Family Law Posts


How to Make Sure Your Marriage Abroad Is Valid

Posted: December, 2011 in Family Law

Having a destination wedding in Paris or Rome or Istanbul (or really, anywhere!) can be incredibly romantic and exciting.

Although it may be unpalatable to let the formalities of the immigration system intrude upon your big day, it’s absolutely necessary. You must be sure that your marriage abroad counts in the eyes of the law.

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Interesting International Marriage Laws & Customs

Posted: April, 2011 in Family Law

The laws and requirements that apply to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s upcoming nuptials got us thinking about other international wedding laws and traditions that exist.

From Italy to India, we found some interesting, odd and inspiring marriage requirements and customs around the world.

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Legal Requirements for a Marriage License & Ceremony

Posted: June, 2010 in Family Law

Most people know that to get married, you have to get a license first. But how do you obtain a marriage license? Are there any other legal requirements to be completed before a marriage is valid?

The legal requirements to perform a marriage ceremony differ from state to state and certainly from country to country. Read on for some common legal marriage requirements!

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International Child Custody Disputes: A Primer

Posted: June, 2010 in Family Law

When parents split up, it’s often difficult to determine child custody. This is especially true when one parent relocates to a different city or state.

When a parent relocates to a completely different country after a divorce, however, child custody becomes an extremely complex situation.

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What to Expect During the Divorce Process

Posted: June, 2010 in Family Law

The divorce process has become a familiar one to many Americans, whether it is because of their own experiences or simply from following the dramatic number of high-profile celebrity divorces.

But all this exposure to divorce doesn’t mean people are automatically experts at what to expect during a divorce. What does the divorce process entail?

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Things to Consider When Getting Married Abroad

Posted: June, 2010 in Family Law

Getting married abroad is something many couples dream about. Whether it is on a Caribbean beach or a romantic venue in France or Italy, there is something alluring and exotic about getting married abroad.

However, there are many factors to consider. Here’s a checklist of things to debate and prepare for when you’re planning a destination wedding!

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Prenuptial Agreements: Not Just for Celebrities

Posted: March, 2010 in Family Law

When people think of prenuptial agreements, they think of celebrities. It makes sense: Celebrities, whether they’re marrying famous partners or people who haven’t yet attained their level of fame, often have wealth and assets they would like to protect in case of divorce.

However, not every person who signs a prenuptial agreement is a celebrity — or even wealthy.

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