You should be able to get your divorce in Brazil. You may need to get a certified copy of the marriage certificate, but if the laws are similar to Massachusetts with both of you residing in Brazil, you should be able to get the divorce in Brazil. I would suggest speaking to an attorney in Brazil to confirm this is the case.
Counsel gave you good advice. Just because you were married here doesn't mean that you have to divorce here. Speak to an attorney in Brazil and see if you can dissolve the marriage there.
This is not legal advice and is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. You should speak to an attorney for further information.
I agree with both of my fellow counselors that you should be able to get a divorce in Brazil. I also suggest that you consult with an attorney in Brazil first. In addition, as you probably know, there is a large Brazilian community in the Framingham area of Middlesex County. If you believe that you need additional information, I would suggest that you consult with at least two or three attorneys in Massachusetts, who are knowledgeable about divorce law in Brazil. Most attorneys are happy to give you a free 30 minute consultation. If you have any friends, who are from Brazil and now live in Massachusetts, ask them if they can recommend any good divorce attorneys in Massachusetts. I don't believe that you will need an attorney from Massachusetts but it would be helpful to get a free consultation with one, if you believe you need to, after you speak with an attorney in Brazil.
You probably cannot divorce in Massachufsetts,if neither one of you still lives here and has not lived here for the last year ( although you do not say how long you have been in Brazil).
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