The China Post
Date: July 2, 2017
By: Kuan-lin Liu, Special to The China Post
Q: Why is divorce expensive? A: Because it’s worth it.
Jokes aside, a divorces has the potential to be expensive if you don’t play your cards right.
Shawn Fan, attorney-at-law at Wong & Co. Law Offices, says there are three main parts of a divorce: the dissolution of the marriage, property distribution and, if there are children involved, custody arrangement.
According to Fan, given the frequency of divorces nowadays, the dissolution of marriage is quite straightforward in Taiwan — as long as the breakup is consensual.
In the case of a consensual divorce, all else that’s really required is that at least two people “bare witnesses to the divorce,” Fan said.
These witnesses do not necessarily need to be one person per party — if one party can provide two witnesses, then that would suffice as well. However, the lawyer did note that these witnesses should know the parties involved and be familiar with their marriage. [FULL STORY]