How to find out if someone got a divorce.

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How to find out if someone got a divorce.

Postby Elephant789 » 15 Sep 2010, 11:16

A foreigner married a Taiwanese woman. He claims that he got a divorce. Is there any way to find out if he got divorced? Are there any public records that I can check?
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Re: How to find out if someone got a divorce.

Postby Mother Theresa » 15 Sep 2010, 12:09

Why is it your business?
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Re: How to find out if someone got a divorce.

Postby Chris » 15 Sep 2010, 12:20

Elephant789 wrote:A foreigner married a Taiwanese woman. He claims that he got a divorce. Is there any way to find out if he got divorced?

Sounds like he already told you.
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Re: How to find out if someone got a divorce.

Postby Jaboney » 15 Sep 2010, 12:33

Mother Theresa wrote:Why is it your business?
Uh, because secret bigamy could cause a massive headache.

Public record searches would likely yield some info.
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Re: How to find out if someone got a divorce.

Postby Northcoast Surfer » 15 Sep 2010, 13:47

Elephant789 wrote:A foreigner married a Taiwanese woman. He claims that he got a divorce. Is there any way to find out if he got divorced? Are there any public records that I can check?
Need some clarification.

1. A foreigner in Taiwan married a Taiwanese woman in Taiwan or in another country?
2. What country is the foreigner from?
3. The foreigner in Taiwan later divorced the Taiwanese woman, and the divorce occured in Taiwan or another country?
4. You want to know how you can find out if the foreigner actually got divorced from his Taiwanse wife or if he's still married?

Many foreigners who marry Taiwanese end up getting a JFRV ARC. The back of his ARC will have his spouse's name on it if he's still married. Check the back of his ARC.

The Household Registration Office will have the records of marriage and divorce. I don't know if these records are accessible to the public or not. You would also need to know his full name, ARC number, and probably his ex-wife's name and id number in order to find out.

If they were married and/or divorced in another country, you'll have to contact the public records of that country in order to find out.

Take me for example. I'm an American, but I was married to a Taiwanese woman here in Taiwan. Except for my annual tax returns, no government agency in America is aware that I'm married as we don't have any type of centralized marriage records or household registration systems similar to Europe. So, inquiring with American goverment agencies would probably result in me appearing to be single instead of married. If I were to get divorced here in Taiwan, America wouldn't know about that either.

The easiest way to find out the truth about whether or not this bloke actually got divorced or not is to demand him to provide proof of it. If it's true, it shouldn't be difficult for him to prove it easily.

How about some more juicy details and a back story? We haven't had a really good scandalous thread in a long time.
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Re: How to find out if someone got a divorce.

Postby super_lucky » 15 Sep 2010, 14:47

Elephant789 wrote:A foreigner married a Taiwanese woman. He claims that he got a divorce. Is there any way to find out if he got divorced? Are there any public records that I can check?


Easy-squeezy but... it depends on where the foreigner came from, how much personal info you have about him, and whether or not it's worth a little effort (and probably a few bucks) on behalf of the inquiring party. If he's from the U.S., we're talking about a five-minute turnaround. Other countries (esp. in Asia and the Arab world), not so easily done but usually doable, meaning $$$ = doable.

I don't want to be rude but please don't ask me (A) how I know or (B) if I can help.

Start here: freaking Google the guy. Then Google "public records" and "divorce" etc. Keep going. The more info you have about him, the better. If you're really crafty you can have your answer by the end of the day -- 3:30 pm today if he's from the U.S. and you know what state he was married and/ or divorced in.
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Re: How to find out if someone got a divorce.

Postby Mucha Man » 15 Sep 2010, 14:53

super_lucky wrote:
Elephant789 wrote:A foreigner married a Taiwanese woman. He claims that he got a divorce. Is there any way to find out if he got divorced? Are there any public records that I can check?


Easy-squeezy but... it depends on where the foreigner came from, how much personal info you have about him, and whether or not it's worth a little effort (and probably a few bucks) on behalf of the inquiring party. If he's from the U.S., we're talking about a five-minute turnaround. Other countries (esp. in Asia and the Arab world), not so easily done but usually doable, meaning $$$ = doable.

I don't want to be rude but please don't ask me (A) how I know or (B) if I can help.

Start here: freaking Google the guy. Then Google "public records" and "divorce" etc. Keep going. The more info you have about him, the better. If you're really crafty you can have your answer by the end of the day -- 3:30 pm today if he's from the U.S. and you know what state he was married and/ or divorced in.


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Re: How to find out if someone got a divorce.

Postby super_lucky » 15 Sep 2010, 15:10

Muzha Man wrote:
Hey how do you know all this? Can you help me?


That's like a knife to my heart, Muzha Man. :D
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Re: How to find out if someone got a divorce.

Postby Dr. McCoy » 15 Sep 2010, 15:15

If you want to hire someone, I'll shadow him and let you know what he's up to.
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Re: How to find out if someone got a divorce.

Postby jimipresley » 15 Sep 2010, 16:51

Dr. McCoy wrote:If you want to hire someone, I'll shadow him and let you know what he's up to.

You'll cast a shadow over his whole apartment block.
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