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Immigration and Family Law

Resolving Immigration and Family Law Problems in Texas

At Christiansen Law Firm, our focus on both immigration and family law allows us to advise people about the complications that immigrant and nonimmigrant foreign nationals can encounter in cases of divorce, adoption, custody or domestic violence. If a family crisis threatens your immigration status, contact us for the advice of a knowledgeable attorney.

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There are many situations where a change in your family life can affect your right to live in the U.S. In divorce, your rights will depend a great deal upon your current immigration status and that of your spouse. We advise foreign nationals in such common situations as the following:

  • Divorce of an immigrant whose immigration status depends on marriage to a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident
  • Custody of children with a parent subject to removal from the U.S.
  • Divorce between foreign nationals in the U.S. on nonimmigrant visas
  • Child custody problems between parents when only one is a citizen or lawful permanent resident

Although an application for adjustment of status can help relieve some of the pressures that a noncitizen can experience while dealing with family law problems in the U.S., your best options will reflect your current residence status and your eligibility for alternative bases of immigrant or non-immigrant status.  

Noncitizen Victims of Domestic Violence Qualify for Special Protection

We can advise you about your potential right to permanent residency based on family violence. Our lawyers can also help you get a protective order to avoid further abuse in your family.

As well as advising foreign residents about their options for resolving family law problems while protecting their immigration status, we also advise adoptive parents about the immigration aspects of international adoption.

To learn more about the ways our experience with both family law and immigration law can benefit you, contact Christiansen Law Firm, located in Houston and San Antonio, to discuss your situation with an experienced attorney.

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Houston Office

(Principal Office)
810 S. Highway 6
Suite 210
Houston, Texas 77079
Phone: 281-579-2800
Fax: 281-579-2801
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San Antonio Office

84 NE Loop 410
Suite 130
San Antonio, Texas 78216
Phone: 210-829-0101
Fax: 210-829-8010
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Office Hours

8:30 am to 4:30 pm, M-F
at both locations


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