Gevurtz Menashe

PDX 503.227.1515
WA 360.823.0410

Interstate & International Family Law Attorneys

In Oregon and Washington

Going the Distance in Interstate & International Family Law

In today’s multinational and transglobal life, familial matters often go far beyond our home states. It is common for there to be many complicated and differing treaties that need to be navigated. 

This just adds another layer of complexity to the legal mix. Not only must you account for local laws, but also the regulations of other involved jurisdictions.

Having the aid of an attorney who specializes in interstate and international family law is a good move. At Gevurtz Menashe, we have an International Law Team ready to help you. Our incredible team includes 2 lawyers that have held leadership positions with the International Committee of the American Bar Association’s Family Law Section.

Gevurtz Menashe’s Interstate & International Family Services

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.

Interstate & International Law — Divorce & Family Planning

  • 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.

  • Immigration. Your international family law attorney can advise you on matters related to visas and green cards, deportation, bringing family from abroad to the United States. They can also help with any necessary paperwork or interviews.


Why Should You Hire an Interstate & International Family Lawyer

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:

  • Achieve better outcomes
  • Resolve your legal matters more quickly
  • Have greater confidence that things are done correctly
  • Save yourself loads of stress and hassle
  • Protect your family’s interests


Get the Interstate & International Family Law Attorney You Deserve

Expertise You Can Count On

Gevurtz Menashe’s lengthy background in family law in Oregon and Washington and our attorneys’ impressive credentials mean you’ll be working with a team that truly knows the ins and outs of interstate and international law. We’ve got over 40 years under our belt!

Past performance is a solid indicator of future outcomes. With our history of winning, you can rest assured your case will be handled by some of the best legal minds.

Our Personalized Approach

Dealing with complex interstate and international legal matters can be stressful, confusing, frustrating, or draining. That’s why we strive to answer your questions and tailor our services to meet the demands of your unique situation. We try to go the extra mile by being available when you need us and treating you as family.

A Team Effort

Interstate and international cases call for collaboration. Gevurtz Menashe is skillful at connecting and coordinating with legal representatives in other states and countries. We’re also tapped into a vast network of other, often invaluable, experts — like financial, parenting, and educational professionals — that can provide needed insights and information.

No matter which resources we draw upon, you’ll receive comprehensive world-class service. We’ll make sure that your case gets the specialized attention it requires and increase your chances of success.


We know our merits and the value we bring to clients. However, you probably think we’re biased. If you want independent assessments of our work, we encourage you to see the good things past clients have to say about us and check out our service awards.

"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."


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Interstate and international legal matters are layered and complex. Gevurtz Menashe’s 30+ years of interstate and international family law experience is an indispensable asset in such cases. When you retain our firm, all that expertise is working for you — towards the favorable outcomes you want.

Take the first step and schedule your consultation today. Simply call us at our Portland (503-227-1515) or Vancouver (360-823-0410) office or submit the form on the contact page