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Q: I have a “green card.” My fiancée is Russian and she lives in Russia. Will I be able to help my fiancée to obtain a K-1 visa, so that we get married in the United States? (Donald, from Los Angeles, CA) A: No, you will not. A fiancé(e) visa is available to a person […]
Q: My fiancé is the United States citizen (he lives in California). We want to get married in Russia. Will the marriage be valid in the United States? (Kristina, from Moscow, Russia) A: Generally, marriages which are legally performed and valid abroad are also legally valid in the United States. If you are planning to […]
Q: Am I allowed to change my middle name upon marriage? (Maria, from Santa Monica, CA) A: Yes, you are. California Family Code section 306.5(b)(1) provides that one party or both parties to a marriage may elect to change the middle or last names, or both, by which that party wishes to be known after […]