Our client, the wife and mother of US citizens, was the beneficiary of a petition filed by her US citizen husband. Although she had overstayed her visa years ago, she qualified to adjust her status without departing the US because of her marriage. She was represented by a notary who told her that she had to leave the US to adjust status. This was horrible advice. She departed the US and thus triggered the ten year bar from returning to the US. Our client then hired our firm to appeal the denial of an I-601 waiver. We appealed, and the case was granted and reversed.