MY HUSBAND SIGNED THE BIRTH CERT. FOR A CHILD BACK IN 2007 ( WHILE BEING IILEGAL/ VISITOR VISA EXPIRED). I HAD A COMMUNITY LAWYER FILL OUT THE "ADJUSTMENT PACKET" AND HE ADVISED US THAT WE SHOULD NOT MENTION THIS CHILD BECAUSE IT CAN MAKE THINGS VERY VERY COMPLICATED. ESPECIALLY SINCE MY HUSBAND MAINTAINS HIS SON VIA CASH. I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO OR IF HE'S RIGHT. CAN INS KNOW? MY INTERVIEW IS IN A WEEK...IF THEY ASK IF EITHER HAVE PRIOR KIDS. WHAT SHOULD I SAY?
If you fail to mention the child and they find out about it then things are going to be much more complicated than if you had been forthcoming with the information.
It is a very bad idea to try to deceive an agent. If they perceive your failure to disclose the child as a misrepresentation you could end up getting yourself in a great deal of trouble.
I would advise you to get a second opinion from an attorney other than the one who did the adjustment packet because not disclosing the existence of that child if asked is a terrible idea.
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