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Info on getting divorced in France

Posted by vicki1001 - Created: 14 years ago
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Can anybody help with some advise on getting divorced in France. I was married in the UK but both myself and my husband are living in France and want to know whether it is possible to get the divorce done here or if we need to return to the UK.

If anyone can point me in the right direction i would be really grateful, thanks.

Vicki Harris  victoria1001@hotmail.com

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Posted by legend_in_my_lunchtime-182603 - 14 years ago

Yes you can get basic legal representation through the social services although this is means tested and the mere fact to have no income may not qualify you.

If you have no disposable income currently but you reasonably expect some divorce settlement from community property, then there are some very family oriented lawyers who will work on account until settlement.  E-mail if you want references.

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Posted by vicki1001 - 14 years ago

Thank you so much, i just didn't know where to start so your links have been a great help. With regard to getting a lawyer do you know if it is possible to get legal aid for this sort of thing as i am unemployed at the moment?

thanks

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Posted by legend_in_my_lunchtime-182603 - 14 years ago

This topic has been addressed on and off in AI forums.  The answer to your basic question is very definitely “Yes” a French court can dissolve an marriage contract fom the UK. It can be very straightforward and the only potentially complicating issue is if you have an Anglo-Saxon style pre-nuptial agreement.

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Read the links below for some other insights and good luck to you and your husband (and children if any) in finding a peaceful way to separate. 

 

http://riviera.angloinfo.com/forum/link.asp?topic_ID=8021

 

http://riviera.angloinfo.com/forum/link.asp?topic_ID=9553

 

http://riviera.angloinfo.com/forum/link.asp?topic_ID=17377