prosperar en derecho

English translation: that the petition for divorce be granted

03:34 Jan 4, 2017
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law: Contract(s)
Spanish term or phrase: prosperar en derecho
Hi there, I am translating a Divorce Decree from Venezuela and is target for Canada. The partial text is:
...separación de hecho por más de 5 años y no habiendo oposición por parte del Fiscal..., concluye esta Sentenciadora que la presente solicitud de divorcio debe "prosperar en derecho". Así se decide.
my closest guess is: ...this Court concludes that the hereby divorce application "must be upheld". IT IS SO ORDERED.
but I am not so sure since the expression is related to "prosperar" but not to prosperar "en derecho". If someone could help me please? thanks
Hannushka
Canada
English translation:that the petition for divorce be granted
Explanation:
This may certainly be worded otherwise, but basically

concluye esta Sentenciadora que la presente solicitud de divorcio debe \"prosperar en derecho\ =

This Court hereby decrees that the present petition for divorce be granted

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Note added at 4 days (2017-01-08 08:59:22 GMT)
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Hi again,
From the duplicate question you posted on Jan. 8 it appears that you are actually asking whether "divorce application must be upheld" is correct. It isn't: an application cannot be "upheld"; only court rulings can be upheld upon appeal or review. In legal contexts "uphold" means "let stand," "to defend or maintain a principle or law, or to state that a decision that has already been made, especially a legal one, is correct" (Cambridge Dictionary).

Here are a couple of examples of how "uphold" is used in legal contexts:

To uphold that right, the Supreme Court overturned the federal law barring slavery from federal territory.

Years after he decided to uphold a strict voter ID law, a federal appellate judge says he got it all wrong.
(Source: Dictionary.com)

Hope this helps.
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Rebecca Jowers
Spain
Local time: 17:27
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Thank you so much Rebecca, it make sense now with your kind clarification and examples. I will use it. Regards
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that the petition for divorce be granted


Explanation:
This may certainly be worded otherwise, but basically

concluye esta Sentenciadora que la presente solicitud de divorcio debe \"prosperar en derecho\ =

This Court hereby decrees that the present petition for divorce be granted

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 4 days (2017-01-08 08:59:22 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

Hi again,
From the duplicate question you posted on Jan. 8 it appears that you are actually asking whether "divorce application must be upheld" is correct. It isn't: an application cannot be "upheld"; only court rulings can be upheld upon appeal or review. In legal contexts "uphold" means "let stand," "to defend or maintain a principle or law, or to state that a decision that has already been made, especially a legal one, is correct" (Cambridge Dictionary).

Here are a couple of examples of how "uphold" is used in legal contexts:

To uphold that right, the Supreme Court overturned the federal law barring slavery from federal territory.

Years after he decided to uphold a strict voter ID law, a federal appellate judge says he got it all wrong.
(Source: Dictionary.com)

Hope this helps.


Rebecca Jowers
Spain
Local time: 17:27
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Thank you so much Rebecca, it make sense now with your kind clarification and examples. I will use it. Regards
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