In most cases you can apply for divorce in the UK if you got married abroad.
You can get a divorce in England or Wales if both you and your former partner are habitually resident or domiciled in the UK. This means if England or Wales is your main home, where your life is based in the main, if it is where you intend to return to, or if it is your permanent home.
If one of you has moved overseas then the other must be able to call England or Wales their main home, either where they live now or will live again in the future.
The rules around divorce in the UK can become confusing when one or both of you are living somewhere else, especially if your travel is being restricted right now because of the coronavirus pandemic. This might leave you uncertain of when you or your ex will return to the UK.
If you got married overseas and are considering getting a divorce in England or Wales, you should get legal advice to see what your options are.
Our International Divorce Lawyers are experts at handling complex divorce cases and can reassure you in this uncertain time. We can help you divide overseas assets and can advise you every step of the way. Contact us for initial legal advice.