FILED DIVORCE PAPER IN JAN2014, MY REMOVAL OF CONDITIONAL VISA (WAIVER REQUEST FILING) WAS APPROVED LAST MONTH. MY DIVORCE CASE STILL PENDING. FILE UNCONTESTED AT FIRST, BUT MY EX HUSBAND DIDNT RESPOND. MY LAWYER SAID I NEED TO CONTEST MY DIVORCE TO GET PROGRESS ON MY CASE. IM THINKING, DO I NEED TO FILE CONTESTED, WHAT IF I TELL MY HUSBAND I GOT MY VISA WITHOUT HIS HELP, MAYBE HE CAN HELP ME SIGNING UP MY DIVORCE (NO KIDS OR PROPERTY) SO I DONT NEED TO PAY MORE MONEY (PAID 2 DIFF KINDS OF LAWYERS ALREADY) IS THAT POSSIBLE? I SAW HIS FACEBOOK HE NOW HAVE A NEW GF, IS THAT SOMETHING MY FAMILY LAYWER CAN CONSIDER? OR IF I CONTEST MY DIVORCE, IS THERE ANY WAY THAT I CAN GET MY FILING FEE BE REFUNDED BY ANY MEANS? ANY HELP?
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It seems like your question relates to family law rather than immigration law. I have changed the category for you.
Mr. Shusterman's (former INS Trial Attorney, 1976-82) response to your question is general in nature, as not all the facts are known to him. You should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law to review all the facts in your case in order to receive advice specific to your case. Mr. Shusterman's statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.
The law provide for a waiver of the joint petition and your petition seems to have been properly filed. However, you will need to prove to the USCIS before they may approve your case that:
a) the marriage was entered into in good faith and
b) that your divorce is final.
If you have no assets to divide, no children and do not wish to ask for spousal support you there is nothing to contest, you should proceed with uncontested divorce ASAP. Good luck.
It seems it is not an Immigration question. You should speak with a Family divorce attorney
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This does not appear to be an immigration question.