Divorcing in Mauritius

Hello everyone,

Reaching the decision to seek divorce can be hard. Filing the papers as an expat in Mauritius can be as taxing since a good grasp of legislations is needed and the process can prove to be tedious.

Where and how do you apply for a divorce in Mauritius? How long does it take for the process to be completed?

If the couple has children, which measures can be taken in order to protect their interests?

Which procedures should be completed so that the divorce is legally recognized in the country of origin?

How is divorce viewed in Mauritius?

Being away from one's home country and loved ones, what advice do have for staying strong emotionally and mentally in this situation?

Thanks for sharing your experience.

Diksha

Hi Diksha,

Sorry to hear about your difficulties and your concerns about what to do next.

Firstly, if you are a foreigner it is also good to seek advice from an international lawyer (in your country of origin) as:
1.  The court here does not necessarily have the jurisdiction to dissolve foreign assets
2.  The lawyer could tell you if a divorce decree granted from the Mauritian Court would be recognized in your country of origin. 
3. If a children's maintenance order is granted from the Mauritian Court, it could be unenforceable in your home country.

If you want to  read about divorce in Mauritius, the Divorce Act could give you an idea:
DIVORCE AND JUDICIAL SEPARATION ACT DIVORCE AND ...
http://attorneygeneral.govmu.org/Englis … ATION1.pdf

For emotional support, it's best to see a psychologist. Two very good ones are Emily Duval and Olivia Pech.

Hope these few lines help.

Regards,

Miche.

Hi Miche,

Thank you very much for the information provided, it will surely help expats looking for information on this topic. That is why we (members of the Expat.Com Team), including Diksha, decided to launch this general topic.

All the very best,
Bhavna

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