1) The immigrant works 10 years in the U.S. paying U.S. taxes. If they stop at 9.9 years and never work again, then you are stuck.
2) The immigrant becomes a U.S. Citizen.
3) The immigrant loses Residency for some reason:
a) Being outside of the U.S. for too long.
b) They obtained it through fraud.
c) They commit a serious enough crime.
Divorce does not terminate the responsibility. Here is another link:
If I am married in Morocco, can I get an additional "contract" signed and certified by both parties outlining expectations during the marriage and can this contract include: that the moroccan spouse being sponsored will not do anything to cause the american sponsoring spouse to have to pay back the US government for any reason, to become a US citizen within a specified period of time and to not lose residency? Could this contract be binding? Also, should this contract include all assets and money belonging to the American sponsoring spouse will remain with that spouse no matter the outcome of the marriage. What is the limit for remaining outside the USA for a resident to lose their residency?
Although the relationship I am in is very real, I am still trying to protect myself, my assets and my son as I am also a single mother. Is there anyway to get around the responsibility for life to pay back the US government should the relationship not work? thank you for your help.
The marriage contract I am describing would simply outline the moroccan spouse's responsibilities to avoid causing the sponsoring spouse to have to pay back the US government for any reason. It would put more accountability on the moroccan spouse to avoid and not cause this outcome. If this contract was drawn up outlining these and other expectations of both parties, would it be binding? Could this be part of a pre-nuptial agreement? I would have an attorney do this for me. Are there any other protections that I, as a single american mother, could put in place to protect my assets and future? Thanks.
I understand exactly what you want to do, but the U.S. government is going to go against you for any means-tested public benefit that he uses. Then it is up to you if you want to go against him to get that money back from him. That is up to you. The U.S. government just wants a guarantee from you, they don't want a guarantee from him. Please let me know if you have any additional questions and please do not forget to click accept. Thank you.
Would this being outlined in a contract or Pre-nuptial agreement help me should I need to go after him for payment? I am not trying to create a situation where the government could not go against me, that is a given. I am trying to create a legally binding document that he and i would sign that would give me the best chances of this situation never occurring and if it does, the contract could also help me get any money back from him. If there are any other ways to help protect the American sponsoring spouse, please let me know. I am simply trying to protect my family and assets as much as possible.
Can you refer me to an attorney that could draw up this agreement or contract. I am located in Locust, NC. Thanks.
After we marry, I will apply for a spousal visa. What documents will I need to provide to show "proof of a relationship" aside from affidavits from 2-3 people re: being in a married relationship, pictures from the marriage celebration, and the marriage certificate. Will i also have to provide documentation to show our conversations over the past year such as yahoo, skype, phone and text records? I am also 18 years older, what obstacles will we face in the process? Thank you , especially for the lawyer website.
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Yes. Also, if there is anything further you can add re: an american woman protecting her assets when marrying a moroccan man, I would appreciate it. Thanks.
I would certainly see a US attorney who specializes in pre-nups and have that in place prior to the marriage taking place after he arrives on the K1.
I cannot be more specific about this because I do not practice family law.
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What documents will I need to provide to show "proof of a relationship" aside from affidavits from 2-3 people re: being in a married relationship, pictures from the marriage celebration, and the marriage certificate. Will i also have to provide documentation to show our conversations over the past year such as yahoo, skype, phone and text records? I am also 18 years older, what obstacles will we face in the process?
There is never such thing as having too much documentation.
So put together a binder loaded with all of this evidence in chronological order. It is what would best serve your sposue to prove that it is good faith.
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You forgot to answer this part of my question....thanks.
I am also 18 years older than the man I will marry, what obstacles will we face in the process?
Hello Kathy. There was no need to relist. Unfortunately, your file will be red-flagged. Why? Because of the age difference. I am truly sorry, but that is the nature of the law. Many of the laws for U.S. Citizens to bring spouses are created to combat marriage fraud. When an officer sees a case such as yours, they will automatically assume that while you may be truly in love, your spouse may just be using you to be able to come to the U.S. So they are going to want to see STRONG evidence that the relationship is real. You will need many photographs, proof of many trips to visit him, letters from friends and family that know about your relationship and know it is real, emails and letters between you, maybe phone records, and any other evidence that you can gather that would convince an officer that your relationship is real.
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