The U.S. Military in Korea drafted an excellent, basic, explanation of the divorce procedure in Korea. Divorce, in Korea, is possible even if both parties to the divorce proceedings are not Korean and were not married in Korea.
As noted in the document, if you are involved in a contested divorce or are not willing to jump through the hoops at the Seoul Family Court in an uncontested divorce, promptly retain a lawyer. It is essential to obtain an attorney that has handled a significant amount of family law cases for expats. I advise retaining a Korean attorney that works hand-in-hand with a foreign attorney.
The explanation of the divorce procedure in Korea can be found at: Divorce in Korea. (U.S. Military has Removed the Link – sorry). Please checkout our other articles on this issue below.
Other posts on divorce/custody issues in Korea:
- Korean Divorce Checklist for Negotiating a Marital Separation Agreement in Korea
- Getting a Divorce in Korea: Hiring a Korean Divorce Lawyer
Sean may be contacted at: SeanHayes@ipglegal.com
- Getting a Divorce in Korea Explained by U.S. Military
- Divorce in South Korea: Divorce by Agreement & Divorce by Court Order in Korea
- Uncontested Divorces vs Contested Divorces in South Korea
- Grounds for Divorce in Korea: Korean Divorce Law Basics
- Grounds for Divorce in Korea: Judicial Divorces in Korea
- Getting a Divorce in Korea: Hire an English-Speaking Korean Divorce Lawyer?
- Korea Divorce Checklist for Negotiation of a Marital Separation Agreement in Korea
- Getting a Marital Separation Agreement in Korea: Divorce Checklist
- Alternative Legal Fee Arrangements at Korean-based Law Firms: Limited Scope Representation Explained
- IPG Legal’s Korean Criminal Defense Practice