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non sponsoring spouse liability on I-864?

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10 hours ago, USS_Voyager said:

No, if it's in her name only. 

 

But if it's considered "community asset", it might be. For example, a house that is in both of your names and you use both incomes to pay for it. 

so a joint bank account in both of our names would be liable, but an account in my spouse name wouldn't, right?

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8 minutes ago, Lalous said:

so a joint bank account in both of our names would be liable, but an account in my spouse name wouldn't, right?

Correct. 

However, the one thing I don't know is, how far can they go back to look at the history of your finances to see if you intentionally/strategically "move" assets out of your name to avoid a legal obligation. You know, somewhere along the line of say someone want to apply for medicaid/welfare, but they have assets such as houses or money. They deed their house to their children for example, to qualify for a public benefits. The government can unravel that in 2 seconds. 

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10 hours ago, CEE53147 said:

Are you expecting your sister to become dependent on the US taxpayers? What is the basis for your concern?

not really, just want to mitigate my wife's concerns.

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10 hours ago, USS_Voyager said:

Correct. 

However, the one thing I don't know is, how far can they go back to look at the history of your finances to see if you intentionally/strategically "move" assets out of your name to avoid a legal obligation. You know, somewhere along the line of say someone want to apply for medicaid/welfare, but they have assets such as houses or money. They deed their house to their children for example, to qualify for a public benefits. The government can unravel that in 2 seconds. 

I could use bank account in my name only to qualify,  but my wife doesnt want to use her portions from our joint account.

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4 minutes ago, Lalous said:

not really, I can qualify without her doing so.

You may not have a choice if your income is community property.  Half of your income would belong to your wife and for you to use it to sponsor your sister, the US Government may want her to sign the I-864a.  This has happened to others.

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8 hours ago, Lalous said:

not really, just want to mitigate my wife's concerns.

 

 

Her concerns are valid.  If you were single, would there be a problem with sponsorship?  Once your sister arrives, will she and her family be dependent on you for support for even a short time? Will your support of your suister adversely affect your core family's lifestyle? ...

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Often they will want to see an I-864A from a current spouse of a sponsor. It's not strictly required, but is within their ability to do so and they have actually done so.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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