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Practice Areas

601 Waivers

The Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility is the most important application to family reunification. What is the Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility? Someone who...

Consular Practice

Processing immigrant and non-immigrant applications for oversees applicants, as well as preparing waivers and appeals for denials of applications for entry visas in the...

Extension of Stay and other post-admission issues

Processing B-1 and/or B-2 extension applications for individuals wishing to prolong their visit to the U.S.

Citizenship/Naturalization Application

Processing applications for U.S. Citizenship as well as preparation of appeals of citizenship denial.

Adjustment of Status/Permanent Residence Application

Preference Visa Categories. Processing petitions for alien relatives of U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents in the following categories: Spouses of unmarried children (under the...

R Visas- Religious Workers

Processing visas for religious organizations brining ordained clergy and religious professionals to the U.S.

K Visas- Fiancé of a U.S. Citizen

Processing visas for the fiancés of U.S. citizens, enabling the fiancé to travel to the United States and marry their U.S. fiancé within (90)...

H-3- Trainee Visas

Processing visas for companies bringing trainees to the U.S. to participate in an established training program not available in the trainee’s home country.

H-1B- Specialty Occupation Visas

Processing visas for professionals with at least a U.S. bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in the work experience.

New Employment Application Extension of Stay Application Change of...

L Visas- Intra Company Transferee

Processing visas for executives, managers and specialized employees re-locating to their employer’s U.S. affiliate branches. Assisting overseas companies in need to establish a new...

E1 / E2 Treaty Visas

Processing visas for investors, traders and their employees who set up businesses in the United States.

Wills

A Will is the written declaration of a person’s intentions regarding what will happen to their property, both personal property and real estate, upon...

Estates

We counsel and advise our clients who have been named as the executor or administrator of an estate through every step of the probate...

Trusts

We help clients distribute and manage assets of deceased persons who held property in a living trust. If the decedent’s trust was properly funded...

Litigation Issues

All aspects of contractual litigation, including but not limited to breach of contract, failed closings, return of earnest money, specific performance, enforcement and default...

Contracts

Preparation of contracts for specialized projects including spec-construction, used and new single-family homes, high-end luxury homes, condominiums, townhomes and cooperatives. In addition, we prepare...

Development Projects

Special concentration in new and rehabbed condominium projects. Responsible for all phases of the condominium project development, including but not limited to preparation of...

Closings

Residential: Includes buying and/or selling of used and newly rehabbed single family homes, condominiums, townhomes and cooperatives. Commercial: Includes buying and/or selling of standard...

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Illinois motor vehicle accidents affect all segments of our society and can result in terrible injuries like traumatic brain injuries, chronic back problems, spinal...

Statute of Limitations

In addition to building strong medical malpractice cases for our clients, the Chicago medical malpractice attorneys at JOHN D. COLBERT & ASSOCIATES have vast...

Malpractice

Each year, millions of Americans put their trust in doctors and health care facilities to take care of them when they are ill. Most...

Construction Accidents

Each year, thousands of construction workers are injured or killed at Chicago construction sites. Illinois workers can suffer from cuts and bruises, broken bones...

Dischargability of Debts

Under Chapter 7, you may claim certain of your property as exempt under governing law. A trustee may have the right to take possession...

Bankruptcy Litigation

Chapter 7.  You can erase debt with a “Straight Bankruptcy” if you meet the standards that are in effect since new legislation passed in...

Preparation & Filing

Bankruptcy represents you taking steps to regain financial control. It stops harassment from bill collectors, mounting late fees, skyrocketing interest charges due to poor...

Collection & Commercial Litigation

Extensive experience in the pursuit of effective remedies to assist all types of creditors in obtaining collection of their just debts. Prosecute breach of...

Business Litigation

Personal, experienced service to all of our clients, including trial and settlement in all areas of business litigation and business law, jury trial verdicts,...

Business Formation

Involves drafting and filing articles of business incorporation or organization, generating agreements and bylaws, securing EINs, and filing S corporation elections where applicable. We...

Premarital Agreements & Post Nuptial Agreements

A Premarital Agreement, also commonly referred to as a Prenuptial or Antenuptial Agreement, is a contract entered into by the parties before marriage that...

Post Divorce Modifications

Modifications of support may become necessary if a party’s income changes or the needs of the other party or the children increase.  Other changes...

Paternity

In our society many children are born to couples living together without the benefit of marriage, or to single women who have sexual intercourse...

Marital Agreements

Marital Settlement Agreements are agreements incident to a dissolving of the marriage.  A Separation Agreement is an agreement between parties who remain married but...

Domestic Violence / Order of Protection

Illinois has a Domestic Violence Act that seeks to prevent repeated physical abuse and harassment among family and household members  These are emergency matters...

Domestic Relations

Domestic Relations Law, sometimes referred to as Family Law, Divorce Law or Matrimonial Law, involves a form of litigation unlike any other.

Dissolution of Marriage

Dissolution, also known as divorce, ends a marriage. A marriage is dissolved by a Judgment for Dissolution of Marriage issued by an Illinois state...

Custody

Because children are the most precious product of a marriage, custody and visitation are two of the most emotionally draining issues that arise when...

Child Support

Child support is usually a monthly payment made to the parent with whom children under 18 primarily reside and is intended for their support...

Alimony / Maintenance

Maintenance is a payment that one spouse makes for the support of the other after the marriage ends.  Where one spouse is not self-supporting...