Immigration Law

Immigration law questions? Ask an immigration lawyer.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

L obtained a card through immediate relative petition last…

Hi, l obtained a...

Hi, l obtained a green card through immediate relative petition last August but my marriage is falling apart. Also, will l have trouble traveling outside of the US and returning since I've seperated with my wife?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

It's Ohio

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

No, not yet

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I was detained and fined $430 in 2015 on a misdemeanor charge for selling an alcoholic beverage to a minor while I worked at a store

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Immigration Law Question
Answered in 7 minutes by:
3/6/2018
Guillermo Senmartin
Guillermo Senmartin, Immigration Attorney
Category: Immigration Law
Satisfied Customers: 112,938
Experience: Principal Attorney at Guillermo J. Senmartin, P.A.
Verified

Hello! My name is***** and I am a licensed attorney with more than 15 years of experience. I am here to assist you with your questions. Please understand that if I ask you for additional information, you are NOT charged again and our communications are NOT timed. So please see this as a relaxed conversation between friends. I am here to help. Also, please do NOT click on the Opt Out button because if you do, it would prevent me from communicating with you and then it could take a long time before another expert responds to you.

Please give me a few minutes to review your question and I will be right with you with an answer. Sorry for any delay. I may have to do some research and at the same time I read and type fast, but not that fast! Thank you for your patience.

Ask Your Own Immigration Law Question

Sorry for the delay. I just ask that if the news is not good that you not shoot the messenger. Shooting the messenger is either leaving a negative rating (usually reserved for rude or unprofessional experts) or not leaving a positive rating at all.

Did you get a 2 year conditional card or a 10 year card?

Ask Your Own Immigration Law Question

Please reply here. Did you get a 2 year conditional card or a 10 year card?

Ask Your Own Immigration Law Question
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Firstly, I've been charged twice because I wanted to opt out before and when I tried again. Is there a way to resolve this?
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Are you there?

I already asked them to mark the other as a duplicate so they should refund the second charge.

Ask Your Own Immigration Law Question
Customer reply replied 3 months ago

Hi, I'm back

Great, but I still need to know if you got a 2 year green card or a 10 year one.

Ask Your Own Immigration Law Question
Customer reply replied 3 months ago

It's a 2 year green card sir

You should start the divorce process if you haven't already (it doesn't matter who starts it) and then you will have to file an I-751 waiver. Here is some information on that:

http://www.uscis.gov/green-card/after-green-card-granted/conditional-permanent-residence/remove-conditions-permanent-residence-based-marriage

Focus on where it says, "If your marriage was terminated other than by the death of your spouse, you must submit the following:"

Here is a list of things that I like to give my clients and I know that you may not have all of these things, but the more you have, the better it is.

A letter where you describe, in a very detailed fashion, the circumstances in which you met your spouse, the reasons you married, and the feelings and emotions that you had or still have towards your spouse, and why.
If you have a child or children together, the birth certificate for each child.
Wedding pictures and pictures of other moments when you and your spouse, and other members of your families and friends have been together.
Very detailed letters from people who know you and your spouse and who are witnesses that your marriage was valid, who were at your wedding, or who knew you as a married couple.
Love letters or cards that you received from your spouse while in the relationship.
Letters from people addressed to both you and your spouse, or in which the person who wrote the letter refers to both of you as a couple.
Any types of documents that have both your names on them that show that you bought a car, a house, furniture, or anything else together.
Any rental or lease agreements for your home or apartment with both of your names on it or a letter from the building manager or owner proving that you lived together.
Bank or financial statements that show that you had or have a savings or checking account together.
Any insurance documents that show that you were or still are covered by your spouse's insurance plan, or that your plan covers or covered him or her.
Bills, such as electricity, water, heat, cable TV, phone, or others that show both you and your spouse's names.
Jointly-filed Income tax papers (both your names).
An identification card that shows that shows a common address.
Membership cards for video clubs, grocery stores or similar businesses, that show joint membership.
Any other documents that prove your relationship.

You will need to submit evidence similar to the evidence that you submitted at your marriage interview. You must prove that even though you divorced, your marriage was not entered into solely for the purpose of obtaining an immigration benefit.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions and there is no additional charge. Also, should you need to chat on the phone, private email or need help reviewing documentation, I am happy to do so for a small additional cost. Let me know if you are interested in these – I am happy to give you more details! If you have no further questions (at this time) please leave a positive rating for my service. I would sincerely ***** ***** You can do that by clicking on the 3rd, 4th or 5th stars or smiley faces if you see them. If you do not see any stars or smiley faces, you may have to scroll up to the top of the page or click on my name and they should come out. Also, your session does NOT close when leaving a positive rating, so you can continue to ask additional questions without additional charge. Thank you for your understanding.

