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February 2016 Archives

GAO Report Identifies Fraud Possibilities In EB-5 Program

Decades ago, the U.S. government developed a plan to allow investors to come to the United States. The Immigrant Investor Program, also known as the EB-5, was created to stimulate the economy through job creation and capital investment. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for investors and businesses to face the risk of fraud.

Company hopes to secure funding through EB-5 program

Immigration laws in our country can be extremely confusing and complicated. When our readers think about immigration issues, they likely first think about families and individuals trying to move to America. But they may not realize that immigration law has a lot to do with businesses as well. For example, a foreigner who wants to invest in a business in the United States can try to obtain an EB-5 investor visa.

Same-sex divorce has its own set of unique circumstances

The concept of divorce has been around for a long time but it has only been an option for same-sex couples for a short time in the United States. Although there has been a great push in the last decade for marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples, that equality also comes with the right to divorce. Just as marriage provides a plethora of protections for two individuals, so does divorce. The laws that govern divorce are detailed and ever-changing but will definitely play a starring role when it comes to ending your relationship.

When Can I Contest A Will?

Losing a loved one can be an emotionally traumatic event. It becomes an even greater challenge when the estate planning documents seem hastily written or you fear that they may be fraudulent. Fortunately, the legal system has been designed to allow heirs to challenge the validity of a will under certain circumstances.