Divorce Rights For Permanent Resident
by Manu from Bradenton, Florida, Manatee County
I am a green card holder(Indian citizen) married to a US citizen. We got married in 1996 in India. Can I or my husband file for divorce here in Florida.
We have 2 kids and I am a homemaker.
I want to know what are my rights if my husband decides to divorce me as I am financially dependent and he is using this factor to his advantage.
Answer to Florida Divorce Question
As a green card holder, and legal permanent resident, you have the same rights as anyone else.
You are entitled to child support for the children; and, most likely, also spousal support, since you are a homemaker.
There are forms that must be completed during the divorce process where both parties must disclose their finances to each other and to the court.
The Florida Family Law Financial Affidavit, Child Support Guidelines Worksheet, and other Florida Supreme Court approved forms can be found on the Supreme Court's website at www.flcourts.org.
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