Los Angeles Widow Penalty Attorney

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Previously, the “widow penalty” law mandated that a foreign national married to a U.S. citizen would face deportation if their spouse passed away before their two-year anniversary. Prior to 2009, countless individuals, irrespective of their job, the duration of their relationship, or whether they had children, were compelled to leave the U.S. after losing their spouse.

However, with the introduction of the new law in 2009, those who have lost a U.S.-citizen spouse can now apply for a green card, both for themselves and any children born outside the U.S. This provision may extend to other surviving relatives as well.

If you wish to learn more about the widow penalty in immigration and explore your legal options for staying in the U.S., contact a Los Angeles attorney from Hanlon Law Group, PC.

Immigration Solutions for Widows and Widowers

The attorney at our firm can guide you in determining the most suitable route for staying in the U.S. after the unfortunate demise of your spouse. We can assist you in applying for a green card for yourself and any children born outside the U.S. Our expertise lies in guiding clients through the green card application process, ensuring a comprehensive and prompt application.

Reach Out to a Los Angeles Immigration Attorney Now!

For detailed insights about the widow penalty in immigration or procuring a K-3 or green card as the spouse of a U.S. citizen, reach out to our Los Angeles immigration law firm. We offer a complimentary initial consultation to address your immigration-related queries. For immediate assistance, call us at 866-227-5527.




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Contact the Experienced Los Angeles Immigration Lawyer at Hanlon Law Group, P.C.

The trusted Los Angeles immigration attorney at Hanlon Law Group, P.C. is waiting to speak to you, find out more about your immigration needs, and explain your options. Having handled countless professional visa applications for foreign professionals and U.S. employers, our lawyer has the experience and insight you can count on for exceptional service and representation.

Our experience, skills and dedication to our clients are backed by the following, which all of our clients can expect to receive:

Free & Confidential Initial Consultations

You don’t have to pay us anything to discover more about how we can help you and what you need to do to resolve your employment-based immigration needs.

Continuity of legal representation

The attorney at Hanlon Law Group, P.C. will oversee your case from start to finish. This can provide peace of mind that your case will not be passed off to a non-lawyer associate, or to someone who is not intimately familiar with your case.

State-Of-The-Art Case Management Technology

Our cutting-edge system facilitates the visa petition process, while providing clients with real-time case information about the status of their petition, PERM certifications, etc.

Personal Attention From Lawyers & Staff

We take pride in providing old-fashioned, personal service and promptly responding to our clients’ inquiries and immigration needs whenever they arise.

Flexible payment options

We accept all major credit cards. Payment plans may also be available.

Multilingual Immigration Services

We provide immigration services in various languages, including (but not necessarily limited to) Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, Bahasa Indonesian, Tagalog, and Fukienese.

Call (866) 227-5527 or email us via the contact form to learn more about our experience and services, as well as how we can help you.

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Hanlon Law Group, P.C. is ready to help you with all your immigration & nationalization legal needs. Contact us now for the help you need & deserve.

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