Archive for July, 2009

consulate update

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Back from the consulate where I found out that the comune will not have a copy of mom’s birth cert in italian. They don’t make them. Apparently the docs I already have in possession are all that is needed or indeed even available to prove that mom is an italian citizen. Passed the info on to the lawyers and was told no problems, If they need anything else then they’ll get it. Till then they want me to shut up and quit bugging them! No problems.

No Birth Cert at the Comune

Monday, July 20th, 2009

OK, just heard back from my family: they went to check for mom’s birth cert at the comune [town hall] and there wasn’t any record there. This happens because frequently the Consulate is WAYYYYY behind on sending the docs to the comune, so… i’m going to have to head back to the consulate here and find out what is happening.

Packet Received

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Got an email this evening that the law office received the docs and the retainer check and we are on our way. They still need to research a final decision on whether to file here or in Italy. Hopefully here since it will be cheaper, but the Lord’s will be done. They will let me know as soon as they know the correct course of action to take.

Finally starting the law procedure

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

Got the word on July 1 that I could go ahead and send the retainer check and they would get started. I needed to make some copies of the necessary documents, minus mom’s italian birth cert, and send them with the check. Went to write a check and found we were actually OUT of checks for the first time in 20 years!!! So I went to the bank and ordered more with the new address. They just got here today and now I am finally sending the packet off to the lawyers.