Immigration and Divorcing a Foreign Spouse
Dealing with divorce from a foreign spouse, including ways spouses can protect themselves and their assets.
Many people marry spouses that are not U.S. citizens, whether it be for love, or – fraudulently – as a way for their spouse to gain permanent U.S. residency, also known as a green card. As stated in to a recent article by USA Today, “About 1 million foreign nationals gain legal status each year, and fully one-fourth of those are through marriage to an American citizen or someone who already is a lawful permanent resident, known as a green card holder. Of those, some estimate 5% to 15% may be fraudulent.”
Marriages involving a foreign spouse can fall apart just like marriages between U.S. citizens. But they bring with them a new set of issues that spouses need to consider. In this post we focus on clients and people who are going through divorce from a foreign spouse, including talking about on ways spouses can protect themselves and their assets.