When families move — or are created — out of state or abroad, legal issues and solutions become much more complicated. Other states’ statutes may impact the course of legal action you can take. International treaties and the laws of other countries could come into play to determine how and whether rights developed in one country transfer to another.
Many of the cases we see pertain to having or caring for children, changing marital statuses, and immigration. We can help you sort this tangle of cross-border legal concerns out.
International child custody. When a child is wrongfully held in a foreign country, the Hague Convention, with the help and coordination of the US State Department, may assist you in securing the return of your child to the U.S.
Interstate child custody. When divorced or separated parents and children move across state lines within the US, they’ll soon find each state has its own specific rules and laws regarding families.
Divorce. Transnational divorce can be complicated because rules and recognition of laws vary between different countries.
Relationship Agreements. Couples use these plans to protect and distribute their assets when their marriages end — either by death or divorce.
Estate planning. Moving across state lines or abroad can impact your estate plan, particularly the rules that apply upon incapacity or death.
Reproductive services. Customs, laws, and regulations surrounding adoption, in vitro fertilization (IVF), egg/sperm donation, and surrogacy differ across state and national borders. We can help you understand the issues.
Chances are, you’re not an expert in interstate and international family law. Without the relevant training or experience in interstate and international family law, it’s less likely that you’re equipped to navigate the many complex processes and systems you’ll face.
By moving forward with a qualified interstate and international family law attorney, you’ll:
"The compassionate committed counsel you want by your side. The best thing you can do for yourself is to have Jessica A. Flint by your side through any family law court process. Ms. Flint has extensive experience in domestic and international family law and she will make sure you are beyond prepared before any court proceeding. There is no one better to help you navigate the arduous process of family law cases and put your mind at ease. Ms. Flint is the most honest, hardworking, knowledgeable and dedicated attorney I have worked with. She is extremely thorough and compassionate. She has never wavered from her commitment to my long and complicated case with a narcissistic ex-husband. Her level of expertise and devotion are incredibly hard to find. Ms. Flint is an exceptional attorney who remains practical and truly hears my concerns. I’m so thankful to have her as my counsel! If you are looking for an attorney to help you with family law issues, from simple to complex, look no further. You will not regret having Ms. Flint represent you."