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I need AN EXCELLENT DIVORCE ATTORNEY - PLEASE HELP

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I need AN EXCELLENT DIVORCE ATTORNEY - PLEASE HELP

Postby Northcoast Surfer » 05 Nov 2008, 16:42

Forumosans,

My American friend desperately needs to divorce his mentally unstable, verbally and physcially abusive Taiwanese wife of 20+ years. His wife had been threatening him with divorce papers and subsequent deportation for the past 15 years. Why did he wait so long? He wanted to wait until his daughter grew up and went off to college and he also had the JFRV through being married and didn't know how to go about getting an APRC to prevent being forced to leave Taiwan and abandoning the last 30 years of his life here in Taiwan. Also, he has substantial property and business interests and is not about to just sign divorce documents giving everything to her just because she tells him to! Of course everything is in her name based on the the discriminatory laws in Taiwan as it pertains to foreigners! Anyway, I processed the APRC for him and the day after he got it, he moved out. So, without telling her that he has an APRC, he says, "Fine....bring me the paperwork and I'll sign it and you can choke on it." Now, she refuses to divorce!! Looks like it's just been a nasty power play ruse all this time.

So, the divorce will not be consenual. He will not be able to provide any proof or documentation as to any of the grounds for statutory divorce under Taiwan's Civil Code 1052. He just wants to say, "Hey, I hate her. I've hated her for a long time, she's abusive, living with her is intollerable and now that I've got my APRC, I want the F*** OUT!"

Can anyone recommend a good divorce attorney for him? Anybody have any good personal experience with a divorce attorney? I know we can just call any lawyer in the book, but I would like to consult with one that someone else has had some experience with and has faithfully represented the interests of the non-Taiwanese partner in a divorce case!

Thanks,

Northcoast Surfer

p.s. I've already found the list of attorneys provided by the A.I.T. at the link below. However, I was looking for anyone with some personal experience with a specific attorney or law firm.

http://www.ait.org.tw/en/uscitizens/doc ... eyList.pdf
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Re: I need AN EXCELLENT DIVORCE ATTORNEY - PLEASE HELP

Postby cjc444 » 21 Nov 2008, 15:28

I am also looking for a good divorce attorney as well for a friend. I myself have already went through a divorce and the attorney I paid for was fairly useless, however, he seemed good until he got the money.

So now I have a friend going through a divorce with children and it would be nice if anyone has a recommendation for a GOOD Attorney, it would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: I need AN EXCELLENT DIVORCE ATTORNEY - PLEASE HELP

Postby eisokey » 01 May 2009, 10:52

Hi
mybe your postings are solved since long time. But if not, or if you know anybody to help me, I would also be thankful to find a good female attorney for proceeding my case. (custody child)
Thank you for your help.
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Re: I need AN EXCELLENT DIVORCE ATTORNEY - PLEASE HELP

Postby TainanCowboy » 01 May 2009, 11:21

IMO, Forumosa would be providing a valuable service to the expat community by having a "sticky" or something similar for referrals in this matter.
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Re: I need AN EXCELLENT DIVORCE ATTORNEY - PLEASE HELP

Postby pg171 » 13 Jun 2009, 08:21

If you friend still needs help, please PM me. I have finally found a law firm who have been able to make progress in my case, and think I am in position to recommend them.
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Re: I need AN EXCELLENT DIVORCE ATTORNEY - PLEASE HELP

Postby spaint » 04 Aug 2009, 11:10

Northcoast Surfer wrote:Anyway, I processed the APRC for him and the day after he got it, he moved out. So, without telling her that he has an APRC, he says, "Fine....bring me the paperwork and I'll sign it and you can choke on it." Now, she refuses to divorce!! Looks like it's just been a nasty power play ruse all this time.


How did you accomplish this? The NIA wants to interview my wife as part of the APRC application process.
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Re: I need AN EXCELLENT DIVORCE ATTORNEY - PLEASE HELP

Postby vmcguire » 06 Aug 2009, 22:31

If you live in Tao-Yuan county then I can recommend my attorney. His rates are very reasonable and he did a very good job of getting me through a rough divorce. Please PM me or send me an e-mail at vmcguire@excite.com
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Re: I need AN EXCELLENT DIVORCE ATTORNEY - PLEASE HELP

Postby sushilover2005 » 11 Dec 2009, 17:05

Hi all,

Hoping to get some attorney referrals as well.

I'm a US citizen seeking a divorce with a Taiwanese. Child involved. Would like to see about keeping residency and visa.


Cheers
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Re: I need AN EXCELLENT DIVORCE ATTORNEY - PLEASE HELP

Postby pgdaddy » 13 Dec 2009, 01:00

sushilover2005 wrote:Hi all,

Hoping to get some attorney referrals as well.

I'm a US citizen seeking a divorce with a Taiwanese. Child involved. Would like to see about keeping residency and visa.


Cheers


I wish I could help and recommend you a lawyer. Unfortunately all I can do is tell you who NOT to use, and give you some practical advice regarding your child. Read my posts in the divorce and parenting section and if you need any help or advice at all please feel free to sent me a PM.
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