Marriages take place in heaven, and are terminated by ordinary earthly courts. However, few couples think about divorce, especially when the wedding takes place somewhere on the picturesque coast outside of Ukraine.
It is important that the place of marriage significantly affects the legal consequences of marriage, because the marriage, at least one of the spouses of which is a citizen of Ukraine, is valid in Ukraine subject to the requirements of Ukrainian legislation on the grounds for invalidity of marriage. However, a religious ceremony is not a basis for recognizing the validity of marriage.
Therefore, when concluding a marriage, it should be remembered that it is not declarative and can automatically be subject to the rules of foreign law, in particular the property relations of the spouses.
Thus, some countries by default provide for the extension of the regime of separate ownership of property, others - joint joint or partial. Accordingly, the division of mana in divorce will take place.
It should be borne in mind that the spouses may choose to regulate the property consequences of the marriage the law of the personal law of one of the spouses or the law of the state in which one of them has his habitual residence, or, in respect of immovable property, the law of the state in which the property is located.
This choice is made in writing in the form of a contract, which has many features.
But you do not need to dive into the nuances of foreign or domestic law, if you turn to professionals from the team Dynasty Law & Investment.
Alexey Grachev, lawyer @ Dynasty Law & Investment