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In 2009 I made the mistake of marrying a Brazilian woman in the country of Brazil. To make a long story short we ended up agreeing to divorce and I sent her the money to file, but instead she kept the money and never filed.

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any papers in Brazilian family court?

I do not live in Brazil

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

No,I just found out that I am not divorced from her

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

I started a Visa petition and gave a copy of the marriage document to the government, so they think we are still married

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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.

If she did not file for divorce and you did not file for divorce, then you are technically still married. Is the issue that you want to apply for another foreign person and you need to be divorced to do that?

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