If a couple is married for some country like Pakistan or India and been in USA for a while and on green card status now .if one the partners produce fake divorce papers from home country indicating they are already divorced ,will they be accepted in USA court and what other partner can do in such condition .can they press criminal charges or they can do any thing else?
If the papers are truly fake that Court would not accept them as being valid. Basically, in order for the Court to accept legal papers from another country here they must be verified, certified and domesticated in the Court of jurisdiction before the Court will grant the foreign order legitimacy via full faith and credit . I am providing a simplified response and view of the process explained herein. However, it is nothing that a consultation with your local family law attorney could not help answer. Please see an attorney to discuss your options in regard to this issue.
I agree with Mr. Pettersen by adding that the action to have a foreign legal document recognized is not a simply procedure and has many steps that the failure to follow will result recognition of the document being denied. Also, even if all the procedural steps are followed, the foreign decree (fake or genuine) may be denied recognition if it was rendered by a tribunal that did not recognize basic principals of judicial fairness or contrary to public policy. I do not know if decisions of Pakistan are recognized by our courts.
The above answer is a general explanation of legal rights and procedures. It does not constitute legal advice. Nor does it establish an attorney-client relationship between the individual posting the question and the attorney providing the answer
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