Ask Sadie: More divorce help

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_Dear Sadie,_

_I went to London to study, and more than a year later I married to a French woman in London. We stayed a year in London before we decided to return to Peru together. We were together 6 more months before deciding that it was best that we separate last December. She went back to France and I stayed in Peru._

_I want to apply for a divorce here in Lima, so my question is how can I get divorced in Lima without having to travel to London?_

_From what I can see on the Internet I don’t have the money for the paperwork, which in my opinion is very expensive. Could you please help me with this because I do not have a job._

_I’d appreciate it very much!_
_Need help_

Dear Friend,

Unfortunately, like I wrote on my last article I’m not qualified to talk about the legal side of an international divorce. Although, what I can do is give you some general suggestions that will hopefully send you on the right direction.

You mentioned you got married in London and are currently living in Peru. I would suggest that the first thing you do is talk to a lawyer, a lawyer can answer all the questions that I can’t and will inform you about all the paperwork that needs to be done for you to be able to get a divorce. Also because you said that you are a little tight on money you can ask a lawyer if there is anyway they can get the fees waived.

I know that the last thing you want to do is travel to London especially if you are low on cash, so the best thing that you can do is make an appointment for the British Embassy and talk to someone there, where they will hopefully tell you everything that you need to know to continue with your process. Also if you have a D.N.I. that no longer says that you are single because of your marriage then you will have to go to Reniec and change your “estado civil” back to single.

Again, I am not a lawyer, so I’m sorry that I can not offer you any more information than these suggestions.

I hope this helps, and good luck
Sadie
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