Lawyers practicing Divorce Law will guide you through country specific procedures, helping to understand the applicable statutes, and provide legal advice for related topics, such as child custody and support, alimony, asset & debt division.
Questions for Your Attorney
- Are foreign judgments of divorce valid in my country?
- Will my country recognize a foreign court’s judgment of child custody, alimony, child support or property division?
Did You Know? There are four types of foreign divorces:
- Ex parte divorces are based on the physical presence of the spouse that filed for divorce in the foreign country, with notice given to the spouse that is not present in the foreign country
- Bilateral divorces are based on the physical presence of both spouses in the divorcing country, or the physical presence of the spouse who filed for divorce and the voluntary appearance by the other spouse through an attorney
- Void divorces are ex parte divorces granted without notice to or service of process on the other spouse. No US court will enforce this type of divorce
- Practical recognition divorces are when a spouse can’t challenge the validity of a foreign divorce when the challenge would be unfair to the other spouse. For example, if your spouse starts a divorce action in a foreign country and you consent or agree to the foreign court’s jurisdiction, you may not be able to challenge the divorce in a US court