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Non-US Laws/Divorce for a Chinese Nationalist if a US Citizen


Hi John,

A husband and wife is married and child born in China. They came to the United States, where the wife and daughter got theri US Citizenship.

If the wife wanted a divorce how should she proceed with getting a divorce in China or in the United States?

Any problems that would come up in the divorce proceeding or time expected?

Thank you.

Hi Nelson,

In my opinion, the couple can registered their marriage in China, their must be  one of them have China nationality that time.

If both of the couple are US nationality now, the US court may have jurisdiction over your case. The court should judge the divorcement, custody, property distribution and etc.

best regards.


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