Good Divorce Lawyers?

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Good Divorce Lawyers?

Postby doomed » 20 Jun 2008, 10:13

Hi Everyone,

I have read the forum a lot and thank everyone for sharing their information and insights about this sad and difficult period of life.

My Taiwanese wife wants to divorce me, we have 2 young children, my ARC(which was granted because of joining family) expires April 2009. I understand that with children involved, the TW gov't will often allow foreigners to stay in Taiwan till their visa expires. So, ideally, I would hope that my wife would wait at least till then, but I doubt it. I own property in Taiwan (ok, I don't, all of it is in her name even though I have paid for it) but my main concern is my children and hopefully figuring out a legal way to stay in Taiwan to be near my kids. I have been married over 5 years and have lived in Taiwan for 8 years, but...that period of time was interrupted by my master's studies so I do not know if I can qualify for a permanent visa in Taiwan.

Does anyone here have some contact information about a good family lawyer in Taiwan? If they speak English that is a bonus, but my Mandarin is good enough that it's not a necessity. Any other information or help would all be greatly appreciated.
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Postby Sophia101 » 30 Jun 2008, 02:01

http://www.thylaw.com.tw/member_英文.htm

I guess you can call and ask a lawyer. As I know, you and your wife should share the increasing part of your proverty during your marriage. Maybe you can ask the lawyer a special way (sue your wife to ask for something) to last your marriage.
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Postby Sophia101 » 30 Jun 2008, 02:03

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Postby Sophia101 » 30 Jun 2008, 02:04

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Postby Sophia101 » 30 Jun 2008, 02:08

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Postby Mr He » 30 Jun 2008, 08:48

Your wife might lead you to believe that she can divorce you willy nilly and you then will be kicked out.

Speaking in rough terms, unless you have either beaten her up, apandoned her, or have been taken with documentation screwing around, no chance that will happen. Any semy-decent divorce lawyer will tell you that much, so use Sophia's links.

On the property issue, well, this one is harder.

You hear that as foreigners you will be screwed over, and that the risk that you will lose everything in monetary terms is rather large. According to ROC law, you are entitled to half, and this is where a good lawyer enters the equation.

I would suggest that you go down and talk with the bureau of immigration about when you can apply for an APRC. I would not mention the d word.

Moreover, unless your wife has something incriminating on you, I would not sign anything, and dmerely move away for a while. You will find that things tend to cool down over time, I kid you not.

I have been there with the minor difference that I was the one wanting the divorce, and my ex. tried to nail me on anything she could. I managed to stay, and we are on speaking terms, so it's doable.
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Re: Good Divorce Lawyers?

Postby 88Sparky » 08 May 2013, 22:55

According to the State Department Website, this is a list of lawyers that they recommend:

http://photos.state.gov/libraries/17141 ... y-list.pdf

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Re: Good Divorce Lawyers?

Postby LovingKHH » 21 Oct 2013, 11:16

Dear Community:

I am wondering if anyone in Kaohsiung knows of a good, English-speaking lawyer who works with expats married to Taiwanese.

I'd appreciate any help, please.

MJB
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Re: Good Divorce Lawyers?

Postby nonredneck » 24 May 2014, 19:41

does anyone know of a good english speaking lawyer who can handle divorce of two people who were married outside taiwan and neither one is taiwanese ?
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Re: Good Divorce Lawyers?

Postby spaint » 26 May 2014, 14:40

You don't need a lawyer for that. Depending on the jurisdiction you can get this done at a Household Registration Office, assuming both parties agree to the divorce. There will be some hassle involved in getting your foreign marriage certificate authenticated by the foreign office in the home country, but it's overall not a big deal and the process is inexpensive.

First stop for you/your friends is to go to any HHRO and ask for information to start the ball rolling. Be aware if you're outside of Taipei the people at the desk might not have any idea what you're trying to do and will try to tell you it's impossible. It's not impossible, be firm, and keep pushing.

Good luck!
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