International Divorce Proceedings: 4 Considerations in Property Division

How is property division handled in an international divorce? Can your spouse refuse to give up a property that is held overseas, even in the face of a court judgment? While it's a complicated answer to a complicated question, there are a few things you should consider before going ahead with your international divorce. #1 - Figuring Out Jurisdiction (Where to Divorce) The outcome of your international divorce Read More

What Scarlett Johansson Can Teach Us About International Divorce and Custody

Celebrities have it all. We frequently think of this only in terms of the good – access to clothes, cars, and lavish homes. However, they can also have the same struggles that affect non-celebrities, like divorce and custody battles.  Worse, for celebrities, those personal, family issues can wind up splashed all over the front page. Scarlett Johansson and Roman Dauriac Take Scarlett Johansson. Scarlett and her Read More

4 Situations in Which Your Divorce Case May Involve International Law

If you're a dual citizen, married to a citizen of another country, or you live overseas, it can be tricky to pursue a divorce in the United States. International law can often prolong an already long and complex process. Generally speaking, you must file where you reside. Each of the states has its own residency requirements, but if you both live abroad, you'll have to file for divorce in your country of residence. Read More

Freed Marcroft Raises Over $7,000 for ACLU in 1 Day on Heels Of Trump Immigration Executive Order

  On Sunday, January 29, 2016, Freed Marcroft issued a statement and a matching challenge with respect to President Trump's Executive Order on Immigration and Refugees. "One of the practice areas of which we are most proud is our international divorce and custody practice. Through it, we have had the privilege to meet people of tremendous hope and patriotism. Many of them are people of considerable talent Read More

“Provincial” Connecticut Meets French Provinces: International Divorce Strategy

Connecticut gets (gives itself?) a bad rap for being provincial.  Our clients indicate it is anything but. In just the last couple of weeks, Freed Marcroft has arranged for service of process on spouses in two different European countries, the British Isles, and Canada.  This fits in with the trend we have seen at Freed Marcroft over the last several years. Connecticut, Friends, has become very, very Read More

Dissolution Without Borders: What You Need to Know About International Divorce

Getting divorced is challenging enough, but if you and your spouse live in different countries, it’s hard to know where to begin and what to do afterwards. Where do you file to commence proceedings? And how is the divorce order enforced, especially as it pertains to child custody and division of marital property? It’s a complicated situation that can apply to couples who consist of: Two American citizens with Read More

Madonna’s Christmas Custody Battle & What a Connecticut Court Might Do

On Christmas, Madonna shared this photo of her and her son, Rocco, commenting “Merry Xmas to the sunshine of my life.” It is not uncommon for custody disputes to arise (or become more heated) during the holiday season.  When they involve celebrities, the family's personal struggle can wind-up in the press. So it is with the custody battle between Madonna and Rocco's father, Guy Ritchie, about where their 15 Read More

Divorce and Marriage-Based Green Cards

What happens when two of Freed Marcroft's practice areas, family law and immigration, intersect? We assist binational couple clients in obtaining permanent residence status (commonly referred to as "green cards") based on their marriage to a United States citizen (or green card holder). But what if that marriage breaks down? Divorce is an upsetting time for any anyone who has to go through it. Life can become Read More