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What is an Employment Authorization Document (EAD)?

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My name is Matthew Peterson, and I am passionate about fighting for people’s right to remain in this country. I have many years of experience in immigration law, and I will do everything I can to make sure your case goes smoothly. My office handles immigration matters such as Adjustment of Status, also referred to […]

Are Green Card Lawyers Worth the Investment?

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Obtaining a U.S. green card is a significant step towards securing your future in the United States, filled with opportunities and the promise of stability. Navigating this process, however, can be quite daunting without the right guidance. Many find themselves asking: Are green card lawyers worth the investment? The answer is a resounding “yes,” especially […]

Understanding Adjustment of Status: Key FAQs and the Role of Experienced Attorneys in Boston

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Adjusting your status to become a lawful permanent resident in the United States can be a complex process. For many applicants in Boston, navigating the labyrinth of legal requirements necessitates the guidance of a skilled adjustment of status attorney. This blog addresses the frequently asked questions about the paperwork involved, potential pitfalls during the application […]

Should I Get a Lawyer for My Adjustment of Status Application?

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If you’re looking to apply for adjustment of status, you need a lawyer you can trust.  An experienced immigration lawyer can help ensure your application has all the required documents and is not delayed. Adjustment of status is the process of applying for a green card while remaining within the United States.  Generally, you must […]

Matthew Peterson Named Among the 2023 Massachusetts Rising Stars by “Super Lawyers”

I am thrilled to announce that I have been named among this year’s rising stars in the state of Massachusetts by “Super Lawyers”. Super Lawyers is a website intended to give ratings for attorneys and law offices all over the country by taking into account peer recognition, customer satisfaction, and professional achievements within their practice […]

How Long Does Adjustment of Status Take?

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Generally, how long an adjustment of status application takes depends on a lot of factors.  It depends on whether you submitted the correct paperwork, the current processing times, and how organized your application is. An experienced immigration attorney can help ensure that your adjustment of status application is processed as quickly as possible.  A lawyer […]

What is an Immediate Relative for Immigration?

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To apply for adjustment of status, you generally must be an immediate relative of a U.S. citizen.  Being an immediate relative qualifies you for a number of immigration benefits. To be an immediate relative, you must be: Married to a U.S citizen; A parent of a U.S. citizen who is 21 or older; An unmarried […]

MWP Law Named Among Most Highly Rated Businesses in Massachusetts

I am happy to announce that the Law Office of Matthew W. Peterson has been named among the most highly rated businesses in all of Massachusetts by topratedlocal.com for the year 2022. Topratedlocal.com rates many different kinds of businesses from wedding planning companies to law offices, and I am proud to be recognized among these distinguished […]

Attorney Matthew W. Peterson Selected as a 2022 Super Lawyers Rising Star

I am thrilled to announce that I have been selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for the year 2022! Super Lawyers selects attorneys for this honor using a patented, multiphase selection process involving nominations, independent research on the nominated attorney, and peer evaluation. Verdicts, pro bono and community service, and experience, are just a […]