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[Q&A: Divorce Law] Does Being Separated for Many Years Itself Make It Easier to Get a Divorce Decree in Korea?

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Q) Most of my friends say if you’ve got separated for many years, it is easy to apply for a divorce.  Is that true?

A) Basically being separated for many years is, by itself, not a justifiable cause for a judicial divorce under Korea divorce law.  The key issue will be why both of you have been separated.  If it is because of your husband’s violence and/or maltreatment, you’re surely entitled to a divorce decree from a Korean Family court, even if you’re separated for only 1 day.  To the contrary, if you’ve maliciously deserted your spouse and broken the marriage by your own faults, you can not get a divorce decree, even though you’re separated for a couple of years.

If you have any question about divorcing in Korea or any other family law related issues, please visit our Legal Consultation center or send your inquiry email to us by clicking here.  Our Korean licensed lawyers will answer your inquiry.

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Author: chungwi

Korean Licensed Lawyer

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