Yabes & Yabes Alvarez Law Offices Philippines Yabes & Yabes Alvarez Law Offices Philippines
Offices in Hawaii, New York and The Philippines

Philippine Legal Issues

Rhoda Yabes AlvarezBased in Hawaii, The Law Offices of Rhoda Yabes Alvarez, LLC, helps United States' clients attend to interests and properties located in the Philippines, including citizenship and business matters. As a Filipino-American who has lived and worked in both the U.S. and the Philippines, Atty. Rhoda Yabes Alvarez possesses an in-depth understanding and appreciation of how these two societies converge, both legally and culturally.

To the numerous international residents living and doing business there, the Philippines can be heaven on earth, and for those who discover a successful quality of life, luxury and freedom abound. In fact, entrepreneurs who start business enterprises in the Philippines, or grow branches or subsidiaries abroad, often experience more success in the Philippines than in any developed nation. However, success demands hard work and diligence: There are many unscrupulous entities at every turn, and specific laws must be complied with in order to be safe and secure along the path to professional and personal fulfillment.

Service Tailored To Philippine Legal Issues

Atty. Rhoda Yabes Alvarez has extensive experience handling immigration, family, and commercial and business law matters that specifically pertain to Philippine legal issues. Through strong legal guidance, Atty. Rhoda Yabes Alvarez aims to provide certainty in an uncertain world. With regard to immigration and visa assistance, she handles:

  • Fiancé visa assistance
  • Immigrant, investor, working and retirees' visas
  • Inter-country adoption
  • Recognition as Filipino citizen of those who have Filipino mothers or fathers
  • Passport problems
  • Assistance in authentication of documents from the Office of the President, the Department of Financial Affairs (DFA) and foreign embassies
  • Naturalization

She also provides special services for foreign firms:

  • Setup and establishment of foreign firms doing business in the Philippines, including call centers, business process outsourcing (BPO), asset management and secondary mortgage debt swapping
  • Legal opinions and consultancy on subjects involving application and interpretation of Philippine laws
  • Service of summons to defendants who are Philippine residents for actions or suits commenced outside of the Philippines
  • Assistance in causing service of summons by publication in newspapers of general circulation in the Philippines
  • Assistance in securing public records and/or documents kept in the Philippines

For convenience and cost-efficiency, Atty. Rhoda Yabes Alvarez utilizes the latest technology to communicate with clients who reside throughout the United States and abroad, offering video conferencing services via Gmail or Yahoo Messenger, so that any questions can be answered in face-to-face meetings regardless of the client's location. With her legal savvy and network of professional contacts, Atty. Rhoda Yabes Alvarez is able to resolve most Philippine legal issues in the Unites States, saving her clients travel time and expenses. However, if it is in your best interests to handle a matter in the Philippines, she works with a Philippine law firm to which she can refer clients as necessary.

Seek Experienced Representation

Atty. Rhoda Yabes Alvarez aims to provide the highest-quality legal services for the Filipino and global communities. For assistance navigating the legal terrain of your locality, please contact The Law Offices of Rhoda Yabes Alvarez, LLC. She is fluent in English, Filipino/Tagalog and the Ilocano dialect.

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