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What rights does a non citizen have when divorcing a citizen ?

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Filed under: Divorce

I married a US citizen abroad and we are going through a divorce now before we even applied for any sort of citizenship for me , does divorcing him qualify me for any sort of rights wheather financial , citizenship ... anything ??

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  1. Your immigration status does not matter in terms of the divorce settlement. However, it will certainly have an impact on your future immigration rights.


  2. Your immigration status does not have a bearing on your legal rights in a divorce. However, the divorce can have significant consequences on your immigration status. You should consult both a family law attorney and an immigration attorney for more, specific, information and guidance as to your situation.

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