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Modifications That May Impact Your F-1 or M-1 Status
July 8, 2020at6:00 AM
On July 6, 2020, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued its plans to publish procedures and modifications to the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) regarding temporary exemptions for nonimmigrant students taking online classes due to the pandemic for the fall 2020 semester. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security plans to publish the procedures and responsibilities in the Federal Register as a Temporary Final Rule.
Both wills and trusts are estate planning documents that can be used to pass your wealth and property to your loved ones upon your death. However, trusts come with some distinct advantages over wills that you should consider when creating your plan.
The Most Important Legal and Financial Actions To Take Right Now For You And Your Business
July 3, 2020at6:00 AM
Owning a business is challenging even in the best of times. Add a global pandemic, the likes of which we have never seen in our lifetime, and it becomes much more overwhelming. Often, business owners try to compensate for shortcomings in their business by bringing in more and more revenue. For many people, however, business closures and quarantines have seemingly eliminated that option.
With all of the unknowns and bad news that we are facing in U.S. immigration, I stumbled upon a recent Gallup poll that made me a little hopeful. As a nation built on immigration and the innovation and investment of immigrants, it is important to recognize the contributions that each and every person brings to our country. From the unification of families to the technological and industrial pursuits that have made America a beacon around the globe, we all are a thread in the stars and stripes of the nation’s flag.
Use Estate Planning to Ensure Your Legacy Doesn’t Get Erased
June 29, 2020at5:00 PM
When you think about those loved ones who’ve passed away, you probably don’t think very much—or even at all—about the “things” they’ve left you. And when they do leave something behind, what you likely cherish most about the object are the memories and feelings it evokes, not the thing itself.
The Dirty Little Secret of Business Ownership No One Wants to Talk About
June 26, 2020at5:00 PM
As an entrepreneur, you’re no doubt extremely talented and driven when it comes to your core product or service. Whether you develop smartphone apps, provide healthcare services, or brew craft beer, without a high level of confidence and passion for your particular trade, you probably never would’ve gone into business in the first place.
On June 20, 2020, President Trump issued a proclamation, Presidential Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants and Nonimmigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak.
3 Major Benefits of Structuring Your Business As An LLC or S Corporation
June 19, 2020at11:30 AM
One of the smartest moves you can make as an entrepreneur is to structure your business as a limited liability company (LLC) or an S Corporation. You’re probably aware that both LLCs and corporations can protect your personal assets from debts and lawsuits incurred by your business, but they also offer other key benefits that you might not know about.
Uncertainty is certainly a staple today. With all of the things that are unknown you may be wondering what you should do about your immigration matters. Due to financial difficulties, USCIS may begin to furlough a significant number of employees. The backlogs created by COVID-19 for nonimmigrant visas may prove substantial. The current administration continues to issue executive orders that may also impact you or your family members or employees. If you have an immigration case that you are thinking about filing, you should not wait!
3 Estate Planning Concerns For Married, Same-Gender Couples
June 15, 2020at7:30 PM
Now that same-gender couples can legally marry in all 50 states, more Americans than ever before are enjoying the rights and benefits that come with marriage. Estate planning, in particular, is one arena where these new rights and benefits are readily apparent.
New Business Owner? Avoid These Common Startup Mistakes
June 12, 2020at6:30 PM
The startup life can be exciting and for many the learning curve is huge. In the midst of growth and opportunity, many entrepreneurs make costly legal mistakes which can be easily avoided with the proper preparation. Here are some of the most common legal missteps made by businesses in the startup phase.
Potential for New Immigration Restrictions, Will You Be Affected??
June 10, 2020at6:00 PM
On April 22, 2020, the President issued an executive order that stopped the processing of particular visas. This order indicated that the President would work in association with other government agencies on the front lines of the affected visa categories and within 50 days make revisions to the order. This left room for broad action.
4 Ways Estate Planning Can Improve Relationships with Loved Ones!
June 8, 2020at6:00 AM
With all of the stay home orders, you’re probably spending lots of time with your family and friends. During these moments, you’re likely reminded of just how important these relationships can be. And as we grow older, you begin to realize how precious little time we have to spend with one another.
People start their own businesses for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes it’s a lifelong dream. Sometimes it’s a desire to have more control over one’s time and money. Sometimes it’s just old-fashioned necessity, like if you’ve been laid off from your job and are having trouble finding a new one in your field.
Are You Clear About How Your Parents Estate Plan Will Impact You?
April 20, 2020at12:00 AM
Do your parents have an estate plan? Is it up to date? No matter how rich or poor you or your parents are, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, you need to be asking these and several other questions. When your parents become incapaci...