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What Are the Rights and Responsibilities of an H1B Visa Holder?
What Are the Rights and Responsibilities of an H1B Visa Holder?

The US government issues the H1B visa to authorize a foreign national to visit the United States to work for a US company. To become an H1B visa holder, the foreign national must do a job that requires specialized knowledge. To be more precise, the professional should be someone who possesses skills that the employer failed to find in any US-based candidate. ..

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Construction Challenges Part 1: Owners' Responsibilities Regarding Subcontractor Mechanics' and Materialmen's Liens
Construction Challenges Part 1: Owners' Responsibilities Regarding Subcontractor Mechanics' and Materialmen's Liens

The United States real estate market is booming. Buyers generally outnumber sellers, and many smart entrepreneurs are taking advantage of opportunities to develop or rehabilitate residential and commercial real estate for profit. Real estate building and development is a regulated area, and all parties involved can face pitfalls if unfamiliar with local requirements. As a result, we are introducing the Construction Challenges Series, geared toward parties involved in construction projects. ..

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EB-3 Green Card: Opportunity to Have US Permanent Residency and Work Permit for Skilled/Unskilled Workers and Professionals
EB-3 Green Card: Opportunity to Have US Permanent Residency and Work Permit for Skilled/Unskilled Workers and Professionals

The EB-3 Green Card application allows companies located in the United States to sponsor foreign employees for Green Cards. With this application, many people will be able to come to the United States and obtain permanent residency and a work permit. Although individuals who are qualified to make this application are restricted to specific groups, almost anyone looking for work can find a place in one of them. The EB-3 Green Card application stands out among the other Green Card categories because of this feature. You can find more information on the requirements of the EB-3 application in the following sections...

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Has Your Immigration Application or Petition Been Unreasonably Delayed? You Could Have Options
Has Your Immigration Application or Petition Been Unreasonably Delayed? You Could Have Options

Increasingly, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) and other agencies have been delaying the adjudication of immigration benefit applications and petitions, including but not limited to applications for asylum, adjustment of status, naturalization, and petitions for alien relatives. In fact, it is not uncommon for the agency to take years to make a final decision in some situations. Such extraordinary delays can cause serious harm to applicants who are left in administrative limbo. Applicants unfortunately have limited options available to them...

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L Visas and Their Requirements
L Visas and Their Requirements

The L-1 visa is available for employers that wish to transfer an employee from a foreign branch, subsidiary, affiliate, parent, or related corporate entity to work or establish at a related entity in the United States. ..

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What Are the Benefits of Being a Green Card Holder in the United States?
What Are the Benefits of Being a Green Card Holder in the United States?

Most individuals reading this write-up already know that there are several benefits of being a Green Card holder. The most obvious of them all is that the card will allow you to live in the United States permanently. However, that says nothing about the wide array of privileges the card can allow you to enjoy. The section below talks about the advantages of obtaining a Green Card. ..

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What is Process After You Win the Green Card DV Lottery – A Complete Guide
What is Process After You Win the Green Card DV Lottery – A Complete Guide

When you apply for the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV Program), chances are you might be that lucky one in 50,000 applicants to win the lottery and get a chance to apply for U.S. immigration visa. Every year, the DV Program selects up to 50,000 Green Card visas through a random selection process, also known as the DV lottery. If you win the Green Card Lottery, you can apply for permanent residency in the United States. ..

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H-1B Employment Visa to Green Card Process: Everything You Should Know
H-1B Employment Visa to Green Card Process: Everything You Should Know

If you are temporarily working in the U.S. on a H-1B employment visa, your next plausible step would be to get a Green Card. It allows you to live and work in the United States as a permanent resident and get the U.S. citizenship. The H-1B visa is initially valid for 3 years and can be extended further for another 3 years. If you want to apply for a Green Card, it must be done before your employment visa expires. ..

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Pending Affirmative Asylum Cases: Everything You Should Know
Pending Affirmative Asylum Cases: Everything You Should Know

Do you know that 4 out of 10 affirmative asylum applications are still pending with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)? The wait times have further ballooned, averaging 1,621 days or 54 months approximately. If you are experiencing unreasonable delays in the processing of your asylum application or showing “pending” with no explanations thereof, it is important to seek expert advice from an immigration law firm...

