The other party treats my family and my family differently. Is this grounds for divorce?
The fact that you treat each other's families differently is not enough to be grounds for divorce in court.
However, if the level of discrimination goes beyond that and my spouse assaults my parents,
If an insult is made to an unbearable degree, Article 840, Paragraph 4 of the Civil Act stipulates that one's lineal ascendant
This can be grounds for divorce if you have been treated extremely unfairly by your spouse.
The court said that ‘when one’s lineal ascendant has been treated extremely unfairly by his or her spouse’
A lineal ascendant of one party to a marriage forces the other spouse to continue the marriage relationship.
This refers to cases where you have been assaulted, abused, or insulted to a degree that is considered harsh.
(Seoul High Court decision 2018Le24219, May 1, 2019)
If these points are proven, they may be recognized as grounds for divorce.
On the other hand, even if it is not to the same extent as above, due to the other party's discriminatory treatment of my family,
Even though a discord occurs between the couple, the other party makes no effort to improve it, and as a result,
If the marital relationship has become so broken that it is difficult to recover,
There is a possibility that it may fall under Article 840, Paragraph 6 of the Civil Act.
This is a procedure in accordance with Korean law. For foreigners, detailed procedures may vary.
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