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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...

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Will the U.S. recognize a divorce done abroad?

The number of international divorces is increasing worldwide.  Typically, couples facing international divorce are: U.S. nationals where one or both spouses lives abroad, one spouse lives in the United States while the other lives abroad, or both spouses are foreign nationals living in the United States.   In the all three situations, a petitioner likely can...

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International Divorce Litigation

The international workforce in today’s world is progressively more mobile,thus there has been an increase in international marriages.  There are a variety of issues surrounding international divorce and a major one includes where to file. Filing for Divorce in the U.S. If you live in the United States and your spouse lives abroad, you may be...

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Tax considerations for business expansion

Tax planning is necessary to ensure your company is in compliance with regulations in all countries of operation. There are a number of strategies  companies can use to deal with international taxation in a way that works best for them. Companies should thoroughly research the foreign market they wish to enter. Next, choose the method of...

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Notary Public vs. Civil Law Notary

Notary public vs. civil law notary: A civil law notary is distinct from a notary public. On the one hand, a Florida notary public requires very little training, payment of a small fee, and very few duties and responsibilities. On the other hand, a civil law notary requires extensive training, has a tremendous amount of...

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The Hague Convention and Service of Process

Many of our clients desire to serve process abroad, for example to Europe, as part of an international legal dispute. The Hague Convention and service of process abroad are intertwined. Thus, to serve process abroad, our office follows the rules set forth in the Hague Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and...