At present my wife is living with her sister, they said if I file for divorce they will bring front my previous issues which will damage my social images , they already posted many bad things in social media against me, they collected a faults document against me , now they are threatening me if I file divorce against my wife , I have to leave USA , in this situation what can I do
In the determination of the economic issues in a divorce, fault and so called bad behavior are irrelevant. You need to retain an experienced matrimonial attorney who also practices and has expertise in civil litigation (especially slander, defamation and damage to reputation). You should not be intimidated by threats made that are essentially meaningless and could ultimately benefit you. Damaging personal attacks can be removed from the Internet. Not always easy, or cheap, but doable. You should not underestimate the power of a letter from an attorney on legal stationary to stop defamation or damage to reputation. Do not let geographic restrictions get in the way of retaining the best attorney. Pick the best attorney you can find and remember one rule: a good attorney is generally never cheap, and a cheap attorney is generally never good so don't choose based on price.
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Your past or even present acts of “bad behavior” are irrelevant to your divorce, although your wife can seek half of any funds you have spent on someone else during the separation. Unfortunately, there isn’t much you can do to stop your wife from “badmouthing” you.
You can file for divorce just because of the length of time you have been living apart.
The affair is irrelevant.
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Thank you for your question. I am sorry that you have to deal with such a difficult situation. You can divorce your wife regardless of how long you have lived apart. If you had an affair before you were married it is not adultery. She can allege whatever she wants in her Answer to your divorce complaint. If she continues to disparage you on social media you can tell the court that she is harassing you.
I do not know your individual immigration situation, so I do not know how a divorce might impact your status. You should absolutely consult with an experienced family law attorney to find out your specific options.
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