What is an EB1 Green Card and O1 Visa?

There are many different options available when trying to obtain a visa or a green card in the United States. Some of those include options for individuals who demonstrate expertise or recognized talent in a specialized filed. Those fields include scientists, researchers, doctors, business executives, educators, academics, and any other professionals with renowned talents. EB-1

10 Steps to Becoming a U.S. Citizen

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services or USCIS website summarizes the process of becoming a US Citizen in 10 steps. Below we will discuss each step in more details. Double check that you are not already a U.S. Citizen. It is possible to acquire or derive a citizenship and some people do not realize that

How Divorce Will Impact Your Estate Planning

If you were married before, chances are you made your estate planning with your then spouse, naming him or her, as the primary beneficiary, the executor of your will, as well as an agent in your power of attorney for medical and financial decisions. If since then you have divorced your spouse, but never updated

Further Suspension of Student Loan Payments & Interest

In March 2020, Congress passed a COVID-19 relief bill. Amongst other things it directed the Education Department to suspend required payments and set interest rates to 0% on all federally held loans until September 30, 2020. On August 8, 2020, former President Donald Trump extended the suspension until December 31, 2020. Then, on December 4,

Choosing the Right Structure for Your Business

Are you ready to launch your own business? Did you always love cooking and want to open a restaurant? Are you a barber who always wished of having his own salon? Are you a stay-at-home mom who wants to launch her virtual business? No matter what your dream business may be, one of the very

Why Young People Should Complete Estate Planning

Often young people believe they do not need estate planning because of their age or because they do not have a lot of assets. However, what young parents don’t realize is that estate planning is an essential element of planning for their children’s care in case both parents pass away while having children who are

Guardianship of a Child vs. Guardian of the Estate

Parents always want what is best for their children. While death can be a difficult topic to consider by many young parents, it is detrimental that parents are aware that lack of appropriate planning can place their minor children in foster care, if both parents pass away. When both parents of a minor child pass

Basics on Special Needs Trusts

Things that Will Slow Down the Probate Process

You want to make your probate process smooth and as quick as possible to ensure that your beneficiaries receive their share as quickly as possible. However, there are certain things that can create issues during the process, especially if the estate planning was not completed correctly. Below are some of the issues that should be

COVID-19 Vaccination Will Be Required for Most Intending Immigrants to USA Starting in October

The Nationality Act (INA), section 212(a)(1)(A)(ii) sets requirements for foreign nationals to demonstrate a proof of, if they wish to obtain permanent residence in the United States. Amongst those requirements are “any… vaccinations against vaccine-preventable diseases recommended by the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices.” Towards the end of August, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Choosing a Guardian Who Lives Outside of the U.S. for Your Minor Children

What is a J Visa and Who Can Benefit From It?

Overview J visa is a nonimmigrant visa which allows the applicant to participate in an exchange visitor program in the U.S. There are a number of categories that fit under the J visa umbrella and some of the most common ones include: au pair, government visitors, interns, physicians, professors and research scholars, students, summer work

Business Succession in Ohio

What are Dower Rights?

What Does It Mean to Pierce Corporate Veil?

Forming an entity like a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) or S or C corporation gives protection to those that want to open their open business, but do not want their personal assets to be at risk in case the business fails. However, if business owners are not fully informed about their obligations to the entity,

What Is a Testamentary Trust

What Is the H-2B Program and Who Can Benefit From It