Legal Question in Immigration Law in California

Vegas Marriage

What happens if I'm in a tourist visa marry at Vegas an American man I recently met and fly overseas for our honeymoon?

We are over 40's and with no intention of a long courtship... are we getting in any future problem? I read somewhere that if one marry in Vegas after a short time after meeting, it can generate future problems qith green card rights.

Asked on 9/24/08, 11:20 am

3 Answers from Attorneys

Alice Yardum-Hunter Alice M. Yardum-Hunter, a Law Corp.

Re: Vegas Marriage

The way you do it is what matters and if not done carefully, you could end up being separated for many months and/or bring scrutiny to yourselves, raising suspicion of marriage fraud (where it doesn't exist). If done carefully, you should not have a problem.

You should get some advice from an expert such as myself before you take actions you might live to regret later on.

This should be a happy time when things go smoothly, not awry.

My decades of experience would help you. Check my website at or email me directly at [email protected] for information and to get specific advice.



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Answered on 9/24/08, 11:48 am
Johm Smith tom's

Re: Vegas Marriage

Pay an attorney to start you down the right path and don't underestimate how important that is. We can help you by starting with a clear explanation of how the law applies to your situation and finding the most inexpensive or quick way to do what you want.

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Answered on 9/25/08, 3:48 pm
Nikki Mehrpoo Jacobson The Jacobson Law Firm, APC

Re: Vegas Marriage

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Answered on 10/02/08, 4:57 pm

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