I'm considering a divorce. I'm from Europe, a Scandinavian country, I married in Taiwan, in the court with a Taiwanese woman and we received a marriage certificate duly stamped by the Court of Kaohsiung, or something like that. After a while we moved back to Scandinavia and our marriage were registered in my country. My wife later became a citizen and has now dual citizen ship. We have one son, 24 years old and living in Scandinavia with only a Scandinavian citizenship, so he will not be a part of the divorce. This is the fourth period that we are living in Taiwan, totally 9 years during our marriage and we will soon move back to Scandinavia again and I want to file a divorce in my home country since the marriage is also registered there. I have checked and I can do that.The divorce will be a fact after six months even if my wife doesn't agree to the divorce. It is enough that one person want a divorce and I don't have to give any reasons like adultery or such. The only thing is that we split all our assets, which we have in Scandinavia not in Taiwan and I'm comfortable with that after 25 years of marriage.
But, what happens with the Taiwanese part of the marriage? Is the Scandinavian divorce valid in Taiwan? Can I just return to Taiwan and show the court the legal documents and nullifie the marriage or are we still considered to be married in Taiwan? My wife will probably disagree to the divorce in Scandinavia, but can't stop it. She will move back to Taiwan and she will probably want a divorce in Taiwan so that she can fight me in the court and take me to the cleaners.
So, legally I will be considered divorced in Scandinavia and the rest of the world. I can even remarry.
1. Will the Scandinavian divorce papers overrule a possible lawsuit from my wife, since I am a foreign citizen?
2. Will the Taiwanese laws goveren the divorce if my wife sue me, regardless of the Scandinavian divorce and the fact that the assets already are split 50/50?
3. Is there any border control that shows that you are being "wanted" or involved in a lawsuit, meaning can I enter Taiwan and keep away from my future ex without problem, even if she sued me?