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I have been trying to find a divorce decree from a

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hi, i have been trying to find a divorce decree from a foreign country but was unsuccessful. can i get a lawyer help me with this. we only have a photocopy of the decree

Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
Does your partner have any contacts in Botswana?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

i don't know what you mean by contacts?

His ex is a botswana national, they got married here in england and when the relationship broke down she went back to her country and filled for divorce there. she gave us a scanned copy and said she couldn't find the original. the court who issued the divorce decree is in lobatse and my partner has written to them to get a copy but they haven't been helpful. my partner is british and has no contacts in Botswana

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
I have to ask - is he sure that the divorce actually happened?
Did he ever receive any of the original paperwork?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

yes the divorce happened as his ex has again married in the uk.

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
In that case the only option is to instruct an agent (probably a lawyer) in Botswana to obtain a copy of the Decree from the Court
There is a list here
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/142413/Botswana_Lawyers_Translators.pdf
Please ask if you need further details
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

thank you Clare, will try that.

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
You are most welcome - I hope all goes well
Clare
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