Law Office of Jaime Winthuysen Aparisi

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As a lawyer practicing Immigration Law, I have often assisted clients in obtaining no fault divorces. Many times there are immigration consequences deriving from the manner in which a divorce is obtained. Those seeking immigration benefits should be mindful of those consequences before filing for divorce.


The Antiterrorism & Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 (AEDPA), and the Illegal Immigration Reform & Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRAIRA) have vastly changed the immigration consequences for those seeking immigration benefits or seeking to retain the same. A state misdemeanor conviction not resulting in any period of actual incarceration may nevertheless result in a lawful permanent resident's removal or deportation from the United States. Criminal convictions that have been expunged remain convictions for immigration purposes under an interpretation of "conviction" as defined under IIRAIRA. Anyone who is not a citizen of the United States should consult an immigration attorney when charged with any offense.
The office provides debtor counseling for those who are overextended and Chapter VII Liquidation of debts in US Bankruptcy Court.