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Atty. Lilli A. Baculi

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Unauthorized practice of law: beware of unlicensed notarios and paralegals

THIS July, the State Bar of California reported that it obtained an interim court order to assist an estimated 2,000 clients who had paid for legal advice from a Los Angeles immigration practice operating without proper authority. According to the … Continue reading

August 24, 2017

California divorce FAQs

I JUST moved to California last month, and I’d like to file for divorce. Can I file now?   To file for divorce in the State of California, the person filing (called the “Petitioner”) must first meet the jurisdictional requirements: … Continue reading

August 04, 2017

Criminal convictions and immigration law

WHAT makes a non-citizen deportable? An alien or non-citizen, including a lawful permanent resident (“green card” holder) is deportable for having a conviction relating to controlled substances. Title 8 U.S.C. Section 1227(a)(2)(B)(i) states: “Any alien who at any time after … Continue reading

July 27, 2017

California divorce frequently asked questions

I JUST moved to California last month, and I’d like to file for divorce. Can I file now? To file for divorce in the State of California, the person filing (called the “Petitioner”) must first meet the jurisdictional requirements: (i) … Continue reading

June 09, 2017

California divorce frequently asked questions

I JUST moved to California last month, and I’d like to file for divorce. Can I file now? To file for divorce in the State of California, the person filing (called the “Petitioner”) must first meet the jurisdictional requirements: (i) … Continue reading

May 05, 2017

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