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divorce during 2 year CGC

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Hello to everybody here in VJ, I've been following you guys for a few years now, with all of your advice been wonderful, a lot of times even better than some lawyers.

Here is my situation and I decided to post it here in order to try to get some feedback and see what to do.

I got married last May 2010, my husband petitioned me for AOS and everything went fine and I got my 2 year GC on January of this year.

Everything was wonderful in our marriage and relationship, however things just got bad, I have tried to reconcile but I dont think its happening anymore plus he's been verbally abused to me lately, I'm even considering getting a restraining order against him when I filed for divorce.

However, I'm a little hesitant to do anything so far thinking about my current status, however after reading so many posts here, I feel a little more relief to find out that I could apply for a waiver to ROC stating we got divorce; however here are my main concerns right now:

1. we've been married for almost 1 year now, and wouldn't look weird or suspicious that the period of time after I received my GC is too short, only about 5 months? thinking if I decide to file for divorce next month.

2. I really would like to get a restraining order against him to protect myself, because even though he has never beaten me physically, he've been abusing me emotionally and threating me about my conditional status and I just cant take it anymore however, I'm worried he will take "revenge" for doing this and maybe do something to my status. I'm just wanna protect myself and live my life but also I don't wanna make things any worse like the old saying "dont play with fire, or you could get burn"

Any help will be gladly appreciate it.

Thank you

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I'm not a marriage counselor, but purely from an immigration perspective, you will want to have documentation of abuse, and you want your divorce to be final when it comes to remove conditions. You take your conclusions from my in-the-face hints.


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