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What is the process for divorcing my current husband. he still lives in Egypt and Im in the states. we married legally in Egypt and he did send me the contract. I have not made the marriage legal in the states. I would like to know how to go about divorcing him as we have both agreed to not continue the marriage. He continues to make excuses for why he cant file the paperwork there and has also asked me to send him money for a lawyer (not gonna happen) so I want to take it into my own hands. can someone please guide me on where to start. what paperwork to fill out. thank you!

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State rules determine divorce, so whatever goes locally.


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As everyone said, you are legally married as far as the US is concerned. You would have to conduct your divorce in Egypt according to Egyptian laws. Here are some resources and places to start:

https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=A0LEVi6ZBG1VE_EAxn8nnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTBybGY3bmpvBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMyBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzcg--?qid=20080724090521AAy0hXp&p=getting%20divorced%20in%20egypt

http://egyptpi.com/divorce/

I suggest you read your marriage certificate thoroughly before you begin the process and make sure you know what it says and what it doesn't. Foreigners often make that mistake when making marriage contracts in Egypt.

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Why on earth would she want to go through the Egyptian courts assuming that was possible?


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Was it an ORFI marriage? Or was it done in the courthouse? Did you have to go to 3 different buildings for Stamps of approval? Some people get ORFI marriage just to have sex in egypt and stay in hotels together. But, the ORFI contract can become a legal marriage if you both registered it by getting the 3 stamps of approval to register it.

If it is just an ORFI document than it is not a legal marriage and no divorce is needed.


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Your husband just needs to go to the Ministry of Justice and get the divorce, no money, no lawyer needed, just witnesses. Takes maybe a whole 20 minutes to do. Then have the US consulate in Cairo stamp it off, that was valuable in my divorce there.

OR you can do your divorce here in the USA, and send him the papers with a wavier to

sign it in front of notary at the US consulate there in Cairo, then send it back to you, then you turn it into the courts, and poof your LEGALLY divorced with with no BS from

Egypt.

Just because you married there (and I presume at the Ministry of Justice), does not mean

you have to get divorced there.

Now if an Orfi marriage, run like hell girl, and forget about him, and never step foot

in Egypt again. Orfi marriage = one night stands or tourist shack ups.

I went through this hell a long while back.


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If you got married in Egypt and then started immigration paperwork for your husband in the USA (which I assume you did, please correct me if I'm wrong), then the USA must have recognized your marriage as legal or else you wouldn't have been able to file any paperwork for him.

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