars."

IMPORTANT WARNING: This site and the postings to the site is offered as a public service and is intended only to be informational in nature. These podcasts are not meant to and do not create an attorney/client relationship. These posts should be considered legal advice on which you should depend and file any case. The pods posted on this page should not be considered a substitute for obtaining specific legal advice from a licensed attorney who has reviewed the facts of your case, the current status of the laws & procedures that apply to you, and can analyze any legal options available to you.

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Episode 4: Common Mistakes Made in Filing 3 and 10 Year Bar Waivers for Unlawful Presence

Immigration Attorney Heather L. Poole comments on common mistakes made and problems created by people filing waivers for illegal overstays under U.S. immigration law, referred to as the "3 and 10 year bars."

IMPORTANT WARNING: This site and the postings to the site is offered as a public service and is intended only to be informational in nature. These podcasts are not meant to and do not create an attorney/client relationship. These posts should be considered legal advice on which you should depend and file any case. The pods posted on this page should not be considered a substitute for obtaining specific legal advice from a licensed attorney who has reviewed the facts of your case, the current status of the laws & procedures that apply to you, and can analyze any legal options available to you.

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Episode 3: More Myths About VAWA cases

Legal Commentary by Immigration Attorney Heather L. Poole covering the common myths and misconceptions in green card cases based on domestic violence or abuse under U.S. immigration law.

IMPORTANT WARNING: This site and the postings to the site is offered as a public service and is intended only to be informational in nature. These podcasts are not meant to and do not create an attorney/client relationship. These posts should be considered legal advice on which you should depend and file any case. The pods posted on this page should not be considered a substitute for obtaining specific legal advice from a licensed attorney who has reviewed the facts of your case, the current status of the laws & procedures that apply to you, and can analyze any legal options available to you.

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Episode 2: Five Myths About VAWA cases

Immigration Attorney Heather L. Poole shares common misconceptions and myths about applying for US permanent residency (green card) status under the Violence Against Women Act including important information about eligibilty, evidence, and deadlines.

IMPORTANT WARNING: This site and the postings to the site is offered as a public service and is intended only to be informational in nature. These podcasts are not meant to and do not create an attorney/client relationship. These posts should be considered legal advice on which you should depend and file any case. The pods posted on this page should not be considered a substitute for obtaining specific legal advice from a licensed attorney who has reviewed the facts of your case, the current status of the laws & procedures that apply to you, and can analyze any legal options available to you.

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Episode 1: Harmful Mistakes to Avoid in Filing Your Immigration Case

Immigration Attorney Heather L. Poole shares common problems and mistakes made by individuals filing for U.S. immigration benefits and ways to avoid them!

IMPORTANT WARNING: This site and the postings to the site is offered as a public service and is intended only to be informational in nature. These podcasts are not meant to and do not create an attorney/client relationship. These posts should be considered legal advice on which you should depend and file any case. The pods posted on this page should not be considered a substitute for obtaining specific legal advice from a licensed attorney who has reviewed the facts of your case, the current status of the laws & procedures that apply to you, and can analyze any legal options available to you.

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Episode 1 part 2: Harmful Mistakes to Avoid in Your Immigration Case: Part 2

Immigration Attorney Heather L. Poole shares some of the common mistakes made in filing U.S. immigration cases as well as problems that can wind a person in removal or deportation that can be easily avoided.

IMPORTANT WARNING: This site and the postings to the site is offered as a public service and is intended only to be informational in nature. These podcasts are not meant to and do not create an attorney/client relationship. These posts should be considered legal advice on which you should depend and file any case. The pods posted on this page should not be considered a substitute for obtaining specific legal advice from a licensed attorney who has reviewed the facts of your case, the current status of the laws & procedures that apply to you, and can analyze any legal options available to you.

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