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    Hi there,
    I have a divorce question: Married in Argentina, never shared as spouses as on the wedding day, each party went it's own way, one of the spouses moved to Dominican Republic over 10 years ago and wishes to disolve the marriage contract. Would an unilateral divorce processed in Dominican Republic be valid in Argentina?

    Thank you in advance for your expertise.

    Mercy

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    Divorces in the DR are only possible if one of the partners has strong links to the country such as is a Dominican or a legal resident. Dominican divorces are legal across the world. There is also something called a divorce a vapor which is more expensive, neither party has to be Dominican and is completed in a few days. That is not legal across the world. Best worth checking with the authorities in Argentina as to if they would recognise a divorce carried out in the DR if neither party were Dominican nationals.

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    Your question should be answered by an Argentinian lawyer since it has to do with the validity of a Dominican divorce under Argentinian law.
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    ...as a side note if you get married in the DR.....you know a legal wedding with a Judge...its only legal in the DR....to be legal in the rest of the world, you need to register the paperwork in your home town in your home country.....I did all that was required it is impossible in the USA...maybe thats a good thing.........Doc............

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    Quote Originally Posted by USA DOC View Post
    ...as a side note if you get married in the DR.....you know a legal wedding with a Judge...its only legal in the DR....to be legal in the rest of the world, you need to register the paperwork in your home town in your home country.....I did all that was required it is impossible in the USA...maybe thats a good thing.........Doc............
    That is not true for Canada or the UK. In the UK you can no longer register a foreign marriage, if it is legal in the DR it is legal in the UK and according to the US State Department, the need to register the marriage in the US depends on the state.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Matilda View Post
    Divorces in the DR are only possible if one of the partners has strong links to the country such as is a Dominican or a legal resident. Dominican divorces are legal across the world. There is also something called a divorce a vapor which is more expensive, neither party has to be Dominican and is completed in a few days. That is not legal across the world. Best worth checking with the authorities in Argentina as to if they would recognise a divorce carried out in the DR if neither party were Dominican nationals.

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    While there are legal considerations to be looked at in ones home state/country, mutual consent divorces are still, to the best of my knowledge, available to foreigners with only one party needing to appear.


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    Quote Originally Posted by playacaribe2 View Post
    While there are legal considerations to be looked at in ones home state/country, mutual consent divorces are still, to the best of my knowledge, available to foreigners with only one party needing to appear.


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    Correct but they are not recognised in all states in the US or countries. https://people.howstuffworks.com/get-secret-divorce.htm


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    =Matilda;1922184]Correct but they are not recognised in all states in the US or countries. https://people.howstuffworks.com/get-secret-divorce.htm
    And that may be true in certain countries............but in the US, I am not aware of any jurisdiction that does not give full effect to legally done mutual consent divorces in the DR.

    Your link is mostly for a secret divorce.........not one of mutual consent.....but does go on to list mutual consent requirements.


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    Respectfully Playacaribe2, secret or not, divorcios al vapor are not recognized in all US states so it is always worth checking. They are also expensive. Mutual consent divorces where one spouse has links to the Dominican Republic ie a citizen or a resident are not the same and are recognized in the US although they do take longer than divorcios al vapor.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Matilda View Post
    Respectfully Playacaribe2, secret or not, divorcios al vapor are not recognized in all US states so it is always worth checking. They are also expensive. Mutual consent divorces where one spouse has links to the Dominican Republic ie a citizen or a resident are not the same and are recognized in the US although they do take longer than divorcios al vapor.
    Out of curiosity......

    What state or states do not recognize mutual consent divorce when the divorce has been properly terminated in the DR and neither party has ties to the country.

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