QLD Can a Foreign Divorce be Recognised in Australia?

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

  1. Kaz1112

    Kaz1112 Member

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    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

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    Why do you want to have the divorce formally recognised in Australia?
     
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