I am trying to figure out whether or not I need to have a lawyer due to my circumstances.
From my previouis marriage, My ex wife and i had a verbal argument and she went to her mothers house. I then went there 10 mins later and was let in by her brother so i could talk to her. She was still upset and didnt wanna talk, so she asked me to leave. Her mother then barged through the bedroom door where I was talking to her and rushed towards me all crazy like. Thats when I tossed water in her face and ran out of the house. The next morning I found out her mom then called the police and claimed that I "broke in" to the home and had even "hit" her daughter (my ex wife) which is all crazy and didnt happen. Come to find out my ex-wife was seeing someone else and I believe the whole thing was staged in order to get me out of the picture. to make a long story short, I was charged with Burglary 1st even though the police report said no forced entry and I was let in the house by my then brother-in-law. My lawyer worked out a plea for me to take just an assault 4 misdemeanor. (burglary 1st amended to assault 4 misdemeanor)
The problem is, after the incident my wife decided she was gonna leave me for the other guy so her mother made her file a DVO (domestic violence order) against me, so technically I have some sort of domestic violence misdemeanor in my past. My fiancee knows of the situation already and is ok with it. I was just worried if any of the government agencies would make a big deal of it or not and make it harder to get a visa. From what I read it shouldnt be a big deal, but i wasnt sure....
Another question is the affadavit of support. I only made $14,000 each of the past 3 years. It says I need to make around $16,000, so I will need a co-sponser. My father said he would do it, and he makes more than enough money. Does that usually work out okay?
I have already visited my fiancee once, and am going back next month in May for a 2nd visit. We have talked every single day since early July 2006. I am 26 and she is 19. She also is in the Philippines. We are very serious about eachother. What steps should I take to get the K1 process started? and do I need a lawyer? Sorry for the long thread, but I really want some advice. Thankyou so much!