My wife and I filed for separation
in Canada 2 years ago and the process has not moved forward. I want to get the divorce
settled but have come across many obstacles. I am currently in the US on a TN Visa and have been residing here for over a year. My
wife is in Turks and Caicos and has been residing there for over 3 years. Each of us have a child with us. We are both desiring a divorce and agree on child custody
. When speaking to other lawyers, the issue with getting a divorce in Canada is that neither
of us have resided in CA for the past year. Could we use the cottage as a residence? I still also have a valid Canadian drivers license as well. Our taxes are not in order as we had an accountant who picked up and ran after incorrectly filing for us as well
as many of our doctor friends. It is in a litigation process. In addition, we were not married in Canada, we were married in Antigua. Question: Is it possible to get a divorce in Canada with these issues? Question: If we filed taxes separately and she owes
more taxes than I do, am I responsible for paying some of hers? Although my wife and I have the same degrees, Doctor of Chiropractic, she is under the assumption that I should give her child support
. She has her own clinic in Turks and Caicos,
I have retired from chiropractic and am now a consultant for doctors. Each of us have a child that resides with us. When we initially separated, our in income difference was around $80,000 difference gross income before taxes (mine being higher). Since I moved
to the States, my business has slowed greatly and our income is equivalent to hers. Question: Will I need to pay her alimony and child support? Question: Can we get a divorce without the child support and alimony figured out since child custody is not an issue?
When we have tried to file in the US where I have live for over a year isn’t allowed because I do not have a tax ID here or SSN supposedly. Question: Can I file for a divorce in the US without these since I have resided here and have a valid Virginia Drivers
License? My TN Visa ends in June of 2016. I would like to be able to marry my girlfriend before then. What steps do I need to take to make this happen? Is it possible in either Canada or the US? Turks? I have a hard deadline that I need to meet. Please help.