Thursday, December 13, 2018

Christmas in America.

Since I have helped so many newly minted citizens assimilate into American life I would like to take a moment to celebrate Christmas in America.  This may be your first Christmas in the United States, but each and every year many of us observe this holiday in late December with much reverence.

Here are some facts about Christmas in America –

1.  Nine out of ten Americans say that they celebrate Christmas.
2.  Just over half of us are not challenged by the greeting “happy holidays”.
3.  A growing share of citizens say that religious symbols should not be on govt. property.
4.  Two-thirds of us believe that Christmas is based on historical fact.

Whatever your beliefs we at Arnold Law wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and the happiest of holiday seasons as we get ready to welcome in 2019 on our calendar.  The new year will be challenging for immigration, but we will be here when you need us.  Just give me a call…Briana Arnold at (410) 484-1400.

Winter Family Fun in Baltimore, Maryland

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"During the winter months, it can be tough to think of fun things to do with the kids, but there are a variety of indoor and out-of-the-elements activities available to visitors and residents with children."




 




Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Don’t Be Blindsided by Alimony Reforms.

In the last several years many U.S. states have gotten on the alimony reform bandwagon.  Until about 1980 the only alimony that could be awarded in the State of Maryland was technical alimony.  It was considered simply as a monetary allowance at stated intervals to a spouse when the two were living apart.

Whatever the future holds for alimony in The Old Line State know this…the courts are striving to maintain “the typical American family”.  What that meant in the last century is far different than its meaning today.  These days, the family model has a far different dynamic with the role of the husband and wife dramatically changing in some households.

To sort out the complexities of alimony and discover how much is owed by whom you call on the legal expertise of Baltimore Family Lawyer Briana Arnold.  From her office located at 1777 Reisterstown Road Suite 385 you will fully understand your rights to alimony in a Maryland divorce case.  Give Attorney Arnold a call today at (410) 484-1400.

Family Friendly Holiday Events in Baltimore

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"It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Baltimore, as the city is brimming with fun-filled seasonal events & holiday cheer. From downtown holiday spectaculars to beloved neighborhood traditions, there’s a sleighful of ways to have amazing holiday adventures."




Thursday, November 15, 2018

DV 2019.

Every year the Department of State administers the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program.  These diversity immigrants come from countries with historically low rates of immigration in the United States.  So what does 2019 look like?  Here are some of the facts.  There will be 50,000 diversity visas available in the upcoming year.

If you or a loved one is an applicant who is selected in the program, the steps to success are simple but strict.  Selectees will be determined by a computerized random drawing.  No single country may receive more than 7% of the available DV’s in any given year.  There are several countries whose citizens are NOT eligible to apply as well.

To learn the facts and get the help that you seek in the immigration process please contact Maryland immigration attorney Briana Arnold.  She has dealt with issues involving future American citizens for years.  Arrange an appointment at her office located at 1777 Reisterstown Road Suite 385 in Baltimore by calling (410) 484-1400.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Baltimore Restaurants open for Thanksgiving 2018

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"Not planning to cook this Thanksgiving, but want to enjoy a traditional meal?  Be thankful there are plenty of restaurants open for  Thanksgiving on November 22, 2018 in the Baltimore area."



Tuesday, November 6, 2018

What to do if You are a Pedestrian Hit by a Car.

It is a scary thought indeed.  Maybe you are walking in a crosswalk and a car turns right and hits you.  It happens hundreds of times every year in Baltimore County.  Hopefully, the injuries that you may sustain will be minimized by the fact that the vehicle was traveling at a slow speed.  Still, this is a classic David vs. Goliath!

Here are some steps you can take immediately –


1.  Stay calm.  Move out of the street if you are able.
2.  Don’t let the driver leave.
3.  Call the police and have everyone wait for them.
4.  Collect plenty of info. on the driver.
5.  Take as many photos as you can.
6.  Call a lawyer.

As to that last point, if you are a pedestrian and you are struck by a car please remember the name Briana Arnold.  She is a Baltimore area car and pedestrian accident attorney.  She will represent you in a thorough and aggressive fashion.  Here is her phone number (410) 484-1400.  That’s the Baltimore law office of Briana Arnold at 1777 Reisterstown Road Suite 385.