Today, in the conditions of free communication between citizens of different countries, the conclusion of international marriages, when spouses are foreigners, is becoming more and more common. The international character of such marriages determines certain features of their legal status, which, in particular, may affect the characteristics of divorce, the location of children, the procedure for communicating with children, the division of property, etc. Disputes, arising in connection with these issues, require the participation of a lawyer , who understands the peculiarities of regulating family relations, complicated by a foreign element.

We specialize in resolving disputes on the plane of international family law and take into account the specifics of these disputes. While assisting international families, we conduct our practice in accordance with the norms of both countries of continental law (Russia, Belarus, Sweden, France, etc.) and Anglo-Saxon countries (USA, Canada, etc.). We adhere to a flexible approach, in which our strategy and tactics are built according to the client’s chosen goal and his interests, with unconditional protection of the child’s interests.

In particular, we represent the interests of the client in a court on international disputes in connection with:

  • abduction of children (under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction of 1980 [1]);
  • determining the place of residence of the child after the dissolution of the marriage;
  • divorce;
  • division of property.
  • establishment and challenge of paternity (motherhood), adoption;
  • maintenance obligations.

 


[1] The participating countries of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction of 1980 as of May 2015 are the following: Albania, United States of America, Andorra Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Dominican Republic, Denmark, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Spain, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Iceland, Italy, Kaz China, Costa Rica, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, the Kingdom of Lesotho, Macedonia, Malta, Morocco, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Seychelles, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Fiji, Finland , France, Croatia, Montenegro, the Czech Republic, Chile, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Sweden, Ecuador, Estonia, El Salvador and South Africa, Japan.

The current list of participating countries can be found here .