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Family law client in China thanks Jeff Li for success in matrimonial property claim

February 16, 2018

Translation Dear Mr. Li: I cannot express more of my gratitude towards you. After I married my irresponsible ex-husband, a Chinese-Canadian, he unilaterally filed for divorce in Canada regardless my extremely difficult situation in China. He did not provide me with any support, and I even almost could not obtain a divorce certificate. Fortunately my…

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New Federal Child Support Guidelines came into effect

November 23, 2017

By: Jeff Li On November 21, 2017, the new updated Federal Child Support Guidelines and the corresponding Child Support Table came into effect. It is important for those parents who pay or receive child support to use the new Tables to determine the quantum of child support. Backgrounder: Child Support and Child Support Tables In…

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Changes to Definition of Dependent Child – Age Increase to 22 Years Old

November 8, 2017

By: Law Office of Jeff Jiehui Li As of October 24, 2017, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) increased the age limit under the definition of a “dependent child”. Individuals under the age of 22 years old now qualify as dependent children upon submission of an application for permanent residence, provided that…

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IRCC made changes to the Express Entry System

September 7, 2017

By: Law Office of Jeff Jiehui Li As of June 6, 2017, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) made a few changes to the Express Entry program. More Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points are awarded for candidates with strong French language skills with additional points for those who have siblings in Canada. Applicants under the…

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Jeff Li Settled a Tax Court Case with Department of Justice

August 10, 2017

After approximately two years of litigation, Jeff Li recently settled a tax court case with the Department of Justice of Canada (DOJ), avoiding a trial that could have lasted 5-6 days. In this case, the client is the owner of a family-run business. Having reported a very low income and bought a house at approximately…

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Elimination of the Two-Year Cohabitation Period in Spousal Sponsorship Applications

August 1, 2017

As of April 18, 2017, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) repealed the conditional permanent residence requirement. The requirement for the two-year cohabitation period no longer applied to new and existing applicants under the spouse, common-law partner, or conjugal partner categories, as well as those that had the two-year requirement while being…

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Client obtained Permanent Residence Card

April 5, 2017

[Below is a message from a client who has successfully renewed her permanent residence card with help from the Law Office of Jeff Li] When I first approached Mary to renew my PR card, it had already expired and I hadn’t fulfilled my residency obligations. I’d travelled frequently and many other lawyers and consultants were…

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New Bill on Canadian Citizenship Makes Citizenship Applications Easier

March 3, 2016

By Mary Zhang, Law Office of Jeff J. Li Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) , John McCallum outlined proposed changes to Citizenship Act today aiming to repeal the old controversial Bill C-24. If the new bill passed, the following would take place: Terrorism or other crimes against the national interest would not…

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No happy client in divorce lawsuit? Jeff LI proved it wrong

February 25, 2016

Letter of Appreciation Jeff J. Li Jeff J. Li Professional Corporation 7030 Woodbine Avenue, Suite 500 Markham, ON L3R 6G2 February  25, 2016 Dear Jeff, I wish to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you personally for the excellent legal service I received in the past 18 months. I am so much indebted to you…

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Successful U.S. Humanitarian Parole Application

January 28, 2016

Hi Mary, Due to an inadvertent mistake, I overstayed my visa in the United States. Subsequently, I was refused entry to the U.S. However, my two young children still live in the U.S. I worried about them every day. Luckily, I found Jeff Li Law office and get the help from Mary Zhang. I knew…

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