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German Law/divorce after 2 weeks


i am a german passport holder who got married to an indian in india 2 months ago. the marriage has been registered in india under the special marriage act.
i have not got this marriage registered in germany upto now.
he has visited germany on a tourist visa for about 3 weeks.
due to very personal reasons i would like to seek a divorce. question now is :
- is it possible in germany (if he is not there)
- if yes.. when and how can i do it
- right now for an indian divorce we have to wait one year for a mutual consent divorce - to which at this moment he is not ready

in india i have no chance of getting a divorce due to personal reasons. no matter how long i live separate from him.  
thanks for your help


you can get a divorce in Germany, but you would need to be separated for one year. So if you have stopped living together already, you will be able to obtain a divorce in one year.

Sorry, but there is really no quicker way.

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Andreas Moser


Extensive experience in international family law, especially international child abductions and child custody cases. All other areas of German law as well: constitutional law, criminal law, business and contract law, immigration law, inheritance law, and so on.


Lawyer in Germany from 2002 to 2009. Lawyer for US Army JAG Corps before. Bar-certified specialisation in family law and in administrative law. Articles and lectures about international and domestic family law.


2000 Law Degree from University of Regensburg, Germany 2002 admitted to the bar (until 2009) 2013 MA Philosophy at the Open University, UK

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