Senegal marriage: I want a divorce if I am legally married in Senegal

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Old Dec 4th, 2011, 09:26 PM   #1
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I feel in love with a gentleman in Senegal and we decided to marry I'm a US citizen. I realized that I made a mistake, I don't think the marriage was really valid we did not go to a court in Senegal. What are the steps that I need to take to find out if I'm really married or not. I want a divorce if I am legally married in Senegal, I live in America.
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Old Dec 4th, 2011, 11:07 PM   #2
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I wish to inform you that you may marry in Senegal through marriage ceremony. In this regard generally registration of marriage is compulsory but non registration only imposes fine but will not invalidate marriage. Thus if you had performed marriage then you may take divorce. As you are in USA thus your attorney may represent you in Senegal or divorce may be taken in USA.

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Old Dec 5th, 2011, 07:34 AM   #3
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If your marriage is performed before a civil or religious official it is a valid marriage as per Senegal rules. You can file for a divorce petition in Senegal or U.S.
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The most expeditious way to dissolve the marriage is to file in the U.S. and have your husband served in Senegal. The rule is that if a marriage is valid in the jurisdiction where it was celebrated, it will be recognized as valid in the U.S. By filing for divorce you will end the marriage, one way or another. If the husband raises the defense that the marriage was not valid, problem solved. The court will make a finding on that point if the facts warrant. If it was valid, then a divorce will be granted.

If there is neither property nor children, the adoption of no fault divorce has made ending a marriage relatively simple nowadays. File for divorce where you live, as long as you meet your state's residency requirements. Your husband does not have to be present in the U.S, for the divorce to be granted.
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