International Property Distribution Lawyers in Georgia
A central component of the divorce process is property distribution. When
couples own property or financial holdings in other countries, a number
of special considerations arise. Which country will have jurisdiction
over the property? Will the other nation recognize and enforce a U.S.
court order dividing the property? Are there any hidden assets or offshore
accounts that must be uncovered and documented? These and countless other
issues can immensely complicate the case.
Successfully navigating these issues requires knowledge and experience in
international family law. Without competent legal guidance from an attorney who understands this
niche area of law, you could forfeit important rights and lose out on
the property and finances you deserve to keep.
Extensive International Family Law Experience
The international family law practice at The Manely Firm, P.C., stands
on a strong foundation of more than a decade of experience. We have successfully
resolved international family law disputes on nearly every continent around
the world. Our founding attorney, Michael Manely, has argued and won an
international family law case before the United States Supreme Court.
Our Legal Team Understands That Knowledge Is Power
We draw on in-depth knowledge of the legal intricacies in this field of
law to empower clients to make informed decisions. Even during the
free initial consultation, you can expect to come away with a clear explanation of your rights and
options and a strategic, step-by-step game plan for how to proceed.
When Divorce Crosses International Boundaries
Whenever a couple owns property in two different nations, international
family law concerns are implicated. Determining which country has jurisdiction
over the property — that is, the power to determine how it will
be divided and under which nation's laws — is critical to anticipating
the outcome. Generally, the jurisdiction depends on the type of property:
Real property such as vacation homes and investment properties are usually subject to
the laws and jurisdiction of the country in which the property is located.
Personalty (personal property) andfinancial holdings are usually subject to the laws and jurisdiction of the country in which
the divorce proceeding is filed.
Even when U.S. courts have jurisdiction over offshore property, a secondary
legal hurdle often arises in enforcing the judgment abroad. Our lawyers
have extensive experience enforcing domestic court orders in foreign courts.
We maintain a network of trusted attorneys around the world to facilitate
Free Consultation · Contact Our International Property Division Lawyers
schedule a free consultation, call 678-616-2605 or toll free (888) 930-9165. Based in Atlanta, Georgia,
our international property distribution attorneys represent clients worldwide.