We simplify the marriage process for our foreign clients.
From seemingly unnecessary regulatory requirements to the need to secure personal documents from abroad, getting married in Colombia can often seem complex and bureaucratic.
Our Family Law Group simplifies the marriage process for our foreign clients so that all they have to worry about is showing up on the day of their wedding. We provide comprehensive assistance throughout the marriage process including:
Analyzing what documents will be required to effectuate marriage.
We highly recommend that clients executed a formal prenuptial agreement prior to entering into any marital relationship.
These are required when one party has minor children.
Many weddings can take place at a local notary before a notary and/or administrative law judge.
Other weddings are certified by arbitration centers, chambers of commerce and other public/private entities pursuant to Colombian law.
When clients are not able to travel to Colombia for a wedding we can arrange a proxy wedding pursuant to Colombian law.
Marriages in Colombia: The Basics
You can enter into the following types of marital relationships under Colombian law:
Foreigners who want to enter into a Religious Marriage or a Civil Marriage in Colombia will need to secure certain legal documentation from their home countries including a certified birth certificate, copies of previous divorce decrees, a certificate of being single, certified affidavits and other documents. The documentation requirements for Common Law Marriages are more flexible.
Prenuptial agreements are formal legal documents that are signed before a local notary that outline how the couple intends to manage the distributions of assets and other issues in the event the marital relationship ends. There are two primary versions of prenuptial agreements under Colombian law: