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Are you a French national ?
In what country is your wife living?
If you are a French citizen, you can get divorced in France. You can also get a divorce in the UK if your wife agrees or if you file first.
The French Civil Code provides that French citizens can get a divorce in France no matter what the country of they reside in.
Brussels II Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003, the European Union Convention on conflict of law issues in family law between member states, states that you can divorce in the UK if you are a resident of the UK.
The Brussels II Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003, also states that if you are French, you can divorce in France.
If you both live in the UK, then you do not have to get divorced in France. You can get divorced right away in the UK without getting divorced in France.
If you file in France, then it will saty in France, even if your wife asks for the divorce to be transfered to the UK.
What would be the main difference between getting divorced in the UK and in France regarding the split of assets alimonies?
Je suis marié en separation de biens, contrat recu devant notaire en 1990. Depuis, nous avons conservé des comptes bancaires et avoirs séparés a l'exeption d'un appartement acheté a NYC USA sous nos deux noms conjoints. A ma connaissance, les "prenup" ou contrats de mariage ne sont pas reconus au Royaume Uni. Ma question tres precise est: y a-t-il un risque que je sois obligé de divorcer au Royaume Uni et que ce contrat ne soit pas reconnu?
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