What You Need to Know About Foreign Divorces

There are few things more complicated than divorce, however, if you live in Los Angeles and you received permanent residency here in the U.S. based on marriage, your divorce may become even more complex, as it may affect your immigration status as well. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Los Angeles foreign divorce attorneys to learn more about foreign divorces and how we can help you through every step of the legal process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have for our firm:

What happens if I was about to receive my green card and got divorced?

If you are someone who was looking to obtain citizenship here in the United States, and you were going to receive citizenship on the basis of you marrying a United States citizen, however, now, you are getting divorced, you are most likely very worried that your petition may be revoked, or, in the worst cases, that you may even be deported. Fortunately, though you will no longer be eligible to receive your green card on the basis of marriage to a U.S. citizen, you still may have a shot at staying here in the United States. If you find yourself in this situation, you should hire an experienced attorney who can work to prove that your marriage was in good faith. As long as your attorney proves this, you should be able to apply for a waiver of termination, however, to do so, you will have to prove that your marriage was valid, that you will suffer extreme hardship if you are deported, or that you divorced because of extreme cruelty or abuse from your United States citizen spouse.

Will I lose my green card if I get divorced?

If you are someone who has already received your green card and you are now looking to get divorced, you can file Form I-751 to remove the conditions of residence before your green card expires. Though you will still have to demonstrate to the courts that your marriage was in good faith and that the union was not solely to grant you citizenship here in the U.S., you will most likely not be deported or otherwise lose your legal status. No matter your circumstances, if you are going through the divorce process, our California divorce attorneys are here to help.


Contact our experienced Los Angeles firm

Divorce and family law issues are notoriously complicated and personal, which is why you must hire an attorney with years of experience, as well as the compassion and skill needed to handle these sensitive matters. For the qualified, dedicated legal representation you and your family deserve and need, contact Zitser Family Law Group, APC today.

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