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  • Abby Wang

How do couples who register their marriage abroad get divorced in China?

With the development of world economy, science, technology and culture, board-marriage has obviously become globalized, and there are more and more transnational marriages in China.


However, due to the conflict of cultural concepts, the divorce rate of transnational marriages is also high. According to statistics, the divorce rate of transnational marriages is as high as 40%.


So how do couples who do not register their marriage in China get divorced in China?



According to Chinese law, if a couple has not registered their marriage in China, if they want to divorce in China, they must go through litigation for divorce.


If both spouses do not currently live in China, they should file a divorce suit in their current residence first. If the court in the current residence refuses to accept the divorce case, they can file a divorce suit in China. In this situation, both spouses could file a lawsuit in the court of the original habitual residence or in the court of the last residence.