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How to get a 'green card' in the United States

June 25, 2012

This is a guest post from Judith Ludwic, immigration lawyer on JustAnswer.

There are five main ways to immigrate to the United States to live permanently (often known as "getting a green card"). They are family, employment, asylum, investment, or lottery.

Family...

"... for richer or for poorer ..." (Photo: Flickr/Blaise Alleyne)

Will a prenup protect me from his health-care debts?

By Tom Musbach on June 15, 2012

Daily Answer is excerpted from the JustAnswer archives and features information provided from a Expert on JustAnswer.

Q: I am considering marrying a man who's had serious health problems and now has extreme debt from medical bills. If we married, would I become...

Can bill collectors garnish my unemployment checks?

By Tom Musbach on June 15, 2012

Daily Answer is excerpted from the JustAnswer archives and features information provided from a Expert on JustAnswer.

Q: I am a 55-year-old woman living in Detroit, and I've been unemployed since 2007. I am being threatened by bill collectors, but I don't have anything. I...

Feeling like a victim of defamation. (Photo: Flickr/rrhodes)

Facts you should know about defamation

By Tom Musbach on May 16, 2012

This is a guest blog post from Tina H., a lawyer on JustAnswer.

With the advent of the Internet and particularly social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, claims of defamation are on the rise and clogging already stressed courts. Historically, allegations of defamation...

One risk of owning a home. (Photo: Flickr/BasicGov)

Consequences of walking away from a mortgage

By Tom Musbach on May 14, 2012

Q: If my house in Michigan is now worth $100K less than I owe and I walk away, what are my consequences? (I know the value because the bank had my home assessed for a possible refinance.)

A: When a property is foreclosed in Michigan, a judgment can be entered by the court...

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