An American guy and found out that his Japanese wife is already married to another guy - She never got divorced from her first husband!!!!
The first thing the Japanese lawyer said, "what ever you do, do not have children. You rights are not clear in this case!"
This situation is no doubt an exceptional case, but it is worth noting that anything can happen and you are at the mercy of the Japanese Family Court.
Eventually the American guy had to enagage legal help, which took an incredible amount of time and money that he had to pay to get the mess sorted out. He had to engage both US and Japanese legal counsel and ended up in Japanese family court.
Edited 11/24/2008 6:51:21 AM
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