Do I still have to contact my ex wife because of immigration issues? 6 Answers as of April 20, 2015I got married in 2006 and had that marriage dissolved in 2008. I am a US citizen and I petitioned for her to get her green card which she received. Now she is trying to contact me alleging that I HAVE to help her with her immigration proceedings. I think she is trying to change her status from conditional permanent resident to permanent resident, but I’m not entirely sure because I don’t want to speak with her. Do I legally have to help her or communicate with her?
Frazier, Soloway & Poorak, P.C. | David Nabow Soloway
A U.S. Citizen who successfully petitioned for a spouse to adjust status, and who later became divorced, has no legal obligation whatsoever to communicate with his former spouse or otherwise assist regarding the former spouse's next immigration-related steps. Keep in mind, however, that the former spouse may simply seek copies of residential leases, utility bills and other documents that would show that the marriage was valid when entered, notwithstanding that the marriage ended in divorce - those documents could be used by the former spouse in seeking a waiver of the usual requirement that the couple jointly apply to remove conditions on the so-called "two-year Green Card."
Answer Applies to: Georgia