Bigamy In Turkey
Posted 03 December 2011 - 06:15 PM
Also I want our uk property sorting out and signing over to me - do I have to get divorced/ legal separation here in uk to do that and what if my husband refuses to sign any papers.
Also is his marriage legal either in Turkey and/or in uk whilst I am still married to him
thanks for any advice
Posted 03 December 2011 - 06:57 PM
I unfortunately can't answer your question about whether your British marriage is recognised under Turkish law If he didn't register your marriage with the Turkish Consulate. Hopefully one of our Turkish lawyer members will respond to that question and give you an answer. Obviously you are still marriage in the eyes of British law until your marriage is dissolved in a British court of law..
With regard to your property I suggest your best course of action would be to consult with a British lawyer who will be able to advise you,
Good luck and hope you manage to get it sorted out
Posted 04 December 2011 - 11:59 AM
Posted 05 December 2011 - 09:33 PM
I intend seeing an English solicitor as soon as possible.
Just let this be a warning to anyone married to a Turkish man - make sure the marriage is registered with the consulate.
Posted 06 December 2011 - 02:13 AM
Sorry to hear of this.
Do I understand correctly that this would not have been the case had you married your former partner in Turkey?
Posted 06 December 2011 - 09:45 AM
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Posted 07 December 2011 - 11:33 PM
Aine - As far as I am aware (I've done a lot of reading about this) - any marriage in Turkey is accepted as legal by UK
Posted 08 December 2011 - 09:05 AM
Another thing is did he take British Citizenship in those 12 years, if so it may be a case that he has committed bigamy even though the marriage wasn't registered with the Turkish Consulate. But it is only a guess on my part as the law could be very complex as he would be a dual national so you really need to seek advice from a British lawyer.
Posted 18 December 2011 - 12:36 PM
Posted 18 December 2011 - 01:41 PM
I suppose it's possible that his wife could have divorced him in different town somewhere in Ireland. It also may be possible that she divorced in the UK and to find that out you should read this link on how to do it http://www.google.co...YsvOTKyK8ly2uLg
Good luck and hope it all works out for you.
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Posted 19 December 2011 - 11:20 AM
thank you for your advise. we have emailed them already 3x but no luck. my partner ranged them but they said to him he has to contact his ex.... we have emailed to High Court and I will call them today. will see what they will say.