I am European and married my TW wife in Taiwan. Our kid is 10 years old and we live in Netherlands.
I have evidence that she committed adultery and consider divorcing.
In my country the reason won’t matter and I would have to share custody and our asset gains, and the whole process takes a year.
As far as I understand, I could choose to divorce in Taiwan first and much quicker. If I divorce in Taiwan, since she did adultery, what are my chances to get 100 percent custody and not share our asset gains? At least per Taiwan’s rules?
Where can I get best legal advise considering International children custody issues?
If you want to increase the likelihood that you’ll be awarded shared or sole custody and not your wife, I would definitely file for it in the Netherlands. Taiwan’s courts, sorry to say, have an extreme bias for taking both the mom’s side and the Taiwanese side when mixed couples get divorced there. If you want to play with fire, by all means go back to Taiwan… but if I were in your shoes, I would just go through the lengthy process of doing it in the Netherlands because at least there you’re assured a fair outcome and even in the worst case scenario you won’t be denied access to your son. So many Dads over the years have posted horror stories about getting screwed by Taiwanese divorce courts and not seeing their children for years. They might even bar your son from leaving Taiwan under the bullshit rationale that it’ll cause instability or maladjustment in their life (I’ve seen this particular reasoning mentioned many times before).
Definitely do not come back to Taiwan for any reason. Do not let her take your child back to Taiwan. Keep your child’s passport hostage. Get divorced in Holland. Give her half of everything. Give her half custody. Leave it at that.
Thank you for the clear advise. So the nationality bonus outweighs the fact that she was the one that cheated and I even have evidence. That’s all confusing as I was reading so much that adultery is penalised in TW.