INTERNATIONAL DIVORCE FOR EXPATS IN SPAIN
How can I get divorced in Spain if I got married abroad?
Planning your international divorce.
Divorce cases involving one or more jurisdictions can be complicated but if it is a process that you can prepare. One of the most important key considerations is to act quickly as, sometimes, if you are making a sole application for divorce, being first to apply can make a huge difference in international divorce cases.
What does “jurisdiction” mean?
Jurisdiction refers to the official power and authority of a court within a state to make decisions and judgments.
If a divorce involves parties from more tan one country, proceedings normally, Will be held in whichever jurisdiction is the first to receive the sole application. That is why is so important to act quickly. It could be in the country where you regularly live, or plan t olive, or the country where you were born.
So, where do I get divorced?
The divorce process and outcomes can vary significantly between countries jurisdictions, so it is important you apply in whichever country is likely to be more favourable for you.
“Domicile” and “habitual residence”
You Will need to meet the specific criteria by the country in question, however, most cases, these are dominated by two things: DOMICILE and HABITUAL RESIDENCE.
Domicile is the one located in the country where you have the closest ties, often your country of birth.
Habitual residence is the place where you live regularly and your life is mainly based, or you have plans to stay there for an extended period.
Proof of domicile or habitual residence.
The welfare of children.
When the divorce involves children, the Spanish courts Will put their needs and welfafe before anything else, so you have to take it into account in order to decide where to apply for divorce.
Sandra Márquez knows that disputes involving children can be highly stressful, especially when parents can not agree on what is the best for them. That is why Sandra Márquez is able to respond quickly in urgent cases, such as child abduction. This happens when a parent might go so far taking their child to another country without the permission of either the court or the other parent. Accordint to Spanish law, it can be a criminal offense, that Sandra Márquez, as a criminal lawyer, knows very well.
Sandra Márquez is a lawyer highly experienced in the application of Spanish law in international divoce cases. She has the expertice to guide you through your divorce process, so please, get in touch if she can help.