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HASTLE-FREE EXPRESS DIVORCES IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
The Dominican express divorce is a completely valid divorce.
Dominican Law No. 142, enacted on May 18th, 1971 on DIVORCES, requires that both parties
mutually agree to the divorce and applies to Dominican spouses residing abroad, as well as to
foreigners that aren't residents of the country. The law provides that both spouses declare their
consent before the Dominican consul of their home country and issue a power of attorney to a
Dominican lawyer. At least one of the spouses has to be physically present at the hearing, while
the other spouse is duely represented throug the power of attorney.
You only need to stay in the Dominican Republic for 24 hours for the court hearing. The
consequent divorce sentence is issued 2-3 weeks after the court hearing.
1.) Special Power of Attorney: has to be signed by both spouses before the Dominican Consul of
2.) Copy of the Marriage Certificate (translated by a judicial interpreter into Spanish).
3.) Copy of the Birth Certificates of the Children (if any; also translated by a judicial interpreter
4.) Separation or Property Distribution Agreement (not mandatory, with an additional minimum
cost of 0.2 to 0.5% of the total value of properties to be distributed).
Our service include:
* Professional fees
* Airport transfer (only Puerto Plata)
* Trip to the court house (Sosua - Santo Domingo - Sosua)
* Drafting of settlement agreement
* Official fees and taxes to be paid to court
Before going ahead with a Dominican divorce, parties are advised to consult local counsel to
determine its legality in their place of residence.Valid by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and
the United Status Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) of the United States of America.
If both spouses mutually agree to get a divorce and are located in the Dominican
Republic,a conventional divorce might be the right choice.
Our fee for a conventional/ mutual divorce: RD$25.000.- (US$675)
Jurisdiction: Puerto Plata or Santiago.
Our attorneys are at your disposal to assist you with more information from Dominican divorces to
Dominican residency permits, incorporating Dominican companies, offshore companies, or
translation services by court certified judicial interpreters, as well as our current costs and fees.
Don't hesitate to contact us.