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This pertains to Australia
I I was divorced in 1972
I need a copy of the decree from Germany
How do I get it??
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I am in need of an answer ASAP
Yes, if your wife is a German national, German courts should have the jurisdiction to decide about the divorce, see § 98 FamFG.
However, you will need a German lawyer.
Best would be to take a lawyer near the place of residence of your wife if she is living in Germany. If not, take one in Berlin as this case (none of you living in Germany) the court in Berlin Schöneberg will have the local jurisdiction.
This answers nothing
I WANTED to know WHERE????? I can get the divorce decree
There must be some sort of office that issues copies
THAT is what I want, a COPY of the decree granted in 1973
Not to obtain a divorce
SURELY I will not need to get a lawyer to obtain one
It must just be a matter of finding the correct office and getting a copy, THAT!!!!!!! is what I want
Actually the court where the divorce was declared would be the right place.
I cannot tell you why you wouldn't get an answer. Maybe they just didn't understand your request.
An alternative would be the local Standesamt (civil registry office) where you married. They may also have a copy of the decree.
However, after such a long time there is no guarantee that there is still an existing copy at court or some other authority.
You should also ask your German ex-partner and family or one of the lawyers involved.