If my wife moved to Korea and I want a divorce, do I need lawyer or can I do it myself?

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If my wife moved to Korea and I want a divorce, do I need lawyer or can I do it myself?

I wanted a divorce before she left but she ended up leaving beforehand. I sent her some papers to sign the house over she couldnt make it to get it notorized (in Korea) but she sent the to her sister, who lives in the US, to notorize them (wife’s signature) and sent them back to me in the state in which I live. Is this okay to and legal to do? Can I just go to the courthouse , file and get a divorce? What would the process be? Would it be too complicated to get this done. I don’t know if and when she will be back and I don’t want her back. She is a resident, of my state; she is not a Korean resident. No children are involved.

Asked on July 2, 2012 under Family Law, Massachusetts

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you wish to divorce your wife, you can do the petition for such yourself and file the document within the county and state of your residence without the need for an attorney. There are certain clinics in various counties such as "legal aid" that can assist you in the process of obtaining the marital dissolution that you seek.

However, it is always best to have a family law attorney be consulted with the process that you wish to undertake in order to make sure that your interests are protected.

Overall, the facts concerning your marriage with no children makes the dissolution process a lot easier for you than if you had children to consider.


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