Filipino Family Lawyer
My mission is to provide, affordable legal services to our fellow kababayan in and around the Chicagoland area.
As a Filipino-American educated in the United States with strong roots in the Philippines, I am intimately aware of the needs of our community as well as the lack of Filipino family lawyers directly serving them.
The fun-loving nature of our Filipino culture and the strong presence of Christianity, particularly the Roman Catholic Church, often create disincentives for Filipinos to seek counsel when problems are occurring behind closed doors.
My law practice is dedicated to providing a client experience that is:
- Friendly and approachable
- Convenient and accessible
- Honest and direct
- High quality and cost-effective
Active in the community, I am proud of my work with notable non-profit organizations including the Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicago, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, and the Justice Entrepreneurs Project.
Citizenship through a Consular Report of Birth Abroad
AW was born to a U.S. Citizen father and a Filipino mother. Her father left the family while AW was still in grammar school… The year-long process ended with the delivery of AW’s CRBA and passport. AW plans to come to the United States in November 2016 to complete her studies.
Guardianship of Autistic Son
AG is an adult on the Autism Spectrum who is unable to make decisions for himself… We assisted AG’s parents in obtaining the necessary medical documentation for their guardianship petition. The court granted AG’s parents guardianship of AG.
Custody and Travel Authorization for Single Mom
GA was a victim of domestic violence. She finally found the courage to leave her abuser with the young son they shared… After a few months, she was granted sole custody of her son and the ability for her to travel with her son abroad without restriction.