Post # 1
So the thread in the lgbtq board has made me wonder…for those of you who have been married outside your own country(or your spouses), did you research how you can divorce down the road? I know no one likes to think of our marriages ever ending but I am betting not many have, which makes me wonder if the lesbian couple in question in the other thread ever thought to research it themselves before rushing to Canada to marry.
Just curious, as I personally wouldn’t have thought of it if we had had a destination. Also wondering if when you apply for a license to marry through a resort or destinantion wedding planner, if they ever inform you of what the requirements would be to divorce later.
Food for thought in my opinion…
Post # 3
This is a really good thread! I didn’t do a Destination Wedding, so it never occured to me to think of it, but this is something really important!
Post # 4
I would never have even thought, but the plight of the lesbian couple made me wonder if anyone ever really asks about it.
I know you have to register the marriage on your return to your home country, but I wonder how challenging a divorce would be…
Post # 5
We officially got married in the US before our wedding in Mexico, so no.
Post # 6
If you legally marry in another country, but reside in the US, I don’t think the marriage country should matter. It’s where you are when you divorce that counts. Sort of like if you marry in one state but reside in another, the state you reside in should govern the divorce.
Post # 7
@H216scrf: This. It doesn’t matter where you got married. When getting divorced, you file in the state in which you reside.
Post # 8
The lesbian couple having difficulty divorcing only applies to gay couples who are divorcing in a state where gay marriage is not legal because they don’t recognize them as being married in the first place. While I disagree with that completely, that is a separate issue.
For straight couples, your marriage is recognized as legal in the US so a divorce will apply. You would file for divorce in the state in which you reside so it doesn’t matter where you got married.