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My partner and I got married in Vegas in 2012. However we

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My partner and I got married in Vegas in 2012. However we never declared back in Germany. We separated almost a year ago and now my company (American carrier) is asking me for a divorce certificate to be able to take him off my profile. As it's not official
in Germany how can we do to get a divorce or annull the marriage?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: German Law
Expert:  N Cal Attorney replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your question.
According to
http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/EN/Laenderinformationen/01-Laender/Konsularisches/Eheschliessung_node.html
Germany does recognize the Las Vegas marriage as legal in Germany.
I don't have all the facts but it does not sound like you have grounds for an annulment, see
http://en.allexperts.com/q/German-Law-1364/2013/4/marriage-annulment-germany.htm
but you can file for divorce in Germany after having been separated for one year.
You can find divorce lawyers in Germany listed by location at
http://www.hg.org/law-firms/divorce/germany.html
Please follow up on this with a local attorney.
I hope this information is helpful.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sounds very helpful. I just need to go through all of these.
Thank you. I get back to you.
Expert:  N Cal Attorney replied 1 year ago.
OK.
Please let me know if you need more information.

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