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November 2016 Archives

Divorce rate declines for third year

For three years in a row, the divorce rate in the United States has declined. Rhode Island is listed as one of the states with the lowest divorce rate, which seems to be pretty good news on the surface. In reality, this doesn't mean that marriages here are any more likely to last.

How do you show that you have a specialty occupation?

To get the H-1B, you need to show a number of different things regarding your employment, including the fact that you work in a "specialty occupation". This is not that tough to prove in most cases, as there are a few different criteria, and you only have to meet one.

5 minors injured in car accident

Community members are coming out in force in the wake of a recent car accident to bring attention to the need for safety signage in a certain area of road after a car accident involving five minors. The accident illustrates just how complicated an injury accident can become when the there are multiple contributing factors.

A DUI Conviction Could Change Your Immigration Status

The consequences of a DUI are hard on anyone, but for people from other countries who are living and working in the United States, those consequences can be devastating. Whether here temporarily or hoping to achieve permanent status, non-U.S. citizens convicted of DUI in Rhode Island face not only the penalties provided under DUI law, but also potential changes in their immigration status that could include deportation. Several factors come into play that determine what will happen to a non-citizen following a DUI conviction.

What does the law say about child custody in Rhode Island?

Rhode Island child custody laws are not very different from the laws in other states because, in 1978, Rhode Island adopted the Uniform Child Custody Act, as have all the 50 states throughout the nation. That said, state-level case law -- i.e., how judges have interpreted the same law in different cases in the past -- may have its own nuances and differences.

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