Immigration Issues in Divorce

Immigration-related consequences arise when individuals are either

• afraid to get divorced for fear of immigration complications, or

• need a divorce in order to process their immigration case, or

• would like to get divorced to avoid sponsoring their spouse.

In such instances, it is important to consult an attorney who is familiar both with family law and with immigration law.

You might find yourself afraid to get divorced because you're mindful of immigration consequences. For example, those who depend on their spouse for a visa are often afraid to get a divorce out of fear of being thrown out of the United States. Another example - people who are here illegally are afraid to enforce their property and other rights in court out of fear that once a government entity finds out about their existence, they will be deported. Many times, such fear is unfounded - there are ways out, and a qualified attorney can help you exercise your rights.

No divorce is the same - the intertwining of specific facts and circumstances and their application to the law makes every divorce case unique. Engaging a qualified and experienced attorney will help you speed up the process, avoid complications, and get the best possible outcome.

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Albert Gurevich, Esq.