A foreign friend was married to a Taiwanese man and had four children (now 2-8 years old). They divorced, on paper only, a few years ago (long story). However he continued to sponsor her so that she lived in Taiwan with the husband and the children. Last time she left the country to renew her visa he said he would no longer sponsor her in Taiwan. So she had to leave the country because her visa expired. And as he said, he did not renew her sponsorship. If she were to come back to Taiwan she would have to do it on her own with her own money. Since her Chinese is not good, and her English is minimal, she obviously cannot get a work visa here. The only way she can come here is if she came here as a student or on a visitor visa. Right?
The parents had never worked out a legal custody/visitation deal. What are her rights and how do they get enforced? She is not after sole custody since she knows that will never happen. She just wants to be able to live in Taiwan and have visitation rights to see her children. Are there any legal foundations for people like her? (Very limited money, foreigner, limited knowledge of her rights, etc.) She will be in Taiwan for another 3 weeks and is hoping to see her children again before she leaves. Also, she wants to start the legal process so that she can establish some visitation times. And to find out what rights she does have as a mother to children in Taiwan.
Thank you for any advice.