What You Need to Know About International Divorce in Miami - S. G. Morrow & Associates, P.A.
Very few divorces are easy. but when it comes to international divorce in Miami, there are some unique obstacles. one of the biggest challenges is maintaining court ordered enforcement of conditions of a divorce settlement originating in Florida.
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AVENTURA FAMILY LAWYER

Dec 1
2016
What You Need to Know About International Divorce in Miami

Miami is home to people from all over the world. In addition to being labeled the Gateway to Latin America, it is also home to countless couples who were married outside the United States. However, divorce in Miami goes beyond international borders. Even if your spouse or children are living overseas, a Miami resident of at least six years must comply with Florida law when filing for divorce. The Magic City is also home to many family law attorneys. But not all have the knowledge and experience to handle international divorce cases.

Challenges of International Divorce

Very few divorces are easy. But when it comes to international divorce in Miami, there are some unique obstacles. One of the biggest challenges is maintaining court ordered enforcement of conditions of a divorce settlement originating in Florida. Among other challenges include:

  • The enforcement of child support and spousal support against a former spouse when they live abroad.
  • The enforcement or protection of child time-sharing arrangements established in Florida with a former spouse residing in another country.
  • Maintaining parental relationships with children that live outside the United States

The international divorce rate throughout the United States is high. Nowhere is that more evident than in Miami. Fortunately, international treaties and U.S. federal law support the enforcement of divorce settlements established in the State of Florida. However, Florida courts do not have jurisdiction over property outside the United States nor children who are living outside of Florida.  Just like domestic divorce, no two international divorces in Miami are the same. Each involves individuals with a completely different set of circumstances. The first important step is to seek legal representation from a Miami international divorce attorney that can perform the following:

  • Effectively advise the client on the division of property and assets when one spouse lives outside the country.
  • Establish the validity of a divorce established in another nation
  • International relocation of children
  • Enforcement of international child custody
  • Enforcement of alimony and property division internationally

International divorce can often get complicated. Some marriages are bound by international laws established by The Hague Convention. It may be necessary for your Miami divorce lawyer to work with attorneys from another country to finalize your divorce.

The bilingual legal team at S.G. Morrow & Associates understands the difficulties involved with ending a marriage. From the time a client arrives for their initial consultation and all the way through trial, Aventura divorce lawyer Stephanie G. Morrow will be in your corner during the entire legal process. She can explain your options in English or Spanish to help find the best solutions. Over the years, she has successfully represented clients from all over the world, including every continent.  To learn more contact the staff at S.G. Morrow & Associates and schedule a consultation today to discuss your case.

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Every country has their own laws and circumstances which must be navigated in order to get a successful outcome, and not every family law attorney has this type of international experience. No matter where a client travels from to find us, we look forward to discussing their case and helping them plan for a new beginning.

Family law sometimes goes hand in hand with immigration law, especially in such an international hotspot like Aventura. Bilingual in Spanish and English, the Aventura Law Offices of S.G. Morrow & Associates is up to the challenge. We are able to translate the law into a language that you can understand so you can make the best legal decisions for you and your family. We believe that you know best when it comes to your situation.