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Marriage and Divorce in Mexico

As in the United States, each state in Mexico determines its marriage and divorce procedures. You should contact the office of the Civil Registry in the jurisdiction where you plan to get married for complete information about the requirements.

A marriage that is properly executed in Mexico is valid in the United States provided the marriage would be legal in the United States. To obtain a divorce in Mexico, you must be a resident of Mexico. Usually this process takes several months and you must reside here for at least 6 months before applying for the divorce. You may wish to retain an attorney in Mexico with experience in divorce proceedings.

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