We represent international individuals in divorces where primarily money issues are at stake: division of property and alimony.
We strive for simplicity and fairness, and want to avoid acrimony and long court proceedings.
International divorces must pay special consideration to a couple’s marital property regime.
The marital property regime can be any of the following:
- Separate property (for example most US states on the East Coast);
- Community property of acquets or ganancial property (community of gains);
- Universal community property (very seldom);
- The German Zugewinngemeinschaft.
The marital regime depends on the following factors:
- Nationalities of the spouses;
- Place of marriage;
- Election made at the marriage;
- Domicile at the time of the marriage;
- Domicile after the marriage;
- Election made after the marriage.
Depending on these factors, various property items may have different property regimes.