International Family Law

In modern world of globalization and free communication of citizens of different countries conclusion of international marriages, when one or two spouses are foreign nationals, are getting to be more and more widespread. International character of such marriages stipulates certain peculiarities of its legal status, which, in particular, could result in distinctions of the procedure of conclusion/dissolution of matrimonial relations, recognition/recognition of dissolution of an international marriage and etc. That is the reason why in such cases specialist is required, who is aware of the peculiarities of the regulation of such matrimonial relations.

Our law firm specializes on the resolution of the issues in the field of international family law and takes into account peculiarities of these relations. We adhere to the flexible approach when our strategy and tactics are formed depending on the task chosen by client.

In particular, we render the following types of legal assistance:

  • assistance in dissolution of a marriage (divorce) with a foreign person, including clients’ representation in court (claims on international divorce);
  • separation of property in a marriage with a foreign person (after divorce);
  • determination of residence of a child after divorce;
  • preparation of an ante/postnuptial agreement with a foreign person;
  • alimony recovery in another country;
  • settlement of disputes concerning family relations sophisticated by a foreign element (husband / wife is a foreigner / foreigners, the property in question is located abroad)
  • advising and representation of a client with regard to international adoption, establishment of international guardianship (Convention for the Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption, 1993);
  • removal of a child (children) from the spouse failing to perform parental duties;
  • obtaining certified true copies of civil status documents and court decisions on family matters abroad and in Belarus (to provide abroad).
  • legal assistance in return of the illegally abducted children under the Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (the Hague Convention) 1980.

Participating countries of the Hague Convention as of May 2015 are: Albania, United States of America, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Hungary, Germany, Gabon, Georgia, Greece, Guatemala, Holland, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Denmark, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Spain, Iraq, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Canada, Colombia, Korea, Cyprus China, Costa Rica, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, the Kingdom of Lesotho, Macedonia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Nicaragua, Norway, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia , Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Seychelles, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Fiji, Finland, France, Croatia, Montenegro, Czech Republic, Chile, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Ecuador, Estonia, El Salvador and South Africa, Japan. A current list of participating countries can be found here.

Key contact

Vasiliy Volozhynets
attorney, managing partner
T: +375 17 2190065
F: +375 17 2190067
M: +375 29 6761380