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Two Countries Military Personnel Can Consider for a Speedy Divorce

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

If you’re in the military, a fast, easy divorce might seem like impossibility. Depending on the nationality of your spouse and the length of your marriage, you may face challenges meeting residency requirements. This can make it impossible to divorce in your spouse’s home country. This is especially likely in the case of frequent moves. Filing for a divorce in your own home country may be costly and time-consuming, too, especially if your spouse is foreign and never resided in your country of origin.

Regardless of how complicated your marital situation might seem, it’s entirely possible you can obtain a speedy divorce with minimal effort. An overseas divorce in a country with simple requirements for obtaining divorce could be the best place to dissolve your marriage legally.

An overseas divorce is particularly appropriate in cases where both spouses are in mutual consent about the divorce. You can research information on how and where to obtain an overseas divorce online. It’s also wise to seek legal counsel from an expert in international divorce law before initiating a divorce overseas.

Two countries military personnel may consider for purposes of obtaining an overseas divorce are Guam and the Dominican Republic. Guam actually has an official law that requires a 90-day residency before a divorce can happen. Yet if your divorce is uncontested, this residency requirement is reduced to only seven days. Currently, at least one spouse involved in the divorce must stay on the island for 7 days before divorce papers can be filed. This is the only requirement for an uncontested divorce.

The Dominican Republic is another country where military personnel can obtain a very speedy divorce. In fact, if you meet four very easy requirements, you can be divorced in one day. The four requirements include mutual consent by both spouses, a power of attorney, the appearance of one spouse, and agreement and consent to jurisdiction. There is no residency requirement that foreigners must meet for a divorce in the Dominican Republic.

These are just two of the countries military personnel can consider for a fast, easy overseas divorce. To make the most of the opportunity international overseas divorces present, it’s essential you verify that the divorce decree will be legally recognized in your own and your spouse’s country of residence. Take the time to make the right decision about overseas divorce, and you’ll choose the ideal solution for your individual case.

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Top 10 Reasons International Couples Choose an Offshore Divorce

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Ever wondered why international couples such as expatriate workers often choose a country like Dominican Republic for their divorce?

Trying to end a marriage between international spouses can be a complicated, expensive and highly stressful affair. There are the usual difficulties faced by all couples, such as child custody matters and financial settlements. In addition, international couples face challenges related to the fact that they reside in different countries.

More and more international couples are recognizing the value of obtaining a fast divorce in an offshore country. So, according to our knowledge and experience dealing with the matter on a daily basis, here following are the top 10 reasons why so many couples are opting for an offshore divorce today:

1. Offshore divorces are fast.

Depending on the country you choose for your divorce, the process could take less than a day, and your final divorce may be legal in less than two weeks.

2. No complex residency requirements.

The majority of countries that are suitable for international offshore divorces have no residency requirements. Guam has a residency requirement of just 7 days.

3. Only one spouse has to travel.

If you and your spouse are in consent about the divorce, only one spouse needs to travel and appear in court. The other can simply grant power of attorney to a lawyer that will represent him or her in court. In fact, in the case of Unilateral divorce in Haiti even this requirement can be avoided.

4. Offshore divorces are inexpensive.

While some law firms and other businesses specializing in offshore divorce do charge substantial fees, in most cases you’ll pay approximately $2,000 to $5,000. This is a lot less than the costs involved in lengthy, drawn out international divorces.

5. Travel is one-time only.

If an international couple opts to divorce in one or the other’s country of residence, someone is going to have to travel – a lot. Trips back and forth between countries to attend court dates are very costly, not to mention time consuming and stressful.

6. Offshore divorces are easy.

You can hire a law firm or other specialized business to handle virtually all of the details involved in your offshore divorce, including travel arrangements and lodging.

7. Child custody and financial issues can be settled quickly.

Although you can obtain an offshore divorce even if you and your spouse aren’t in agreement about child custody and economic matters, it’s possible to settle them as part of your divorce if you prefer.

8. Widespread court recognition.

Offshore divorces are recognized in almost all jurisdictions if both spouses agree to the divorce.

9. Great vacation destinations.

Many places that offer easy international offshore divorces are great  vacation spots, such as the Caribbean island of Hispaniola.

10. Confidentiality and privacy.

An offshore divorce doesn’t involve the spread of your personal information to various government agencies and the public.

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Take Control of Your Divorce, Even if You’re Living Abroad

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Divorce is stressful under even the best of circumstances, and it can be particularly difficult for those living abroad. Whether you reside in a foreign country due to military service, other business or simply to be in a place you prefer to live, it won’t be easy to manage a divorce across international borders.

One problem international couples face when seeking a divorce involves jurisdiction. It can be difficult for those living abroad to meet residency requirements courts demand for divorce proceedings. You may not be able to dissolve your marriage in court within the country where you reside. You also might not qualify to divorce in your spouse’s country of residence.

