Is a letter from out of state considered proof of residence and, if so, how does this affect custody/divorce/deportation?

My friend is from the UK. He and his wife are estranged and have 2 child together. He is only a registered visitor and her family sponsors him in the US. She has informed him that she wants him out by the end of the month. She says she wants him to “prove he is a good father” by moving out of state and sending her a letter. He has no job and no money. This seems like a trick to prove they don’t live together and that he doesn’t see his son. Am I wrong?

Asked on July 10, 2012 under Family Law, Connecticut

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

I can not determine what is running through her mind but I do not see the move as beneficial to him in any way.  And I think that he should speak with an attorney as soon as he can regarding the immigration issue and how it will affect the divorce and custody issue.  Good luck.


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