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Lawyers at Collins & Associates provide thoughtful, experienced and compassionate legal representation to help clients get through the emotional and financial stress brought on by divorce. We are dedicated to helping clients move forward with their lives, fighting to protect their rights with respect to custody, visitation, child support, and spousal support. We handle divorce cases and all matters associated with the marital relationship, children and property such as: child custody, modification of custody or child support orders, post-divorce enforcement issues, separation, pre-martial agreements, separation, domestic and international adoptions, grandparent's rights, closely held family businesses, family trusts or marriages with significant separate property estates.
Legal immigration is a highly regulated and tightly controlled system that serves the national interest. Legal immigration is good for America – citizens and immigrants alike. Who is a legal immigrant? A legal immigrant is a foreign-born individual who has been admitted to reside in the United States as a lawful permanent resident (LPR). LPRs are given immigrant visas, commonly referred to as “green cards.” Family based immigration, a tightly regulated system, allows for close relatives of U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) to rejoin their families here in America. Family-based immigrants are admitted to the U.S. either as immediate relatives of U.S. citizens or through the family preference system.
There are five basic types of business immigrant visas, ranked in order of priority of need by U.S. employers and the economy. All categories are limited by annual levels and per country levels. These immigrants become permanent residents (obtain “green cards”) and the indefinite right to live and work in the United States, as long as they do not commit any offense that would render them deportable. Business immigrants usually are sponsored by a U.S. employer based on a demonstrated need. Some business immigrants may self-petition if they meet statutory criteria for “extraordinary ability” in their field, or if their entry would be in the “national interest.” (medical school graduates) Protections for U.S. workers are built into the system. Most business immigrant cases require Department of Labor certification that no U.S. workers are able, qualified, or willing to take the position. We handle employment based visas, family visas, immigrant and non-immigrant visas: Adjustment of Status, extensions of stay, investor visas, B-(visitor) visas, H-visas, O-visas, J-visas, F-(student) visas, K-visas.
Civil matters, including landlord-tenant matters, construction fraud, contract disputes, and general collections matters. We also provide counsel to clients on a range of other issues to prevent problems from arising or escalating into costly litigation. Civil litigation can include representation at trial, arbitration, mediation, and/or settlement for non-criminal cases. As experienced trial lawyers, we can assist you with civil litigation in matters such as:
Personal Injury Cases
Real Estate Litigation
Kathleen Collins has represented thousands of families, has been interviewed on dateline NBC, featured on local and national news stations. She represents clients all over the world. Come to us for peace of mind, we get results.