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How to Obtain a Legal Divorce Offshore without Your Spouse’s Consent

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

The development of the global economy has resulted in more frequent travel to foreign countries by people around the world. While international marriages used to be uncommon, today they are nothing unusual. Millions of people travel or move to other countries, develop relationships and marry. Unfortunately, obtaining an international divorce is not such a simple matter.

One of the biggest problems you might face in trying to obtain an international divorce involves obtaining the consent of your spouse. In some cases, spouses agree a legal divorce is what’s needed to move on with their lives. Once divorced, individuals regain their single status for tax filing purposes. If one or the other wants to start a business, a divorce could be advantageous, and it’s a necessity if either spouse wants to remarry. When both spouses are in agreement about the divorce, it’s considered a bilateral divorce.

In many cases however, a bilateral divorce is not possible. If you or your spouse have lived in one or more different countries since separating, it’s possible you’re out of contact. In some cases, losing contact is deliberate, as in the case of a spouse who’s trying to avoid paying child support or alimony. In other cases, it just happens.

It’s also possible that you’re in contact with your spouse, but he or she refuses to consent to divorce and therefore disappears. This could be due to spite, a false hope for a reunion, or an effort to try to avoid paying alimony or dividing property. A divorce without mutual consent is called a unilateral divorce, and it’s possible for you to obtain one regardless of your own or your spouse’s country of residence.

The quickest, easiest way to obtain a unilateral divorce is to travel to Haiti to obtain a divorce decree. Haiti is the only offshore divorce option if you’re unable to obtain your spouse’s consent for divorce. You will need to travel to Haiti to appear in court, however, there are no residency requirements. Public notices informing your spouse of the impending divorce are posted in Haiti, but if no reply is made to the court within twenty-one days, a default judgment is issued granting the divorce.

Although obtaining a unilateral divorce is a straightforward process in Haiti, it’s important to determine whether or not your divorce will be recognized in your country of residence. Although bilateral divorces obtained overseas are usually recognized by foreign courts, this isn’t always the case with unilateral divorces.

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How to Prepare for an International Divorce in Haiti

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Haiti is good choice for many couples looking to obtain an international divorce overseas. The process is very straightforward, there are no residency requirements to meet, and the costs are reasonable. Once you’ve decided on divorcing in Haiti, there are a few steps you need to take in preparation.

First, you must determine whether you are seeking to obtain a bilateral or a unilateral divorce. A bilateral divorce involves the mutual consent of both spouses regarding the legal dissolution of the marriage. A unilateral divorce involves consent by only one spouse, which is you.

The main reason to determine whether yours will be a bilateral or unilateral divorce is because not all jurisdictions recognize unilateral divorce. By contrast, bilateral divorces granted in Haiti are widely accepted and recognized as fully legal. You’ll need to carefully research whether or not your country of residence will accept a unilateral divorce before you prepare to obtain one.

You’ll need to contact a reputable law firm or business that specializes in international overseas divorces to help you plan your divorce. This will involve setting the court date, making travel arrangements, and in most cases, either arranging accommodations or recommending a place where you should plan to stay. You’ll be responsible for arranging for air travel, but the business you work with should offer guidance about airlines and entry requirements.
The next step in preparing for a Haitian divorce is to gather the documents you will need. These include a fact sheet that will include basic information about you, your spouse any children born in the marriage, among other things. You’ll also need a certified copy of your marriage certificate, birth certificates for your minor children, and a passport that will serve as proof of citizenship.

If a property settlement will be incorporated into the divorce degree, this should also be prepared, as well. If you’re seeking a bilateral divorce, you’ll need to bring a defendant’s waiver-grant of power of attorney notice that is notarized. The defendant is the spouse that does not appear in court.
With preparation, obtaining a divorce in Haiti is a simple, straightforward process for international couples. However, it’s important to ensure the process goes smoothly by investing in the services of a reputable business or attorney’s office such as VIP Divorce that specializes in overseas divorce. If you have any doubts about a business that offers to facilitate your overseas divorce, choose a different one to avoid unnecessary costs and complications.

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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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Divorce, Caribbean Style! (A Little History)

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Here’s an interesting historic article we found online from Time magazine, way back in 1971. It explains how Mexico put an end to the quickie divorce laws (a big business in seedy Juarez back in the sixties) and how Mexican lawyer Manuel Espinosa helped the Dominican Republic government launch their new offshore divorce program.

Since the Dominican foreign divorce law was passed in 1971 thousands of foreign citizens have taken advantage of the liberal fast divorce laws in the Dominican Republic and neighboring Haiti. Although Espinosa passed away a few years ago, his law firm in Santo Domingo is still in the divorce business today. The laws are still in place so you too can take advantage of a quickie express Offshore Divorce and you will find the relevant information and necessary forms in the International Express Divorce Kit that you can purchase online for just $27.

The eight Americans were greeted at Santo Domingo’s Las Americas Airport by a smiling host who guided them effortlessly through customs and on to the posh El Embajador Hotel for cocktails and a sumptuous dinner. Next morning the visitors were shuttled to the country’s thriving new tourist attraction: the Palace of Justice. By noontime they were divorced from their spouses back home. The cost: about $500 in legal expenses, plus air fare and the price of an overnight stay.

Since a liberalized divorce law went into effect in the Dominican Republic 2½ months ago, 220 Americans have participated in the brisk ritual… continue reading here

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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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