Post

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...

Post

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...

Post

EB-5 Program for Immigrant Investors

What is the EB-5 Program? The EB-5 Visa is the Immigrant Investor Program created by Congress in 1990.  The purpose of EB-5 is to increase job creation and to increase capital investment by immigrant visitors.  In return for investing in projects in the United States, an immigrant investor can gain lawful permanent residence for themselves...

Post

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...

Post

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...

Post

International Estate Planning Concerns

Everyone who owns property inside and outside the United States needs to invest in estate planning. It can be a straightforward, but there are some unique international estate planning concerns  that arise when dealing with multiple wills. One of your biggest concerns should be your will. If you have a will in another country and you own assets in Florida, like real...

Post

5 Items that Require a U.S. Import License

An import license is a document that the U.S. government issues to give you permission to import certain goods into the country. Import licensing systems are governed by administrative agencies. Like other business compliance issues, import licensing is a very complex area of law that often times requires the knowledge and experience of a seasoned...