Ask Your Own Immigration Law Question
Customer reply replied 3 months ago

Thank you, I'm fully aware of what is needed to apply for the i751, however, while we have not yet divorced, is it a good idea for me to travel outside of the US? Friends have advised against such a move as the immigration climate is very charged at the moment. Do you think l might jeopardize my status in any if I did travel?

Your green card is good for travel for 2 years regardless of whether or not you get a divorce, so it is still relatively safe to travel.

Let me know if you need anything else, but please do not forget that positive rating. Thank you!

Guillermo Senmartin
Guillermo Senmartin, Immigration Attorney
Category: Immigration Law
Satisfied Customers: 112,938
Experience: Principal Attorney at Guillermo J. Senmartin, P.A.
Verified
Guillermo Senmartin and 87 other Immigration Law Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Customer reply replied 3 months ago

Okay, so basically chances problems at reentry are pretty good, unless of course l become inadmissible?

Yes, and I don't see that happening just because you get a divorce. Even if she reported you for marriage fraud, the evidence would have to be strong against you and you would still be admitted and have a change to defend yourself.

Let me know if you need anything else, but please do not forget to rate me positively. You can do that by clicking on the 3rd, 4th or 5th stars if you see them, or the smiley faces if you see them. If you do not see the stars or smiley faces, please scroll to the top of the page to see them or click on my name and they should come out. Also, we do NOT finish just because it says "Rate to Finish" or something like that. Your question does NOT close and you can continue to ask questions without additional charge on the same question thread even after you leave a positive rating. Thank you for your understanding!

Ask Your Own Immigration Law Question

Thank you for the positive rating. If you would like to request me in the future for a different topic, please remember to put FOR GUILLERMO in the subject line and message box. Good luck to you!

Ask Your Own Immigration Law Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with an immigration lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Guillermo Senmartin Your Own Question
Guillermo Senmartin
Guillermo Senmartin
Guillermo Senmartin, Immigration Attorney
Category: Immigration Law
Satisfied Customers: 112,938
112,938 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Principal Attorney at Guillermo J. Senmartin, P.A.

Guillermo Senmartin is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

3,990 satisfied customers

Private practice in several areas, including immigration

Wilton A. Person

Wilton A. Person

Immigration Lawyer

3,597 satisfied customers

Knowledgeable and experienced immigration lawyer.

Law Girl

Law Girl

Lawyer

451 satisfied customers

My law firm practices immigration law.

Gintare Grigaite

Gintare Grigaite

Immigration Attorney

186 satisfied customers

Expert Immigration Attorney

TheLeadCounsel

TheLeadCounsel

Immigration Attorney

17 satisfied customers

Immigration and Naturalization

Charlotte E. Viener, Esq.

Charlotte E. Viener, Esq.

Lawyer

12 satisfied customers

Over 10+ years handling all aspects of Immigration Law.

Guillermo Senmartin

Guillermo Senmartin

Immigration Attorney

112,938 satisfied customers

Principal Attorney at Guillermo J. Senmartin, P.A.

