Our world is smaller now than ever before. Advances in technology and transportation have made it easy for people to travel overseas for work, to buy property or to permanently relocate. It has also become more common for family law disputes to have international aspects.
Marital assets may be located abroad, a spouse may work in a foreign nation or a spouse may not be a U.S. citizen. When a divorce occurs under these circumstances, international law can have a great impact on how the case proceeds. International family law issues require lawyers who are confident and skilled in working through complex international law issues as well as domestic law.
At Maddox & Gerock, P.C., our international family law attorneys take an innovative approach to avoiding the conflicts and misunderstandings that can arise in the international context because of how words, body language, and gestures are used in different cultures. Our approach allows for successful interaction with foreign clients and foreign lawyers. To learn more about how we can help you, call (703) 883-8035 or contact our Falls Church law firm online.
Navigating Complex International Family Law Issues
Our skilled attorneys have been involved in a variety of international family law cases with a Virginia connection. We represent clients living in foreign countries where the other party is a resident of Virginia, and we represent Virginia residents when the other party is located in a foreign country.
While much of international family law is about international divorce, there is a wide range of legal issues that require a thorough understanding of international law. Our firm has deep knowledge of these issues, as well as an established network of foreign attorneys on whom we can rely when we need assistance. Some of the cases we handle involve:
- International child abduction
- International prenuptial agreements
- Division of land and other property in foreign nations
- Finding and recovering hidden assets, including those in offshore accounts
- Issues arising when a parent wants to relocate to a foreign country
- Enforcing foreign judgments in the U.S. and enforcing U.S. judgments abroad
- International child custody and visitation
Contact Our Experienced Family Law Attorneys
If international law issues are or will become important in your family law case, rely on Maddox & Gerock, P.C. for help. To arrange a consultation, call (703) 883-8035 or contact our Falls Church law firm online