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If both spouses are Polish nationals, their divorce proceedings are conducted in a Polish court. In any other way one deals with an international divorce and naturally it makes the matter more complex.
The EU provides a clear regulation regarding divorce cases between two citizens of the Union member countries. One of the most burning issue in international couples split-ups is deciding on a country where the proceedings are taken. For EU nationals, the country where the court case is handled is usually:
Non-EU citizens who want to divorce Poles (and vice versa) can conduct divorce activities in Poland if:
Even if it turns out that your divorce case should be overseen by a court in Poland, it does not necessarily mean that it will be done in accordance with the Polish law. Which legal system should be the governing one?
If a divorce is obtained in a foreing coutry, it is recognised by the Polish law.
If both spouses file for divorce, one case is to be discontinued in order to prevent the passing of two different judgements. The earlier case is the one that is being considered.
Despite doing our best to provide accurate information, please always consult a lawyer in matters of such great importance.
Do you have any experience in this delicate matters? How did you handle your international divorce?