Divorce Certificates Needed? Chicago Consulate

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Divorce Certificates Needed? Chicago Consulate

Postby JoshFM » 30 Jun 2011, 20:25

For jure sanguinis, does anyone know if the Chicago Consulate requires divorce certificates? It does not state anything about divorce certificates in the application, but I want to be really thorough and have everything together so I don't have to make a return trip to Chicago after being denied. Thanks!

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Re: Divorce Certificates Needed? Chicago Consulate

Postby johnnyonthespot » 30 Jun 2011, 20:31

JoshFM wrote:For jure sanguinis, does anyone know if the Chicago Consulate requires divorce certificates? It does not state anything about divorce certificates in the application, but I want to be really thorough and have everything together so I don't have to make a return trip to Chicago after being denied. Thanks!


Whose divorce? Yours? Your parents?

If, for example, you are the child of a second (third, fourth) marriage for one of your parents, then you will absolutely need to provide divorce documents for his/her first marriage(s). If you are the child of a first marriage and your parents later divorced, well, the consensus seems to be that what the consulate does not know won't hurt them.

If we are talking about your own divorce, then yes, you should plan to submit the related documents.
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Re: Divorce Certificates Needed? Chicago Consulate

Postby JoshFM » 30 Jun 2011, 20:38

I'm referring to my grandparents and my parents' divorce. I'm applying through the GGF>GF>M lineage. My Italian great-grandparents remained married until death, as they vowed to. For my grandparents and parents, it was a different story. I'm thinking that since Chicago does not mention divorce records, I should just not bring it up.

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Re: Divorce Certificates Needed? Chicago Consulate

Postby johnnyonthespot » 30 Jun 2011, 20:53

You can probably safely ignore these divorces.

Marriage licenses normally state the "number" of the marriage for both the bride and for the groom. If, for example, your parents' license indicated that this was your mother's 2nd marriage, then you would have to prove that her first marriage was legally dissolved or that her first husband died, thereby making her 2nd marriage completely legal.
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Re: Divorce Certificates Needed? Chicago Consulate

Postby amrusha » 02 Aug 2011, 12:25

Can a finalized divorce be voided if the wife knowingly did not tell the judge about being pregnant? Couple of divorce lawyers said divorce can not be finalized while the wife is pregnant. So a friend of mine's wife did not tell the judge she is pregnant in order for the divorce to be finalized. Can the divorce be void if the count find out but it's already finalized? Can she be in any trouble? This case is in the state of Ohio.


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