If any of these situations sound familiar, do not hesitate to get in touch with us so we can look into your options together. You are not alone, and we are always here to listen.
We would love to get to know your story and see what options could be available to you.
Each case is different, and in order to find out if you could be eligible to apply, you will require an evaluation from the attorney so she can provide an expert and personalized evaluation of your case.
A VAWA Self-Petition is a special type of case that can help immigrants who are being mistreated by their U.S. citizen spouse or adult child get a work permit and green card.
It allows the immigrant to apply for benefits on their own, without the help of their spouse or child—In fact your spouse/child doesn’t even have to know about it!
Click here to learn more about qualifying for VAWA as the SPOUSE of a U.S. citizen
Click here to learn more about qualifying for VAWA as the PARENT of a U.S. citizen
You never need to experience physical abuse or physical violence in order to be eligible for VAWA. Abuse comes in many other forms.
There are many other situations such as emotional abuse, suffering, cruelty, manipulation, or control that would make you a good candidate to file for VAWA without the help of your U.S. Citizen child or spouse.
We recognize that relationships are complicated. For VAWA, there is no legal requirement for you to separate or divorce. You can still decide to get back together with your spouse if you believe that is the best decision for you.
Your application will not be affected if you and your spouse reconcile or decide to stay together. You won’t have to withdraw or cancel your application, and there will be no changes to your case.
Your spouse or child will NOT get in trouble. You filing for VAWA does not create a police report, criminal history, or affect them in any way.
They will be able to continue living their lives without any interference. In fact, they won’t even know you are doing this process unless you decide to tell them!
Many people think that they need to press charges or have a police report to be eligible for VAWA, but that is not true!
In fact, most of our clients don’t have any of these documents for their case and are still able to succeed. If you file for VAWA our team will work with you to document your situation and gather the evidence needed for your case to be successful.