At the ground of each international case lay two fundamental questions:

(a) which court has jurisdiction; and (b) what law will apply. The answers to both questions will greatly impact outcomes.

For example, if you are a resident of Texas and your spouse attempts to file for divorce in his/her native country Brazil, it does make a huge difference if the case takes place in Texas or in Brazil. Similarly, the rules on child custody, child support, and spousal maintenance differ significantly within and outside the United States. Good advice is key.

The answers to both questions will greatly impact the case outcome. For example, if you are a resident of Texas and your spouse attempts to file for divorce in his/her native country Brazil, it does make a huge difference if the case takes place in Texas or in Brazil. Similarly, the rules on custody, child support, and spousal maintenance differ significantly within and outside the United States. Good advice is key.

Many lawyers claim expertise in international law. Truth is, few have ever handled a multi-state or an international case. Even fewer have ever stood in front of an international tribunal, served as international experts, or argued before a foreign judge. Our attorneys are true international experts. We have actually handled international cases spanning jurisdictions and legal systems across the world. We are globally trained and hold law degrees from all major legal systems. Additionally, unlike most other lawyers, we speak the native language of the judges and governments that will ultimately decide your child’s case. We have a long and successful history of negotiations with diplomats, foreign governments, and foreign lawyers, federal prosecutors, and judges.

When your child is in danger of being abducted, when you need to secure foreign assets, when property is located outside the United States, you need to rely on legal counsel that can put the domestic and foreign pieces together. If your child is important to you, you should speak to us.