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Saito Office
(Immigration lawyer in Japan)
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Divorce in Japan


  Basically non-Japanese people can get divorce in Japan. However you should confirm international private law and divorce system of your country before you get divorce in Japan.

 There are four types of divorce in Japan:

  • Divorce by agreement (kyogi rikon), based on mutual agreement.
  • Divorce by mediation in a family court (chotei rikon), completed by applying for mediation by the family court (for cases in which divorce by mutual agreement cannot be reached).
  • Divorce by decision of the family court (shimpan rikon), which is divorce completed by family court decision when divorce cannot be established by mediation.
  • Divorce by judgment of a district court (saiban rikon). If divorce cannot be established by the family court, then application is made to the district court for a decision (application for arbitration is a prerequisite). Once the case is decided, the court will issue a certified copy and certificate of settlement, to be attached to the Divorce Registration.
  

  We arrange certificate of divorce which translate into English. We also arrange notarization and certification by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and ambassadors of foreign countries in Japan on the English version.



Divorce agreement


  You should make sure divorce condition of yours when you get divorce. Usually, applicable law should be Japanese law if you get divorce in Japan. In that case, divorce condition may be complicated for non-Japanese people.

  We arrange divorce agreement in Japanese and English to make sure the divorce condition not only to Japanese spouse but also to non-Japanese spouse.

  Please refer to the sample of divorce agreement following:

離婚協議書
Divorce agreement


 *** ***(昭和**年**月**日生、以下「夫」という)と, ** **(昭和**年**月**日生、以下「妻」という)は、離婚について協議した結果、下記のとおり合意する。

A husband named *** *** who was born in the **th day of October 19** (hereinafter referred to as "HUSBAND") and a wife *** *** who was born in the **th day of January 19** (herein after referred to as "WIFE") confirm agreement as mentioned in the following as a result of discussing divorce.

Descriptions

第1条 夫と妻は、本日協議離婚することに合意し、離婚届に所要事項を記入のうえ各自署名押印した。
Article 1. HUSBAND and WIFE have reached getting divorce by agreement and have signed and stamped with filling in necessary items in a report of divorce.


------------<以下省略>-------------
----------<the rest is omitted>---------



Notarial deed for divorce


  We arrange notarial deed for the contract of provision by divorce. We also make official translation in English for the notarial deed which is certified by notary public, the Ministry of foreign affairs of Japan and attached apostille.

 Please refer to the sample of notarial deed following:

HEISEI 23 No.***

Notarial deed for the contract of provision by divorce and so on

The notary make this deed by the request from the person concerned with record of statement concerning following legal act.

(Preamble)

Husband, *** *** (who was born in the **th day of May 19**, Japanese national, hereinafter referred to as "HUSBAND"), and Wife, *** *** (who was born in the **th day of May 19**, ***** national, hereinafter referred to as "WIFE"), agree as a result discussion on divorce as follows;

Article 1. ----------<the rest is omitted>--------------



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  Please feel free to contact with us via the following Telephone number or E-mail address.


  * Tel : 045-453-0182
  * E-mail : law-counseling@nifty.com

  Please make an appointment and come to our office for the counseling.

 Counseling fees;
  * Free of charge for 30 minutes
    From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Except on Saturday, Sunday and national holidays)
   * 5,000 yen without time limit
    From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.(Available on Saturday,Sunday and national holidays)


 

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