Earlier this month,
1) My fiance came over on a K1 visa with her 9-year-old son.
2) I was laid off from my job as an IT analyst.
3) My fiance and I married.
I have my own 16-year-old son.
I have no current income, so I lack the necessary income to support a family of four. My savings and assets are less than required as well. I require a joint sponsor.
A retired family member who rents out rooms for extra income agreed to joint sponsor me on the i-864 documents. Through a combination of retirement plans, social security, and room rental, she should be able to joint sponsor my wife and her son based on income. Although she would be able joint sponsor me based on assets, the documentation to prove such assets would be extremely difficult.
I am thinking she would be required to show enough income to support three (herself, my wife, my wife's son)--$26,662. She would not have to show enough income to support me and me son as well. Is my thinking correct?
Question 2: Any caveats about how she should best support her income?