Friday, May 22, 2015

A Timeline for Getting Divorced in Peru

Many people email me and ask about getting divorced in Peru. There is no clear-cut answer on how long it will take. For me personally, my divorce took about 8 months start to finish. We had a child involved and agreed on anything. I believe it would have been faster if my ex hadn't dragged his feet on signing docs. He always had some excuse.

There are a lot of factors involved, such as whether you and your spouse agree on things, if you have communal property, and if you have children. Even if your divorce is amicable it's a stressful time for everyone involved. Here are some guides to help you get through the process and keep your sanity.
  • You may be able to do a divorcio rapido. If you have communal property or children you will have to do a post-nup. 
  • If you get divorced in a foreign country you can either get divorced again in Peruor register your foreign divorce (exequatur). 
  • You can also hire a lawyer and give them power of attorney.
  • Here is some information about the steps and how long it should take. They say 6-8 months, but plan on it taking longer and costing more since there are always some documents missing. 

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Registering a Foreign Divorce in Peru (Exequatur)

If either of you are Peruvian and you got divorced outside of Peru you can either re-do the divorce in Peru or register your foreign divorce (called exequatur). Depending on your situation it may be easier to get divorced again.

Registering a foreign divorce can take up to 2 years. The Peruvian Consulate in AtlantaDivorcios por Internet, Exequatur Peru, and Mi Divorcio have more info.

Both my ex and I are both Peruvians. We got divorced in Korea and decided to get divorced again in Peru. Here's the timeline for my divorce in Peru.

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