Belleville, NJ asked in Immigration Law for New Jersey

Q: Hi there! What is the issue if my fiance had a wife 8/10 years ago and now we are planning to get married?

Hi there! What is the issue if my fiance had a wife 8/10 years ago and now we are planning to get married? Just to clarify, we are both gays and he was married to a woman around 8/10 years ago. He has the divorce certificate already, issued last month, there was no kids. I am 23 and he is 37. I ask because I just called a law firm and they told that this can be an issue and now I am desperate. Thanks!

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Myron Morales
Myron Morales
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Austin, TX

A: As long as he completed a divorce, then he is free to marry you. He will need a certified copy of the divorce decree to prove that he is free to marry, but it should not be a problem from an immigration perspective.

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Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: You need to retain an experienced immigration attorney and it will not be a problem. Immigration is a very complex area of law. It is a lot more than merely filling out forms. You need to retain an immigration attorney to handle all immigration proceedings. This prevents errors that can sometimes prove costly and may even be irreversible. You should always seek to obtain the best attorney that you can afford and not let geographic restrictions stand in the way. Some immigration attorneys will charge a consultation fee, however those that do so, will give full credit if you retain their law firm. Do not let geographic restrictions prevent you from obtaining the best possible attorney. Good luck.

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