When a foreign national marries a U.S. citizen, temporary residency is awarded for a period of two years. For the purposes of immigration, the citizen spouse is the sponsor of the non-citizen spouse. If a non-citizen spouse is divorced during this two year period and his or her citizen spouse revokes residency sponsorship, the non-citizen spouse may face deportation. While deportation presents one set of concerns, asserting rights to child custody and marital property presents others. At the law office of Maddox & Gerock, P.C., our attorneys protect the financial and legal rights of clients in international divorce cases, working with immigration and State Department officials and carefully preparing before we enter the court room.
If you are facing divorce after being wed to a non-citizen spouse, or if you are a U.S. citizen facing divorce in a foreign country, contact international divorce attorneys at the law office of Maddox & Gerock, P.C. today.
International Divorce - Addressing Important Issues
The international family law attorneys at the law office of Maddox & Gerock, P.C. represent clients in the following matters related to divorce:
Pre-empting Potential Problems That Could Arise in an International Divorce
Different countries have different requirements in international divorces. While many countries honor U.S. court rulings, some do not. In cases involving overseas military divorces, the financial and child custody arrangements that are put in place will depend on whether or not a country has enforceable treaties with the United States regarding such matters. How property and child custody are viewed in an Asian or Middle Eastern court may be quite different than in the U.S. As a result, it may be necessary to involve the State Department or U.S. embassy officials in your case.
Contact International Divorce Attorneys at Maddox & Gerock, P.C.
Given the variations in legal requirements and laws, it's important to involve an international divorce attorney in your case as soon as possible. It is better to be in a position to assert your rights than to be put on the defensive in a country where you have to overcome local customs and laws that are often unfavorable to foreigners.
To schedule an appointment and discuss how we can help you, contact international divorce lawyers at Maddox & Gerock, P.C. today.