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Who keeps the Pets after a Divorce under Florida Law?
As a pet owner and experienced divorce lawyer in Miami, I can confirm that the question of which of the spouse keeps the pets after a divorce is one that may go unnoticed up until the division of assets is brought up during a divorce process. Many families have pets, who are loved and treated as members of the family.…
Visas E-2 – Proposed Bill to expand benefits for E-2 Visa Holders
Last week Congressman John Rutherford, introduced a Bill that focuses on expanding benefits for E-2 visa holders. The E-2 Visa does not provide a direct path to citizenship nor does it provide status for minor children once they turn 21 years of age. Which means that when they turn 21, unless they have made a change of status, these young…
Immigration Laws and enforcement

New Immigration Laws and enforcement guidelines Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is a U.S. government agency that enforces federal immigration laws including border control and immigration. ICE agents conduct work all around the United States, but especially in areas within 100 miles of an international border. In the Miami-Dade area, ICE agents have stepped up their activities. Individuals approached by an…

Security deposit return in Florida

Tenants  have certain rights when it comes to their security deposits in Florida. The following is an overview of the law that governs the return and/or claims to security deposits in Florida.  The law Florida Statute 83, section 49, governs the process for recovering a security deposit. Our team at Ferretjans Law Office can help in handling security deposit disputes.…

Who keeps the ring when the engagement is broken off?

In Florida the law is pretty clear that one who gives an engagement ring (e.g. man) is entitled to recover it, if: A. The engagement is unjustifiably broken off by the person accepting it (e.g. woman) or B. Cancelled by mutual consent of the parties. The premise of this principle is that acceptance of the ring is contingent on the…

Administrative Closures new rules

JEFF SESSION WANTS TO REOPEN AND RECALENDAR OVER 350,000 IMMIGRATION CASES During decades, over 350,000 deportation cases with different Immigration courts around the United States were temporarily closed. These closures are called, Administrative closures.   Administrative closure is not a form a relief from deportation and does not provide the immigrant in deportation proceedings with any legal status.   The…

Parenting Plan Miami

What is a Parenting Plan? A Parenting Plan in Miami is a written document that is created to address the way the parents relate to one another about the decisions made regarding their child(ren), and includes a time-sharing schedule that dictates when the children will be spending time with each parent, including overnights, weekends, special occasions, holidays, vacations, and summer…

USCIS IMPLEMENTS NEW PROCEDURES TO SCHEDULE INTERVIEWS FOR ASYLUM

USCIS IMPLEMENTS NEW PROCEDURES TO SCHEDULE INTERVIEWS FOR ASYLUM APPLICANTS AT THE ASYLUM UNIT As of January 29, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) implemented a new system for scheduling interviews for asylum applications at the USCIS Asylum Unit. This new scheduling system affects all past, current and future affirmative applications seeking asylum relief. This system is based on last…

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