Q: Can I file for vawa on my own or will I need a lawyer
My husband is a permanent resident and I'm out of status. He is very verbally abusive. We were married for 3 weeks and I left after being suicidal and over dosing on sleeping pills. He always uses my immigration status to "get me in line". Threatens to divorce me and tells me that he only married me as a favour and now that I want a divorce he says he wants to annul the marriage. I started recording our conversations because he would always deny things or say I'm being dramatic. I was hoping for a reconciliation but it doesn't seem likely. How would I move forward from there
A: Yes you should retain counsel to process your VAWA case. Unrepresented parties are not taken very seriously by USCIS.
In light of the information that you have posted, I highly recommend that you visit with an experienced and qualified immigration attorney to obtain personalized guidance. The expert advice and guidance by such an attorney will certainly improve your chances of success.
Good luck to you.
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