International Family Law

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In our increasingly globalized world, families and relationships often span across different countries and legal systems. This can add a layer of complexity when it comes to issues of divorce, separation, and child custody. At Efstathios C. Efstathiou, we specialize in International Family Law, and we are here to guide you through the intricacies of navigating cross-border family matters.


Overview of International Family Law


International Family Law deals with legal issues that arise when families are connected to different countries or when their legal matters cross international borders. It encompasses a wide range of areas, including international divorce and separation, international financial settlements, and international issues relating to children.


International Divorce and Separation


International divorce and separation occur when couples of different nationalities or who reside in different countries choose to end their marriage or relationship. This can present unique challenges, as legal procedures and requirements can vary significantly from one country to another.


At Efstathios C. Efstathiou, we understand the complexities involved. Our experienced team of international family lawyers is well-versed in international divorce laws, jurisdictional issues, and the recognition and enforcement of foreign court orders. We can provide you with the guidance and legal support you need to navigate through the process and ensure that your rights are protected.


International Financial Settlements


When a divorce or separation involves international elements, determining financial settlements may become more complex. This is due to variations in laws regarding asset division, spousal support, and pensions in different countries. Additionally, issues such as hidden assets or offshore accounts may arise, further complicating matters.


Our international family law team can help you navigate these complexities. We have expertise in negotiating and drafting financial settlements that take into account the specific international considerations of your case, ensuring that your financial interests are protected regardless of country borders.


International Issues Relating to Children


International issues relating to children can be particularly challenging during divorce or separation. These may include child custody disputes, international child abduction, relocation, or issues of international child support.


We recognize the importance of the best interests of the child in these cases. Our dedicated team of international family lawyers understands the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and other relevant international frameworks. We can guide you through the legal processes involved, whether it be determining jurisdiction, obtaining custody orders, preventing child abduction, or enforcing child support obligations across borders.




International Family Law involves navigating a complex web of laws and regulations across different countries. At Efstathios C. Efstathiou, our expertise lies in guiding you through these complexities and providing you with the comprehensive legal support you need. Whether you are facing an international divorce, grappling with financial settlements, or dealing with child-related issues, our team is here to protect your rights and help you achieve the best possible outcomes. Contact us today for a confidential consultation, and let us help you navigate the complexities of International Family Law.