Disposal of property abroad: what you need to know about gift, will and inheritance abroad

People who live in the US and own property abroad often worry about inheritance. They want to know what will happen to their or their parents' property, how to claim their inheritance rights and what to do, especially in a situation where they go somewhere...

Why an expert in Russian law is so necessary in the USA: the story of Karina Duval

Immigration to the United States after successfully practicing law in your home country usually entails enormous difficulties. The huge difference not only in legislation, but also in legal systems leads to the fact that even the most highly qualified lawyers have to retrain in America almost from ...

When a lawyer is more reliable than relatives: how a lawyer saves an immigrant's apartment in Russia, which her relatives took away from her

In 1998, Muscovite Sveta had a unique chance to go to America. The dashing 90s, more than a modest salary, a default that destroyed the last savings ... She did not see any prospects in life in Russia, and therefore hastened to take advantage of the chance. I left with one suitcase, leaving ...

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 ...

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 ...

How to issue or receive important documents in quarantine: a lawyer answered questions from ForumDaily readers

How to go home during a pandemic? How to apply for a pension in Ukraine while in the United States? How to translate and apostille documents without leaving your home? These and other questions from ForumDaily readers were answered by Karina Duval, a lawyer licensed in the USA as a foreign consultant, ...

How to issue or receive important documents in quarantine: a lawyer will answer questions from ForumDaily readers

During the period of strict quarantine, each of us has accumulated a lot of documentary questions, which had to be postponed until later due to the closure of legal offices and official institutions. Now most of the departments have restored their work, but this has not simplified the task. For example, Russian and Ukrainian embassies ...

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