Recognition of Foreign Divorces in Lisbon

    • João is a practising lawyer in Lisbon who handles mostly Commercial and Corporate Law, Litigation and Arbitration and Labour Law, with extensive experience in representation of clients, negotiating and drafting of contracts, tax representation and judicial litigation.
      Cases completed: 20
      Testimonials for João
      • Richard Armitage
        Richard Armitage, Lisbon

        Joao is very good!


        Jun 17, 2020
      • Cecil Rodrigues
        Cecil Rodrigues, Algarve - Faro

        Joao is bilingual English-Portuguese and was very helpful!


        Oct 24, 2019
      • Allen Almeida
        Allen Almeida, Lisbon

        Joao was extremely helpful, he couldn't have done more!


        Oct 23, 2019
      • Muzamil Hussain Mohammed
        Muzamil Hussain Mohammed, Saudi Arabia

        I am so grateful for your passion, dedication, and professionalism. I've hired lawyers before, but he is truly the best I've ever worked with.


        Jul 23, 2019
      • Jane Drew
        Jane Drew, UK

        Joao was incredible, the level of service he provided was wonderful, he was sensitive to my needs and went to great lengths to resolve all the issues.


        No improvements necessary, he provides a great service.


        Jul 23, 2019
      • David Clarke
        David Clarke, Lisbon

        Always on hand to fit with my arrivals in Lisbon. And very reasonable with charges. Will always use Joao for my legal affairs in Portugal.


        May 31, 2019
      • Roger Woods
        Roger Woods, Lisbon

        Resolved a problem difficult to manage from the UK. All good.


        Apr 01, 2019
      • Mohammed Muzamil Husain
        Mohammed Muzamil Husain, Riyadh Saudia Arabia

        My lawyer Joao was extremely helpful and I was very satisfied with the outcome. I would definitely recommend his services to friends.


        Oct 24, 2018
    • Laura is a registered lawyer with the Bar Association of Portugal. Coming from a family background of lawyers, Laura has learned quickly the value of in-depth knowledge and expertise in a restricted number of legal fields. She specialises in matters of property law, family law as well as criminal law and immigration matters.

Recognition of Foreign Divorces

Who is this Service for?

If you have divorced in another country, and plan to remarry in your new country of residence, you will need to have that divorce recognised and inscribed in the civil registry of your new country of residence. If the divorce took place in an EU state, a simple process is followed, however in the case of divorces outside the EU, a more complex process is required

What does this service consist of?

  • Initial discussion with an English-speaking lawyer, specialised in this area of the law, to determine which process is required in your case
  • Depending on the outcome of the initial discussion, your lawyer will guide you on the process to be followed, timeframe and costs involved.

Code of Reasonable Fees

Our clients can expect to receive a quotation that is at or below the recommended guideline prices by our local Professional Body.

Free Support Services Included

When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your professional.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.
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