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Is divorce in Brazil costly?

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The cost of divorce in Brazil varies depending on a number of factors. Apart from judicial expenses, there are other costs that have to be catered for when going through a divorce, says The Brazil Business. Such as the costs of legalization, prelegalization as well as notarization.

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Is divorce in Brazil costly?
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A number of changes have been made to the divorce law in Brazil. It was previously only possible to have a divorce after one year of marriage, whereas now it is one week. A divorce done abroad between a Brazilian and a foreigner is recognized in Brazil only after the process has undergone a judicial process of recognition by the supreme court, reports The Brazil Business.

To have divorce granted by the supreme court, it is essential to posses the marriage certificate and a complete foreign sentence of divorce with reasons for the divorce legalized by the Brazilian consulate responsible for the area where the sentence was made, among others stipulations, as claimed by The Brazil Business.

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