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Divorce After Green Card

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If you established permanent residence in the United States through marriage, divorce may pose a unique set of problems for you, ranging from suspicion of fraudulent marriage to jeopardized legal status. You may be worried about losing your green card after divorce proceedings and being accused of a felony. However, you don’t have to go in blind.

At The Alagiri Immigration Law Firm, we provide trustworthy counsel and reliable instruction for people who need help navigating high-stakes immigration matters, such as the dissolution of green card marriages. We understand the ins and outs of U.S. immigration laws, particularly as they pertain to green card marriages and divorce. If your legal status in the U.S. was established through a marriage that you now wish to dissolve, you’re going to need a knowledgeable advocate on your side, starting now.

Call (650) 562-6900 to connect with a San Mateo immigration attorney today and schedule your complimentary consultation.

Will Divorce Affect Your Green Card?

The manner in which you dissolve your marriage could give the impression that your union was fraudulent and give federal immigration officials reason to believe that you only married in order to receive U.S. immigration benefits. This is especially likely if you were married, obtained a green card as a result, and have decided to divorce within two years, in which case you will likely need to prove that your marriage was authentic in order to avoid legal penalties.

However, fully legitimate marriages can still fall apart in the very early years. If your legal residence is or was contingent upon your marriage, you may be subject to varying levels of suspicion and evaluation depending on whether your I-130 visa petition, your request for permanent residence, or your request for conditional residence was approved at the point you decide to seek divorce or annulment.

Even if you are in the process of applying to become a naturalized U.S. citizen, U.S. Customs & Immigration Services (USCIS) may still wish to evaluate your marriage for any signs of fraud. If immigration officials have reason to believe your immigration journey began with a fraudulent marriage, you could be barred from pursuing citizenship and removed from the country altogether.

At The Alagiri Immigration Law Firm, we know there is much at risk when seeking to dissolve your marriage after establishing residence in the U.S. We have the knowledge and skill to help you make a strong case for the legitimacy of your marriage, even if you decide to pursue divorce or annulment soon after being married.

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