< Previous | Next >

Related Immigration Law Questions
I am a conditional permanebt resident my husband is cheating
I am a conditional permanebt resident my husband is cheating on me and said that i have to accept it. can I have a waiver to remove the condition on my residency… read more
Guillermo Senmartin
Guillermo Senmartin
Immigration Attorney
112,938 satisfied customers
i just have my interview for I 751 and the officer told me
i just have my interview for I 751 and the officer told me what happened when they interviewed my ex wife. She said that I paid her, that we didn't have sex and that right after getting my green card … read more
Guillermo Senmartin
Guillermo Senmartin
Immigration Attorney
112,938 satisfied customers
The USCIS just returned the I-751 package to me too early. I
Hello: The USCIS just returned the I-751 package to me for filing too early. I filed it jointly with my immigration wife, whose conditional green card expires on 10/27/2016. FYI, The returned package … read more
Ely
Ely
Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
3,990 satisfied customers
We filed an I-751 for Removal of Conditions. Sent FEDEX to
We filed an I-751 for Removal of Conditions. Sent FEDEX to Vermont on June 16th. Funds/payment was removed from bank account a couple of days later. We've been tracking recent I-751 filers on visajour… read more
jludwic
jludwic
Manager
J.D.
19 satisfied customers
Can I change my last name to my husbands last name when I file the I-751 I have heard tha
Can I change my last name to my husbands last name when I file the I-751? I have heard that you can fill out the form in your new last name and they will send the Green Card in your new last name? I h… read more
jludwic
jludwic
Manager
J.D.
19 satisfied customers
Form CRI-89 I had Interview last month on 14th everything
Form CRI-89 I had Interview for i751 last month on 14th everything was fine but still nothing change.... Why they called my form CRI-89… read more
Guillermo Senmartin
Guillermo Senmartin
Immigration Attorney
112,938 satisfied customers
How long does it take to have the conditional status remove
How long does it take to have the conditional status remove from the greencard. I applied for such removal of condition last Feb. When I went to download the form (latest edition) I thought the corres… read more
Guillermo Senmartin
Guillermo Senmartin
Immigration Attorney
112,938 satisfied customers
My question is about EB1C petition vs M&A operations. Background I'm
My question is about EB1C petition vs M&A operations. Background I'm European, working in US since 2009 under a L1A that expires in July 2016 (reached maximum extention). This L1A has been petitioned … read more
Guillermo Senmartin
Guillermo Senmartin
Immigration Attorney
112,938 satisfied customers
Sir/Madam, I have below questions regarding my current
Hello Sir/Madam, I have below questions regarding my current status and status change when i file for H1B this year. 1) I'm on L1A visa and my visa is valid until May 2016. Though I'm eligible for gre… read more
Guillermo Senmartin
Guillermo Senmartin
Immigration Attorney
112,938 satisfied customers
I lived in usa from 1990 till 2006. Initially I was a student,
I lived in usa from 1990 till 2006. Initially I was a student, then got hired by a hitech firm which sponsored me for H1 and subsequently green card. I obtained my green card in 2000. In the same year… read more
Wilton A. Person
Wilton A. Person
Immigration Lawyer
Juris Doctorate
3,597 satisfied customers
I am a US Citizen, trying to bring my mother and father here
I am a US Citizen, trying to bring my mother and father here using I130 form. I have a 16 year old sister who needs to come with my/her parents. Will she automaticly be included and approved on my par… read more
Wilton A. Person
Wilton A. Person
Immigration Lawyer
Juris Doctorate
3,597 satisfied customers
Can a person loose their permanent resident card if they have a misdemeanor in Florida for
Can a person loose their permanent resident card if they have a misdemeanor in Florida for selling alcohol to minor?… read more
Expert James
Expert James
Doctoral Degree
12,166 satisfied customers
I am a Green card Holder since 2001. Pleaded Guilty to First
I am a Green card Holder since 2001. Pleaded Guilty to First Offence DUI BAC (0.185) class 1 misdemeanor. A.R.S. 28-1382 Arizona 09/22/2009 NO aggravating factors: (NO accident, NO Injuries, NO minors… read more
Guillermo Senmartin
Guillermo Senmartin
Immigration Attorney
112,938 satisfied customers
i just applied for green card based on marriage in united states.
i just applied for green card based on marriage in united states. before filing the petition, i was convicted of selling tobacco to a minor, which i disclosed to USCIS in the petition. now, i have bee… read more
jludwic
jludwic
Manager
J.D.
19 satisfied customers
CanadXXXXX XXXXXving in USA illegal. Came here on a travel visa.
CanadXXXXX XXXXXving in USA illegal. Came here on a travel visa. Married an american. what to i have to do to make this legal… read more
Thomas K. Brown, Esq.
Thomas K. Brown, Esq.
Attorney-at-Law
Juris Doctor
182 satisfied customers
I plan to marry a non united states citizen with a passport
I plan to marry a non united states citizen with a passport and social security card marked"not eligible for employment. she has no green card and is living in the united states now. Will she have a p… read more
Thomas K. Brown, Esq.
Thomas K. Brown, Esq.
Attorney-at-Law
Juris Doctor
182 satisfied customers
My fiance is from the Phillipines. She lives in CT, I live
My fiance is from the Phillipines. She lives in CT, I live in FL. She came to the US about four years ago. She has overstayed her visitor's visa. We are planning on marraige in Sept., 09. Will I be ab… read more
Thomas K. Brown, Esq.
Thomas K. Brown, Esq.
Attorney-at-Law
Juris Doctor
182 satisfied customers
I have my appointment date interview set for my I485. My husband
I have my appointment date interview set for my I485. My husband is currently a permanent resident. If for any reason I am denied, can my husband reapply for me after he gets his citizenship.… read more
Thomas K. Brown, Esq.
Thomas K. Brown, Esq.
Attorney-at-Law
Juris Doctor
182 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x