International Family Law

Family law in the international context can be a very complex matter.  The varying laws from jurisdiction to jurisdiction form obstacles for clients seeking divorce from spouses outside of the United States, including the establishment of personal jurisdiction, division of marital property, and the myriad international treaties dictating the comity requirements between countries.  Matters become even more complex if children are involved. Also, it also complicates matters when one spouse is in a country which does not have a treaty agreement with the United States.