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Divorce when partners live in different countries

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kama Tue 05-Aug-08 22:23:17

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Anna8888 Tue 05-Aug-08 22:24:23

Where did you marry and in which country(ies) have you lived together and for how long? Do you have any children?

kama Tue 05-Aug-08 23:02:57

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Anna8888 Tue 05-Aug-08 23:06:12

I strongly suspect that you will have to divorce under English law then (but please don't take my word for it as I am no expert, just interested in international marriage/divorce/child custody issues).

Where does your daughter live?

kama Tue 05-Aug-08 23:07:19

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Anna8888 Tue 05-Aug-08 23:09:05

And how long have the two of you been in Norway? Are you planning to stay there?

mumblechum Tue 05-Aug-08 23:15:07

You could divorce in either country. The England and Wales court has jurisdiction because one of you is habitually resident and domiciled in England. If you go on that basis, then your dh would have to divorce you.

Arguably, you also have domicile as you have a UK passport, but in order to prove domicile you need to show an intention to make England your permanent home at some time in the future. If you went down that route, then you could divorce him.

I'd suggest that you take advice from both English and Norwegian lawyers about the likely financial settlement and base your decision on jurisdiction on which would give you the better deal.

kama Tue 05-Aug-08 23:21:02

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Anna8888 Tue 05-Aug-08 23:23:53

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kama Tue 05-Aug-08 23:55:09

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Anna8888 Wed 06-Aug-08 10:51:00

OK I quite understand and have emailed you.

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