International Divorce

International Divorce Lawsuit

International divorce requires tailored legal advices and expertise, by considering client’s circumstances such as proper law, effectiveness of international marriage, duplicative litigation under international jurisdiction, overseas child abduction (Heig International Convention on Child Extortion), VISA, and others.   

Yeohae Law Firm along with the expertise staffs altogether develop our own expertise in divorce in Korea. We have filing experience for over 300 international divorce lawsuit cases since 2015.

With our effort and break through alternative, many cases were be able to closed before going to the court, which this is more beneficial to our clients who came to seek for the legal approaches. 

If you need any help, please don’t hesitate to get free consultation from our professional counselors. We will provide you the most efficient and cost-effective approach in litigating international divorce.

Why YeoHae? - Highly Skilled and Caring Experts

Since 2015, the Yeohae Law Firm has successfully handled more than 300 international divorce lawsuits in about 29 District Courts in Korea. We have unique expertise to provide optimal legal approach to suits your particular case.

Expert Divorce Attorney, certified by Korea Bar Association

Pyoung-ho Kim, the Representative Attorney, was awarded the Young Lawyer Award, and the Excellent Lawyer Award both by the Korean Bar Association in 2021, with his highly recognition in passion and contribution to human rights and social justice. 

Success Stories

Over 300 international lawsuit cases whilst more cases closed with our expert advices, the alternative resolutions. Find following sentencing we gained in the court.

Reconstructed the actual case to protect personal information

1. A woman married to a foreign husband and living in her husband's country. I have two children of dual citizenship and own some property in my country of residence. Embarrassingly, my husband recently filed for divorce in the Korean Family Court, how can I respond?

2. I married my American husband a long time ago, but it has been more than 10 years since I came back to Korea alone due to conflict and separated. I want to go through divorce proceedings in Korea, but I have already lost my Korean citizenship. Can I get a divorce in Korea?

3. I got married and divorced abroad, but I didn't know that I had to file a divorce report in Korea as well. I want to organize my documents in Korea, what should I do?

4. I got married in Korea and got divorced while immigrating to the United States. When I try to file divorce papers at the Korean embassy, ​​they say that the couple should come together. How can I file for divorce?

5. I am a US citizen living in Korea. I married my husband of Korean nationality in the United States, but I did not register my marriage in Korea. I want to get a divorce due to ongoing marital conflict, but is it possible to get a divorce even if I have not registered my marriage in Korea?

6. I am a Korean woman living in Canada. I had a conflict with my husband, and while filing for divorce in a Canadian court, my husband took the child to Korea without a word, and filed for divorce in the Korean Family Court. How should I respond?

7. While studying abroad, I met and married a Korean spouse. Conflicts continued throughout our marriage, and we returned to Korea at different times and now we live without contact. I have registered my marriage in a foreign country only. Do I have to get a divorce? Can I get a divorce in Korea?

8. I have permanent residency in Canada. My husband, who was living alone in Korea, filed a divorce suit involving division of property in a Canadian court. I don't even know my husband's property in Korea, so can I just divide the property in Canada like this?

9. We are a US citizen couple, currently living in Korea, and our property is located in Korea and the United States. Due to ongoing marital conflict, we have decided to divorce, but my wife is demanding excessive division of the property. How should I respond?

10. I am a Taiwanese woman. I met my husband when he was studying in Taiwan and got married. I want a divorce because of my husband's repeated affair. I currently live in Taiwan and have no plans to enter Korea, and my husband lives in Korea. I want a divorce as soon as possible.

11. I married a European woman in Korea and then came to the United States to study together. There were frequent quarrels while living in the United States, and my wife returned to her home country. We both agreed to a divorce, and I would like to get a divorce in Korea for convenience.

12. I am married to my American husband and live in Hawaii. I have two children of dual citizenship. I want to get a divorce because there are many conflicts due to housework and financial reasons. Is it possible? If I get a divorce, would it be advantageous for me to get a divorce in Korea or the United States?

13. I met and married a Chinese wife in the United States. I came to Korea and have been married for about 3 years. Due to cultural differences, it is impossible to live together. Can I get a divorce in Korea?

14. I am married to my Thai wife and live in Thailand. I have one child of dual citizenship. The conflict is so severe that I want a divorce, but my wife doesn't want a divorce. Can I get a divorce?

15. While traveling abroad, I met and married a wife of European nationality, and I have one child of dual citizenship. I found out that my wife had left the house and was living with another man. It was difficult to live there any longer, so I returned to Korea with my child. I want to divorce in Korea.

16. I am trying to get a default judgment against my Korean spouse in the US. Is the US default judgment accepted in Korea?

Excellent Lawyer Award from Korean Bar Association

Pyoung-ho Kim, Representative Attorney, received the Excellent Lawyer Award from Korean Bar Association recognized his passion and devotion to his cases and clients. We provide specialized lawyer services for all foreigners in Korea.

Nationwide, Expedited.

Extensive experiences handling cases over 29 District Courts in Korea - not only in Seoul but nationwide.

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Representative Attorney Pyoungho Kim

- 2011 Passed the Judicial examination 
- 2011 1st Bar Exam Reviewer (Ministry of Justice)
- 2011 54th judicial examination reviewer (Ministry of Justice)
- 2013 Seoul Central District Court Civil Conciliation Committee
- 2013 Deputy Prosecutor at Jeonju District Prosecutors' Office
- 2013 Professional Institutional Training in the Office of the National Assembly Member
- 2013 KOTRA Washington Trade Center Study on U.S. Government Procurement Laws
- 2015 Member of International Committee of Korean Bar Association
- 2015 Member of Autonomous Committee for Countermeasures against School Violence at Seoi Elementary School, Seoul
- 2017 Director, Korea Paragliding Association
- 2017 Member of the Seoul District Bar Association Judging Committee
- 2017 Seoul Family Court Adult Guardian  
- 2020 Seoul Entrepreneurs Association Regulation Reviewer
- 2020 Member of the protection of school rights at Seoul Seoi Elementary School
- 2021 Korean Bar Association Young Lawyers Award
- 2021 Excellent lawyer selected by the Korean Bar Association

Education: Graduated from Yonsei University, Department of Physics 
language: Korean, English

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