I am an American citizen married to a German living in Germany. My husband is threatening to leave and forbidding me to leave the country with our 2 minor children. My son 12, is a dual citizen and our 3 year old is German. I have no money to get home or to afford a lawyer. I have no way to get to Frankfurt to the US Embassy, they only take appointments, no phone calls, so I am in the dark as to my rights. My residence was always in Ohio. How can I get out of here with the kids? Also, he was deported here from America 5 years ago. He was a permanent resident, but is no longer.
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Frau Schiessl, I am living in Bamberg currently, Bayern. Can you tell me where I need to go to seek this legal aid? Would I go to arbeitsamt? Do you have any idea how long this process takes for me to be able to leave? I am also concerned how I will pay for my flights home and how to even gain the passports to do so if he won't comply. Will he still need to pay us support after I go back to America? And, I know in Germany couples must separate for a year before divorce papers can be filed. Does that also apply to us if I don't even live here anymore?
Dear Customer,you go to the Amtsgericht and ask for where you can get a Beratungshilfeschein.You have to bring papers about your income and your expenes if possibleOf coure he will have to pay you support even if you are in America.After you have the Beratungshilfeschein whioch entitles you to get legal aid you have to got to a lawyer to get support in order to pay for your flight home and to sue for sole custody.The latter can take some time but nobody can tell how long exactly as this varies from case to case and from court to court.If I have helped please click accept Thank you
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All I get is my kindergeld. We have no joint bank account, I have no access to his money. I am a little worried to go through all of his papers for receipts of rent and his paystubs and things, seeing as I am about to sue him for custody. But, I thank you for your time and I accept your answers now.
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