Children deserve financial support from both parents. However, even when child support orders are issued, enforcing those orders overseas can be difficult. At Maxim Smith, we help clients in foreign countries enforce their foreign child support judgments in the United States and help clients with United States support judgments enforce their child support rights in foreign countries. Together, we will work hard to get you the child support you need to care for your minor children.
Located in St. Paul, Maxim Smith represents clients in the state of Minnesota, throughout the United States and around the globe.
International Child Support Collection
Enforcing international child support payments or U.S. support orders overseas can be very complex.
Some states have international reciprocal child support agreements with some foreign countries. This means support orders issued in the U.S. or by the foreign country will be mutually enforced. However, if foreign countries are involved and no international laws govern, it can be difficult to enforce your support order.
Attorney Allison Maxim is an experienced and effective international family law attorney. Under her guidance, our firm thoroughly investigates the circumstances surrounding the child support order — where it was issued, what laws were used, etc. — to determine if it was ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction. We then evaluate all applicable laws, including the laws of the issuing state or country, applicable foreign laws, as well as international agreements or treaties to determine the best enforcement method available.