QLD Can a Foreign Divorce be Recognised in Australia?

Discussion in 'Family Law Forum' started by Kaz1112, 14 November 2018.

  1. Kaz1112

    Kaz1112 Member

    Joined:
    14 November 2018
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi.

    My ex partner and I are both Permanent Residency holders and got married in Australia about 18 years ago. At that time, the marriage was also registered in our home country in Japan. We have a child together who is now 17.

    We got separated 11 years ago and he has returned to Japan to live since. We filed a divorce in Japan 2 years ago and we are now legally divorced in Japan.

    My question here is can this divorce be recognised here in Australia so that I can be properly divorced? I can get a certificate of divorce from the Japanese Consulate in Brisbane to be registered if that’s the case. If so, how do I go about it? Is going through a lawyer the easiest way? Or will I need to file a separate divorce?

    There is no property to settle. My daughter is in my care.

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. CSFLW

    CSFLW Well-Known Member
    LawTap Verified

    Joined:
    24 September 2018
    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    9
    Why do you want to have the divorce formally recognised in Australia?
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
Loading...

Share This Page

Loading...
gt;