Sunday, August 25, 2013

1-C. When either husband or wife is a Korean and the other is a foreigner and both of them reside in Korea

In this case, they may get a divorce by the ‘immediate mediation for foreigners’ system of the Family Court.  Under this immediate adjustment for foreigners system, either husband or wife, a Korean, and the other, a foreigner, who agree to get a divorce may get a divorce quickly.

Under this system, if the application for divorce mediation is filed before 14:00 p.m. of each day, the responsible judge confirms their divorce at 16:00 p.m. of the same day and they get a divorce; provided, however, that this system is applied only when any one of husband and wife is a foreigner and both of them agree upon the intention to get a divorce and conditions of divorce and, thus, is unavailable when both of them are foreigners or fail to agree to get a divorce.