Audio Recording "I was the king of the uncontested divorce."
About this Item
- "I was the king of the uncontested divorce."
- Contributor Names
- Carrera, Miguel de la (Narrator)
- Carrera, Antonio de la (Narrator)
- Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Cuban Americans
- - Lawyers
- - Oral history
- - Interviews
- - Sound recordings
- - 21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
- - Ethnography
- - United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
- - Interview with Antonio de la Carrera and Miguel de la Carrera.
- - Summary of audio segment: AC says 2 blocks away from his first office there was a real estate agency, and they started to refer many cases to him. They needed an interpreter for their many Spanish speaking clients. And they "saw open skies" when they saw that there was a Spanish speaking attorney in Paterson. AC was the second Spanish speaking attorney in Paterson, but the first looked like an Indian [South Asian] and has an Italian name, so many don't know he's Spanish [he's Argentinean]. So to most people, AC was the first Spanish speaking attorney, and started to get lots of referrals. Since then AC has been doing mostly real estate, has limited his law practice to that area. MC says AC used to do a lot of uncontested divorces. AC says he was the king of uncontested divorces. AC says that many people came here illegally, and the best way to become legal was to get married. After that, they had to get a divorce. Usually immigration people sent them to Puerto Ricoto get a divorce, but that was legally tenuous. AC said he could do the divorces here, and started to get a lot of those cases. But his son Miguel "stole that practice from me," AC says. And now AC doesn't know how to do a divorce. He tried to help a friend with a divorce and wishes he didn't.
- Digital Audio Tape
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A015
- Source Collection
- Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
Rights assessment is your responsibility.
The Library of Congress is not aware of any U.S. copyright protection (see Title 17, U.S.C.) or any other restrictions in the material in this collection, except as noted below. Users should keep in mind that the Library of Congress is providing access to these materials strictly for educational and research purposes. The written permission of the copyright owners and/or other holders of rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. See our Legal Notices and Privacy and Publicity Rights for additional information and restrictions.
The American Folklife Center and the professional fieldworkers who carry out these projects feel a strong ethical responsibility to the people they have visited and who have consented to have their lives documented for the historical record. The Center asks that researchers approach the materials in this collection with respect for the culture and sensibilities of the people whose lives, ideas, and creativity are documented here. Researchers are also reminded that privacy and publicity rights may pertain to certain uses of this material.
Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these collection materials should contact the Folklife Reading Room for assistance.
Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.
Chicago citation style:
Carrera, Miguel De La, Antonio De La Carrera, and Thomas D Carroll. "I was the king of the uncontested divorce.". -09-03, 1994. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003942/.
APA citation style:
Carrera, M. D. L., Carrera, A. D. L. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "I was the king of the uncontested divorce.". -09-03. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003942/.
MLA citation style:
Carrera, Miguel De La, Antonio De La Carrera, and Thomas D Carroll. "I was the king of the uncontested divorce.". -09-03, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003942/>.