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    There was a good question posed to the Editor this month I was curious about....

    What laws are in place to protect American citizens from immigrants who marry in order to remain in the US? I understand that when you are married all property and monies belong to both partners equally unless it was obtained before the marriage. Are their any laws to protect the citizen in case of a divorce when
    sued for divorce by the immigrant (now citizen by marriage)?

    Anyone know the answer?

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    There was a good question posed to the Editor this month I was curious about....

    What laws are in place to protect American citizens from immigrants who marry in order to remain in the US? I understand that when you are married all property and monies belong to both partners equally unless it was obtained before the marriage. Are their any laws to protect the citizen in case of a divorce when
    sued for divorce by the immigrant (now citizen by marriage)?

    Anyone know the answer?

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    • #3
      It depends on the state. divorcesupport.com has some good information by state. You should ALWAYS get a prenup regardless of how little or much you have and regardless of nationality of the wife. Foreigner women want the green card, American women want the house and pension. Be happy that all they get is a green card. The beauty of a young foreign wife is that they are usually more than happy to sign a prenup whereas American women are so greedy that they will not. Any man who marries without a prenup must be mentally insane. Make sure that the women has some legal representative advise her and sign the prenup with her and also have a copy translated into her language and also signed. New York actually has pretty good divorce laws. California is horrible. But don't count on the "law" to help you. Get the prenup. Hold onto her passport and documents in a bank box where she can't touch it. Keep a seperate bank account where she can't touch your money. Use spyware to moniter her internet use and read her emails with the help of an on line translater.

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      • #4
        The first part of Michael's advice was good (the web page). The second part (women's intentions) is questionable, at least. The last part (the passport ans spyware) is ilegal and can get you in jail.

        You can not hide (or make unavailable) a passport ever. It is similar to a kidnapping. A passport is a personal document that allows you to move freely. People can even file an habeas corpus in court.

        You can not spy someone else's mail (or email), not even your spouse's. The right of privacy doesnt end with marriage. Of course that privacy is reduce once you exchange vows but it doesnt disappear. If an email account has a active password, that means it is the user's intention to keep it private.

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        • #5
          You are absurd:

          No one is "hiding: a passport. The USC spouse is holding the passport for her protection. "Honey, lets make sure our documents are in a safe place". You can certainly retain control over your own computer. Unless the grint has her own, you can monitor any activity going on your property. Unless the grint is hiding something or someone, she should not hav an issue with this. People can file whatever they want in court; it doesn't mean a thing. They don't enforce immigration laws here; you think they care if someone read their spouses email? If the grint doesn't like it she can leave.

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