Monday, January 21, 2013

Can a prenup ever be beneficial in getting a marriage visa approved?

Q: Meaning, can it be used as proof that the beneficiary is not looking to abandon the US spouse in the future, and would not be getting monetary gain from the relationship?  My brother was told that the main hurdle in his case would be convincing the immigration officer that the marriage is being entered for love reasons only. If the he, as a beneficiary, is willing to sign a legal agreement stating that if he were to leave his US citizen spouse, she would get everything he has + alimony etc., could it be used as proof that he is marrying solely for love and no other gain?

A: David's Answer: It is questionable whether such an agreement would benefit your immigration case. I would advise to shop around and get different opinions from immigration lawyers. If you are convinced it could have even a marginal impact & wish to proceed, then I encourage you to contact a Divorce/Matrimonial lawyer to schedule a consultation.  -- David Bliven, White Plains Divorce lawyer (

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