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Can you divorce in two countries at once?

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allgoodthings3 Wed 24-Feb-16 19:17:00

Please someone help me.

I had a UK church wedding and a UK Islamic wedding.

I have served my husband with UK divorce papers and he has acknowledged receipt, does that mean the divorce is in the UK?
Or can he file for divorce in a Arab country?
Would that mean the divorce will take place there if he filed first?

babybarrister Thu 25-Feb-16 20:24:43

The UK Islamic wedding is only a religious wedding I assume. Only the English church wedding is a civil wedding for the purposes of considering whether under English law you are legally married.

In relation to divorce, you need some good advice as to what to do if there are likely to be two sets of proceedings - if you are the person in the weaker financial situation you will want to ensure you are divorced in England so that you can easily bring a financial claim over here

have a look at the Resolution website to find a good lawyer - find someone who specialise in international cases, particularly in relation to Islamic marriage or PM me telling me moreorless where you are and the size of the assets and I may be able to recommend someone

valL123 Thu 03-Mar-16 12:02:02

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