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    Hi all
    I am preparing to marriage with a indonesian woman and i convert myself to islam to we can do it in same religion.
    I am European and we pretend to live in a European country. We are waiting for a child.

    If someone can tell me if is really mandatory to do a prenup on registration on my embassy? Or is just a formality that in end doesnt mean so much since in country we will live does´t recognize religious marriages.

    Example Sweden according my information authorities will regulate marriage according local law. ( not sure about but is information i got)

    In case of divorce my concern is about properties since i read about some strange indonesian laws... and i really dont know what happen..

    If someone can give some advice or also a good layer or notary to talk?

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    Originally posted by Joquim Oo View Post
    (1) ... If someone can tell me if is really mandatory to do a prenup

    (2) on registration on my embassy?

    (3) ... in country we will live does´t recognize religious marriages.

    (4) Example Sweden ... authorities will regulate marriage according local law ...

    (5) In case of divorce my concern is about properties ..

    (6) i read about some strange indonesian laws...

    (7) If someone ... a good layer or notary to talk?

    (1) Not mandatory , according to Indonesian Law .

    (2) I don't know your Embassy's requirement .

    (3) An official marriage in Indonesia involves 2 procedures : a religious marriage + its registration at the government's specific office . Marrying in a Church or Mosque and not registering it is not recognized in Indonesia too . So , if you marry officially in Indonesia , I suppose every country in the world will recognize it .
    Note : In your specific case , there are offices of the national government's Department of Religious Affair (named KUA) only for Muslim marriages , which do religious marriage and registration at once (differing from for other religions , when religious marriage is done by Churches and registration is done by cities' government office) .

    (4) I suppose this is what every country do . But it is normal that local law recognizes official marriage certificates from other countries .

    (5) In Indonesia , a foreigner cannot own an Indonesian land , so normally a foreigner/Indonesian couple makes a prenup/separated properties ownership to legally buy land in the Indonesian spouse's name . So in case of divorce , this land is legally owned only by the Indonesian spouse , regardless of who paid for it .

    (6) I suppose you are referring to the Land Law , which prohibits foreigners to own Indonesian land . According to this Law , a foreigner can inherit Indonesian land (if there is no will) , but must sell it within one year .

    (7) I don't know any .

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