Expatriate Divorce in Indonesia

Jurisdiction for Divorce in Indonesia A party can file divorce proceedings in Indonesia court if one of the married couples: is an Indonesian citizen; is domiciled in Indonesia at the time of the law suit; and has a substantial connection with Indonesia.   Divorce in Indonesia Under Law Number 1 of 1974 on Marriage (“1974…

Divorced Parents – Advice for Expats

Expatriate Law were delighted to be asked to write for the Divorced Parents website. This website is an essential free legal information portal for parents going through divorce or separation. In our article, we consider the options open to British expatriates who are consdering divorce whilst living abroad, for example in Singapore, Dubai or Hong…

Expat Divorce Laws Podcast: Sri Lanka

In a series of new podcasts, solicitors and barristers from Expatriate Law will interview leading family lawyers from other jurisdictions around the world. The podcasts will allow expat clients an overview of the family laws that will apply in the country in which they live. In the third of this series, Stephanie Allerton, solicitor at…

Parental Responsibility

What is it? Parental responsibility (PR) is defined by law as “all the rights, duties, powers and responsibilities and authority that, by law, a parent of a child has in relation to the child and their property.” This may include aspects of your child’s life such as determining where your child lives, the name of…

Divorce as an Expat in Brazil

As an expat living in Brazil or elsewhere you may not even realise that you have a choice of countries in which to divorce. Can I get divorced in Brazil even if I didn’t get married there? Divorce in Brazil is possible if you married abroad and subsequently registered the marriage in Brazil. Can I…