VAWA self petition and divorce.

Asked almost 4 years ago - Paterson, NJ

I had an approved VAWA petition and recently received my green card. My spouse was very abusive during our relationship. I am in the process of filling for divorce,but I was told to file a no fault uncontested divorce since it was cheaper and less time consuming and my wife is willing to sign all the documents instead of a divorce based on domestic violence. My question is, if I file a divorce based on something other than domestic violence, will that have a negative effect on my Green card or my chances of one day becoming a U.S citizen.

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  1. Ronald Glenn Lieberman


    Contributor Level 18

    Answered . You should speak to an immigration attorney about your issues.

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  2. Nicklaus James Misiti

    Contributor Level 19

    Answered . No

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