If I live in New Zealand, and was married in NZ and the US, since I have marriage certificates in both countries how do I get divorced. file in both countries?

I am needd to divorce and wonder how to go about it when I am not living in US any longer? The man I am currently married to is a New Zealand citizen.

Asked on August 2, 2012 under Family Law, Maryland

Answers:

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If you are a resident of another country, there is nothing stopping you from filing a petition for marital dissolution in that particular country. You do not need to be a resident of the country where you intend to file.

Given this, since you seem to be residing in New Zealand, I suggest that you consult with a New Zealand family law attorney to get the marital dissolution petition prepared and the process moving forward for you.

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If you are a resident of another country, there is nothing stopping you from filing a petition for marital dissolution in that particular country. You do not need to be a resident of the country where you intend to file.

Given this, since you seem to be residing in New Zealand, I suggest that you consult with a New Zealand family law attorney to get the marital dissolution petition prepared and the process moving forward for you.


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