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My wife french, we live in France and got married in 2014 in

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I am English, my wife french, we live in France and got married in 2014 in Las Vegas. Is the marriage valid? What are each of our rights in case of divorce? Property in France, Africa and UK?
JA: Are there any minor children from the relationship? What is the custody situation?
Customer: No Children from marriage
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: The question really concerns how the estate would be split and under which law?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  RayAnswers replied 2 months ago.

Hi and welcome to JA. Ray here to help you today.Please bear with me a few moments while I review your question and respond.

Expert:  RayAnswers replied 2 months ago.

The marriage is valid and would be recognized.If you file in France the property and debts you acquired since 2014 will be divided.Either you reach agreement or the court divides it.France would recognize a
US marriage here if the license was duly recorded after the ceremony.

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Expert:  RayAnswers replied 2 months ago.


It does not matter that the couple are foreign nationals, or that they may have married in another country; the court here will deal with the divorce under French rules. Only the property ownership aspects of the separation may be influenced by the law of the place where the couple entered into their marriage.Sep 3, 2010

Divorce: your options in France - The Connexion