What to do about a divorce?

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What to do about a divorce?

My wife and I have been having problems since she came to this country. She is an immigrant from Jamaica and I would like to go my own way. We have been married 3 years but she came to the US less than 2 years ago. We are approaching the 2 year immigration interview and have been going through many issues and I would like to get a divorce and go my way. But I fear that she will try to make my life miserable as she has already in the past and put a restraining order against me in my own home. Do you know if I leave if I would be legally responsible for any expenses due to me leaving?

Asked on December 14, 2012 under Family Law, New York

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country you could possibly be responsible for spousal support in the event of a divorce. I suggest that you immediately consult with a family law attorney to give you the appropriate guidance that you will need during this troubling time and what legal recourse you may have.


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