Expats without a marriage registered in Korea, can, typically, divorce in Korea. If a marriage is registered in a country recognized by the government of the Republic of Korea, the Korean Family Court shall, normally, consider the marriage a valid marriage in Korea. Exceptions exist for marriages against public policy (e.g. plural marriages and marriages with a minor).
Additionally, Korea’s Act on Private International Law allows for a divorce in Korea if the family relationship or the dispute leading to the divorce has a substantial relationship with Korea. If you would like more information on divorcing in Korea, please see Korean Divorce Law Basics.
For a consultation with an attorney: please schedule a call with a Korean divorce lawyer.
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