France – Divorce – simplification for non French – from 01 January 2021

Spouses wishing to divorce with French Courts, no longer have to travel to France to be divorced.

From the 01 January 2021, divorce procedure in France is substantially simplified for spouses connected to France but with some international element, for instance married in France but living abroad, married abroad but at least one spouse is a French citizen.

Before 01 January 2021, it was compulsory for spouses wishing to divorce in France to travel to France which could prove complicated especially with the current travel restriction.

The procedure is now essentially a written one where spouses can be represented by a lawyer.

This considerably simplifies procedures particularly in non disputed divorces.

Our divorce packages start from 1500 € including VAT.

The practice is available to answer all your questions.