divorce Procedure for non-resident Brazilian Couple
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29 Sep 2003 18:31 PDT
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What is the procedure for divorce for a Brazilian couple residing in Kentucky for the past 2+ years, non US citizens, here on work VISAS, parents to (2) US born children? Can the couple file in KY or do they have to return to Brazil and file? How long will the process take?
Re: divorce Procedure for non-resident Brazilian Couple
Answered By: belindalevez-ga on 01 Oct 2003 00:27 PDT
<A divorce can be obtained in the U.S.A. In order for the divorce to be valid in Brazil, you will need to get the divorce certificate legalised by the Brazilian embassy. This can be done by post. You will need to send the original divorce certificate to the consulate section of the Brazilian embassy. It costs $20 to have the divorce certificate validated and takes two days. For further information contact: Consular Service 3009 Whitehaven Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20008 Phone: (202) 238-2828 Fax: (202) 238-2818 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Brazilian embassy in Washington. http://www.brasilemb.org/ Legalisation of documents. http://www.brasilemb.org/consular3.shtml Getting a divorce in Kentucky. The amount of time taken to get the divorce will depend on whether or not any of the issues are disputed. On average it takes from three to fifteen months from the filing of the complaint. You or your spouse need to have lived in Kentucky for at least 180 days prior to filing. Grounds for divorce are No-Fault: Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. The spouses must have lived apart for 60 days. Living apart includes living in the same house but not sharing sex. [Kentucky Revised Statutes; Title 35, Chapter 403.170]. http://www.divorcesource.com/KY/info/legalprocess.shtml A step by step guide to divorce is given at http://www.divorcesource.com/KY/info/lplegalprocess.shtml Finding a lawyer. The Kentucky Bar Association has a searchable database of lawyers. In the box marked section, scroll down to family law and then click on search. You can also refine the search to find a lawyer in the county or city where you live. Search page http://web.kybar.org/kbamember/(iidf1r55dwkmllrzoyz2vdq5)/MemberLookup.aspx Kentucky bar association. http://www.kybar.org/public.html > <Search strategy:> <"brazilian embassy" "divorce"> <://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=%22brazilian+embassy%22+%22divorce%22+> <brazil "foreign divorce"> <://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=brazil++%22foreign+divorce%22> <"brazilian embassy" Washington> <://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=%22brazilian+embassy%22+washington> <divorce Kentucky> <://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=divorce+kentucky> <Hope this helps.>
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