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  1. Stop giving bad advice. The court can request records of bank accounts prior to filing the divorce so even if you pulled this stunt it will backfire. And I really don't see her paying him alimony.
  2. You seem to be preoccupied by little bit of money. It will be to the date of the divorce, not separation. My last one cost me well over $1M dollars. It happens. Deal with it. They say you can't put a price on happiness. Yes, you can. It's called HALF.
  3. We filed ROC in January. By February it showed fingerprints were taken on my wife's case. Just got a letter for her daughter. Why would they use the old fingerprints for my wife and not a 16 year old who was on the same application? Now I have to take her out of school, take her an hour away on the 28th because of course they scheduled the appointment for 10:00.
  4. It doesn't matter what you want. It's what the law says you have to do when you divorce. The court will decide. In most states that means 50/50 of assets accumulated during the marriage. So assets you had before you married would remain yours and the same for her as long as you can prove it. So if you could show a bank statement the month before you married with a $30,000 savings balance or a 401k you probably could get that exempted. But that said, 401k accumulated in the last 2.4 years could be attached to the split. And if she worked for a year and didn't contribute to expenses and just saved all of that money it would go into the split as well. Now if she worked and got paid and spent it or sent it all home to her parents it would likely be treated the same as spent on rent. If she still has it then it gets thown into the pot to split as it was accumulated during the marriage. Divorces at 2-3 years don't end up with a lot of alimony in most cases. It's longer marriages where you can get wrapped into paying alimony and/or if one spouse makes significantly more than the other. But you do still have the I-864 so hope she keeps working after divorce.
  5. I don't know if K1 is different than CR-1 but I definitely went with my wife for CR-1 and they not only let me inside but I ended up answering 80% of the questions from the immigration official. She literally answered 2-3 questions. I was unique in the sense that our interview was almost a year after Vietnam closed the border due to COVID so there were no other CR-1 petitioners there. I was the only one as I was living there from the time we married until she immigrated.
  6. My wife is now pregnant (3 months) and the doctor didn't want to schedule the first appointment until 8-10 weeks anyway for the first ultrasound so no reason not to wait until April 1.
  7. They are pretty rare. I think they only used them for about two weeks! I have two, could sell you one. LOL What I can't figure out is why us, with freshly minted 36 month letters, got new ones literally a month later yet there are people with 24 month letters that are expiring soon that don't have a new one.
  8. So after getting one of the few 36 month extension letters on January 20 we received new 48 month letters yesterday.
  9. No, it's just an extension to cover the expired two year green card for 48 months from the expriation date of the two year green card while the I-751 is processed. You need both the expired green card and the extension letter together to travel outside of the US.
  10. Photographs of the two of you together at various places and significant events or holidays such as birthdays, etc. I would suggest 3-4 pages with 3-4 pictures each with captions under each listing who, where and when. Otherwise your documentation looks pretty solid. Even with a short time together you should be fine. You could also add afidavits, especially from members of his family that have knowledge of the two of you being together. Normally afidavits don't hold a lot of water but in this case I would add them if you can get them from his family.
  11. My wife is also taking English classes at the local community college. They have a full ESL course, five semesters. She had to do a three hour placement test and started in Level 3 of the 5. Best part is our classes are completely free. Three hour classes, twice a week. Beyond this set of courses they have English for college prep and one other class for business English. Those we need to pay for.
  12. Unlikely there will be a large difference filing separately. On another note you will probably end up with a decent sized underpayment penalty on top of the tax if you are $11,000 under. They sure don't give you any benefit you if you have a $11,000 return but they do like to hit you for owing too much.
  13. Think about every single monthly bill that you had - electricity, gas, phone, internet, cable, car insurance. Most places you can log into your online account and review, download and print past statements. Do it for everything that you can, assuming either you or your ex still have those accounts. Even if you don't still have those specific accounts maybe a call to or more likely a personal visit to the payment office for each can probably get you copies once you tell them the urgent reason to get them after the fact. Make sure you take identification with you. This will take some legwork on your part but your ROC depends on it. You can't just say " I sent everything I had". They have already said it is not enough with the RFE. It is on you now to find more evidence.
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