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.
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.