Can Foreigners without Marriages Registered in Korea Divorce in Korea?

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

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Divorce Lawyers in South Korea

IPG Legal attorneys handled divorces, child custody, Hague child abduction cases, and asset division cases for foreigners residing in Korea and abroad for over two decades. IPG is one of the most experienced law firms working with expats in Korea and we are the go-to choice for U.S. and European Family Law Attorneys wishing to work on custody, Hague child abduction, asset division, and divorce issues internationally with respected counsel in Korea. Our firm is one of the only firms,

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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 divorce

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Guardianship Law in Korea: The Lotte Family Conservatorship Saga Continues

With the news late in 2016 that the Seoul Family Court Appointed a Law Firm as Legal Guardian for Shin Kyuk Ho, founder of Lotte Group, and the negative effect the ruling had on his elder son’s efforts to regain control of the conglomerates, it is a good time for business owners and their families to understand what guardianship law may mean for businesses and families in Korea. For an explanation of Korean Guardianship Law, please see: Guardianship Law in Korea.

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