In the globalized world of today, it is common for individuals and couples to have significant connections with more than one country. This can mean that you and your spouse have different citizenships, that you live in more than one country, or even that you have children who have dual citizenship. If any of these situations apply to you, then you may be facing international divorce issues in your case. The process can be complicated and time consuming, but armed with the right legal support, you can achieve a fair resolution to your divorce.
The first thing you need to understand is that when it comes to international cases, jurisdictional issues can be complex. In order for a court to hear your case and make decisions, it must have both subject matter and personal jurisdiction. This means that the court must have authority to decide on the specific matter in question as well as the ability to make decisions about your spouse personally.
Another area of concern is the recognition of international divorce decrees and international custody agreements. Some countries do not recognize these documents, including prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and this can have a huge impact on the outcome of your case. This is important to keep in mind because it can affect how your assets are divided and what rights you may be able to protect.
Similarly, enforcing divorce decrees or orders related to child custody, property division, and alimony can be difficult across national borders due to differences in legal systems and language barriers. These challenges can be overcome, but it takes cooperation from all parties involved in your case and a thorough understanding of the laws that apply to your situation.
You will also need to understand the method of service and what kind of treaties or agreements might apply to your case. Some of these conventions are almost universal, but others only apply to a small group of countries or only cover certain topics. It is important to know what is in effect in your case so that you can follow the proper procedures and ensure your divorce is heard in the most effective manner possible.
Davis and Associates, Attorneys at Law, LLC has experience handling international divorce cases, including cases that have assets in more than one country. We can help you resolve your disputes and move forward with your life in a positive way. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with a Miami divorce lawyer. We can provide advice and counsel via video conference, telephone, Zoom, or in person. Our offices are located in Miami, FL. We serve clients worldwide. Upon request, we can provide you with an English-speaking translator or other necessary resources for your case. We look forward to hearing from you. Please note, a fee is charged for the provision of these services. The fee is typically based on the complexity of your case and the amount of work required to complete your divorce.