You may be able to get an annulment. Generally, abandonment is not cause for annulment, though certainly you can divorce due to it. However, "marital fraud" is cause for annulment, and one type of fraud is lying about why you wanted to get married--e.g. wanting to get married only for immigration or residency reasons, when your spouse though you actually loved and wanted to be with him. In this case, the abandonment may be evidence of such marital fraud. You are advised to consult with a family or matrimonial law attorney about the situation--you'll want a lawyer's help in filing for an annulment, anyway (or in getting a divorce, if an annulment is not granted).
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