Though Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo have announced their intent to divorce and filed proper paperwork, it is somewhat awkwardly still not correct to call them ex-spouses. Legal technicalities prevent them from being able to make a fast, clear break. Legal experts have suggested that three months from now is the earliest the divorce can come through.
This is actually quite fast for a South Korean divorce, and enabled in large part by the short duration of their marriage (under two years), the lack of children, the general absence of clear shared assets, and the apparent unwillingness of Song Hye-kyo to contest the divorce. Indeed, while Song Joong-ki's attorneys technically made the initial filing, by all accounts the decision to divorce was made in mutual agreement by both parties.
Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo themselves also appear to be doing fine in separation, having already come to accept their separate lives. The contrast between recent stories of their being happily out and about are a stark contrast to recent rumors about Song Joong-ki's deteriorating scalp and Song Hye-kyo's sudden alarming weight loss earlier this year. The longest legal experts think the divorce can linger on is probably six months,
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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