The end of a marriage is a difficult and stressful time. Many individuals feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of decisions they must make and the speed at which their lives change. When divorce spans international lines, the process becomes even more complex. At Maxim Smith, we help clients protect their financial, property and parenting rights during the international divorce process.
Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, Maxim Smith represents clients in the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs, as well as throughout the United States and around the globe.
Navigating The International Divorce Process
During the divorce process, many decisions must be made. Marital property and financial assets must be divided, and spousal support, or alimony, may be ordered. If minor children are involved, custody and support issues must be determined. When multiple countries are involved, the laws regarding property division, support and custody become even more complicated.
The first issue to be determined in any divorce is where the divorce can take place. When spouses have lived in multiple locations, one country may have jurisdiction over the marriage and its local laws may govern the terms of the divorce.
International divorce attorney Allison Maxim is well-versed in the intricacies facing those involved in international divorce. Under her guidance, our firm thoroughly evaluates all applicable laws, including state laws, federal laws, foreign laws and international treaties. Once the legal landscape has been clearly determined, we develop creative and strategic legal solutions that help clients protect their rights and their children throughout the process.
The manner in which property is divided has the ability to greatly impact each spouse’s financial health. When spouses own property in multiple countries, local laws regarding property division must be evaluated. Our firm works closely with co-counsel in foreign countries to ensure property division orders are enforced and our clients get ownership over their rightful property located in foreign jurisdictions.
Contact A Minnesota Interstate Divorce Lawyer
If you or your ex-spouse is moving overseas, your divorce orders may need to be modified to account for child custody, visitation and support changes. At Maxim Smith, we will help you modify your orders and protect your parent-child relationship.