Have you ever wondered if what you know about International Divorces, with or without your spouse's consent is accurate? Consider the following paragraphs and compare what you know to the latest info on International Divorces, with or without your spouse's consent. Those of you not familiar with the latest on International Divorces, with or without your spouse's consent, as written in the omonymous book publishd by Expats Ebooks, now have at least a basic understanding. But there's more to come.
You have probably heard of people jetting off to the Caribbean to get married. But did you know, you can also legally divorce in a foreign country, no matter where you happen to be located right now?
The idea of offshore divorces is relatively new to most people in the United States, Canada and Europe. When it comes to divorce, it's always been a matter of “Do-As You-Are-Told” by a local lawyer, whose main purpose is to extract from you the highest possible fees! Check with an International Lawyer the best options.
In many US jurisdictions you have to wait 30-90 days or even up to two years. This is even if both parties approach the fast divorce mutually agreeing to it, without any fuss or fanfare - and that’s also after all the financial wheeling and dealing.
Elsewhere, things are even worse. In Ireland you have to wait four years at an absolute minimum. In the Philippines, you can never ever get divorced!
A speedy, amicable, affordable, and legally valid decree of divorce from a foreign country may well be the best solution you. It is often faster, simpler, and cheaper than divorcing in your home country. An offshore divorce is also ideal for Global Citizens.
In this instant e-book you will learn for example:
• Pros and cons of Express divorce in Dominican Republic (Caribbean divorces) versus Guam and Mexico.
• How to get a legally-valid fast divorce in 24 hours if your spouse consents (all required forms are included in the download, just print them and have your spouse sign before a notary public…)
• How to get a legally-valid unilateral divorce in as little as 21 days if your spouse has disappeared or refuses to co-operate.
• Important facts and case-law you need to know in order to make sure your offshore divorce decree is valid in your home country
FAQ about International Divorces
How can I be sure that the divorce will be valid in my home country?
A large part of the kit is devoted to answering this question. It is quite a complex legal issue that cannot be answered in a few paragraphs, especially because this is a worldwide website. Our team have devoted many hours to legal research in different countries.
“Offshore” divorce is perfectly legal and valid. Whether it is accepted where you live really depends on whether anyone disputes it in court. 99.9% of divorces are never disputed. The only person who is likely to dispute your divorce would be your spouse. Most people obtain their spouse’s written consent and then the spouse is precluded from disputing it later by the legal principle of estoppel. In the case of unilateral divorce (where only one spouse participates), the issue becomes more complicated but still there are many legal tactics whereby you can successfully protect yourself.
In the USA, many states (for example New York) specifically accept international divorces. Courts in most others accept them on a case-by-case basis under the principle of comity. The Social Security Administration and the Veterans Administration are other departments that specifically accept and recognize international divorces. The State Department authorizes and requires US consulates abroad to legalize foreign divorce decrees by granting “full faith and credit” to the signatures of foreign courts. Such legalizations are issued routinely in the case of the Caribbean divorces described in The International Express Divorce Kit. Celebrities such as Michael Jackson and Diana Ross who can afford the very best lawyers in the USA have specifically opted for this type of international divorce.
All these legal concepts are explained in the kit in more depth and backed up by copies of specific laws, regulations and cases. We also include specific legal information on acceptance in England and Wales, Ireland and the Philippines, and general information on other countries.
Of course, in some countries (such as very religious countries) divorce decrees may not be recognized. We cannot make any guarantees as to acceptance of foreign divorce decrees in specific countries, but in the vast majority of cases it is absolutely no problem and nothing to worry about.
The bottom line is that for a fuller, more detailed answer to this question, and to reassure yourself, you should read The International Express Divorce Kit. If after reviewing it you feel for any reason that you did not obtain good value for money, you may request a full refund.
What documents do I need for an international divorce?
You will typically need:
• A valid passport
• Marriage certificate
• Birth certificate of any children born in the marriage
• Information form
These documents may need to be legalized by the foreign consulate responsible for the place where you live. This is a routine procedure which can often be carried out by mail. You may also require the services of a local notary public.
If you do not have a passport, in some cases (but not all) alternative ID documents might be acceptable. However, it is advisable to apply for a passport anyway.
What is the typical cost of an international divorce?
The typical cost of an international divorce is between US$ 2,500 and US$ 5,000 depending on how complex the matter is. This is a global figure including legal fees, court fees. However it is only an estimate. The actual cost in your case could be higher or lower. In particular, it is possible to do it much cheaper if you don’t hire a lawyer. But the cost in time, travel and complcations means for most people it is preferable to hire a lawyer.
Do foreign courts rule on child custody agreements and financial settlements?
No, as a general rule they concentrate only on the divorce itself. The purpose of this is to restore your legal status as a single person. This allows you to do carry on with your personal and professional life. You can choose to remarry, to submit tax returns and claim allowances, carry on businesses or start new ones etc etc just as a single person would, without worrying about your spouse.
Financial and custody settlements in the form of a Post Nuptial Agreement can be incorported into an international divorce. The International Express Divorce Kit includes examples of such agreements drafted by lawyers that you can use in your own situation.
If you are unable to reach an agreement with your spouse, then such matters will continue to be heard by your local courts. This can take many months or years. The good thing is that an offshore divorce allows you to be divorced and remarried without having to wait for the termination of these court hearings.
Is an offshore divorce useful for asset protection purposes?
On the surface, no, you should have built an asset protection plan with a pre-nuptial agreement, before marriage. However, scratching below the surface, there are some hidden advantages especially if you are living or doing business in a country which is different from where you formerly lived with your spouse. Your ex-spouse will not be able to attach assets like properties, bank acounts etc purchased or opened after the divorce decree has been obtained. For further information on protecting your assets, we recommend you read Bye Bye Big Brother from Global Liberty Publishing.
Am I legally obliged to register my divorce anywhere?
Your foreign divorce will only be registered and recorded in the place where it was issued. There is no obligation to inform anyone else about it. Most people choose to inform others, but some people prefer to keep it quiet and that is their decision and legal right.
The day will come when you can use something you read about here to have a beneficial impact. Then you'll be glad you took the time to learn more about International Divorces, with or without your spouse's consent.
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