New York City Divorce and Immigration Lawyers
When a non-citizen obtains residency within two years after a good-faith marriage to a US citizen, they become a conditional permanent resident. A divorce or separation during this “conditional” two-year period can jeopardize their residency status. If your citizen or resident spouse withdraws the petition or becomes uncooperative, your conditional status can be terminated and you may be placed in deportation proceedings. Additionally, your divorce could impact visa applications for relatives you are sponsoring or attempting to bring to the United States. However, immigration law provides for certain waivers of deportation in spousal cases, and our firm can help obtain one if appropriate. Keep in mind that your immigration status will not affect your rights and obligations with regard to the division of marital property, visitation rights, or child custody. At The Mandel Law Firm, we assist and represent immigrants facing divorce who need to protect their resident status and resolve family law issues. We also represent citizens who are in the process of sponsoring an immigrant spouse.
American immigration law is very complex. The Mandel Law Firm will help you understand all your immigration options and your rights and obligations. We can help you prevent time consuming setbacks and legal complications by taking steps now to assert your immigration rights and ensure you are well represented in family or divorce court. To discuss your concerns and case, contact immigration and divorce lawyers at The Mandel Law Firm today.