Missouri law provides that our state courts treat a foreign country as a state of the United States for purposes of recognizing a foreign divorce decree. Before a Missouri court would recognize such a decree, it would have to be certified or authenticated to establish its genuineness. Typically, the validity of a divorce decree can be confirmed by the local United States embassy or consulate.
Upon authentication, Missouri courts will presume a divorce decree valid, and a party challenging that decree would have to disprove its validity by clear and convincing evidence, a high legal standard.
The Attorney General is the attorney for the state and its agencies and cannot offer legal advice or act on behalf of individuals. If you have questions about the validity or recognition of a foreign divorce decree, you may want to contact a private lawyer.