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 an 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 request a divorce decree to a Korean Family court, even if you’re separated for only 1 day. To the contrary, if you’ve maliciously deserted your spose and broke the marriage with your own faults, you can not get a divorce decree even though separated for a couple of years.
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