Our firm has experience helping individuals and families on a variety of different matters. From those who are going through the immigration process, to couples who are dissolving their marriage, and those who have been injured in an accident. Whatever your situation may be, you deserve experience on your side, and when you work with us, you’ll get it.
Founder of Garcia Legal Group, P.C., Atalia focuses her practice on business, real estate, and immigration law.
With her natural compassion for others, Atalia helps her clients by listening to them and figuring out how to overcome unique legal challenges to help take care of all her clients’ needs.
A native of Jamaica, Machell has a unique perspective on immigration law and how to help families through the process.
Machell has dedicated a large portion of his practice to protecting those who are underprivileged and discriminated against. No matter what legal challenges his clients are facing, Machell is proud to stand by their side.
Not every situation is the same, and we are here to provide the individualized service you need to guide you through the immigration process.
The first step in obtaining an immigrant visa for a family member is to file an I-130 “Petition for Alien Relative.” The likelihood of the petition being granted depends on whether the petitioner is a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident and what level of preference is afforded to the beneficiary.
In an effort to determine the preference you will be given, it's best to speak with an immigration attorney so you can get the most accurate idea of what you are facing when you apply for a family-based green card.
If you are at least eighteen years of age, you may apply for naturalization once you have been a lawful permanent resident for at least five years, or once you have been a lawful permanent resident for at least three years if you have been married to the same U.S. citizen for that entire length of time.
You will be required to pass a citizenship test that will test your knowledge of American history and civics as well as your knowledge of the English language. You must also prove that you have a “good moral character.”
The landscape of rights afforded to same-sex couples (including gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered) in immigration proceedings has changed significantly. U.S. federal agencies must allow federal benefits to same-sex married couples just as they would to opposite-sex married couples.
For immigration purposes, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident may now petition on behalf of his or her same-sex spouse for an immigrant visa. Even if the couple does not live in a state which recognizes same-sex marriages, the USCIS will consider the state where the marriage took place to determine if the marriage is valid for immigration purposes.
A U-Visa is a special type of visa that is designed to protect immigrants who are victims of serious crimes committed in the United States. For the purposes of the U-Visa, the immigrant must be the victim of a crime such as rape, sexual assault, incest, domestic violence, involuntary servitude, child abuse, trafficking, prostitution, or kidnapping.
If you are an immigrant to the United States and you depend on your spouse or step-parent for your immigration status, it can be very scary to try to escape domestic violence at the hands of that spouse or step-parent. But, under the Violence Against Women Act, you may be eligible to file a self-petition for a visa rather than rely on sponsorship by your abuser.
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I highly recommend Garcia Legal Group. I used Garcia legal Group services for my divorce recently. Atalia Garcia is very professional, understanding, quick and efficient communicator. Always made sure I received the legal protection and rights I deserved as a mother.
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At Garcia Legal Group, P.C., we believe that everyone should have access to information about their situation. We offer counsel and representation that you can afford so you can get the help you need.
Our firm has extensive experience helping individuals reach their goals and pursue the best possible outcome for their situation. Put that experience on your side and let us help you and your family today.
When you call our office you'll speak with us directly. Our goal is to always be available to answer your questions and concerns. Through it all, we want you to feel confident with your case in our hands.