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Thank you for your question. I appreciate you requesting me and I will do my best to help. Please permit me to assist you with your concerns.
I understand the situation. When did he abuse you, exactly, how long ago?
I am here, I am just trying to work through every question.
1. Please keep in mind this is NOT a private conversation. You are posting things on an open site, and as I am not your attorney, there is no expectation nor is there any sort implied or express attorney/client relationship or confidentiality.
2. Please try to post as one thread--each time you post a new question, it can kick me out from the question, as I am helping others, and I am forced to help those waiting longer.
As far as confidentiality, if that is what you are seeking I would urge you to retain local counsel. You can find an attorney by browsing the listings at www.avvo.com and www.martindale.com. As far as phone calls, I do apologize but I do not engage in such a service as it may violate my state bar restrictions.
Now, I reviewed your facts and I am truly sorry to hear that you find yourself in this situation. Are you considering filing for divorce, or you do not know?
That is probably a good idea. What you would need to do is contact your local county family courthouse, speak to the clerk, obtain the packet for divorce, fill it out, and file it. You can also find the forms here, at this link:
You'd need to serve a copy of it to your spouse at his last known address (which would be where you both reside), and pursue the process. Yes, it is very very important to contact ICE because if he disappeared and you believe that the cause of marriage was a sham, you can report this as fraud, and also seek those as grounds for divorce as well--material misrepresentation is a ground for divorce in Florida.
That is up to you. It won't affect your filing for divorce one way or another. You should only pursue a police report if you are considering filing charges, and that is something I really cannot answer for your as such a choice is really up to you.
I would be happy to assist but as you have not rated my previous work, I would ask that you first positively rate and then I would be more than happy to assist you going forward. Please take care and be well!