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Medicare For Green Card Holders:Things You Should Know
Medicare For Green Card Holders:Things You Should Know

Every year, hundreds of foreign nationals seeking temporary entry in the U.S. for employment in specialty occupation applies for the H-1B employment visa. It is a non-immigrant visa that allows U.S. companies to offer employment to workers in different specialty occupations. ..

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Working on H-1B Employment Visa? Know How To Get a Green Card
Working on H-1B Employment Visa? Know How To Get a Green Card

Every year, hundreds of foreign nationals seeking temporary entry in the U.S. for employment in specialty occupation applies for the H-1B employment visa. It is a non-immigrant visa that allows U.S. companies to offer employment to workers in different specialty occupations. However, this is a temporary visa that is provided for a maximum of 6 years. But good news! At the end of the visa period, an H-1B holder who wants to stay and work in the U.S. may apply for a Green Card. If you are currently working in the United States under the H-1B visa and want to become a U.S. citizen, naturalization by being a Green Card holder can be the best option. ..

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Everything You Should About Statute of Limitations on Debt Collection by State
Everything You Should About Statute of Limitations on Debt Collection by State

Are you struggling with piles of debts that are making your life miserable? Unable to pay off your debts due to financial misfortune? Wondering how long a creditor can sue you legally for debt collections or when to stop worrying about your bad credit score? It depends on the laws of the governing state and the types of debt you have. Learn more about the state’s statute of limitations on debt collection and when to consult an expert debt & bankruptcy attorney...

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US Trademark Law - 3 Ways How It Can Protect Your Brand from Counterfeiters
US Trademark Law - 3 Ways How It Can Protect Your Brand from Counterfeiters

Maintaining brand reputation and product integrity is of utmost importance to businesses globally. Unfortunately, the World Wide Web is flooded with counterfeit goods – the economic impact of which can be detrimental to brands. Fake products not only pose safety and health risks to consumers, but can also eat into your brand reputation and revenues. Protect your brand and address the challenges of counterfeiting with the US trademark law...

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Business Law Attorney- How Can One Help Implement Best Practices to Navigate the Changing COVID Laws?
Business Law Attorney- How Can One Help Implement Best Practices to Navigate the Changing COVID Laws?

It is more than a year now since the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted lives, communities, and businesses globally. Organizations are still bearing the brunt in different ways, especially amidst regulatory changes they should comply with. As a greater number of businesses are making the transition from crisis response to recovery, it is crucial to seek consultation from a business law specialist...

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Best Personal Injury Lawyer- Should You Hire One Or Handle Your Own Claim?
Best Personal Injury Lawyer- Should You Hire One Or Handle Your Own Claim?

Personal injury claims may vary depending on the type of accident and a wide range of other situations. Whether you have been hit in an auto accident, bitten by your neighbor’s dog, or injured on someone’s under-construction property – all these are considered personal injuries. And the level of injury can have a significant difference in your claim processing. For smaller claims, it might be better off handling the nuances through insurance. But when the severity of the injury is big and there are legal hassles involved, it is worth seeking advice from the best personal injury lawyer. If you are in a dilemma about whether you should hire an attorney or manage your own case, read on. ..

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Estate Planning Law Firm: How It Helps With Estate Planning Checklist
Estate Planning Law Firm: How It Helps With Estate Planning Checklist

Perhaps the most challenging aspect of estate planning is to handle complex legal documentation and ensure your loved ones have financial security in the event of your illness or death. But let’s get it straight – estate planning does not merely mean drafting a will that helps transfer assets to your heirs upon your demise. There are several essential components involved in successful estate planning. And only an expert estate planning law firm can help you sail through this complex journey..

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A Commercial Tenant’s Right to Quiet Enjoyment
A Commercial Tenant’s Right to Quiet Enjoyment

While commercial leases generally favor the landlord, the covenant of quiet enjoyment, explained in this article, is one of the most important tools a commercial tenant can use to protect the expected benefit of a lease. Residential tenants can rely on tenant-friendly laws to protect their rights, but commercial tenants must look to the lease or implied covenant of quiet enjoyment. A covenant is a promise, and in a lease, both parties make covenants that govern their behavior. In the case of quiet enjoyment, the covenant provides the tenant with the right to use the rental for its intended purpose, and prevents the landlord from unreasonably disturbing that use...

