Brandon, FL asked in Divorce, Family Law and Immigration Law for Florida

Q: What could I be liable for if my foreign spouse divorces me in the US?

I live in Florida. I married a girl from Venezuela (in Florida) on November 17th, 2021 but she is not yet a legal citizen. I am worried about divorce. Her mother and daughter just moved in with us from Venezuela a few weeks ago. I am worried that if we get a divorce I could be forced to pay alimony and forced to support her and her mother and daughter financially aside from alimony. I own my home (she is not on the mortgage and I purchased it before we knew eachother) and am worried about being impacted there as well. We also both owe on a vehicle we purchased a few months ago (co-borrowers).

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Rand Scott Lieber
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A: As far as the family court is concerned you will not have an alimony obligation because it is a short term marriage. You may want to consult with an immigration attorney to confirm whether you have any support liability there.

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