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Are Taiwanese Divorces laws archaic and too complicated?

Procedures, processes, and the legal basis for divorce in Taiwan, including all related problems and pitfalls, child custody, alimony payments, abandonment, extra-marital affairs, and other complications...
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Are Taiwanese Divorces laws archaic and too complicated?

Postby crystaleye » 09 Dec 2011, 08:15

Are Taiwanese Divorces laws archaic and too complicated?

Any really bad stories of (too) messy divorces in Taiwan?

Heard that the law favors the woman here heavily..
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Re: Are Taiwanese Divorces laws archaic and too complicated?

Postby tommy525 » 09 Dec 2011, 09:44

Well I shall let you in on my own . IT was ridiculously simple. And it can be as long as both parties are in agreement. My then wife chose the 5th day of the New Year when the govt offices start their first work day of the new year to drag my ass down to the local , I cant say the name, next to the local fuzzshop. They had festive candy on the tables and the little 20 year old clerk had a hard time understanding that we wanted to divorce. We may hv been the first couple to divorce that year in the ROC , on such a normally festive occasion.

All we had to do was buy this 2nt (really 2nt) piece of paper. We both fill in our names and id card number (or passport number in my case) and then we went back up to this little lady and she asked each of us if we wanted to divorce and we said yes, examined the piece of paper in front of her, made us put our chops on it and sign our names (no witnesses needed unlike marriage) , and asked us if there was any contentious issues. We said NO and she stamped the piece of paper and that was it. D.I.V.O.R.C.E.D . Must be the simplest divorce in history.

Then the now ex wife wanted to invite me to a taiwanese dinner (which i really didnt feel like going because I was a bit upset this whole divorce thing ya know...I thought it was true love you see, silly me) and proceeded to go from A to Z one more time about how much of a failure I was as a husband. I didnt want to mention again that SHE was having a year long affair ....HELLO??? to try to save any sense of normalcy. There can be normalcy in lunacy you know?

So yeah, divorce can be easy in Taiwan.

I guess its easier when your marriage never made it to the second anniversary?
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Re: Are Taiwanese Divorces laws archaic and too complicated?

Postby PigBloodCake » 16 Dec 2011, 23:23

crystaleye wrote:Heard that the law favors the woman here heavily..


Total BS. The laws in the States favor wimmen far more than the laws here which tend to favor men.
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Re: Are Taiwanese Divorces laws archaic and too complicated?

Postby archylgp » 17 Dec 2011, 00:44

PigBloodCake wrote:
crystaleye wrote:Heard that the law favors the woman here heavily..


Total BS. The laws in the States favor wimmen far more than the laws here which tend to favor men.


Very true; for example: who gets the kids?
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Re: Are Taiwanese Divorces laws archaic and too complicated?

Postby mi101966 » 18 Aug 2014, 06:58

Wow... I am married to a taiwanese woman since june of 1992. I'm holding an aprc. but life with her had become virtually intolerable. I am doing all the things I need myself, and I am sleeping alone on a single bed in a separate room for quite more than 10 (ten) years. and she does sometimes share the double bed in the bedroom with her now 13-year-old son. she had physically attacked me back in late 2005 and had hundreds of disputes and arguments. I am tired of this bickering. and there are constantly all those small little things that're thrown upon the heap. and i swear i wish to GOD I had never ever married... not in taiwan at least! once I had read about forumosa's article i got the damned feeling that I'd have to spend the rest of my life in this way; I might have been sentenced to a life-long jail term just as well! condemned for ever really?
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Re: Are Taiwanese Divorces laws archaic and too complicated?

Postby Anubis » 18 Aug 2014, 07:42

mi101966 wrote:Wow... I am married to a taiwanese woman since june of 1992. I'm holding an aprc. but life with her had become virtually intolerable. I am doing all the things I need myself, and I am sleeping alone on a single bed in a separate room for quite more than 10 (ten) years. and she does sometimes share the double bed in the bedroom with her now 13-year-old son. she had physically attacked me back in late 2005 and had hundreds of disputes and arguments. I am tired of this bickering. and there are constantly all those small little things that're thrown upon the heap. and i swear i wish to GOD I had never ever married... not in taiwan at least! once I had read about forumosa's article i got the damned feeling that I'd have to spend the rest of my life in this way; I might have been sentenced to a life-long jail term just as well! condemned for ever really?


Sounds almost exactly like my marriage. :s Only difference being that we have a child and I am too scared I will lose him/her when divorced.
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Re: Are Taiwanese Divorces laws archaic and too complicated?

Postby spaint » 18 Aug 2014, 10:52

mi101966 wrote:Wow... I am married to a taiwanese woman since june of 1992. I'm holding an aprc. but life with her had become virtually intolerable. I am doing all the things I need myself, and I am sleeping alone on a single bed in a separate room for quite more than 10 (ten) years. and she does sometimes share the double bed in the bedroom with her now 13-year-old son. she had physically attacked me back in late 2005 and had hundreds of disputes and arguments. I am tired of this bickering. and there are constantly all those small little things that're thrown upon the heap. and i swear i wish to GOD I had never ever married... not in taiwan at least! once I had read about forumosa's article i got the damned feeling that I'd have to spend the rest of my life in this way; I might have been sentenced to a life-long jail term just as well! condemned for ever really?


Is the child not yours?

If he's not, then infidelity is grounds for divorce.
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Re: Are Taiwanese Divorces laws archaic and too complicated?

Postby cake » 30 Aug 2014, 19:34

mi101966 wrote:Wow... I am married to a taiwanese woman since june of 1992. I'm holding an aprc. but life with her had become virtually intolerable. I am doing all the things I need myself, and I am sleeping alone on a single bed in a separate room for quite more than 10 (ten) years. and she does sometimes share the double bed in the bedroom with her now 13-year-old son. she had physically attacked me back in late 2005 and had hundreds of disputes and arguments. I am tired of this bickering. and there are constantly all those small little things that're thrown upon the heap. and i swear i wish to GOD I had never ever married... not in taiwan at least! once I had read about forumosa's article i got the damned feeling that I'd have to spend the rest of my life in this way; I might have been sentenced to a life-long jail term just as well! condemned for ever really?


Walk away. Life is too short for this bullshit.
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Re: Are Taiwanese Divorces laws archaic and too complicated?

Postby Deuce Dropper » 30 Aug 2014, 20:22

crystaleye wrote:Are Taiwanese Divorces laws archaic and too complicated?

Any really bad stories of (too) messy divorces in Taiwan?

Heard that the law favors the woman here heavily..



Treats the woman like shit actually, find new people to converse with, this isn't California.
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Re: Are Taiwanese Divorces laws archaic and too complicated?

Postby NonTocareLeTete » 30 Aug 2014, 20:49

archylgp wrote:
PigBloodCake wrote:
crystaleye wrote:Heard that the law favors the woman here heavily..


Total BS. The laws in the States favor wimmen far more than the laws here which tend to favor men.


Very true; for example: who gets the kids?


Yes- I've known 2 women here who were in abusive relationships with men who cheated, and they felt they couldn't leave because they knew the man would get the children (even in situations where the children would almost certainly fair better with the mother) and they wouldn't have any money (after 20-30 years of cooking, cleaning and childcare. I don't think women should get a huge chunk of a guy's money- but because she put her own career on hold and tended to him for many years, I think she should probably get something. Housekeepers, cooks and surrogate mothers don't come cheap.)

I think when the husband is a foreigner, local laws may tend to sway in the woman's favor.
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