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Articles By Editors of Nolo

Green Card Through Cancellation of Removal (Non-LPR): Who Qualifies?
If you've lived in the U.S. for ten years, have good moral character, and meet other requirements, you might be able to defend against deportation and receive a green card.
Criminal Trial Procedures: An Overview
The many rituals followed in criminal trials have developed over centuries. America's common law heritage makes it possible for all states and the federal government to follow a largely uniform set of trial procedures, from jury selection to sentencing. Here are explanations of most of the things that will happen at a trial, in the order in which they occur, including jury selection, opening statements, cross-examination, motions to dismiss, and jury instructions.
When Children Can Immigrate to the U.S. With Their Parents as "Derivatives"
Here is when you can take the derivative visa route to immigrate and when you cannot.
Chances of Winning a Grant of Asylum in the U.S.
Your asylum application will be decided based on your unique facts, evidence, and witness statements. Moreover, asylum officers and Immigration Judges have a certain amount of discretion, and your chances might vary depending on who gets assigned to your case.
Filling Out Form I-134 Affidavit of Support to Help a U.S. Visa Applicant
If you have invited a foreign friend or relative to visit you, one of the first issues to address is whether that person will be able to prove to the satisfaction of a U.S. consular officer that he or she can afford the trip.
What's the Easiest Way to Get a U.S. Green Card?
There are many paths to a U.S. green card, with varying requirements and wait times.
Accomplices, Accessories, Aiders, and Abettors
State laws define criminal actors—such as principals, accomplices (sometimes called “aiders and abettors”), and accessories—differently depending on how they participate in a crime.
Criminal Defendants' Rights
The Bill of Rights provides certain rights to criminal defendants throughout the criminal process, from arrest to appeal.
Is It Time to Hibernate or Sell Your Struggling Business?
Know if your business can be saved by downsizing or if it’s time to sell. Or try a third alternative: business hibernation.
What's the Best Way to Get a Divorce?
Not sure how to handle your divorce? Our short quiz helps you decide between options like do-it-yourself, mediation, and hiring a lawyer.