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The Conrad-30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program
The Conrad-30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program

The Conrad-30 J-1 Visa Waiver program provides an opportunity to international medical graduates who are holding a J-1 status to change their status to H-1B, work in the United States for a specific period of time and apply for a permanent residency thereafter. ..

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Post-Pandemic Eviction Crisis
Post-Pandemic Eviction Crisis

The start of the pandemic proved financially difficult for many people. As more people became unable to work, Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order 106 in order to protect tenants from being removed. This order was signed into place to ensure that people would not be evicted and locked out of their homes due to COVID-19 related hardships. Now that case numbers are declining in the state of New Jersey, the eviction moratorium is also coming to an end..

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What is a home inspection? Why is it important?
What is a home inspection? Why is it important?

What is a home inspection? A home inspection is a report that gives information about the general physical condition of the home. A detailed home inspection report gives an idea of the general physical structure of the house, its roof, plumbing, air conditioning, water leaks, mold, electricity and septic tanks and more. Receiving a home report will inform the buyer about the general condition of the house. A detailed home inspections report will protect the buyer from surprise costs...

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Trademark Application Stages in America
Trademark Application Stages in America

Trademark is simply COMMERCIAL-BRAND. Trademark is the instrument that prevents the products or services that you actively use in commercial areas or intent to use in a short time by being used by others and making unfair profits. This can sometimes be name, logo, design, sometimes composite. It is even possible to put some unique sounds, odors, and shapes under trademark protection...

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F-1 Student Visa and Application Process
F-1 Student Visa and Application Process

F-1 student visa is a non-immigrant visa. Students who want to study in a high school or a college or want to attend an English course in the US can apply for the F-1 Student Visa. In order to obtain this visa, the student is required to have full-time education at an educational institution in the United States. The concept of full-time education varies by school. However, 15 hours per week in universities and 18 hours full-time in language schools are generally accepted as full-time education..

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How to Buy a House and Real Estate in the U.S.
How to Buy a House and Real Estate in the U.S.

You do not have to be a permanent resident in the United States to buy a house and real estate in America. You can also take out a mortgage even though you don't live in the US. Moreover, lender institutions can provide loans of up to 50% of the sales price of a house and real estate to foreigners. However, some basic conditions need to be met. Perhaps, having a deposit account in a private bank in the U.S. might be the most important condition...

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Registering Your Business, Why Is It Important?
Registering Your Business, Why Is It Important?

Registering your business can refer to register a business name, trademarks, register to pay taxes, or register for licenses or permits. Your location and business structure are two main factors how you will need to register your business. The registration processes depend on the type of your business entity and what state your business is operating in. Small businesses register with the federal government for tax-exempt status, trademark protection, and IPRs in some cases. If your business is regulated by federal institutions and regulations, you need federal licenses and permits. You do not need to complete this step if your business is a Sole Proprietorships and General Partnerships. Getting an Employer Identification Number (EIN) and hiring a Registered Agent are also parts of registering your business....

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How to Avoid Mortgage Foreclosure? Repayment Plans
How to Avoid Mortgage Foreclosure? Repayment Plans

How to avoid mortgage foreclosure? Finding ways to stop foreclosures helps keep families in their homes, preserves communities, prevents avoidable loss, and other negative side effects. Foreclosure is a legal action in which a property owner is unable to make mortgage payments as agreed, which allows the lender to seize the property, evict the homeowner and sell the home, as in the agreement between the lender and borrower called a ..

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The New Era for Startups, Opportunities, and Challenges
The New Era for Startups, Opportunities, and Challenges

The new era for startups brings a lot of unpredictabilities. If many people agree that “customer and agile development is the way for startups to quickly iterate and test their hypotheses about their business model”, investors must be careful about what type of entity is the best to form for their investment, an LLC or a C corporation. a startup is an organization formed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model. ..

