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Creating a Prenuptial Agreement With a Foreign Fiancé

For any couple, the wedding planning process can be both stressful and exhilarating.  On one hand, you can’t wait to marry the love of your life. On the other, your head is spinning with the growing number of items on your to-do list. These concerns can feel especially confusing if your fiancé lives in a different country. Not only is...

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Separation Tips for Expats

There are over 8.7 million Americans living abroad. The reasons for moving abroad vary from person to person. For some, it is the promise of a rewarding career while others move abroad for love. Regardless of a person’s reason for moving abroad, things become infinitely more complicated when a married couple decides to separate. Perhaps you’re...

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How to Divorce a Foreign National When They Have Left the Country

When couples decide to divorce, they usually choose to live apart from one another for a period of time beforehand. While this can be a challenging time for anyone, it becomes especially problematic if your spouse is a foreign national. Prior to the official divorce proceedings, your spouse may choose to leave the U.S. and return to...

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International Law: Hague Conventions

Any practicing international law firm worth their weight should be immediately familiar with Hague Conventions. They have been pivotal in defining many of the laws helping to govern internationally. That is to say, these multilateral agreements stem from more than a hundred years of cooperation. However, it may be surprising to learn there is not...

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Just Because You Can… Should You?

Would you extract your own tooth? Perform surgery on yourself? Shopping on amazon for things I don’t really need, I came across a few interesting items. Did you know amazon sells a surgical bone saw? Or a human rib spreader? Or dental extraction tools? Neither did I, until now. And the reviews, very entertaining! While...

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Post Divorce: Relocating with Children

Divorced and want to relocate with children? The Judge decided it was in the children’s best interest to live with you. He granted visitation rights on weekends and vacations to the other parent. This decision is not ironclad and does not allow you to relocate with the children at your sole discretion. The restrictions on...

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Equitable Distribution

We all know divorce implies a division of the couple’s assets. However, this distribution will operate differently depending on whether or not the couple has a prenuptial or  post nuptial contract governing the distribution. In the absence a contract, Court will apply the legal rules by default to determine the distribution. Most of the countries...

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Prenups Have A Bad Rap

Do you think a prenuptial agreement means you and your significant other won’t live happily ever after? I’m sure we all know the reputation that prenuptial agreements have gotten over the years. They are unromantic. The party wanting a prenup doesn’t really want to get married. Prenuptial agreements are made only with the anticipation that...

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A closer look: International Pre-Nups

Wise people anticipate their separation by drafting a prenuptial agreement. This agreement describes how a couple will split their assets in a divorce. Bi-national couples may want to consider planning for an international divorce – but what does an international prenuptial agreement look like? Can a prenuptial agreement be recorded in one country be enforced...