I have not yet given you your answer so it could not be innacurate. I just wanted to know exactly what your questions are. Thanks for giving me more information on your questions.
I have many years of experience with VAWA applications and I-485
so I can tell you that neither of these issues alone are reasons for the I-485 to be denied under VAWA. You are exempt from filing an I-864 so the tax issue would not matter. As far as having a child with another woman, this does not affect yoru I-485. It may have affected the VAWA application, but it does not mean that you are not a battered spouse only because you had a child with another woman.
IN my experience, I do not believe that you would be denied just because you have a tax lien whether it's paid for or not and also you would not be denied because you had a child with another person, whether you are on the birth certificate or not.
Once you are approved for your green card
and you are eligible for citizenship
in 3 years, the tax lien MAY become a problem. At that point, you should take proof to USCIS that the tax lien is paid such as a letter from the IRS showing no balance. FOr this process, you don't have to worry about that.
The same goes for the issue with your son. If you are going to appear on his birth certificate, you will have to disclose that you have a child during citizenship. At that point you will have to show that you are paying child support if you have a child support order or that you help the mom financially if you are not married.
But for now, just for these reasons, again I do not believe you would be denied.
Good luck to you during this process and I hope this answer has helped you!
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