Loganville, GA asked in Criminal Law, Divorce and Immigration Law for Georgia

Q: Can the following message from my wife be considered extortion?

You don't know! This is going to be my lat talk to you, do not ask me any more, I need 2 thousand dollars to pay the hospital and the anesthesia, if you don't guive to me I'm done with you at this I you not look back, think and like I said , I need the money not good talking, only tray to talk to me if you going to give me the money.

More details: She refused to submit the bill to our insurance company here in America for payment, she is in Brazil on personal business, she refused all of my attempts to "help" her because they were not what she demanded. I feel she is holding our marriage as hostage in exchange for a ransom and "I'm done with you at this" means divorce I have transcript of all the conversation.

3 Lawyer Answers
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards
PREMIUM
Answered
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: No.

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL

A: No. It’s also unclear if she relied upon you to purchase medical insurance and now she has consequences as a result. Do you even live with her?

If you married solely to get a green card, then the situation gets more complicated, even potentially criminal. She shouldn’t be marrying you to do you a favor! The meaning of your wife’s statement needs clarification.

More information is needed. What does your wife mean when she writes “I’m done with you at this?” An intending immigrant must enter a marriage based upon a good faith relationship as a result of love and mutual moral respect.

I strongly recommend an appointment or teleconference with a competent and experienced immigration attorney who will spend enough time to discuss the situation before there are any other complications.

The above is general information, not legal advice, and does not create an attorney client relationship.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
Answered
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: No, I’m sorry but that’s not going to be considered extortion.

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