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Enforce Ability of Non-Compete Agreements and Biden's New Executive Order
Enforce Ability of Non-Compete Agreements and Biden's New Executive Order

On July 9, 2021, President Biden signed an Executive Order, which directs the Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”), to limit non-compete agreements and other clauses and provisions, which “unfairly limit worker mobility.” Non-compete contracts are agreements between employers and employees that generally restrict where a person can work after leaving a job, and are fairly common in construction, manufacturing, and retail, media and IT sector...

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The Child Tax Credit: How To Get In The American Rescue Plan?
The Child Tax Credit: How To Get In The American Rescue Plan?

The Child Tax Credit in the American Rescue Plan brings relief to working families all across the United States in a historic tax benefits plan. Currently, most families across the country are getting $250 or $300 every month automatically without doing anything or registering for anything. If you have children in your family, you will usually be able to get access to this tax credit...

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Banking Scams- How To Be Aware Of Them?
Banking Scams- How To Be Aware Of Them?

Banking scams are becoming more and more common as days pass. It is extremely important to know about them. Such scams are a way for fraudsters to gain access to people’s financial and personal information...

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Business Ownership - Carry Out Transfer Successfully
Business Ownership - Carry Out Transfer Successfully

You have founded and run a business successfully for years. Now, you have come across a more interesting opportunity that deserves your attention. Or you are eying a dream retirement so that you can pursue your hobby. But that need not mean an end for your business. By transferring business ownership, your business legacy can endure even after you...

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Auto Accident Injury – Immediate Actions You Must Take
Auto Accident Injury – Immediate Actions You Must Take

A little carelessness can result in life risk. Whether you are boarding public transport or driving your private car, or simply taking a walk, you are never safe on the road. You can become a victim of an auto accident even after following all the precautions. ..

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SBA Loans for Small Businesses – A Brief Guide
SBA Loans for Small Businesses – A Brief Guide

Do you know that you can meet many needs of your business using a SBA loan? You can fulfill many business funding requirements such as the need of working capital, servicing debts, purchasing inventory, machinery, fixture, or real estate with this loan. The presence of SBA guarantee in such a loan makes it a favorable choice of businesses. Here, we have compiled the most important points you should know about SBA loans...

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Intellectual Property - How Businesses Can Protect
Intellectual Property - How Businesses Can Protect

There are over 2,500 to 2,600 lawsuits filed every year on the grounds of patent and copyright infringement. Unfortunately, Intellectual Property (IP) disagreements are more common than you thought! So, what exactly is Intellectual Property? And if a violation is so common, how can you protect it? Read on to find out all about IP laws (yes, there are more than one), which ones apply to your business, and how to go about registering your asset as IP...

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Estate Planning – Meaning, Benefits & Documents Required
Estate Planning – Meaning, Benefits & Documents Required

Estate planning is the legal procedure of seeking professional advice regarding a person’s asset. It includes aspects like how these assets are owned and distributed equally amongst family members, the structure of a person’s family, and what their unique goals and concerns are. The professional advisors you wish to involve in the process depend on you. ..

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What is an Employment Authorization Document?
What is an Employment Authorization Document?

The United States may allow you to work regardless of your citizenship or immigration status thanks to your Employment Authorization Document (EAD), so long as you fulfill the legal requirements of obtaining such a card...

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Last Will and Testament
Last Will and Testament

A last will and testament is a legal document in which an individual, or testator (the person who leaves the will), can determine how their property and personal possessions are handled after their death. Your will includes necessary details about how assets are divided among your beneficiaries. A beneficiary can be anyone who the testator names to gain any of their possessions and property left in the will. Moreover, it can name your choice of an executor, which is the person who is put in charge of your affairs and your estate at the time of your death. ..

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Medical Power of Attorney
Medical Power of Attorney

A medical power of attorney is a legal document that gives a person the authority to make decisions regarding the health care of another. By naming an agent, to be responsible as a medical power of attorney, and making certain medical directives, you get to decide what type of health care treatments you undergo in case you are unable to express these wishes yourself...

