Antalya Lawyer Ahmet Alkan Law Office was established in 2015 in Antalya Kepez by Lawyer Ahmet Alkan. Alkan Law Office provides legal consultancy, advocacy and mediation services to its clients in many legal processes, especially in Family and Divorce Law. In the field of Antalya divorce attorneyship, Alkan Law Office examines all aspects of a legal problem before it and finds the most correct solution. In order to achieve this, it provides legal consultancy and advocacy services by working with experts in the field, dealing with each problem within its own special knowledge and conditions.
How to Get Divorced in Turkey?
We understand you when it comes to Family Law matters. As Antalya Lawyer Ahmet Alkan Law Office, we are always ready to assist you even in your difficult and emotional times. Our Turkish divorce lawyers and Turkish family law lawyers, to the law; will determine the best options for you based on their experience and the circumstances of the situation and give you legal advice. Turkish divorce lawyers in our office are ready to assist you with their experience in many legal proceedings such as contentious divorce, uncontested divorce, alimony, compensation, child custody, child support, recognition of divorce decisions in foreign countries.
To briefly summarize the divorce procedure in Turkey, you should first seek help from a lawyer. You can also file divorce proceedings without a lawyer, but a lawyer will best defend your rights. In order to divorce in Turkey, it is necessary to file a lawsuit in family courts. In order to file a lawsuit, first of all, it is necessary to base the divorce on a reason. For example, an uncontested divorce. In uncontested divorce, the spouses prepare a divorce protocol and the case is filed together or by one of the spouses and the other accepts. The uncontested divorce process is generally completed in a single session. However, for this, the contracted divorce protocol must be prepared in accordance with Turkish Law. For more detailed information about the divorce procedure in Turkey, you can contact Antalya Lawyer Altan Law Office by clicking here.
Turkish Familiy Law and Divorve Regulations
Turkey legally recognizes marriages of foreigners in the country and abroad. Marriages are reported to local civil registration offices and registered after necessary investigations. In case the marriage is made outside of Turkey, the marriage can be registered in Turkey with a notification to the nearest Turkish Consulate. The Turkish Consulate forwards the documents to the office that keeps the relevant family registry book.
Dissolution of a legal marriage in Turkey requires a court decision. Family courts make this decision. Most divorce cases are public. However, upon the request of one of the divorced parties, the judge may conduct the case in secret. Judges are obliged to take all necessary measures to protect the welfare of the parties, property and children.
Separation in Turkey
In the case of divorce, if the judge realizes that there is a possibility of reconciliation of the parties; may decide to separate rather than divorce. In this case, a separation decision is made for a period of one to three years. If the common life cannot be re-established at the end of the third year, one of the parties files a lawsuit for not re-establishing the common life. The judge decides to divorce in this case. As Antalya Lawyer Ahmet Alkan Law Office, we are always ready to help with separation proceedings.
After the divorce, the woman returns to her previous surname. However, if she wants to use her husband’s surname and the judge gives permission, she can also use her husband’s surname. In addition, women in Turkey cannot remarry for at least three hundred days after divorce. The reason for this is to prevent lineage confusion.
If the Turkish Family Courts decide on divorce, they also decide on the custody of the children in addition to this decision. The court makes the necessary examinations and gives custody to the child whichever side is better for the child. The economic level of the parties is not important in terms of custody in Turkey. The custody of the child is given to whichever side will provide the child’s mental and physical development better. The other party pays alimony every month for the child’s expenses to the party to whom custody is given. This alimony continues until the child reaches the age of eighteen. If the child is over the age of eighteen and has started university, alimony is not cut, it continues.
Uncontested (Agreed) Divorce in Turkey
In order to file an uncontested divorce case in Turkey, at least one year must pass after the marriage. One or both spouses can file an uncontested divorce case together. In Turkish Law, in an uncontested divorce case, the judge examines the contracted divorce protocol and listens to both parties personally. The judge has the authority to make changes and arrangements in the contracted divorce protocol. If the parties do not accept the arrangement made by the judge, the case turns into a contested divorce case. The fastest divorce method in Turkey is the uncontested divorce. An uncontested divorce is generally completed in a single hearing. However, in order for the divorce to take place quickly, the contracted divorce protocol must be prepared in accordance with the law. Antalya Lawyer Ahmet Alkan Law Office provides services in the contracted divorce protocol as in all branches of law.
An uncontested divorce minimizes the breakdown in your family and the emotional problems that come with it. These emotional problems sometimes take a toll on children. Children are very smart. They can understand problems and sense your emotions. Also, it should not be forgotten that. Children see themselves as the reason for the divorce. It is up to you to prevent this.
If you are going to get a divorce in Turkey and you need help in matters such as divorce, child custody, child support and alimony, you can contact us. We will be happy to assist you with our expert divorce lawyer and family lawyer staff. As Antalya Lawyer Ahmet Alkan Law Office, we are at your service in all legal matters.
Other reasons for Divorce in Turkey
Uncontested divorce is not the only case for divorce in Turkey. There are many reasons for divorce in Turkish Law. These:
- Adultery, ill-treatment, intent on life, gross insult.
- To commit a disgraceful crime that will damage the reputation of the other party.
- Leaving the family home. (In Turkey, if one of the spouses leaves the family home and does not return for six months, the other spouse can file for divorce due to abandonment)
- Mental illness: If one of the spouses has a mental illness and this mental illness makes the life of the other spouse unbearable; The spouse whose life has become unbearable can file for divorce. However, if the mental illness is present before the marriage, the marriage is invalid. An annulment case is filed, not a divorce case.
- Severe incompatibility: If spouses are experiencing severe incompatibility, they can file for divorce. This case is based on the fault of both parties.
Antalya Lawyer Ahmet Alkan Law Office
Antalya Lawyer Ahmet Alkan Law Office was established in Antalya Kepez in 2015 by Lawyer Ahmet Alkan. Alkan Law Office does not compromise its clients’ sacred right to defense in all areas of law, especially family and divorce law.
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