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Hello! I am a licensed attorney, eligible to practice in front of state and federal court, who is ready to help. I have a nearly 100% satisfaction rating (click here to see my ratings information) so all that means is that you can count on me to help today. Ordinarily, the United States will recognize divorces done in other countries. This is particularly true of other North American countries such as Canada and Mexico. However, if you have questions about the authenticity of this document, then it is entirely possible that your father and your mother were never officially divorced. If this is the case, then this could have some implications in terms of any money then either your mother or your father would leave to you in the event of their death. Also, this may also have some implications for your father if you remarried after you met your mother as well as those marriages would not have been valid. Could you tell me understand a little bit more about what concerns you about the situation specifically?
I see. Whether she was coerced to do it will be notwithstanding as far as the courts are concerned. If she was an adult and she signed the papers, then they will consider that she intended to get divorced. However, whether she was actually divorced is a different situation. She may have to work a bit harder (or you may have to) to get the document authenticated. This may mean taking it to someone who can review the document or perhaps contacting Mexican authorities (if you haven't already) and asking them for a copy of the divorce decree if they have one. Did you have any other questions for me?
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