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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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Francis M. Boyer, B.C.S., 2020 Super Lawyer

If you’re a Florida resident, you’ve long recognized Francis M. Boyer as an experienced authority in international law. Yet, the principal attorney at the helm of Boyer Law Firm is far more than a trusted local expert. In fact, he is one of the most highly-regarded lawyers in the country, earning illustrious awards and being named to prestigious industry boards, including induction...

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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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International Law Specialist, Francis M. Boyer

For International Law, why trust anything less than a Board Certified Expert like Francis M. Boyer? According to the Florida Bar, International Law includes dealings between states and international organizations, as well as issues that can occur between nationals of different countries. These issues could include business immigration, international business transactions, international litigation, international taxation,...

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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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Florida Civil Law Notary

What is a Florida Civil Law Notary?   The Florida Civil Law Notary appointment is a program in which Florida Attorneys who practice international law receive the ability to authenticate an act or attest to the validity of a document. A Florida Civil Law Notary, also known as an International Notary, may even perform regular notary...

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International Family Law – What is a migratory divorce?

Migratory Divorces Depending on the classification of the divorce, the U.S. may or may not recognize its decree.  Furthermore, divorce is a state law issue.  In most divorce cases, the state considers the residency of the spouses, notice of the divorce decree, and public policy. Types of International Divorce: Bilateral : This is based on both spouses...

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International Child Custody

International child custody cases can vary significantly in subject matter; however, the importance of attaining child custody is paramount.  Usually, international child custody cases involve: (1) A parent who does not trust another country’s court system for a custody case; (2) A parent who wants to move abroad with the child after divorce or at...