International Divorce & Custody

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International Divorce and Custody

While no divorce is easy, international divorce and custody cases can be especially complex and high-stake. If you are facing the prospect of an international divorce, you need legal help from …

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Civil Marriage vs Religious Marriage

Marriage is one of the few aspects of the legal system with an overlap between religion and civil state law. This creates some confusion.

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International Divorce: 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? …

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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…

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“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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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