Divorce with Bulgarian
If you are in process of divorce, but you have bought a holiday home in Bulgaria, most likely you will need to settle the ownership between yourself and your spouse.
Аccording to statistics, in recent years the number of dissolved marriages with an international element has increased, and to file for divorce with a foreigner in Bulgaria is not at all rare and exotic. What is so popular about ending an international marriage in Bulgaria?
Firstly, the cost of a lawyer’s service, which is several times cheaper than in Western European countries, for example.
Secondly, the complete lack of additional conditions that would complicate a divorce with a foreigner, such as compulsory time for the parties to live together, periods of reflection, etc.
Third is the opportunity, once you are a Bulgarian citizen, to defend your rights more successfully in your home country, as judicial chauvinism is widespread in the most rule of law countries.
Divorce with a foreigner in Bulgaria ?
It is generally always better to have a divorce in Bulgaria, for the reasons listed at the beginning of the exhibition, but there are a number of factors that can make a divorce case with a foreigner in our country more appropriate. Such a factor may be the permanent residence of the child in the territory of a foreign country, which, according to the rules of international law, makes it competent to adjudicate on matters of parental responsibility in the relevant foreign court.
Secondly, it may be the presence of property in the spousal property community regime of considerable value in the foreign country, on which the Bulgarian court, according to its territorial jurisdiction, cannot rule. To do this, and if you have reached a decision to divorce, always consult a seasoned lawyer with knowledge of international law first about breaking up marriages with an international element about where it is better for you to end the marriage.
We can assist as your divorce lawyer in assessing the market value of the property and on any consequent ownership transaction, following a divorce settlement.
In case your spouse and you own a company in Bulgaria, you might settle to transfer the shares of the Bulgarian company to either of you or to a third party.
What is the cost of a divorce with a foreigner?
If the divorce with the foreigner is by mutual agreement, then the costs are low and it depends on the complexity of the case. As a client you schuld calculate the state fees, attorneys’ fees in the minimum amount and fees for a sworn translator and possible proportional maintenance fees for the child maintenance costs.
When the divorce is a claim and the foreigner does not have an address in Bulgaria, has one abroad, or has an unknown address, the lawyer’s fee starts from the average price for such type of legal services according to the Tariff. In addition to the state fees, fees for translation of court documents in the respective language should be provided, court fees for various court certificates, as well as possibly a fee for a court order for summoning abroad.
The extra costs should include a one-instance remuneration of the Special Representative who appoints the court a sum, settled by the Bulgarian court. Considering the complexity of the procedure, its length and all kinds of complications, we recommend that you do not experiment with your time and money and ask for a successful conduct. of your divorce to our specialists, and we guarantee that by choosing us you receive a quality legal service that will save your time, nerves and money.
It might a be straightforward process, but every case should be examined in details for complications. Our lawyers can assist with the legal matters for you in such cases.