Articles for the Expat on handing a divorce
Approximately 50 percent of all marriages end in divorce. You have many friends and relatives that have gotten divorced. You have probably heard many horror stories about divorce, and many very good stories about divorce. The one thing that you have not heard much about is how to deal with an attorney when you are an expat who wants to get divorced. In this article I will try to give you some pointers and some directions dealing with an attorney as an expat. Read more
1. Can I get divorce in Harris County, Texas without having to return the United States for Court?
Short answer – in some cases, yes.
Assuming you and your spouse agree upon everything, some courts will grant a divorce with the evidence being provided by a Consulate Affidavit. Other courts require that you be physically present before they will grant a divorce. Read more
It all seemed so exciting! Living abroad offered a new lifestyle, a new adventure, more money or perhaps a better job. Now you’re entrenched. But you’ve decided to get a divorce and you feel so alone. This article discusses some of the challenges you’ll face emotionally and some of the steps you can take to help lessen the stress and strain of going through a divorce as an expat. Read more
Each divorce is different. For some of the more simple divorces I need very few documents. However, in many divorces, even uncontested ones, people have a number of different sources of income and many different assets so I will need quite a few documents. Many of the documents listed below will be necessary to prepare for hearings, prepare proposed settlements, to attend mediation, to proceed to trial, and even if your case does not go to trial, to prepare the Final Decree of Divorce, the Agreement Incident to Divorce, and the necessary closing documents. Read more