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Scarborough Law is working hard behind the scenes at keeping you up to date with the ever changing by laws and latest news updates. When it comes to legal matters, laws and policies are ever changing. Staying informed is pivotal. Our blog publications help our clients stay in the know about changes that may affect them.

Protect-Your-Kids-Future-–-The-Time-is-Now.
  • Published: March 1, 2018

Written by: Kimbretta Clay and Jamie Hudgins We had a scintillating time last month, if you weren’t there, you missed a treat! Our Managing Partner, Stephanie Scarborough, gave away so much free information. We can’t even begin to monetize the value that was packed into her Kid’s Protection Plan Seminar. If you’re a parent of minor children, know someone with minor children or even know and/or parent adult children with special needs, this blog is for you. We believe in this subject so much, and the value it holds, that we had to circle back…Read More

H-1B Itinerary and Contract Requirement Changed
  • Published: February 23, 2018

Written by: Stephanie Scarborough, Esq. On February 22, 2018 USCIS (United Sates Citizenship and Immigration Services) issued a Contracts and Itineraries Requirements memo for H-1B Petitions Involving Third-Party Worksites under the guise of combatting H-1B abuses. In reality, the memo details the current USCIS policy to actively narrow the use of the H-1B and takes direct aim on H-1B workers at third-party worksites. As is typical of recent USCIS actions, the memo aligns USCIS policies with the anti-immigration Buy American and Hire American Executive Order of the Trump administration. The memo clearly outlines the USCIS…Read More

Help! I Have An Emergency And I Need To Leave The United States.
  • Published: February 12, 2018

Written by: Stephanie Scarborough, Esq. We all dread that call in the middle of the night; our aging parent is faced with a sudden illness, a family member is injured, in the hospital or, sadly, a family member has passed away.  The normal reaction is to immediately book a flight and leave to go be with our loved ones.  At least that would be the normal reaction for a U.S. Citizen with a passport or Green Card. However, if you have filed for an Adjustment of Status to Lawful Permanent Resident (a Green Card), departing the United…Read More

  • Published: February 7, 2018

Written by: Stephanie Scarborough, Esq. One of the most common questions I am asked, as an attorney is, “How will an Estate Plan benefit me now?” Aside from healthcare directives, which gives someone the legal authority to make healthcare decisions on your behalf, an Estate Plan is designed to protect your wealth and assets for your heirs. When done right, an Estate Plan will shield your loved ones, your wealth, and your family’s legacy for the future. As parents, spouses, and partners we do so much every day to protect our families. We buckle our…Read More

  • Published: January 31, 2018

The number of administrative arrests on illegal immigrants increased by 42 percent in 2017. Last year’s fiscal report by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) shows numbers rose from 110,100 in 2016 to more than 143,400 in 2017. Author: Bethany Anderson Published: 10:03 PM EST January 31, 2018 The number of administrative arrests on illegal immigrants increased by 42 percent in 2017. Last year’s fiscal report by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) shows numbers rose from 110,100 in 2016 to more than 143,400 in 2017. According to the report, a contributing factor to the…Read More

Look Who’s Coming to the White House
  • Published: July 26, 2017

With the Trump’s Administration push for “Hire American, Buy American,” countries like India feel the pressure. According to hindustantimes.com, more Indians in the US are searching for jobs in India after the 2016 election. The data displays 600 US-based Indians were seeking employment in India in December 2016 and increased to 7,000 in March 2017. Thus, employers seeking H-1B non-immigrant workers for 2018 has declined for the first time in five years. The ramifications of the Trump’s agenda are heard around the world. This all occurs as India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to…Read More

Why A Trust Is Right For You
  • Published: July 21, 2017

Ideal Estate Plan AVOID Estate Taxes AVOID Income Taxes AVOID Dissipation of Assets from Irresponsible Spending AVOID Attack from Creditors, Predators, & Divorce AVOID Court Control (Probate, Guardianship, or Conservator ship) as Much as Possible How can you create an ideal estate plan? Do nothing (intestacy) Use joint tenancy, beneficiary designations, transfer on death, Will-centered estate plan Trust-centered estate plan Estate planning is more than document. Estate planning requires thoughtful consideration of your goals paired with implementation of specific strategies to achieve them A Trust can do it all!Read More

Where Is The Love?
  • Published: July 18, 2017

The entryway of diversity, innovation, and culture is what makes the fabric of America what it is. Unfortunately, for the Trump Administration, the desire is to narrow the margin. The desire is to cut in half the number of legal immigrants that enter the country. Yes, you read correctly. LEGAL IMMIGRATION. GOP Senators Tom Cotton (AR) and David Perdue (GA) drafted the RAISE ACT, a bill that would shift the immigration system to a merit-based approach which allow foreigners with extraordinary ability in a particular field, holding advanced degrees, and outstanding ability. The RAISE ACT…Read More

The Tale of the Revoked Visa Ticket
  • Published: July 17, 2017

Once upon a time, there was a client with a visa ticket living the American Dream. He had all the treasures his heart desired: a job and a life of dignity. Suddenly, the visa ticket was revoked. He contacted his employer concerned for his legal status. The employer expressed concern to the Attorney. The Attorney investigated the client’s record and saw a wrinkle: an arrest for DUI. Though this tale may seem strange, this is a reality for non-immigrant visas for individuals with DUI offenses. Currently, the Department of State’s policy allows consular officers to…Read More

How To Turn Your IRA Into A Massive Benefit For Your Family
  • Published: July 13, 2017

Ideal Estate Plan AVOID Estate Taxes AVOID Income Taxes AVOID Dissipation of Assets from Irresponsible Spending AVOID Attack from Creditors, Predators, & Divorce AVOID Court Control (Probate, Guardianship, or Conservatorship) as Much as Possible Is there a way I can avoid taking my Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs)? At least for “traditional” retirement plans, but Roth IRAs and 401(k)s do not have RMDs during the life of the original account owner. Why are RMDs necessary? IRS wants to collect taxes as soon as possible Retirement plans are not designed as perpetual tax free zone Retirement plans…Read More

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