International assets do cause a problem but that is not to say that the English courts will simply disregard them.
In the right circumstances foreign accounts can be frozen and further disclosure ordered by the English courts. If they are regarded as matrimonial property then they will be taken into account when considering the overall financial settlement.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How long do I have to be married before I can start a divorce?
You have to be married for at least one year before divorce can be commenced.
Do I have to divorce in the country where the marriage took place?
No. You are able to divorce in the UK as long as you or your spouse have been resident here for at least one year before starting your case, or you and your spouse are domiciled in the UK.
If my spouse and I have been separated for two years, are we automatically divorced?
No.The same procedure has to be followed before divorce is finalized. See Our Flowchart
What paperwork do I need to start a divorce?
- A divorce petition.
- Original Marriage Certificate, with translation if appropriate.
- A fee.
How long does it take to divorce?
An ‘agreed divorce’ takes about 5-6 months to finalize.
What happens if I cannot find my spouse?
You are still able to divorce by showing the court that you have made attempts to locate them. The facts of 2 years’ separation with consent or adultery should not be relied upon in this instance.
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