My husband and I have been married for nearly 20 years. We were married in the US.
We have two children. Both are now university students. Therefore, there are no custody issues to consider.
I learned recently that my husband has had affairs with multiple women over the past 6 years. This happened earlier in our marriage, when my children were very young. However, we worked through the issues then and stayed together. Now that it has happened again, I can no longer stay in this marriage, as it is beyond salvaging.
In terms of assets, there is an apartment that we live in in Moscow that my husband is registered as owning, a house that we are listed as jointly owning in Florida, and a house that my husband is listed as owning in France. (I am not sure how property law works in Russia and France, and I have no idea if I am entitled to make any claim to these properties as my husband's spouse). There are also individual bank accounts that we have in the US, UK and Russia.
Regarding our citizenships: We actually both have 3 passports: Russian, UK and US.
My main objectives for the outcome of the divorce are as follows:
1. I would like for it to be over quickly.
2. I am really only interested in getting what I put into the marriage financially. This would involve a cash settlement and full ownership of our property in Florida, since I will probably go back there to live in the near future. I can provide further details on my rationale for this type of settlement if you would like.
Questions that I would like to get answered from you as a result of your initial consultation:
1. In what country/ jurisdiction would it be best for me to file for a divorce?
2. Based on your answer to #2- approximately how long would it take for the divorce to be granted?
Please let me know what further questions you may have. I look forward to your reply.