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Family Law: divorce proceedings, conclusion of marriage (Russia)

Good Afternoon Mrs Duvall,

I need your help to get a divorce in Russia, i will explain my situation.

I have Moroccan citizen and living in France with a permanent residency card.

My husband from whom i am separated since almost 2 years and half, is Russian and is living in St. Petersburg.

He has been converted to islam and we get the islamic marriage in the mosque in Moscow respecting all the rools of an islamic wedding 2 witnesses (his friends & collaborators) the dowry, and even the amount he should pay if we get divorced , i have attached the marriage document.

My husband from whom I want to get divorced refused to give me back all my staff work products clothes choses bags he kept all my personal staff in his flat in Russia and also in our common flat in france. He changes the lock in that way he kept even my jewels and all my personal staff.

Please i need help to have my rights from this man, first of all i want to know if this wedding is available in the russian civil law, if it isn’t i want to divorce with the islamic law in russia and get my rights.

Please let me know if you can help me and if you need more information more details please just ask me.

Thank you very much for your help,

looking forward hearing from you


Divorce proceeding usually is easily than annulment, but you cannot get divorce in Russia since your marriage did not registered by Government agency. Your marriage certificate did not meet law requirement (art. 10 of the Family Code of Russian Federation). This is only reason why you cannot get divorce.

To avoid any consequence of your "marriage" like property issues, inheritance matter, and etc., you need to get annulment to show any foreign authorities that your certificate do not considered as marriage certificate.

I gave you price for handling of your case. But if you have more questions before you hire me as your attorney, please do not hesitate to ask me, it will be free of additional charges.

As I told you before, I will include my consultation fee to the future payments.

I will be glad to help you.

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