International Family Law
Many couples or families have to be qualified as "international", at least from a legal point of view. The reasons for that can be :
- transfer of the main residence to another country
- second residence abroad
- different nationality of the spouses or family members.
Very often those people are not aware of the legal implications on aspects like marital rights and duties, property regime, validity of prenuptial agreements, divorce and divorce consequences, recognition of divorces, custody and support. Each case is different and requires a thorough analysis of the individual situation.
Especially in the context of a pro-active planning (i.e. prenuptial agreements) the international aspects have to be considered.
But also in case of a divorce the international legal aspects can pose risks as well as offer opportunities. An initail question can where a divorce can or should be filed.