Marriage Can Be Messy! How to Handle Problematic Issues in I-751 Cases

Marriage Can Be Messy! How to Handle Problematic Issues in I-751 Cases

Marriage Can Be Messy! How to Handle Problematic Issues in I-751 Cases - Recording (CLE Included)
Live Event Date: 4/21/2022
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

When a conditional resident spouse experiences marital problems, the prospects for an I-751 can be negatively impacted. The speakers on this intermediate panel will focus on common scenarios that surface in messy I-751 cases. They also will provide tips for how to navigate and salvage problematic cases when marital issues arise both before and after the I-751 filing.

Featured Topics:

  • The Couple Remains Together, But Is Lacking Evidence of Bona Fides
  • The Couple Files Jointly, But Separates After Filing
  • The Couple Separates, But Is Not Yet Divorced
  • Late-Filed I-751: What Is Required? Is Conditional Resident Status Extended?
  • When Is Conditional Resident Status Actually Terminated? USCIS Notification vs. Immigration Judge Decision
  • I-751 Denial: What Are the Options?
  • Ethical Considerations: Dual Representation

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Raymond R. Bolourtchi (DL), St. Louis, MO

Raymond Bolourtchi is a Partner at Cofman and Bolourtchi, LLC. Mr. Bolourtchi has achieved national recognition for his expertise in immigration and criminal defense matters. He represents clients seeking relief from removal and deportation proceedings throughout the country, and practices in state, federal and immigration courts. He has assisted thousands of clients obtain citizenship and naturalization. Mr. Bolourtchi's passion for immigration issues motivates him to fight zealously for his clients, and he is a true advocate in each and every case. Mr. Bolourtchi speaks fluent Spanish, French, Catalan, Farsi, and Italian. He is an Author and lecturer on Immigration Topics, including immigration consequences of criminal convictions; Expert witness and consultant on guilty pleas and immigration law; Quoted in St. Louis Post Dispatch; National Mentor to other attorneys in the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) in areas of removal and deportation and family immigration.

Wayne Dapser, Key West, FL

Wayne Dapser has been in practice for over 25 years and handling Immigration in Miami and the Keys for the past 9 years. The firm handles almost exclusively Immigration matters for individuals including Green Cards, Naturalization, Work and Travel Permits, Deportation, Asylum, Immigration Court Proceedings and Overseas Immigration processing at Embassies. Wayne Dapser graduated from the University of Illinois and Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles and is a member of the Florida, Illinois and California Bars.

Patricia B. Minikon, Greenbelt, MD

Patricia B. Minikon is the senior attorney, and founder of Minikon Law, LLC. She received her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Maryland School of Law. Patricia presents on immigration law topics for associations, private and educational institutions, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association, D.C. Chapter. She is admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia and has been a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1997. Attorney Minikon has represented U.S. employers, U.S. citizens, and foreign-born individuals in all areas of immigration law since graduation from law school in 1992. She represents clients in asylum, humanitarian, family and business immigration cases before United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the U.S. Department of Labor.

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