Divorce proceedings with an international dimension are common. They imply many specific questioning and answers vary greatly depending on the countries’legislations concerned. The use of an international lawyer specialized in international divorces and capable of intervening in foreign jurisdiction is particularly useful in order to face the complexity of problems raised.
A divorce procedure constitutes a demanding situation in which many questions arise as well for the spouse who initiated the procedure as for the one who endures it : what will be the couple’s children destiny, the one of the family residence, the couple’s assets, etc.
The complexity of this situation may grow when encountering an international element.
Indeed, nowadays, there are many situations in which divorces present what we call an international element, which involves some legal aspects related to foreign countries.
It can mainly be :
In such cases, new questionings are going to emerge :
The resort to a lawyer with a particular competence in international law is then necessary.
Every lawyer in international law will first question himself on the competent tribunal (French or foreign) and the applicable law. These first questions are solved by several legislations and conventions, whether they are national, Europeans or internationals.
However, beyond this first approach, the lawyer in international law must adapt the demand or defense of his client to the exceptional situation he is encountering.
There are indeed some cases where the criteria defined by several texts cannot be applied mechanically. Here begins the true work of the international lawyer : trying to bring the judge to adjust the texts to the particular situation of his client.
Our law firm is often approached for litigations related to international family law.
The experience acquired during the many years of practice in this area has allowed us to develop a renowned skill in the field of international divorces.
We are often lead to intervene in front of French as well as foreign jurisdictions, which provided the firm a good knowledge of foreign legal systems in the field of family law and allowed us to constitute an important network of correspondents abroad.
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