California county for six months before filing).
Some people who need a divorce for immigration purposes, feel that they cannot wait so long for the divorce. They prefer to get the divorce in the neighboring state of NEVADA. A divorce in Nevada requires only six (6) weeks RESIDENCE in Nevada before filing, and it becomes final shortly upon filing. Then the fresh divorcee can get remarried and file the desired IMMIGRATION application.
But, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) pays attention to details. They want proof that the happy owner of the Nevada divorce actually RESIDED in Nevada for the required six (6) weeks before filing for the divorce.
Therefore, be warned: if you obtain a Nevada divorce as a preliminary step for an immigration procedure, make sure to have some convincing proof that you actually RESIDED there for the required period. Make doubly sure that you don’t trail CONTRADICTORY proof that you did not reside there.
So, what is the safe thing? Be patient and get a California divorce.
CLIENTS LAWYERS DON’T WANT TO REPRESENT
Recently, a newspaper of the legal profession published an article that started like this: “Lawyers in private practice cannot survive without clients. But experience has taught us that it is better to avoid certain types of problematic clients” (so says Attorney Barry M. Wolf).
This lawyer describes several types of such clients. I would “distill” his list to one: the client who comes into my office and already has a diagnosis of their problem, and also a prescription of what should be done for them, and a prognosis of how long it must take – because a friend had a case exactly like theirs and told them all about it.
May God have mercy on the lawyers…and the client.