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Ashley Negrette

Ashley Negrette

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  • Immigration Law, Divorce
  • California
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Summary

Ashley Negrette is licensed to practice law in the State of California, and is in good standing with the State Bar of California. Ashley earned her bachelor's degree from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and her law degree from California Western School of Law (CWSL). Ashley has been passionate about immigration law for many years and has demonstrated exceptional ability in removal (deportation) defense, and investor visa and non-immigrant visa applications. Ashley is lead counsel rated and has received numerous awards for community leadership, problem solving, and pro bono work.

Practice Areas
  • Immigration Law
  • Divorce
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
5th Circuit
9th Circuit
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Please see my LinkedIn Profile
Current
Education
California Western School of Law
J.D. / Law
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University of California - Los Angeles
B.A. / International Development Studies
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Awards
Wiley Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services
State Bar of California
The voluntary provision of or enabling the delivery of legal services without expectation of compensation, other than the reimbursement of expenses, to indigent individuals or to not-for-profit organizations with a primary purpose of providing services to the poor or on behalf of the poor or disadvantaged, improving the law and the legal system, or increasing access to justice.
Immigration Section Spotlight
San Diego County Bar Association
Wiley Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services
State Bar of California
The voluntary provision of or enabling the delivery of legal services without expectation of compensation, other than the reimbursement of expenses, to indigent individuals or to not-for-profit organizations with a primary purpose of providing services to the poor or on behalf of the poor or disadvantaged, improving the law and the legal system, or increasing access to justice.
Josie Dixon Grant Recipient
California Western School of Law Public Interest Law Foundation
Dedicated to increasing awareness of the inequities that exist in the legal system and the need for commitment to public service work and to encouraging law students to become involved in public interest law during law school and in practice. To address these concerns, PILF has established the “Josi Dixon PILF Fund” to facilitate student clerkships with public interest agencies and to honor the memory of 2006 California Western alumna, Josi Dixon.
Pro Bono Honors Society Award
California Western School of Law
The law school officially recognizes students who complete the 50 hours of service through the Pro Bono Program with Induction into the Pro Bono Honors Society, official notation on their transcripts of their membership in the Pro Bono Honors Society; and award certificates signed by the dean of the law school.
Academic Achievement Award
California Western School of Law
Earned the highest grade in STEPPS: Professional Responsibility, Professional Skills, Prevention & Problem Solving, and Advanced Legal Writing
Academic Achievement Award
California Western School of Law
Highest grade in the scholarly writing course Problem Solving for Vulnerable Populations.
Scholarship Recipient
San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association
For dedicated support and advocacy of the local latino community.
Professional Associations
American Immigration Lawyer's Association
Ninth Circuit Committee Chair
- Current
Activities: Work with committee members to plan and coordinate networking, information, or other events to San Diego AILA attorneys. Also, keep local chapter apprised of new developments in the Ninth Circuit, specifically those which impact immigration cases.
Immigration Justice Project - American Bar Association
Pro Bono Attorney
- Current
Activities: Provide pro bono immigration representation to detained individuals in the process of deportation.
Hispanic National Bar Association
Member
- Current
San Diego County Bar Association
Member
- Current
UCLA Alumni Association
Member
- Current
San Diego County Bar Association
Immigration Law Section, Member At Large
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California Western School of Law Community Law Project
Supervising Attorney - Lemon Grove, CA
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Activities: Provide free information about legal services to the community; supervise California Western School of Law students to provide information about legal services; and schedule appointments with lawyers or provide referral information to community clients.
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Ninth Circuit Committee Chair
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Seguridad Fronteriza: Alternativas para la Protección de los Derechos Humanos de la Población Migrante / Border Security Alternatives for Protecting Human Rights of Migrant Populations
Speaking Engagements
Border Security Alternatives for Protecting Human Rights of Migrant Populations, Tijuana, Mexico
Seguridad Fronteriza: Alternativas para la Protección de los Derechos Humanos de la Población Migrante
Certifications
Lead Counsel
Lead Counsel Review Board
Excellence in Community Leadership
Power Mentor
Legal Answers
8 Questions Answered

Q. Living apart, before DOS, my 52 y/o wife took a $15k early distribution from her IRA without telling me.
A: Hi there. This sounds like a very fact-intensive question. You should hire an attorney to help you with this process because you have a lot at stake. An attorney will review the language in the promissory note as well as the money earned that contributed to the IRA. You should also have the attorney explain how part or all of the IRA can be considered community property and separate property. Just because it was in a separate account with your name on it and not hers doesn't mean its automatically your separate property. If a portion of the IRA was earned during the marriage then it may very well be considered community property.
Q. My boyfriend was married before and the marriage wasn't recognized. Can he marry again without first divorcing?
A: Hello! I'm curious as to why the marriage was not officially recognized in any other country. If the marriage was not valid pursuant to the laws in Seychelles (ie. it was not done properly), then it may not be a valid marriage and he will be free to remarry. The risk here, is if the marriage is valid (or one party makes that claim), then any subsequent marriages could be invalidated. I encourage you to contact an attorney for help.
Q. Just want get information if a foreigner can file divorce in califonia,my friend husband from iran married with malaysia
A: Possibly. He should contact an attorney for more help. If he is living in California he will be able to file for divorce, but serving his with the papers will be the problem since she is in Malaysia. Is the wife willing to get a divorce? If so, the process will be much smoother.
Q. Can my ex take me for court for not paying tutor fees that she incurred without my consent?
A: I agree with my colleague. If the expenses were not listed in a parenting plan or some type of judgment from the court then she cannot require you to pay them unless the judge orders it. This means that she will have to go to court to ask for this type of modification, at which time you will be allowed to respond with why you cannot/will not pay for this type of expense. If she does take you to court I encourage you to contact an attorney to help you.
Q. If I petition for divorce and respondent does not respond & defaults w/ an agreement. Does he pay fee to court?
A: Respondent only pays the court fee if he wants to appear in the case. If 30 days has passed since he was served with the petition for dissolution then you will be the one who will file the default documents as well as a copy of the agreement. Go here for more information: http://www.courts.ca.gov/1035.htm If you need an attorney during this process please contact me at (619) 356-1448.
Q. My dissolution of marriage says pending from 2012. I've been in Texas since 2013. How do I finalize divorce.
A: I'm not clear as to where you filed for divorce originally, California or Texas? If you filed in California, I may be able to help you. Please contact me so we can talk about this over the phone: (619) 356-1448.
Q. Both I and my husband are 53. We are talking divorce. Here is the situation
A: Typically, both spouses are required to disclose assets and sources of income. If your husband is refusing to disclose the information I strongly recommend you contact an attorney for help. Based in the information you provided, I cannot tell you who will have to pay alimony or an exact amount because the court will review several factors when making that determination. If you want to talk more about this please call my office at (619) 356-1448 and visit my website at www.negrettelaw.com I'm happy to help you in this difficult time. I offer a free 30 minute consultation and I am conveniently located in downtown San Diego.
Q. If your marriage is only one year old is it a divorce or annullment
A: It is very rare that anyone can get an annulment these days. That's not to say it is impossible, but to be sure you should meet with a divorce attorney.
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