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

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


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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