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Kelli Y. Allen

Kelli Y. Allen

Comprehensive Immigration, Elder Law, Family Law, and Criminal Defense Services
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  • North Carolina
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The Law Office of Kelli Y. Allen provides personalized, comprehensive professional legal services.

Kelli represents immigration clients worldwide. Her immigration law practice focuses on family-based visas, adjustment of status, consular processing, unlawful presence waivers, naturalization, DACA, U-visas, removal of conditions, and some non-immigrant employment visas. Kelli is a member of the American Immigration Lawyer's Association and previously clerked with the Charlotte Immigration Court.

Our North Carolina elder law practice consists of long-term care planning, asset protection, establishing long-term care Medicaid eligibility without having to "spend down", preparation and submission of NC long-term care Medicaid applications, and representation before the Department of Social Services. The firm also provides evaluation and preparation of legal and documents such as Financial Powers of Attorney, Healthcare Powers of Attorney, and wills. Kelli is a member of Eldercounsel and the National Care planning Council.

We provide family law services for clients in Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties in North Carolina. Our philosophy is to provide emotionally-supportive, compassionate, realistic advice to our family law clients, and to promote a civil, dignified resolution to highly-charged, stressful disputes involving divorce, child custody & visitation, child support, alimony, and domestic violence.

The Law Office of Kelli Y Allen provides criminal defense services in Mecklenburg and surrounding counties. We are especially well-suited to providing criminal defense for non-U.S. citizens as our expertise in immigration law allows us to offer a comprehensive of both the criminal and immigration ramifications of the situation.

Practice Areas
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Immigration Law
Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
Elder Law
Divorce
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
DUI & DWI
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
Additional Practice Area
  • Long-term Care Medicaid
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Mastercard, Visa, Discover
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Outside financing programs available; in-house monthly payment options; Immigration services provided on a flat-fee basis; no hidden fees.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
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4th Circuit
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner/Attorney/Mediator
Kelli Y Allen Immigration & Elder Law
- Current
Judicial Intern
Executive Office of Immigration Review
Education
Charlotte School of Law
J.D. (2010) | Law
Honors: summa cum laude
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University of North Carolina - Charlotte
B.S. (1990) | Criminal Justice
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Awards
Good Rating
Avvo
Client Champion - SILVER
Martindale-Hubbell
Best DUI Lawyers in Concord
Expertise.com
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar  # 42179
Member
Current
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American Immigration Lawyer's Association
Member
Current
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ElderCounsel
Member
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Mecklenburg County Bar Association
Member
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Elder Law Matters
Member
Current
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National Care Planning Council
Member
Current
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National Association for Community Mediation
Member
Current
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National Association of Certified Mediators
National Certified Professional in Mediation
Current
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American Bar Association
Member
Current
Activities: Dispute Resolution
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National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
Member
Current
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North Carolina Bar Association
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Financial Survival When Paying for Long-Term Skilled Nursing Care
All About Seniors Magazine
Medicaid Myths
All About Seniors Magazine
Speaking Engagements
Taming the Jungle of Long-term Care, Huntersville, NC
Certifications
Nationally Certified Professional in Mediation
National Association of Certified Mediators
Websites & Blogs
Website
Firm Website
Blog
Firm Blog
Videos
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Legal Answers
197 Questions Answered
Q. Is a Self-uniting/Quaker marriage license okay for immigration purposes? Will the marriage certificate be legal?
A: In general, if the marriage is legal in the place where it is performed, USCIS will recognize it as a legal marriage.
Q. I opened a U Visa case in front of USCIS and they sent to me notice of action I-797, I want now to have EAD
A: You are not eligible for an EAD until 1) your U-visa case is approved and you receive U-visa status or 2) you are found eligible for a U-visa and are granted deferred action status while waiting for a U-visa number to become available.
Q. If I were to marry my boyfriend who is illegally here in the state of maryland will they deport him? We do have 2 kids
A: Simply marrying him would not initiate deportation. If you are a U.S. citizen, there may be options for him to obtain legal status after you are married. Contact an immigration attorney for a full analysis of your case.
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Kelli Y Allen, PLLC
10150 Mallard Creek Rd. Suite 105
Charlotte, NC 28262
Telephone: (704) 727-4900
Cell: (704) 727-4310
Fax: (704) 973-0873
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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