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QLD Divorce from Australian Marriage While in UK?

Discussion in 'Family Law Forum' started by parminder kaur, 30 March 2015.

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  1. parminder kaur

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    A friend on a tourist visa fell in love with a girl in AU & married her 6 years back. He returned to India as his visa was expiring. When they applied his visa, it was rejected twice. The girl got involved with someone else & went back 2 India and married this person.

    My friend is in a limbo. He has tried to get in touch with her by email, but she is not replying. He wants to get divorced and start a new life. How can he get a divorce? HE is presently in UK.
     
  2. Sophea

    Sophea Well-Known Member

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    What is your friend's connection with Australia? Unless he has sufficient connection with Australia he cannot obtain a divorce in Australia. I'm guessing he is not an Australian citizen or resident? Is his ex wife who is now married to someone else Australian? How did his wife re-marry without divorcing first anyway?

    Sorry about all the questions.
     
  3. parminder kaur

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    hi
    thanks for a quick response
    My friend is an indian citizen.the lady he fell in love with and married was a student here and has gone back to india.She got married again and posted pics on facebook.that is how we came to know.my friend is in real soup.
     
  4. Sophea

    Sophea Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately I can't give you any information on the laws relating to marriage and divorce in India, and you can only obtain a divorce in Australia if you or your spouse
    • Consider Australia your home and intend to live in Australia indefinitely, or
    • are an Australian citizen by birth, descent or by grant of Australian citizenship, or
    • ordinarily live in Australia and have done so for 12 months immediately before filing for divorce.
     

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