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I am a foreigner that married a man and resided with him in California. My application for a green card was not successful and I was forced the leave the United States. My husband still resides there. Since I can no longer return to the U.S. I now wish to divorce him but can not return to the U.S.to file. I have requested that he file for divorce but he is not willing to do that nor assist me in finding a solution. I want nothing from him, only to divorce and get on with my life.

My question is How can I file for divorce without returning to California?

Asked on October 5, 2018 under Family Law, Alaska

Answers:

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

While you list "Alaska" as your state I am assuming that is not the case based upon your question.  The answer here is that you divorce him pursuant to the rules and laws in your home country.  He must be served in the US.  The issue here is that you may not be able to obtain any releif other than divorce., e.i., no alimony, child support, etc.  Speak with an attorney.  Good luck.


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