We were hired to represent a woman from the Philippines who was married to a United States citizen but had separated before they reached the two year point in order to file the I-751 and remove the conditions of her residence. Unfortunately, her husband had become abusive and had actually taken most of her corroborating documentation regarding the marriage. She had filed police reports in the past, based on his abuse and had copies of these pertinent documents. including a current stay-away order. At the interview, the USCIS Officer asked questions about the relationship and our client revealed that even though she had a restraining order against her husband, she was currently seeing a counselor and hoping that they would reconcile in the future.