mrsbalin

Lawyer
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About mrsbalin

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  • Birthday 03/12/1978

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    merve balin

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    Izmir
  • Interests
    Traveling, Cooking, Writing, Anatolian History
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  1. Dear Ianforest, Welcome to our friendly forum. I am a Turkish solicitor trying to help my forum friends with their legal problem. If your friend married in Turkey and did not register this marriage in Uk, then she has to divorce in Turkey. They may divorce with a protocol which takes a shorter judicial term about 2-3 mounths. Also, in this process, 2 witnesses should be listened by the court. You do not need to be present at the hearings if you appoint a lawyer in Turkey. Parties may be represented by their lawyers. Estimated judicial charges will be about 450tl. You must ofcourse pay your attorney a fee which this is changable from a lawyer to lawyer, there is not a standart. Please do not hesitate to ask for further questions. Kind regards, Av. Merve Balin
  2. Dear Solsikke, Welcome to our forum! I am a Turkish lawyer trying to help my forum firends with their legal questions. I see that your Turkish ex-husband wishes to remarry that he should have recognized the Norwegian divorce decree in Turkish courts and have registered in Turkish records. Otherwise, he can not marry again. Now, he openned a case in Turkey. Whateever in Norwegian decree is stated for divorce,alimony, father-shared kid relation and custody, then these issues should be stated and recognized in Turkish Courts. At this point, I advice you to appoint a lawyer to follow the procedures and represent you in the case. You do not need to come to Turkey for the hearings once you are represented by a Turkish lawyer. Please feel free to ask for further questions. Kind regards, Av. Merve Balin
  3. Dear Bob1985, I am a Turkish solicitor trying here to help my forum friends with their legal probems. You do not need to be represented by a lawyer in a case in Turkey. However, even it is a divorce with a protocol, court procedures can be complicated; like petitations, witness process, finalizing the decree, delivery of court papers etc. Regarding to your question about the address issue, you can not give your friend's address to prevent the time matter. But, of course if you appoint a lawyer on behalf of you, then all the court papers will be sent to your lawyer's address. This way you may save time. In other words, you may appoint a lawyer and open the case against your wife. As your is Turkish residing in Turkey, there will be no problem with the address and timing matters. Aother information is 2 witnesses declarations are needed in divorce with protocol cases as one of the parties is residing abroad. I recommend you follow the process with a lawyer which will be the strongest way getting the divorce papers. Even there is not a certain standart lawyer fee tariff, many lawyers work with the standarts of Turkish Bar Association Lawyers Fee List-2015. Lawyers fee for divorce with a protocol is not so high. Kind Regards, Av. Merve Balin
  4. Dear Sylvia, Welcome to our friendly forum. I am a Turkish solicitor trying here to help my forum friends with their legal questions. In order to transfer a freehold in law (if there is not a will prepared by the deceased person), a case in Turkish Courts should be openned to define the legal heirs. Courts where the property is located will be authorized in your case. This case takes about 2 mounths if all the required documents is ready and submitted to the Court while openning the mentioned case. The judicial expence is not expensive, but as I mentioned all documents should be supplied by the legal heirs. This is the main point of the process. If you have further questions,please do not hesitate to contact with me. Regards, Av. Merve Balin You have not mentioned about the citizenship of your deceased friend. A special document called "Statuory Declaration" can be required according to the deceased person's citizenship.
  5. Dear cbeauti, Welcome to our friendly forum. I am a Turkish lawyer trying here to help my forum friends with their legal questions. I totally share the legal information and advice given by Eglegal regarding to your maiden name, custody and kids' traveling matters. You should first open a recognition case in Turkish Court to have recognized your US divorce decree. Kind Regards, Av. Merve Balin
  6. Dear Paulabee71, Welcome to our friendly forum. Even your son was not born within a marriage of your son's Turkish father, your son has the citizenship rights, as well as inheritance rights in Turkey, if you open a fathership case and have registered this man as his fether. In Turkey, fathership is a public matter where Turkish Courts seriously concentrate on the matter. However, if you register Turkish father on the records, then you should have erased your UK husband on the birth records. Just for an idea, your British husband may make UK will for the benefit of your son. Pls do not hesitate to contact with me with your further questions. My Skype name: Merve Balin You may also talk with me. Regards, Av. Merve Balin
  7. Dear AmeeraBads, Welcome to our friendly forum. Regarding to your question, first of all as being a woman, mother, Turkish and a lawyer, I must say I condemn your Turkish father not contacting with you, neither with your mother until this age. You have citizenship right, as well as inheritance rights in Turkey. In Turkey, fathership is a public matter where Turkish Courts seriously concentrate on the matter. You may open fathership case. Court will make a DNA test of your father and state him as your father in the Turkish Registry records. Then, you have it registered at the Records and get Turkish citizenship and passport. You have also inheritance rights of your father even you were not born in a legal marriage. Same rights with the other kids of your father! As GDB says, being a Muslim has nothing to do with it. I advice you to go after your legal rights and open this case. Pls do not hesitate to contact with me with your further questions. My Skype name: Merve Balin You may also talk with me. Regards, Av. Merve Balin
