My husband has dual nationality (USA and Russia), and we’re living in Russia. Where do we get divorced?
Even if you’re a U.S. citizen, the court with jurisdiction over your divorce will most likely be the one in Russia. You can relocate back to United States also. The difference between getting divorced in Russia instead of in New York can be staggering.
Likewise, the disparity between the practices of divorce courts in Russia as compared to those in United States, may be equally vast–or possibly even more so.
As you might expect, international family lawyers are often called upon to advise whether or not a foreign divorce will be fully recognized. Surprisingly, though, providing such advice is often difficult and sometimes fraught with risk. But if you do everything correctly, your divorce will be recognized in both countries.