Common Legal Issues of International Divorce
When you file for an international divorce you may face many legal issues, So the best way is to contact an international divorce attorney who can help.
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Aug 24
Common Legal Issues of International Divorce

Miami attracts people from all over the world, which often results in matrimonial unions between people from different cultural backgrounds. But unfortunately, many of these unions end up in a divorce court. Although intercultural couples face the same struggles as other couples do, when it comes to divorce, things may not be as easy as expected. When the relationship comes to an end, it can be difficult to navigate complex international divorce issues unless there is an experienced Miami international divorce attorney guiding you every step of the way. It’s okay to go separate ways and contact a local attorney with experience in international divorce to handle your divorce case.

Unions between people from different nationalities have unique legal problems that need to be solved. Even when the divorce process is amicable, some legal aspects such as marital assets division, child custody, child support, and alimony need to be carefully analyzed by a well-versed attorney. Your attorney can determine the course of your case based on current international family laws. A knowledgeable Miami international divorce attorney such as Stephanie Morrow can help you reach a successful agreement. For over two decades, she has offered her expertise on foreign divorce to clients struggling with international divorce issues.

Some challenges you may face

Trying to reach an international divorce agreement on your own is not advisable. There are some typical categories with special challenges:

When both divorcees are foreign nationals and reside in the United States.
One of the divorcees is a citizen while the other one lives overseas.
Both spouses are citizens of the United States.

Some common issues regarding international child custody that may arise include, child custody disputes, division of international assets, and retirement/pension plans. International divorce cases can be difficult when one of the spouses lives in a foreign country and owns businesses in that particular country. Some divorcees may also come from a military background. Military spouses are often deployed therefore an attorney needs to take a closer look at these unique circumstances. There are also several factors need that to be considered before determining the custody arrangements. It needs to be done in a way that benefits the children.

Property division

This is one of the most complex issues in international divorce cases as each country has different laws that determine the division of assets. It’s difficult to determine which laws to apply on each specific scenario. This is something only an attorney is able to properly handle. There have been issues in the past when enforcing American judgment in other countries. A property appraisal is another complex matter that may be determined differently in each country. If there is a prenuptial agreement or perhaps a dowry overseas, unexpected obstacles may get in the way.

How a Miami international divorce attorney can help

If you are currently seeking to file an international divorce and have some specific questions about how these cases are handled, it’s best if you contact a family law attorney in your area with experience in this category of family law.

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