Can my step dad help me get my resedency ? 3 Answers as of November 12, 2010

He married my mom in 1993 and they separated when I was 8. I am 20 now and they are still married. Will he be able to help me?

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Pacifica Legal Services
Pacifica Legal Services | Floyd Fernandez
The issue is whether, according to the law in the state where your parents live, your mother and stepfather's marriage has been dissolved, whether they have divorced or not. In California there is a good chance that they would not be recognized as married, but in Oklahoma they would be. If they are still recognized as married, (and CIS will inquire as to residence), then your step-father may not be able to help. However, he might, and since the marriage took place when you were 3, long before you turned 18 (the cut-off), you would have derivative eligibility, however, because you are 20, to get legal residency, he needs to step on it now and petition for you. If you want to pursue that further, with your stepfather, e-mail or call me to set up an in-person or phone consultation. Best to you.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 11/12/2010
Law Offices of Svetlana Boukhny
Law Offices of Svetlana Boukhny | Svetlana Boukhny
Possibly. Please let me know if you have any additional questions or how I can be of
further assistance to you in this matter.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 11/12/2010
JCS Immigration & Visa Law Office
JCS Immigration & Visa Law Office | Jack C. Sung
Yes he can help you because their marriage took place before you turned 18. Contact my office to get started.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 11/11/2010
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