Istanbul Divorce is a globally recognized Turkish family law firm with a long record of excellence and professional leadership in Istanbul, Turkey. Our divorce attorneys assist clients in cases for committing a crime or unreasonable behavior in Turkey. Our family lawyers prepared to handle divorce cases, from a simple no-contest divorce proceeding to a complicated contested divorce in Turkey with significant property and children. Our divorce lawyers also represent our clients in other family law issues including; contested divorce, uncontested divorce, alimony, compensation, child custody, child support, recognition of foreign divorce decree, and other family law litigation.
Istanbul Divorce is an award winning and successful Turkish family law firm that specialize in Family Law. Our Turkish divorce lawyers have an outstanding success record with over 90% of cases successful in Court in 1992 to date. We know our law, our lawyers care about your case and we will stop at nothing to make sure you are safely taken to the next chapter of your life with maximized results and minimized damage.
Legal Grounds for Divorce in Turkey
Section 163 of the Turkish Civil Law Code defines the legal grounds of committing a crime or unreasonable behavior. It orders that “If one of the spouses commits a humiliating crime or unreasonable behavior and the other spouse can no longer be expected to continue to live together with the faulty spouse, the other spouse will be entitled to file a lawsuit for dissolution of their marriage. The said section defines the term “humiliating crime” as minor disgraceful crime. Section 76(2) of the Constitution as amended in 1982 defines the term “disgraceful crime” as misappropriation, embezzlement, corruption, bribery, theft, burglary, swindle, forgery, breach of confidence, and fraudulent bankruptcy. Applications for dissolution of marriage on the grounds of any of the disgraceful crimes defined above will not be subject to the time-bar rules stipulated in the Civil Law.
Committing a Crime or Unreasonable Behavior
The term “unreasonable behavior” is defined as a way of life disrespecting the morality, dignity, honor or self-respect principle of the society. Such crime or unreasonable behavior might have been committed before the parties got married. However, such action will not be considered a legal ground for dissolution of marriage unless it has been committed while the parties are married. If such action has been committed and has made the marriage intolerable for the other spouse, it will be considered a legal ground for divorce.
If you live outside of Turkey, and are looking for a family attorney to assist you with divorce, child custody or child visitation, and child support issues, give us a call. We work regularly with clients who live in abroad but have children or divorce matters in Turkey. We understand the frustration that a long distance legal battle can cause and will do all we can to limit your travel expenses and win your case.
Turkish Legal Grounds for Divorce
Legal grounds for dissolution of marriage are divided into two groups: special and general. Sections 161 to 166 of the Turkish Civil Law Code define those legal grounds as follows: the special legal grounds are adultery, deliberate attempt to kill, maltreatment, humiliating behavior, committing a crime, unreasonable behavior, desertion, mental disease; the general legal grounds are incompatibility, coming to a mutual agreement on divorce, and living apart for three years after an application for dissolution of marriage has been denied by the court. Once a Family Court makes its decision, it can be appealed at First Instance Appeal Court (Bolge Istinaf Mahkemesi) after that it can be appealed at Turkish Supreme Court (Yargitay).
Reach us for Committing a Crime or Unreasonable Behavior
Turkish divorce process can be complicated and drawn out, especially for parents and high-net-worth individuals. Divorcing couples must take many steps to reach for a divorce. If you are seeking legal representation in your divorce, our lawyers will guide you through the process. Since its foundation in 1992, Istanbul Divorce Turkish Family Law Firm has been the choice of numerous clients in Istanbul, Turkey. Thanks to its nationally recognized family lawyers, our firm is now one of the leading family law firms in Turkey. You may reach us for committing a crime or unreasonable behavior in Turkey through our Contact page.