If I divorced my wife who is a 10 year green card holder, since I’m no longer her family member am I still her sponsor?

Asked on March 24, 2012 under Immigration Law, Florida


SB, Member, California / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Yes, sponsorship for affidavit of support purposes has nothing to do with whether you are still married or not.  You are still the sponsor and you will remain such until she becomes a US citizen.  The support provisions from this are different than spousal support you may be called upon to pay her as part of your divorce settlement.

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