  8. Dear London71, Welcome to our friendly forum. I am a Turkish lawyer trying to help members with their legal problem. Turkish Civil Code permits a divorce by mutual consent under specific conditions. Accordingly, spouses can divorce based on a mutual agreement concluded by themselves. In case of a contract in contemplation of divorce, the judge must divorce the parties. There are conditions for consensual divorce. If the conditions don’t fit your situation, you need to follow contested way of divorce instead of uncontested divorce procedure. -At least 1 year marriage is required for mutual consent divorce. -Application to the court by together. Or acceptance of the divorce by defendant spouse upon one of spouse’s application to the court. -Hearing participation by the spouses themselves. In other words, judge must hear spouses directly about the settlement protocol’s approval. The purpose of this rule is to comprehend the wife’s consent is real or it is given under pressure of the husband or her family. Accordingly, judge must hear consent of spouses’ will related to consensual divorce / separation. Therefore, participation of spouses to hearing is crucial and obligatory. In case of lack of presence of the spouses, the judge will reject the case. -Lastly, judge’s reviews regarding the provisions of settlement protocol is important. The provisions concerning guardianship, children, financial issues in the settlement agreement will be also reviewed by Turkish Judge for approval of agreement’s fairness. OPTIONAL WAY TO SOLVE YOUR 1 YEAR PROBLEM AND RESULT YOUR CASE IN A MOUNTH: With the spouses willing to divorce with a protocol before waiting the end of 1 year, we prepare and sign a divorce protocol between parties. Then, one of the spouses represented by a Turkish lawyer opens a contested divorce case against the other party. By the lawyers' addresses, we eliminate the international notification procedures. At the first hearing, the other side's lawyer submit the protocol to the Court and accepts the divorce. 2 witnesses is listenned and at the same hearing the court gives the divorce decision. I hope I could help you with your questions. Regards, Av. Merve Balin
  9. Dear Katyirir, Welcome to our forum. I am a Turkish lawyer trying to help my forum friends with their legal problems. If you wish to move and buy a property in Turkey, you may mutually make a prenuptial agreement in a Turkish notary. In Turkey, prenuptial agreements can be made between two people who are about to marry and/or within their marriage setting out the terms of possession of assets, treatment of future earnings,control of the property of each, and potential division if the marriage is later dissolved. Regards, Av. Merve Balin
  10. Dear Portgirl23, Welcome to our friendly forum. I also would like to thank Eglegal, attorney friend, for his supports and his sharings with his legal knowledge. Now, I'd like to add some information and take your attraction on some important legal points regarding to your case. You have different nationalities (Turkish and Portuguese), married in UK and willing to divorce in Turkey. Even the spouses do not have Turkish nationalities and married outside of Turkey, if one of the spouses resides in Turkey, then Turkish Courts are authorized to divorce spouses pursuant to Turkish Family Laws. Your husband is Turkish, you live in Turkey, then you may open a divorce case here. "Recognization of marriage" is another option. However, I believe it would be a waste of time and judicial expence. According to my experiences, just to be an example, I'd like to share with you some of my divorce cases. I had divorce cases of 2 Iranian citizens married in USA and divorced in Turkish Court. Also, different nationalities ( Turkish and Canadian), married in Canada and divorced in Turkey. What I say is you may apply to Turkish Courts for a divorce even you were married in UK. If you have not recognized your marriage here, it will definitely not be a problem in front of the Turkish Courts. Regards, Av. Merve Balin
  11. Hi, I'd love to take part in this Mastermind Group. Regards, Av. Merve Balin
  12. Hello Malcalypse, Welcome to our forum. I am a Turkish solicitor. What you are informed is right that you have to apply for a divorce with a protocol. If you have made a mutually signed protocol, then it can be translated by a sworn translator and then can be notarized by any Turkish Notary. Once you get the notarized/translated protocol, you may open a divorce case in the Turkish Courts. You do not need to be present at the hearings if you appoint a lawyer acting on behalf of you. Regards, Av. Merve Balin Skype Name: Merve Balin
  13. Dear Tekkate, Welcome to our forum. I am a Turkish solicitor helping my forum friends with their legal problems. Firstly, what you did with putting a block on the title deed as a "family house" is good. He can not sell it, rent it and get a credit from a bank showing the property without your permission. You have to prove at the case the property was purchased with the inherited money coming from your father. You may use your bank wire documents etc as a proof in the case. This case is called " katkı payı" which has to be openned seperately from the divorce case. Custody of the shared kids will be another matter in the case. I can say that %99 the custody is given to the mother. You may also request alimony for the kids. You do not need to be present at the hearings if you are represented by a lawyer acting on behalf of you. If you did not have recognized your Turkish marriage in UK, then you do not need have recognized your divorce again in UK. You may also contact me via Skype. My Skype name is Merve Balin. Regards, Av. Merve Balin
  14. Dear Obrory, Welcome to our forum. You may learn about your divorce case and get the court papaers. I advice you to appoint a lawyer to do a search in the Court and supply you the divorce papers. Regards, Av. Merve Balin
  15. Hello Starfish, Welcome to our friendly forum. The agent can not hold the deposit, must give it to you after the buyer's default as it is called "unjust enrichment" in Turkish Courts. Regards, Av. Merve Balin