What is the validity of divorces granted to Muslims under foreign (non-Muslim) laws and practices?

Fatwa, posted 4.22.2010, from United Kingdom, in:
Religious Authority: 
Mufti Abdullah Patel
Fatwa Question or Essay Title: 
What is the validity of divorces granted to Muslims under foreign (non-Muslim) laws and practices?

As long as the wording (written or verbal) constitutes a clear (sareeh) divorce, like "I hereby Divorce my wife" or words to the effect, then Divorce has fallen. If there is no chance for reconciliation, divorce will be granted at the statement of 'divorce' three times.