Getting a Divorce in South Korea as a Foreigner (Korean Divorce Law)

Seeking a Korean divorce and navigating the Korean legal system can be emotionally challenging, even more so if you’re a foreigner in Korea. IPG Legal has assisted numerous foreigners and local Korean clients at the Seoul Family Court and other courts in Korea in order to obtain a divorce for foreigners in Korea. We have, also, handled numerous child custody, Hague Abduction Treaty, asset division, and abduction cases for clients living in Korea or residing abroad. There are several things

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Appointment of a Guardian in Korea

Those abroad or in Korea frequently struggle to comprehend how to safeguard their elderly parents, or family members who are residing in Korea. Don’t fret, a system is in place in Korea to assist families in need. Korean Guardianship Law was revised to meet the growing need for guardians in Korea. For a list of the type of Guardians in Korea please see: The Formalities under the Guardian Law of Korea The need for adult guardianship among seniors residing in

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Appointing a Guardian in Korea under Korea’s Guardianship Law

Often we assist clients with family members or friends in Korea who are better off under the care of a trustworthy person who can manage their personal and property-related responsibilities. Under Korean law, it is possible for a Korean court to appoint a guardian to take care of the best interest of a ward. A “ward” is a person who lacks the capacity, either physically or mentally, to take care of themselves. Thus, courts in Korea can appoint a guardian

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IPG Legal’s Korean Family & Divorce Law Practice in Korea

IPG Legal is one of the only law firms in Korea that caters to foreigners, the expat community and multinational businesses in Korea. IPG Legal is a well-known and highly-ranked law firm with a leading family law practice in South Korea. The firm’s family law practice is known for providing high-quality legal services to clients facing a wide range of family law issues in Korea. With a team of experienced attorneys in Korea who are committed to providing compassionate and effective

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Divorce by Agreement & Divorce by Court Order in Korea

A Basic Explanation of the Types of Divorces in Korea. Under Korean law, there are two types of divorces. One is divorce by mutual agreement and the other is divorce by court order. agree to dissolve their marriage amicably. We advise, in all but the most exceptional of matters, to engage a lawyer in Korea to obtain a divorce by court order (judicial divorce) and forgo a divorce by mutual agreement to insure that the divorce is recognized in all

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Korean Inheritance Tax for Estates in Korea

IPG Legal lawyers handled numerous inheritance and inheritance tax matters over our nearly two decades handling cases for expats, families abroad, domestic families, and foreigners with residence in Korea. The Korean Inheritance Tax Deductions Chart and the Korean Inheritance Tax Rate Chart were drafted since many clients contacted us wishing to understand how to calculate inheritance tax and how to save on inheritance tax. Please note, that this is a basic chart, and exceptions, sometimes, apply based on particular situations.

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Calculating Child Support in Korea

The following Korean Child Support Table is applicable as of March of 2022. The top green line of the table is the amount of earning per month for the mother and the father. The orange line on the left is the age of the child, while the amounts in yellow are the costs per child. To calculate you obligations you calculate the sum owed to the custodial parent by your share of the family income.. For example, if your child

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Top Law Firms in Korea for English-Speaking Clients According to 10 Magazine

We are proud to note that 10 Magazine listed us in an article titled 10 Lawyers in Seoul for English-Speaking Expats in Korea. IPG is listed under the title Large/International Law Firms. Thanks for the mention 10 Magazine. We love your work. IPG Legal and many of our lawyers were listed as top attorneys by numerous legal rating services and magazines. Sean Hayes was, also, rated a top 100 Attorney. The article by 10 Magazine on the law firms in Korea

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Korea Divorce Checklist for Negotiation of a Marital Separation Agreement in Korea

The following Korea divorce checklist may be useful for those negotiating a marital separation agreement in Korea. We highly recommend the utilization of a marital separation agreement, since the normal Korean judgment doesn’t consider some issues that may arise in the future including pension and social security that are addressed in a typical marital separation agreement. In most cases, it is advisable to retain a lawyer to assist with your divorce. The average Korean lawyer doesn’t handle many divorces for

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Immigration updates for Foreigners In Korea: Expiration of Visas

The Korean Ministry for Justice (“MOJ”) announced it is relaxing passport restrictions for foreign residents in South Korea. Under the new guidelines from the MOJ, long-term foreign residents shall be allowed to stay in the country after their passport expires. The MOJ announced it was giving foreign nationals in Korea an amnesty period until June 2022. Foreign nationals shall be allowed to stay in Korea for up to 12 months, even if their passport has expired. Once the amnesty period has expired,

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