Akkas & Associates Turkish family lawyers and divorce attorneys are prepared to handle divorce cases and assist with Foreign Divorce Decree Recognition.
Our Turkish divorce lawyers also represent our clients in other family law issues including; contested divorce, uncontested divorce, alimony & compensation, child custody, child support, foreign divorce decree recognition, and other family law litigation.
We understand your needs when it comes to family law issues. We’re dedicated to helping you make the right decisions, even during difficult and emotional circumstances.
Our Turkish family lawyers and divorce attorneys give you sound legal advice based on the law, our experience, and the unique facts of your situation.
Our firm’s family lawyers are devoted exclusively to family law issues including contested divorce, uncontested divorce, alimony & compensation, child custody & support, recognition of foreign divorce decrees, and litigation.
Steps for Foreign Divorce Decree Recognition
A divorce decree obtained from a non-Turkish court does not automatically annul a marriage that was registered or has taken place in Turkey. Any Turkish citizen involved in such a legal separation should file a suit in Turkey to have the foreign divorce decree recognized by a Turkish family court.
Divorce decrees issued in jurisdictions outside of Turkey are not considered valid for purposes of a divorce in Turkey. However, under certain circumstances, it may be advisable for the divorcees to also register the divorce with the Turkish Family Courts in order to legally terminate the marriage in Turkey.
This is not necessary for all cases and would generally only take place if a marriage that was originally registered with the Turkish consulate or local Vital Statistics Office (Nufus Dairesi) where one member may continue to reside in Turkey, and for the purposes of that person’s legal standing within Turkey.
A power of attorney, available in Turkey from any notary public, must be granted to an attorney who will start the foreign divorce decree recognition proceedings.
The followings are needed:
1. A Power of Attorney to a lawyer in Turkey
2. Original copy of the divorce decree
Similarly, if you have a divorce decree obtained from a Turkish court and want to have it recognized in your own country, you will need to have a court case filed in your country to have the Turkish court decree recognized.
Divorce decrees passed by foreign courts for Turkish citizens living abroad are subject to filing a recognition lawsuit to make them valid and enforceable in Turkey.
Recognition refers to the approval of a sentence passed by a foreign court to make it valid in Turkey. Legal outcomes of such sentences will be determined subject to the laws governing the foreign court.
If such a sentence is found unrecognizable, it will not bear any legal effect. However, such unrecognized sentences can be used as evidence to prove a dispute.
Execution refers to the approval of a sentence passed by a foreign court to make it enforceable in Turkey.
Reach us for Foreign Divorce Decree Recognition
Akkas & Associates is a solution-oriented law firm that empowers clients to meet the diverse and changing demands of today’s family law & divorce. Since 1992, our lawyers have been helping clients with complex legal challenges and maximizing opportunities for success.
Our law firm is now one of the leading family law & divorce law firms in Istanbul, Turkey. You may reach us for Foreign Divorce Decree Recognition through our Contact page.