Entries by Karina Duval


Russian bureaucracy puts spokes in the wheels of immigrants trying to resolve issues remotely: how to deal with it

When the pandemic began and people were cut off from the outside world, with limited ability to move around, I opened my notary office. As a Russian lawyer who has been working in the States for many years, I know how to effectively solve most problems remotely. So I decided to share my...


Pension from homeland for immigrants in the USA: who can receive it and on what conditions

Many immigrants after moving to the United States do not really hope to receive a pension from their homeland, even if they have spent many years of life, strength and health working in this country. Unfortunately, not all states consider it necessary to pay pensions to those who have left to live ...


You are an insect without a piece of paper: what problems face immigrants in the USA due to lack of documents from their homeland

Our office in New York - Russian-Divorce - provides all types of notary and legal services. However, the most burning topic is traditionally the issues of the registry office. Lack of the right documents at the right time can create great difficulties for people. Unfortunately, few people turn to a lawyer ahead of time, because ...


Division of property between Plaksin and Uspenskaya: the singer lost the court

Exclusive! ForumDaily is the first to publish the point of view of Alexander Plaksin's side in this process - before, not a single media outlet managed to get a comment from his lawyer Karina Duval. On May 12, 2021, the Krasnogorsk City Court of the Moscow Region satisfied the claims of Alexander Plaksin against his wife, ...


Notary services in the USA: what issues at home immigrants can solve remotely

Probably there is nothing more important than having the necessary documents always at hand. Especially when living in another country. But it is impossible to foresee all occasions. So what to do if some document is still not available? Let's start with the main thing. If…


Why is a birth certificate a very important document, especially for immigrants

A birth certificate is a key document in any immigration process in any country. The absence of this document creates sometimes insurmountable difficulties. Moreover, different countries practice different requirements for a birth certificate: some want to see the original birth certificate, or even ...


Quarantine and documents: how to remotely solve bureaucratic issues in Russia and the USA

Foreign citizens living in the USA often face problems that have arisen in their country of origin, where they lived before, or the place of residence of their wives, brides, children ... In the modern world, everything is closely interconnected. And even now, when the world has stopped at ...


Mysticism and ownership: how can an immigrant protect his property in his homeland

Do you believe in mysticism? And in karma? And the boomerang law? Maybe you believe in God? Or otherworldly forces? This article is based on the story of my client, which I hope will be of interest to many of you. My client, resident ...


Lawyer opinion: why do immigrant children need citizenship of their parents ’native countries

Second citizenship is a very useful thing. In some cases, the citizenship of the native country arises at birth, in other cases it is required to go through the procedure for acquiring citizenship. For example, in accordance with Russian legislation, a child acquires Russian citizenship by birth if both of his parents ...


Immigration and Divorce: Stories of Collapsed International Marriages through the Eyes of a Lawyer

Kidnapping? Child abduction? Or is it exercising of parental rights? Today I will start a series of stories about legitimate and illegitimate relocation of children abroad. Every parent is supposed to know possible consequences and potential risks. Every woman should ...

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