If you are a foreign national who is seeking a
divorce in Connecticut, your immigration status could be greatly affected as a
result of your dissolution of marriage. Depending on the circumstances,
a divorce can potentially impact your right to work, study, or live in
the United States.
In order to determine what impact your divorce will have on your immigration
status, you must answer the following questions:
- Is your spouse a United States citizen?
- Were you married longer than two years?
- Did you petition with the INS for permanent residence before your second
- Based on your marriage, has your resident status been approved?
If you are able to answer “yes” to all of the above, there
is a good chance that your resident status will remain valid after your
divorce. In most scenarios, if a person’s green card has already
been processed but they have not received it yet, their divorce will not
have an effect on their residency status. These guidelines are not absolute,
however, as there are always circumstances that can negate these rules.
In particularly contentious divorces, some spouses have been known to
contact the INS and request deportation of their immigrant spouse.
Protect Your Immigration Status – Call (203) 687-4050
If you are considering a divorce, it is imperative that you seek the premier
legal services of Goldblatt, Marquette & Rashba, P.C. to avoid making
a decision that can negatively impact your future. Our skilled divorce
attorneys proudly serve clients throughout both Hamden and New Haven,
and we are ready to use our 60+ years of experience to guide you towards
the most desirable solution for your unique situation.
To get started towards retaining award-winning representation,
contact us online or
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