The Right to "Immigration Alimony" Under the Form I-864, Affidavit of Support

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Course Description

This course was recorded on August 4, 2021

In virtually all marriage and family-sponsored immigration cases, the U.S. citizen signs a binding financial support contract. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Form I-846 Affidavit of Support creates a potentially lifelong financial support obligation that few family law and civil attorneys have even heard of. In this program, immigration attorney Greg McLawsen explains this overlooked contractual obligation and gives attorneys tools they need to screen for and evaluate and this financial claim.

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Attorney Greg McLawsenGreg McLawsen

Hi, my name is Greg McLawsen and I’m proud to be the founder of Sound Immigration. My practice focuses on representing vulnerable immigrants in federal lawsuits to recover support under the Form I-864, Affidavit of Support.

I am passionate about reinventing the practice of law to make it work better for those we serve. I work hard to identify the best available technology to make our firm convenient for clients. I look to other industries, like real estate and the restaurant business, to learn about practices that will help serve our clients better. The focus of my leadership in the broader legal community is using technology and innovation to serve clients. I have chaired the 1,000-member Solo and Small Practice Section of the Washington State Bar Association, where I help attorneys learn about ways to help clients more effectively with technology tools. For two years I served on the Washington State Bar Association’s Future of the Profession Workgroup, which explored the future of the legal industry. And I chair the Technology Committee of the American Immigration Lawyer’s Washington State Chapter, and formerly served as Treasurer and Secretary of the Chapter.

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Course Agenda

  1. Historic overview of "public charge" inadmissibility and the creation of the Affidavit of Support.
  2. Nature of the support obligation and how to calculate damages.
  3. How the claim is enforced in state and federal court.Availability of defenses to liability.
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