A well respected, award winning social enterprise
Volunteer run - Government and charity funded
We help 50,000 people a year through divorce

01202 805020
Mon/Fri 9am-8pm       Sat/Sun 2pm-8pm
Call for FREE expert advice & service info

Legalising a foreign divorce in the UK - advice

  • *Minxy*
  • *Minxy*'s Avatar Topic Author
  • Fresh Boarder
  • Fresh Boarder
More
7 years 2 months ago #402640 by *Minxy*
Hi

I married my Brazilian husband in the UK but we live in Brazil where we are now getting divorced before I return to the UK.

I am assuming I need to legalise my divorce in the UK so I can be free of him. When I contacted the registrar in my home town they said if I want to remarry (I''m assuming they mean now) then the original Brazilian divorce certificate along with an English translation would be sufficient but if I wanted to legalise my divorce in the UK I would have to speak to a solicitor.

Does anyone know what I need to do please?

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • LittleMrMike
  • LittleMrMike's Avatar
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
More
7 years 2 months ago #402649 by LittleMrMike
Replied by LittleMrMike on topic Re:Legalising a foreign divorce in the UK - advice
The critical issue from your point of view is whether the English courts would recognise a foreign decree. If they do then the divorce is effective to end the marriage and no application to the English Courts is necessary or possible.

The short answer is that I don''t know and I doubt whether anyone on this forum would or could be expected to know. But on the face of it I can''t see any obvious reason why the English courts would not recognise a decree granted in Brazil.

What can be much more important is whether you want to take proceedings for financial relief, whether you have a choice, and if so which jurisdiction is the more favourable.

But if you are living in Brazil then you may not be able to bring proceedings for financial relief in the English courts unless you are '' domiciled '' in the UK.

I think a few words with a practising lawyer in England and Wales would be money well spent.

LMM

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Helia1989
  • Helia1989's Avatar
  • Fresh Boarder
  • Fresh Boarder
More
2 months 1 week ago #513412 by Helia1989
Replied by Helia1989 on topic Legalising a foreign divorce in the UK - advice
Hi ,,

I got married in the UK In 2015 but I got divorced in Portugal . What do I need to do to legalise my divorce in the UK ?

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Moderators: wikivorce teamrubytuesdaydukeyhadenoughnowTetsSheziLinda SheridanForsetiMitchumWhiteRoseLostboy67WYSPECIALBubblegum11