Los Angeles Widow Penalty Attorneys

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Under the old “widow penalty” law, a foreign national who married a United States citizen would be deported if his or her spouse died before their two-year anniversary. Before 2009 — when a new law was passed that ended the widow penalty — thousands of people who had lost a spouse were forced to leave the United States. It didn’t matter what job they had, how long they had known their spouse, or whether they had children.

With the passage of the law ending the widow penalty in immigration, individuals who have lost a U.S.-citizen spouse can apply for a green card for themselves and any children born outside of the U.S. This law may also apply to surviving relatives.

To find out more about the widow penalty in immigration, and your legal options for staying in the United States, contact a Los Angeles lawyer from the Hanlon Law Group, PC.

Immigration Options for Widows and Widowers

The immigration attorneys at our law firm can help you determine your best option for remaining in the United States following the death of your spouse. We can help you file for a green card for yourself, and for any children born outside of the U.S. We are experienced at helping clients through the green card application process, working to ensure a timely and detailed application.

Contact a Los Angeles Immigration Attorney Today!

For more information about the widow penalty in immigration or obtaining a K-3 or green card as a spouse of a U.S. citizen, contact our Los Angels immigration law firm. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your immigration law concerns.




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

A 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 lawyers have 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

One of our attorneys 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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