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20 Sep 12 #356964 by divina
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I am British but married to a Romanian and living in Indonesia most of married life. I have a house in UK, which i owned before we were married. We also have properties in Romania, Indonesia and Spain. My husband committed adultery and wants a divorce. If we can get divorced in UK, I understand the courts have no jurisdiction over assets abroad. They also cannot impose orders on my husband as he is not UK citizen nor resident. Could I Petition for a divorce in Romania? Would their courts have more power over my husband, even though he does not live there? Would I have to take out legal cases in each country to resolve disputes over property? He is offering a split on property but it is not 50 50, even though I brought a lot into the marriage. How can I get a valuation on properties in Romania, as I believe he is undervaluing our assets there, as they will be the main part of his share?

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