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One Type of Overseas Divorce International Couples Should Avoid

Monday, June 1st, 2009

If you’re living abroad and you’re eager to divorce, you’re probably considering a speedy offshore divorce. Offshore divorce is a great option for couples residing in different countries. You don’t have to meet complicated residency requirements that may have been preventing you from divorcing sooner. You also don’t have to abide by lengthy waiting periods or pay exorbitant attorneys’ fees to obtain a divorce.

Offshore divorces involve minimal requirements, but there is one thing that is required in all cases. Unless you or your spouse is a resident of the country where you plan to divorce, at least one of you must make a court appearance.
One of the worst offshore divorce scams to plague the Internet involves disreputable law firms and phantom companies that promise fast and easy divorces by proxy, or through the mail. These are typically offered from Dominican Republic, but beware – any Dominican divorce that doesn’t require one of the parties to travel there is a scam. It is not legal.

The lure of the scam is obvious to any international couple. Residing in different countries makes divorce so time consuming, expensive and stressful, an overseas divorce by proxy sounds like heaven. You don’t have to take time off from work or pay to travel. In just a few days, you’ll be divorced, and both you and your spouse can move on with your lives.

Unfortunately in this case, it turns out that what sounds too good to be true is nothing but a scam. Regardless of how convincing a website might be or how impressed you are with an attorney’s credentials, any divorce obtained by proxy that doesn’t involve actually appearing in court is illegal. It will not stand up in court if it is challenged, and you will remain legally married, even if you hold a divorce decree that says you’re not.

To avoid ending up paying for a divorce that is by no means legal, assume that either you or your spouse will need to travel to obtain an overseas divorce. Fortunately, there are reputable law firms and other specialized companies that can make the entire process smooth and simple. You can file for a divorce in a matter of minutes if you travel to Haiti, the Dominican Republic or certain other countries, but the rule is at least one half of the divorcing couple must make a court appearance.

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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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