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Durable General Power of Attorney
Durable General Power of Attorney

A durable power of attorney gives you the authority to choose a person who will act on your behalf for legal and business matters. This person, called an attorney-in-fact, becomes your representative and can handle a range of responsibilities for you such as buying and selling property, managing bank accounts, filing tax returns, and applying for government benefits...

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No-Fault Car Accident Claim- Understanding the Basics
No-Fault Car Accident Claim- Understanding the Basics

Car accidents are difficult and unfortunate situations. However, it can be even more complicated to determine the faulted party, and obtain a pay out from their insurance company. Thankfully, many states follow some version of the no-fault car insurance system. Also known as Personal Injury Protection (PIP), this no-fault insurance compensates for all your medical bills if you are injured in a car accident, regardless of who was at fault. In this article, we will look at the different aspects of a no-fault car accident claim and find out how it works...

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US Immigration Law for Undocumented Immigrants - Things to Know
US Immigration Law for Undocumented Immigrants - Things to Know

US immigration laws stops people from entering the United States without approval. This leads to the question: Can an undocumented immigrant stay in the US?..

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New Jersey Bulk Sales Law Review
New Jersey Bulk Sales Law Review

The New Jersey Bulk Sales law intends to protect buyers from inheriting tax debt from sellers when purchasing business assets. This law was enacted to cover all outstanding taxes that a business asset may have, including final payment of sale taxes and any delinquent/deficient taxes owed by the seller...

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What are the Legal Issues that the Businesses Should Pay Attention When Building an Online Shopping Website?
What are the Legal Issues that the Businesses Should Pay Attention When Building an Online Shopping Website?

The marketplaces such as Amazon, Etsy and Ebay are main playing fields for the businesses. However, the firms also need their own websites which enable the customers can shop. The website, which is specific to a firm, plays an important role in introducing the firm to the customers. A website which is well-designed and targeting customer satisfaction can provide significant credibility for the business. ..

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Business Succession Planning Issues You Need to Consider
Business Succession Planning Issues You Need to Consider

For business owners, having an infallible business succession planning strategy in place is indispensable to preserve the legacy of their company. A sound succession plan ensures a favorable transfer of ownership. Besides, it ensures that the baton is passed to the successive generation with minimal disruption to the business. ..

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Differences Between F1 Visa and J1 Visa
Differences Between F1 Visa and J1 Visa

Obtaining an F1 student visa or J1 exchange visitor visa are the two most common ways to be able to come to the United States. Students or visitors wishing to enter the U.S. must have a valid F1 or J1 visa. Let’s have a look at the differences between an F1 student visa and a J1 exchange visitor visa…..

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How Can Non-USA Citizens Set Up a Business in the USA?
How Can Non-USA Citizens Set Up a Business in the USA?

Setting up a business is a hard process itself. This process can be harder in a foreign country. Then, is setting up a firm difficult in America? Especially, what should the non-USA citizens be careful about? ..

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COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program
COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has increased the loan limits for the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, which means you may be eligible to receive additional loan funds for up to 24 months of economic injury with a maximum loan amount of $500,000. ..

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 Estate Planning Package
Estate Planning Package

The topic of estate planning has been drawing attention from our clients and people all over the world, especially as we are all combating the COVID-19 pandemic. Estate planning is the preparation of documents that will govern the disbursement of your property in the event of a death or any incapacity. Although this is a distressing topic, it is of extreme importance to think ahead, and provide security and certainty to your loved ones through retaining counsel and executing documentation while you are still healthy...

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What Does President Biden's Immigration Bill Bring?
What Does President Biden's Immigration Bill Bring?

President Biden opens a new page in immigration policy, restores humanity, and highlights American values. The bill gives a citizenship opportunity to hard-working people who contribute to the US community and live here for years. The new immigration policy aims to unite families, grow the economy, and address the root reasons for immigration from outside the USA...

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The Main Commercial Real Estate Leases Types
The Main Commercial Real Estate Leases Types

At first sight, the commercial real estate renting process seems uniform and smooth. However, property insurance, taxes, utilities, maintenance, and all possible expenses are the issues that tenant and landlord should make clear. Therefore, understanding a commercial real estate lease necessitates attention and professional need from a realtor. Based on the agreements between tenant and landlord, the leases can be divided into the following three primary sorts: gross lease, net lease, and modified gross lease...

