Divorce in South Korea is governed by Korea’s Civil Code and it is divided into two types. The first one is uncontested divorces which are also known as a “divorce by agreement.” This type of divorce, as the name implies, requires agreement of the husband and wife that they wish to divorce. The second type of Korean divorce is the contested divorce also called as “judicial divorce.” This type of Korean divorce is resorted to by spouses when one spouseContinue reading
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Changes to the Korean Immigration System means more Opportunities for Single Parents to Work in Korea
The Korean Times, recently, reported that the Ministry of Justice is looking at changes to the Immigration System to allow single parents to remain in South Korea with their adult children. The proposed changes are significant as it allows the provision for foreign residents to remain in the country provided they meet specific benchmarks for the resident F-2 visa. Migrants who were previously married to a Korean citizen will now be eligible for this visa, in the event of divorceContinue reading
Grounds for Divorce in Korea: Korean Divorce Law Basics
Foreigners may file, in most cases, for divorce in Korea if one party to the divorce resides in Korea or the parties agree to the jurisdiction of the Korean Family Court or local Korean court. Korean does not restrict those under SOFA, diplomats and non-permanent residents from filing for divorce in Korea. However, if the non-filing party to a divorce wishes to stay married, the filing party must prove that his or her hands are cleaner than the non-filing spouseContinue reading
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