Another issue faced by those living abroad involves the time and expense involved in travel. How many times will you need to appear in a court thousands of miles away? How will you manage the costs associated with airfare, time off from work and accommodations? Issues regarding time off can be particularly challenging for those in the military.

The length of time it can take to dissolve a marriage is another source of stress international couples must face. It could take a year or more to legally divorce in many countries, including the United States. If you’re eager to start your own business or remarry, this delay can be devastating. In all cases, it’s inconvenient and stressful to have the process dragged out for months on end.

The ultimate reason international divorces are so difficult is because they rely on government legal systems to dictate how and when couples can legally end their marriages. Even if both spouses are in agreement about the divorce and even agree on child custody and economic issues, their ability to divorce is in the hands of courts and their governments’ legal systems. The only ones truly working on their behalf are attorneys, and divorce lawyers are ultimately in the business of making money, therefore not making things easier!

One way to take control of your situation when you’re living abroad is to seek out information on an offshore divorce. If your divorce is by mutual consent, you can legally dissolve your marriage in a country such as Dominican Republic where divorce is managed quickly and efficiently. For an affordable fee, you can divorce offshore in a matter of days by meeting minimal requirements. You can find out more about offshore international divorces through online resources such as www.vipdivorce.com

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A Fast, Convenient Divorce Option for International Couples

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Nearly everyone has a friend, family member or associate who’s involved in a long-term relationship, but married to someone else. The couple you know might be living together and raising a family. One or both of them may still be married, even though they’ve been estranged from their spouses for years.

What once considered unthinkable has become commonplace today for a variety reasons. It isn’t that people have suddenly become immoral, or that they have no respect for the institution of marriage. In many cases, the married person or their spouse resides in another country. In other instances, the married couple can’t afford or doesn’t wish to spend the huge sum of money even an uncontested involves.

If you or someone you care about is involved in a situation such as this, you should know about an easy, affordable solution. You can obtain a divorce in a foreign country that is completely legal, but involves much less time, expense and hassle than a domestic divorce. This is an especially convenient option for people who live in a country other than their spouse’s.

Certain countries such as Haiti and the Dominican Republic offer fast and affordable international divorces. This can be a great alternative to relying on a local divorce lawyer and the court system in the United States. Divorces in the U.S., Canada and many European countries involve lengthy periods of time and high fees. In the U.S., you may have to wait as long as two years for your divorce to be processed, and this is true even in cases of mutual consent by both parties.

A lot can happen in two years’ time, which is why so many married individuals end up living with new partners in long-term relationships. Unfortunately, until they are divorced, these men and women cannot enjoy the legal benefits of marriage with their new partner. Issues surrounding health insurance, home ownership and taxes cannot be arranged and settled to the new couple’s best advantage. This can be especially inconvenient for those living overseas. In addition to financial savings, speed is one of the biggest reasons couples take advantage of overseas divorces.

Although overseas divorce can be the ideal solution for many couples, it’s important to thoroughly research the option before hiring an attorney or overseas divorce service. The specific details of every case should be evaluated to be sure a legal divorce that will be recognized in one’s country of residence is possible.

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International Divorce Case Studies

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

It’s all very well reading dry legal advice in articles about international divorce law, but sometimes it’s much easier to understand the advantages and disadvantages by looking at real case studies. Today we will focus on a case, originally published on the VIP International Divorce Case Studies page, of a gentleman named David from England who married his Brazilian beauty after obtaining a quick and easy offshore divorce in the Caribbean.

David, was a British citizen who had already been living in Brazil for a number of years, attracted by the climate and the easy-going spirit and attitudes of Brazilian women. David had separated from his first wife in London for years, but had never got around the formalizing the separation with a divorce. Fortunately David and his ex wife were on good terms – but the time and expense of travelling half way around the world, arranging lawyers and court hearings meant that they had put off getting a legal divorce. It had always been something on the to-do list for tomorrow.

However, David wished to marry his partner, a Brazilian citizen, in Brazil. The main reason for this was not so much love (he was in love anyway and didn’t need to prove it with paperwork to anyone) but another international legal reason. It was necessary to obtain his permanent residence status in Brazil, which in turn would grant him many local privileges and amenities. But before he could get married, he would of course need formal documents to prove that he had legally divorced his former spouse.

Having read about offshore divorces in the Dominican Republic, David contacted one of the law firms recommended in The International Express Divorce Kit. He had his wife sign the appropriate papers at the Dominican consulate in London, a simple ten minute procedure, then he flew to Santo Domingo on a cheap and convenient flight via the Hub of the Americas in Panama. He took full advantage of the trip by spending a week relaxing and golfing in an all-inclusive hotel on one of the best beaches in the Caribbean.

The divorce decree was issued the following day, and within a couple of weeks it had been legalized and translated for use and recognition in Brazil. This was easily taken care of by the Dominican attorneys for no extra fee. Within 14 days of starting the process, David received his divorce decree by Fedex and was able to remarry legally as he desired.

