Asked in Domestic Violence and Immigration Law for Florida

Q: I’m currently a temporary permanent resident and I’m married. However, my marriage involves a lot of emotional abuse.

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3 Lawyer Answers
Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Wheeling, IL

A: You may do the following legal actions to retain levity and balance in your life:

1. Once you are physically threatened or abused call the police, make a police report documenting that abuse and domestic battery in applicable,

2. Go to the local criminal court and immediately file an Order of protection based on that police report from your abusive spouse. That will assure your physical protection. If he decides to abuse you, he will get arrested and criminally charged with an additional crime,

3. Initiate divorce proceedings to divorce that abusive spouse. You should not live in continuous fear of abuse and violence,

4. Finally, your abuser will not be able to deport you from the United States: it is not up to him and the U.S. Immigration laws protect abused spouses like yourself in a number of legally applicable ways.

If you need further legal immigration guidance contact a counsel of your choice directly.

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

A: It’s unclear what he can do. You need to do what is best. This means seeking legal advice from a competent and experienced immigration attorney as soon as possible before there are any other complications.

Kevin D. Slattery Esq.
Kevin D. Slattery Esq.
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Tampa, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Consider scheduling a consultation with a competent and experienced immigration attorney who can discuss in private the details of your situation and what might be the best course of action. Many attorneys offer online video consultations if you find one who you like but who is not local to your area.

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