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  How to Buy a House in New Jersey?
How to Buy a House in New Jersey?

Deciding to buy a house in New Jersey means significant changes in your life. Because through purchasing a home, you will make your dreams come true. However, this is a process that affects your financial situation, life quality, and personal fulfillment. ..

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Family-Based Immigrant Visas (F)
Family-Based Immigrant Visas (F)

Family-based immigrant visas (F) are among the most widely requested visa types. Those who marry an American citizen or LPRs can apply for these visa types. However, there are some differences between them. In case of marriage with an American citizen, naturalization is easier. It is clearly regulated by laws and regulations. There is no numerical limitation in admission to this type of citizenship, but LPR (Green Card Holder) has numerical limitations for each fiscal year in case of marriage with a person. According to USCIS data, the figures for this year are around 226 000. This figure is shared according to the degree of proximity. The problem for Family Based Immigrant Visas (F) is the waiting periods of up to 5 years. The subject is very detailed and has an exception that can be used. It will be useful to get the support of a specialist lawyer...

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Choice No-fault Car Insurance Policy
Choice No-fault Car Insurance Policy

Car accidents happen every day everywhere. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported 37,806 fatalities on USA roads and 772 fatal crashes on New Jersey roads in 2006. Having a proper choice, no-fault car insurance policy is essential because it covers your expenses in the event of vehicle damage or injuries to other drivers, passengers, or pedestrians. Sometimes in a very ordinary accident, it can become too complicated to get out of it. If you do not have proper insurance policy or insufficient insurance of the other party or parties involved in the accident may cause you trouble. Policyholders are not always aware of their rights. Laws, regulations, and limitations could be complicated for ordinary people. In case of a disagreement regarding who is at fault, the insurance company may refuse to cover your loss. You will need specialized lawyers to guide you through the car accident arrangements, such as determining the defect rate, how, and when you contact the insurance company...

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Green Card Lottery | Application Process
Green Card Lottery | Application Process

The Green Card lottery and application process for 2021 will begin soon. We know that those who have applied before, as well as those who will apply for the first time this year, are looking forward to this year's application process. Before discussing the application process, we want to give a general outline of the Green Card first. This will give you the chance to learn the Green card lottery process that will open the doors of the United States of America and make your dreams come true...

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What is Piercing the Corporate Veil?
What is Piercing the Corporate Veil?

Piercing the corporate veil refers to a legal problem in which a court removes the separation of owners, members, shareholders, and the corporate entity and holds them liable for corporations’ debts and actions personally. ..

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LLC in the US | How to Form an LLC in the USA?
LLC in the US | How to Form an LLC in the USA?

Forming an LLC in the US is one of the most common issues for many people seeking opportunities to start a business in the US. LLC, a Limited Liability Company. It is a specific business and partnership structure in the United States. In this blogpost we will discuss forming an LLC in the US, investing in America and starting a business in the USA. Let’s take a look at LLC in the US and how to form an LLC in America?..

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F2A Category Alert! | Good News for Spouses and Minor Children of Green Card Holders
F2A Category Alert! | Good News for Spouses and Minor Children of Green Card Holders

There has been a significant recent change to the applications for spouses and minor children of green card holders (F2A Category) to become a lawful permanent resident...

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Forming a Corporation | How to Start a Business in the US? | A Brief Guide
Forming a Corporation | How to Start a Business in the US? | A Brief Guide

Forming a corporation in the US is the first thing to know for those who wish to start a business and invest in the US. Since this topic is closely related to investment visas such as the E-1, E-2, EB-5 visas, we recommend taking a look at these blog posts...

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US Citizenship by Naturalization | How to Become a US Citizen?
US Citizenship by Naturalization | How to Become a US Citizen?

Naturalization is the main pathway to the US Citizenship and becoming a lawful permanent resident or in other and more common words, being a Green Card holder constitutes the first and the most essential condition. Green Card holders can utilize many benefits that US citizens have. Once you obtain a permanent resident status, you can live and work in the US without any restriction. You also become eligible for a lot of state or federal legal rights and protections that US residents are entitled to. ..

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