Posted at 12:52h
, Family Law
An interesting aspect of foreign divorces
is that foreign divorces are not per se recognized in the United States. To say this another way, if you obtain a divorce from your spouse in another country outside of the United States, the United States will not automatically recognize that divorce as being applicable in the United States without additional evidence. With additional evidence concerning the foreign divorce, a US state like South Carolina may recognize the divorce under the legal basis of comity
. Once a divorce is recognized in the United States, the divorced parties may be eligible for certain state and federal benefits that they may not otherwise have been eligible for.