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How divorce can affect your immigration status

On Behalf of | Jun 25, 2017 | Family Law |

When it comes to divorce, one of the most concerning aspects can be how it will affect your immigration status. Once you have married a citizen of the United States, you may worry that a divorce will negate your immigration status and limit your options. We at Monzón, Guerra and Associates can work to help you understand your options in Nebraska and the effects that a divorce may have on your legal rights.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services state that your permanent resident status may be conditional if your marriage was less than two years old when you were granted residence. Even if it was, you may still have the conditions on your permanent residence removed if you can show that you married a permanent resident or U.S. citizen in good faith, despite the marriage ending in divorce.

If you were subjected to extreme hardship or battered by your spouse, this may also be a factor in your case. Annulments can also happen when a marriage dissolves. If you can show that you agreed to the marriage in good faith and were not planning on an annulment, you can apply to become a permanent resident of the country.

If your divorce or annulment has not yet been completed, you may still be able to begin the process of requesting to have the conditions on your green card removed. To learn more information on this topic and to determine if your divorce will affect your immigration status, please visit our web page.