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Mexican Law/divorce involving property in Mexico


ed wrote at 2015-07-26 18:21:42
It's five years after the question was posted, but the question and answer don't make clear if the person asking the question was contemplating divorce in Mexico or in California. The answer would certainly be true if the divorce were in Mexico, but it does not address what would happen if the divorce were in California, which is a community property state which does not necessarily have to follow the laws of another country when a person submits to jurisdiction for divorce under California law. So it may be that a person can marry in a different state or country under a different law, such as "bienes separados," but if they then elect to divorce in California, the all the previously "separate" property would have to be divided. The person opposed to divorce in California would have to argue that the California venue was not appropriate for the divorce and that the divorce should be done in Mexico.

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