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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Immigration Law and International Law for Massachusetts on
Q: I need a consultation on a few things.

I got married in India under Hindu Marriage Act. I am in USA right now on F1 visa and my husband is on H1B visa. Can I get a divorce in USA?

If yes, would it be valid in India as well?

What’s the process for a mutual divorce in USA for international people?

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Lillian J. LaRosa
Lillian J. LaRosa answered on May 3, 2017

In Massachusetts if you are residing here with your spouse and the breakdown of the marriage takes place here, then you can commence a Divorce Complaint or have a Joint Petition for divorce here. You do not need to be a citizen to obtain a divorce, but you will need your marriage certificate and it... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, International Law and Internet Law for Massachusetts on
Q: I am threatened and blackmailed by someone in another country. Can US police do anything about it?

My boyfriend living in another country has been blackmailing me with revenge porn and has threatened my life several times. I have lots of proof of this in text messages. When we met he also abused me. I don't know if going to the police will help because I have heard they have no jurisdiction in... Read more »

Brian Lehman
Brian Lehman answered on Feb 8, 2017

The state has jurisdiction when its citizens are harmed or threatened. The more likely reason for this response is that they do not want to get involved because he is overseas and it takes a lot of effort to get him. Does he ever travel back to the states?

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for Massachusetts on
Q: I am a naturalized citizen of the U.S, I live here with my husband as a student. I want to fill the i30 form but I

I don't have my naturalization number. I was naturalized as a minor, do I need to obtain a replacement?

Shan Dimitris Potts
Shan Dimitris Potts answered on Dec 30, 2015

Yes, you would need a number and you can contact an immigration attorney to help you with this process. It costs fairly less and it is very stress free for you to do it through an immigration attorney. All the best.

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