Carp & Sexauer
Carp & Sexauer
225 S. Meramec Avenue, Suite 325
St. Louis, MO 63105
225 S. Meramec Avenue, Suite 325
St. Louis, MO 63105
For over 30 years Carp and Sexauer have been serving clients in the areas of Immigration and Naturalization, Family Law and Divorce (including Collaborative Law and Mediation), Wills and Probate.
Their services include:
• Green card applications
• Citizenship (Naturalization)
• Family visas
• Family law
• Collaborative law
Free initial consultation.
Immigration and Naturalization Services
Carp and Sexauer’s Immigration and Naturalization Law Practice includes, but is not limited to, the following:
• All petitions for family-based immigrants: immediate relatives, unmarried sons and daughters of U.S. citizens, spouses and children of aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence, married sons and daughters of U.S. citizens, brothers and sisters of U.S. citizens, and parents of U.S. citizens.
• Applications for Adjustment of Status to U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Cards)
• Applications for Naturalization to U.S. Citizenship
• Petitions for alien fiancé(e)s
• Labor Certifications and applications for U.S. Permanent Residence through employment
• Temporary workers: H-1B1, jobs requiring a degree; H-2B, temporary workers; H-3, trainees; L-1A, managers or executives; L-1B, employees with specialized knowledge; O-1, aliens of extraordinary ability in sciences, education or business; P-1, entertainment groups and athletes; P-2, artists or entertainers for a reciprocal exchange program; R-1, temporary Religious workers and permanent residents (green card) for long-term Religious workers
• Petitions for Permanent Residence (Green Cards) through employment: professionals, skilled and unskilled workers, national interest waivers, aliens who are members of the professions, outstanding professors and researchers, multinational executives and managers; and aliens with extraordinary ability
• F-1 student visas, including applications for Practical Training and Work Authorization
• Change from one nonimmigrant status to another
• Extensions of all nonimmigrant statuses and visas
• Applications for waiver of the two-year foreign residence requirement pertaining to J-1 visas, as well as other waivers
• Applications for asylum based on persecution abroad
• Permanent Residence for asylees and refugees
Carp and Sexauer’s Family and Divorce Law Practice includes, but is not limited to, the following:
• Dissolution of marriage (Divorce)
• Child custody matters
• Motions to modify child support and/or maintenance (alimony)
• Adult abuse matters
• Collaborative Law relating to family (domestic) law matters. (All family law matters may proceed on a contested or collaborative basis, whatever the client may choose.) [See below for brief explanation and intent of the meaning behind “Collaborative Law.”]
What is Collaborative Law?
There is a better way to resolve family conflicts surrounding divorce. Collaborative Family Law Association was created to help parties reach a settlement on all issues without a court battle – a settlement that is fair and equitable to both parties. Attorneys of Collaborative Family Law assist in the resolution of disputes arising out of divorce, separation, child custody, maintenance, asset division and other family conflict. The parties and their Collaborative lawyers work together using non-adversarial techniques and cooperative strategies to negotiate a fair settlement without resorting to costly litigation. Negotiations usually take place in “four-way” settlement meetings that both clients and Collaborative lawyers attend. The lawyers cannot go to court or threaten to go to court. Settlement is the only agenda. With this process, Collaborative Family Law Association brings a new perspective to resolving family conflicts. Using a Collaborative lawyer, each side has legal advice and advocacy at all times during the process. Even if one side or the other lacks negotiating skills or financial understanding, or is upset or angry, the playing field is leveled by the direct participation of the skilled Collaborative Law attorneys. It is the job of the Collaborative lawyers to work with their own clients to make sure that the process stays positive and productive.
Using the Collaborative Law process…..
• All participate in an open, honest exchange of information. Neither party takes advantage of the miscalculations or mistakes of the others, but instead identifies and corrects them.
• Both parties insulate their children from their disputes, and should custody be an issue, they avoid an adversarial custody process.
• Both parties use jointly selected accountants, mental health professionals, appraisers, and other specialists.
• A respectful, creative effort to meet the legitimate needs of both parties replaces tactical bargaining backed by threats of litigation.
• The Collaborative lawyers must guide the process to settlement or withdraw from further participation, unlike adversarial lawyers, who remain involved whether the case settles or goes to court.
• The parties agree on payment to each lawyer so that neither party’s representation is disadvantaged by lack of funds.
For more information on Collaborative Law go to: www.stlouiscollaborativelaw.org
Carp and Sexauer’s Wills and Probate practice includes, but is not limited to, the following:
• Preparation of Wills and Trusts
• Declarations (Living Wills and Medical Directives)
• Durable Powers of Attorney with General Powers for All Purposes
• Durable Powers of Attorney for Health Care and Personal Care
• Nominations of Conservator and Guardian
• Estate work (All types of petitions and related work in Probate Court)
• Immigration Law for Family Law, Criminal Law, and Business Law Small Firm Practitioners, written and presented by Stephen J. Sexauer, Solo and Small Firm Conference Seminar of the Missouri Bar, June 7-8, 2001.
• Working Legally; Interview of Larry Carp by St. Louis Commerce Magazine; August 1998.
• Temporary Employment Visas, written by Larry Carp and Stephen J. Sexauer; Published in St. Louis Bar Journal, Winter 1996.
• Subsequent Marriages and the TAWFIK Decision, written by Larry Carp; Published in the Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook, 1993-94.
• Coming to America, Commentary, written by Larry Carp; Published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, May 27, 1992.
• Key Entertainment and Sports Law Provisions in the New Immigration Law, written by Larry Carp and Mark Goldman; Published in The Entertainment and Sports Lawyer, Volume 9, Number 1, Spring 1991.
• Temporary Employment Visas, written by Larry Carp and Stephen J. Sexauer, Published in St. Louis Bar Journal, Winter 2005.