Hello: Here’s the situation. My cousin lives in Dallas, TX on a valid H-1B visa. He is married (did it in India) and has a 2 year old son. However, the couple has had a very strained relationship for quite some time. His wife (she has the H-4 or dependent visa) is extremely aggressive and very quarrelsome. She also had an affair for a few months. My cousin had to suffer personal and professional losses due to all this for the last few years. He is fed up and is very disturbed right now. Needless to mention, we all are very worried about him. My cousin’s wife is in India right now and my cousin is also planning to go to India to visit his family very soon. However, he doesn’t think this relationship will last. In fact, his wife has threatened to divorce him multiple times. I have a few questions: -- My cousin’s H-1B visa is up for renewal. Is there a way he can prevent his wife from going to the US? (her visa has also expired). He has all her papers, etc. -- Also, can his wife still file a divorce case against him in a US court if she is in India and he is in the US? He only intends to divorce her in India, not the US. Is this possible? -- If his wife can file a case for divorce in the US, how does the US court decide on the property/assets? Is it during the same divorce case? -- Finally, my cousin has lots of evidence (audio/video tapes, etc.) where his wife literally fought with him, even punched or kicked him (I’ve been witness to this once and he was still very quiet as usual) and later confessed it to him and her family. Would audio tapes also count as an evidence? The thing is : My cousin is absolutely willing to support his son (financially or otherwise; he even wants to raise him) but does not want to give a dime to his wife after such a horrible marriage. Is this possible? Any guidance you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Also, let us know if there are any online or other legal resources he/I can refer to in this extremely troublesome situation. Thanks so much.