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US Citizenship Test

US Citizenship Test One of the last steps in the process of becoming a United States citizen is passing your US citizenship test. Everyone has to take the US citizenship test to become a US citizen unless you can prove that you have a physical or mental disability that does not allow you to take … Continue reading “US Citizenship Test”

Renewing Green Card

Renewing your Green Card

A service that Zavala Texas law offers a lot of the Houston-based immigrants is renewing their legal permanent residence AKA green card.  If a person is fortunate enough to get a green card the immigration benefits are substantial and eventually gives them the chance to become US citizen. However, the green card is not a … Continue reading “Renewing your Green Card”

Renewing Green Card

Married to a US Citizen

What happens if I am married to a US Citizen? A question I receive often  as an immigration lawyer from individuals is “what if I am married to a US Citizen?” The reason people ask this is that when a foreigner is married or marrying a US citizen they may be open to certain immigration … Continue reading “Married to a US Citizen”

Why you should have a small business lawyer

Why you should have a small business lawyer I decided to expand my practice to help Houston small businesses approximately two years into my career. The biggest reason was that I got to experience first hand the ups and downs of owning a small business. It is A LOT OF WORK. Owning a small business … Continue reading “Why you should have a small business lawyer”

Business Lawyer Houston, TX

Should I form an LLC?

Should I form an LLC? This article should be taken in a friendly tone yet my advice should be considered. With the entrepreneurial spirit flowing amongst everybody nowadays, the smart ones should be asking “should I form an LLC to protect myself and my business.”. The law allows for various forms of business entities to … Continue reading “Should I form an LLC?”

Deferred Adjudication in Texas: 5 Things To Know

Deferred Adjudication in Texas: 5 Things To Know Many people have misconceptions about deferred adjudication probation in Texas. The most common misconception is that the offense is erased from your record if you successfully complete the deferred probation period. This belief is incorrect. #1. No Automatic Expunction After Deferred Adjudication in Texas  In Texas, deferred … Continue reading “Deferred Adjudication in Texas: 5 Things To Know”

Can a spouse drop domestic violence charges?

Can a spouse drop domestic violence charges? It is a familiar scene for a partner to seek help from the police in the heat of an argument, especially when they do not know how to calm a violent domestic situation. In most cases, the victim does not realize that the State will eventually file domestic … Continue reading “Can a spouse drop domestic violence charges?”

Zavala Texas Law

What is an Immigration Arrest and ICE Hold?

What is an Immigration Arrest and ICE Hold? Immigration has been in the news a lot recently with ICE deportations. What a lot of the population doesn’t understand is how the deportation process works and what is an immigrant’s rights when ICE makes an immigration arrest. What is an Immigration Arrest? Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) … Continue reading “What is an Immigration Arrest and ICE Hold?”

Immigration Law Houston

What is “chain migration”?

What is “chain migration”? A common topic or word that comes up in the news when discussing immigration is “chain migration”. However, a lot of people don’t actually understand what chain migration is or what it’s referring to and how it affects the United States. To understand chain migration first we have to understand the … Continue reading “What is “chain migration”?”

EAD-Work Permit

Obtaining a work permit or an Employment Authorization Document

Obtaining a work permit or an Employment Authorization Document One of the biggest questions I get asked by clients from other countries is how can they obtain a work permit aka employment authorization document (EAD). The EAD is an ID card from the US government granting permission for the individual to work in the USA. … Continue reading “Obtaining a work permit or an Employment Authorization Document”


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