I know this seems to be a grey area but I wanted to posit this issue again to see if there have been any first hand accounts. My fiancée is an internet freelancer and will "finally" be coming to America on her K1 visa. We are familiar with the conservative approach of waiting for the EAD/AOS to be approved before she resumes her freelancing business but are also mindful of the unreliable and extended processing times for the EAD/AOS.
We came across INA 245(c)(2) and it sounds should she continue her freelancing business while she is in America on the k1 visa, thus engaging in unauthorized employment, if she becomes my spouse before she does any work that she would not be barred from adjusting her status. Also, for what it is worth, her clients have paid her in full in advance while she still is in the UK so once she would be in the US there would not be any subsequent exchange of money just the rendering of services.
Any thoughts on the above?? TIA!!