Filing for Divorce When One Spouse is Abroad
For many Americans, success in a certain career or pursuit of an education takes them out of the country. Unfortunately, living in another country to pursue a degree or for a career opportunity can often put a large amount of stress on an individual’s personal relationships, including a marriage. Although long-distance relationships can work, there are many cases where the stress of being away from each other is too much to handle. However, divorce with one individual abroad can be complicated.
If you or your spouse currently lives abroad and you want to pursue a divorce, make sure you consult with an experienced legal representative who can explain the process to you in detail. To learn more about filing for divorce while abroad, contact a Manhattan Beach divorce lawyer of the Law Offices of Baden V. Mansfield today at 310-546-5858.
Divorce While Abroad
In many ways, pursuing divorce while abroad is similar to divorce when both spouses live in the United States. However, there are a few important differences. In order for your divorce to be recognized in the United States, each spouse living abroad must have proof of residency to show that you are actually living in the other country and not just taking an extended vacation.
After proving residency, both spouses must then give consent to the divorce just like cases in the United States. To makes sure you follow the law properly so your international divorce can be recognized, get in touch with a skilled legal representative today.
If you have questions about pursuing divorce while you, your spouse, or both of you are living overseas, contact a Manhattan Beach divorce lawyer of the Law Offices of Baden V. Mansfield at 310-546-5858 and schedule your consultation.