Why We Need Prenup Jan02

Why We Need Prenup

Before heading down THAT ROAD, make sure to think about a prenuptial agreement. As difficult as a subject this is, alcohol may be your best opening move… To be more serious, a prenup should be explained as benefiting both parties. As hard as it is to believe on the surface, by spelling out both parties’ liabilities and asset...

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Divorce and Higher Blood Pressure Linked, Study Shows Jan02

Divorce and Higher Blood Pressure Linked, Study Shows

  Divorce, especially international divorce, has long been known for its added stress on individuals, whether it be emotional, mental, or physical. What most people do not realize is that long-term stress brought upon by divorce can lead to more serious health problems. In a sleep study conducted by David Sba...

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Understanding the Complications of International Divorce Laws Jan14

Understanding the Complications of International Divorce Laws

With the trend to facilitate interactions under the concept of a global village, the relationship between people from different countries is closer than ever before. As such, international marriage has become quite common across the globe. However, because of the disparity of cultures, some conflicts may be raised during their marria...

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Top Causes of Divorce in the U.S. and How They May Influence International Divorces Jan14

Top Causes of Divorce in the U.S. and How They May Influence International Divorces

The primary causes of divorce, which are likely very similar across countries and cultures, are finances, lack of communication, and trust. In general, no matter how much money one earns, arguments about finances are a huge reason for eventual divorce. This plays an even bigger role in international divorce, since some countries are ...

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Your First-Time Meeting with a Military Divorce Attorney Jan14

Your First-Time Meeting with a Military Divorce Attorney

The divorce process is hard, especially when you are not in the legal field and when the emotions are intense.  When your spouse is in the military, do different rules apply?  How do you and your children obtain support while your spouse is away on active duty or in an unknown location?  Those are some of the common questions that...

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How to Serve a Spouse with Divorce Papers in another Country Jan14

How to Serve a Spouse with Divorce Papers in another Country

After you file for divorce, you must properly serve your spouse with a copy of your summons and petition regardless of where they reside. When your spouse lives out of the country there are additional procedures you must follow in order to ensure the service of these documents is proper. The type of service which is required depends ...

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Dealing with International Divorce Jan14

Dealing with International Divorce

Since the world has become more of a global village, where citizens now interact more than ever before, international marriage has become quite common convention across the globe. However, because of the disparity of cultures, some family conflicts may be raised during their marriage. Unfortunately, many couples end up divorcing due ...

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Domestic Violence Restraining Orders Jan14

Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

In high conflict family law matters it is sometimes necessary for an individual to obtain a restraining order when domestic violence has occurred. The Domestic Violence Prevention Act (DVPA) [FC §§6200–6409] authorizes a procedure to obtain restraining orders to restrain domestic violence and make other custody, support, and prop...

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Comparison Between US Law and French Law Jan15

Comparison Between US Law and French Law

Based on my exposure to California’s and France’s family law court system, I have realized there are some differences between domestic and international legal systems. In France, divorce can be pronounced for 4 main reasons. Similar to California, parties can agree on the divorce and all consequences. This is known in France a...

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Enforcing a Foreign Judgment in France Jan15

Enforcing a Foreign Judgment in France

In France, when a judge has to deal with a foreign judgment, they first must distinguish the area of law. This means they must decide whether the subject in question is a good or a person.  Indeed, in some cases, to enforce a foreign judgment you will need to utilize a procedure called  “exequatur.” ...

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