Can you file for divorce if you were married in another country?
Obtaining a Divorce if Married Overseas. To apply, you need to complete an Application for Divorce and file it at the Court with a copy of your marriage certificate. If the certificate is in another language, you need to file an English translation of it together with an affidavit from the person who translated it.
Can I divorce in Ireland if married abroad?
Can I apply for a divorce if my spouse lives abroad? Yes. However, if your spouse lives outside the EU you must apply to court, before you issue the Family Law Civil Bill, for leave to issue and serve the necessary documents outside Ireland and for directions as to how you must serve them.
Why do I need an attorney for a divorce?
If your marriage has any complicated issues to settle, an attorney can be an invaluable resource. For example, if there is child custody and support issues, substantial income, debts, assets or future assets (an inheritance, etc.) then you should hire an attorney to protect your interests in a divorce.