Family law : divorce and division of property. (Russia)
First, I expect that the appropriate venue for the divorce would be Moscow, since that has been
the jurisdiction of our marital home. Although we have lived in Moscow for many years, my wife is registered in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (where her parents live) and while she had some temporary registration in Moscow some years ago, I don't think she has kept that up, so I assume that she is not registered in Moscow, only in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. If we go this route, would you be able to assist?
Second, how long does the divorce process take?
Third, can she block the divorce if she does not agree?
Fourth, I understand that there is no requirement under Russian law for continual alimony or spousal support after the divorce. Is this correct?
Fifth, what is customarily done with property? Essentially all of the income earned in the family has been mine – my wife has never held a full time job during our marriage and has only earned a few rubles here and there teaching yoga. She has never earned more than a few thousand dollars in any year (for the past four or five years, the number has been almost zero). Under these circumstances, what kind of property division would be required under law?