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I Don’t Have Kids, So Why Do I Need Estate Planning? Part 1

It’s a common misconception to think that if you don’t have children, you  don’t need to worry about estate planning. But the fact is, it can be even MORE important to do estate planning if you have no children. Some of the common thoughts behind this mistaken belief may take one of these forms: “If [...]

By |2018-08-06T19:18:27+00:00August 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Create a Special Needs Trust to Protect the Financial Future of Your Child with Special Needs

It always surprises me to hear parents who have a child with special needs tell me that they were not aware of what they needed to do to ensure the future well-being and care of their child is properly handled. Or sometimes, they tell me they didn’t know they needed to do anything at all. [...]

By |2018-07-31T16:51:17+00:00July 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Estate Planning Mistakes Seniors (Including You or Your Parents) Can’t Afford to Make

Estate planning really should be considered as soon as you acquire your first asset, have a child, or step into adulthood in any truly meaningful way. And yet many of us put it off for far too long, leaving ourselves and our families at risk of getting stuck in the court system in the event [...]

By |2018-07-23T16:23:21+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Estate Planning Tips for Ensuring Your Pets Are Properly Cared For

It’s sad but true that many pets end up in shelters after their owner dies or becomes incapacitated. In fact, the Humane Society estimates that between 100,00 to 500,000 pets are placed in shelters each year for exactly this reason, and a large number of these animals are ultimately euthanized. Whether we like it or [...]

By |2018-07-16T18:20:43+00:00July 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Scarborough Law Announces ~ The USCIS June 2018 I-751 and I-829 Update:

“USCIS has announced that petitioners who file Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, or Form I-829, Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions on Permanent Residence Status, will receive Form I-797 receipt notice as evidence of continued status for 18 months past the expiration date on their Permanent Resident Card.  Conditional Residents can present [...]

By |2018-07-16T17:55:43+00:00June 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Small Business and Immigrants

Immigration is a prominent part of the U.S. DNA with more than 43 million immigrants residing in the U.S.  That is 13.5% of the total U.S. population. immigrants and their U.S. born children now exceed 86 million (27%) of the U.S. population. Just as previous immigrants (as my ancestors) incorporated and assimilated into mainstream American [...]

By |2018-05-21T15:57:22+00:00May 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Prince” of the Estate or Servant of the State

Purple Rain with a high chance of thunder storms.  I believe this is when doves cry. Prince, one of the greatest musicians/performers of our time, who was worth nearly $300 million; passed away in April of 2016, without a legally binding Will or Estate Plan in place.  He left behind one biological sibling Tyka Nelson [...]

By |2018-05-01T15:11:18+00:00April 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

H-1 Contract Requirements Lead to Limited Validity H-1B Approvals

In February, Attorney Stephanie Scarborough summarized the USCIS memo "Contracts and Itineraries Requirements for H-1B Petitions Involving Third-Party Worksites." https://www.uscis.gov/news/news-releases/uscis-strengthens-protections-combat-h-1b-abuses USCIS has limited H-1B validity based on the duration of service to be performed to the end-client.  The memo confirms that USCIS will limit validity to the validity of the third-party contracts provided in the [...]

By |2018-04-26T19:29:58+00:00April 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The USCIS STEM OPT (Optional Practical Training) Update:

Scarborough Law Announces ~ The USCIS STEM OPT (Optional Practical Training) Update: On April 11, 2018, without highlighting or clarifying a change, USCIS updated its program materials regarding the employer’s training obligation related to STEM OPT students.  STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT) allows students who receive degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to apply [...]

By |2018-04-26T17:37:26+00:00April 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The USCIS April 2018 H-1B Update:

Scarborough Law Announces ~  USCIS Receives 190,098 H-1B petitions toward the statutory cap. On April 11, 2018, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it received enough H-1B petitions within the first five business days of the Fiscal Year 2019 filing period to reach the annual cap of 85,000 new H-1B visas. The [...]

By |2018-04-16T21:37:13+00:00April 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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