Im Jen, and im worried about my marriage now. I am a Filipina and my husband is an American. We been married almost 5 years, and i just came last November 4 and got my 10yrs greencard last 5days. Now were having problems because he is taking a drugs and this time he almost hurt me thats why i leave the house 2days now i dont know if i can go home and stay with him coz im so scared. He dont even give me money since i came and we dont have enough foods at home. I dont know what to do. Were married in Philippines and we dont have divorced there and i dont have money to file against him. What is the best move i can do? Please help me.
State/Country relating to question: Louisiana
I want him to support me financially and divorced him.
At this time you need to seek the advise of a family law/divorce attorney. You have had your greencard for long enough that you wll not have immigration concerns. Even though you married in the Philipines, you may now divorce here in the US. It sounds as though you have reason to fear for your safety. You may want to contact a local domestic violence or women's shelter for suggestions and help with safely exiting from your marriage.
I am not clear from your question - you state you have been married for almost 5 years, but have just arrived in the US last month. Were the two of you living together before that time? If not, and you have only been living together the past month, you will want to be very sure to document and save evidence of the drug abuse and your concern for your safety, in case this becomes an issue when you apply for naturalization.
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