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Michael E.D. Templo, Jr.

Templo Law Offices PLLC
  • Immigration Law, Business Law, Communications & Internet Law ...
  • New York
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Professional Associations
American Immigration Lawyers Association
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New York State Bar
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
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Practice Areas
Immigration Law
Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Communications & Internet Law
Internet Law, Media & Advertising, Telecommunications Law
Intellectual Property
Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
Legal Answers
Q. Can a pending case from Philippines affect the citizenship application?
A: This person may have committed misrepresentation in his immigrant visa application by not disclosing that he has a pending criminal case. If this is so, then it will be an issue when he applies for citizenship in the future.

With regard to your claim for child support, you should speak to a Philippine lawyer about securing a court order/judgment in the Philippines and have it enforced (as a foreign judgment) in the US state where the person is residing. This is possible but it might be financially burdensome.

If you and your child are in the US and satisfy the residency requirements to file for child support, then I don’t see any reason why you wouldn’t be able to file in the US.

Disclaimer: The above is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice. My statements are based only on the facts you’ve provided and may change if additional facts are introduced.
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Q. What does it mean "Your benefit request has been accepted and is under review." I have filed for my spouse on Sept2019
A: Your application is being processed. Broadly speaking, when you send in a form to USCIS to petition someone, extend or change your immigration status, etc., you are essentially “requesting for an immigration benefit”. It’s immigration “lingo”.

I hope you get to reunite with your spouse soon! Good luck!
Q. What the meaning of a question from I-130 form (WAS THE BENEFICIARY EVER IN IMMIGRATION PROCEEDINGS?)
A: It means whether the person being petitioned (beneficiary) was ever in removal, deportation, or any other proceeding required under immigration law to ensure due process.
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Templo Law Offices PLLC
48 Wall Street
Suite 1100
New York, NY 10005
Telephone: (212) 292-8186
Cell: (347) 745-7714
Fax: (212) 292-3801
Monday: 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 3 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: You may still contact us via email or VOIP during off hours.