So the story had a happy ending. Both David and his ex-wife in London were able to get on with their lives, with the international divorce paperwork sorted.

If you would like to know about how a similar international divorce structure could work for you, you’ll find all the details – who to contact, how to do it, even specimen forms and agreements to use in different languages – in the International Express Divorce Kit.

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Expatriates Should Consider Por Vapor Divorce

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

If you’re an expatriate and you and your spouse are in mutual agreement about getting divorced, you may feel frustrated by the length of time this can take in the U.S. Depending on the US jurisdiction, you could have to wait as long as a year or even two to regain your status as a single individual. If you happen to be residing in certain foreign countries, the process could take even longer, as does the process for members of the military and armed forces.

Although your own or your spouse’s attorneys might not mention it, you do have another option for obtaining a divorce decree. Regardless of what country you reside in, you can obtain a speedy divorce in the Dominican Republic as long as you’re not a Dominican resident. This is a great solution for expatriates who don’t have the time or money to spend traveling to the U.S. to attend court hearings for months on end.

Legislation permitting a so-called 3-day divorce or por vapor divorce was passed into law in the Dominican Republic in 1971. Since then, law firms in the Dominican Republic have specialized in making por vapor divorces available to US and foreign citizens, including expatriates. It’s a very fast, easy and affordable option for couples who wish to divorce by mutual consent.
The beauty of a por vapor divorce is the ease with which it can be obtained. Only one spouse needs to travel to the Dominican Republic to appear before a judge. The other spouse simply needs to provide the visiting spouse with power of attorney. The divorce should be uncontested, and certain documents detailing the agreement need to be presented. The date with the judge must be set up ahead of time, as well. Following an audience with the judge, the agreement will be approved and the divorce is granted.

The entire cost of a por vapor divorce could involve a cost of as little as $4,500, including airfare and accommodations expenses. If you wish to stay longer than 3 days to enjoy spending time in the Caribbean, costs will of course be slightly higher.

If a por vapor divorce sounds ideal for your situation, take the time to do some legal research first. You can research information on your own regarding the legality of the divorce in your own jurisdiction. You should also seek the legal advice of a professional specializing in this type of divorce before making any arrangements to pursue obtaining a divorce in the Dominican Republic.

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Legal International Divorces

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Welcome to the VIP Divorce blog! At last a fast and efficient solution for your international divorce.

For too long, restrictive divorce laws have been shrouded in mystery. What is possibly one of the most important decisions you will ever make – emotionally, legally and financially – is something you need to understand yourself. Not something you should entrust to lawyers. By all means consult lawyers, but make sure you are the one in control.

International divorces (for example expat divorces, military divorces, and international divorce where the couple live in different countries) have always been particularly complicated, resulting in higher legal fees.

At last, we have the solution for your international divorce. The VIP Express Divorce Kit includes lots of information so you can start your own international divorce in Dominican Republic or Haiti by instructing lawyers over the internet from the comfort of your very own home! It’s so named (VIP Divorce) because many stars and showbiz personalities have gone for the quick, fast and efficient divorces available a short flight from Miami on the sunny Caribbean island of Hispaniola… or more precisely in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

In the meantime, Haiti – another nation on the island of Hispaniolaa – offers an option for last resort option, for those who cannot track down or locate their spouse to seek his or her co-operation, but want to break free from the chains of matrimony in order to carry on living their lives.

International divorce is about empowerment of the individual. It’s about picking up the pieces and continuing life as an individual, free of the legal bond to a partner you who no longer makes you happy. We all make mistakes, and the majority of marriages worldwide end in divorce or separation. If it’s happened to you, the last thing you want to do is drag out this emotional trauma in court cases that can last years and cost many thousands of dollars.

Why waste your time? Instead, use the VIP Express Divorce Kit which includes all the papers necessary to instruct lawyers in the Dominican Republic to represent you at the international family law court there in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic. Dominican divorces are bilateral, meaning that both spouses must consent to the divorce.

These same lawyers can also represent you in Haiti where only one spouse needs to request the divorce. The fact that the person is legally petitioning for a divorce is acceptable as evidence of incompatibility.

Both Dominican and Haitian divorces are valid internationally. It is possible to obtain embassy legalization on the divorce decrees that give the recognition of, for example, the full faith and credit of the US government in the case of legalizations by the US embassy in Santo Domingo. Whether your offshore/international divorce will be accepted in your home state or country depends on a lot of factors, which are fully explained to you in easy-to-read language (no legalese here).

In particular Dominican divorces are perfect for international couples such as expatriate workers. Dominican divorces are both easier and cheaper than quickie divorces from Guam or Mexico. The pros and cons of all four countries are explained in the VIP Express Divorce Kit. To read more about International Divorce, click here…

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