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Checking a Spanish National is Divorced

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VCHunt Sat 09-Apr-16 17:09:36


I've been dating a guy for five months and, although on our first date he told me was divorced and has stuck to that story since, I am starting to get the feeling that might not be the case (rarely available at weekends, I've never been to his house, etc.)

At first, I accepted he just wanted to take things slowly and not introduce the kids etc, which I was fine with.

Coming up for six months in, I'm starting to feel it's a bit odd ...

I know a lot of people would say that if I don't trust him I shouldn't be with him, but on every other level this guy is fantastic and we have a great time together.

Obviously, I don't want to contact his 'ex', although he has told me enough about her that I know who she is and could get in touch via Linked In. I don't want to appear to be some crazy bunny boiler with no hard evidence and just a 'hunch'!

So, before I do anything too dramatic, I thought the best way to confirm or allay my suspicions would be to obtain a copy of his divorce certificate.

He and his ex are Spanish nationals. I know both their full names and the year of their marriage (though not the exact date). In the UK, you can do a ten-year search for £65 through the courts and a divorce will show up. But, I assume if they are both Spanish they will have been divorced through the Spanish courts.

Does anyone know about the Spanish system and how it works?

All advice greatly appreciated!


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babybarrister Sat 09-Apr-16 19:01:20

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

VCHunt Sat 09-Apr-16 19:35:42

Thanks so much for your response, which is very helpful. They have both been residents ordinarily in the UK since 2007, so from what you are saying, the UK divorce court system is definitely worth checking?

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VCHunt Sat 09-Apr-16 19:42:10

Sorry - I meant to ask (if you have time to respond), if I ask for a search of a copy of the divorce certificate via the UK court, would they be alerted to that?

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babybarrister Sat 09-Apr-16 19:49:13

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

VCHunt Sat 09-Apr-16 20:08:22

Ok, thanks! Good to know.

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