International Family Law
There are many families in the D.C. metropolitan area that deal with issues
of international family law. Some families have parents who are citizens
of other countries, or who reside overseas for work or other reasons.
Some married couples acquire property overseas that may ultimately need
to be divided between the parties upon separation and/or divorce. Sometimes
parents need to file cases in foreign countries to enforce orders such
as those requiring payment of support. If your family is affected by issues
of international family law, contact a Northern Virginia attorney at ShounBach
to see how we can help.
Foreign Support Orders
If you have an order directing your spouse, former spouse or the parent
of your child to pay support, and you need to enforce that order against
the payor overseas, you may need to register that order in a foreign country.
Similarly, if there was an order for support issued by a foreign country,
you may be able to register it in the United States for enforcement or
for modification. If you need assistance with enforcement or modification
of an order over international boundaries, call ShounBach to learn more
about your rights and the best course of action in your support case.
International Custody and Visitation
If your child will be visiting a parent who resides abroad, or if you or
your child may be taking up residence in another country, contact ShounBach
to learn more about strategies to safeguard your rights and those of your
child. We can assist you in understanding the implications that the international
move or travel may have on your custody or visitation case.
The attorneys at Shoun Bach can also advise you about enforcement or modification
of custody and visitation orders abroad, or about enforcement/modification
of foreign orders in the United States.
International Parental Kidnapping
Concern about parental kidnapping is an issue that can arise in international
families. If you have questions about how to protect your child and how
best to prevent international parental kidnapping, call and schedule an
appointment to talk to a Northern Virginia attorney at ShounBach today.
If you believe that your child has been removed from the United States
by his/her parent, it is imperative that you seek legal counsel as soon
as possible. Your best course of action can depend on a lot of different
factors, including whether your child has been taken to a country that
is a signatory to the Hague Convention. We can advise you about your rights
and the best course of action to take in order to return your child home.
International Property Division
Property division can be a difficult aspect of any divorce. However, if
the property is in a foreign country there can be added complications.
The attorneys at ShounBach can advise you of your rights, the procedures
for addressing international property issues, and help devise a plan of
action for achieving a fair division of assets.
Learn More From An International Family Lawyer
If you have an international family, or if your family has international
connections, contact ShounBach to learn about your rights and get advice
on your legal options. For the past forty years, we have been providing
skilled, compassionate, and knowledgeable legal assistance to individuals
throughout Northern Virginia.