What is the divorce procedure in the U.S. Virgin Islands?
Question Details: My husband is a U.S. citizen and am a permanent resident of the U.S. We got married in the U.S Virgin Islands. He filing for a divorce. If I don't agree to sign the divorce papers, what would happen? Is he obligateded to pay me alimony?
First of all, alimony depends on several factors but you give no details here regarding your living situation, finances, length of marriage, etc.. Therefore, whether or not you will be granted alimony is not clear. Secondly, even if you refuse to sign the divorce papers your husband can still get something known as a "divorce by default". Finally, you file for divorce in the state (or territory) in which either you or your spouse legally reside. Unless that's in the Virgin Islands, you wouldn't file there just because that's where you got married. If you do reside there, then here is a link to a site that I think you will find to be of help: http://www.womenslaw.org/laws_state_type.php?id=11854&state_code=VI
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