We here at the law offices of Cooper Levenson, P.A., appreciate the fact that no two families in the state of New Jersey or anywhere else are the same. Consequently, we strive to provide our clients with a comprehensive array of family law services that account for a huge number of domestic and international considerations. No matter if you married outside of the U.S. or have concerns over how your spouse’s religious affiliation may affect divorce procedures, it is important to keep in mind that there are legal resources on your side.
Many people do not realize just how complex family law proceedings can become until they themselves are confronted by a dispute. Interstate and international practices can present unique challenges to people engaging in everything from divorce to child custody to child support arrangements, so it is crucial to understand how the law applies in various cases.
Family law is expanding and becoming so complicated, in fact, that the American Bar Association discusses how it has globalized. The ABA explains that immigration, business practices and other factors are all playing into family law guidelines and disputes, and that individual cases can reflect a large number of multicultural and legal considerations. For instance, an increasing number of divorce cases involve concerns over religious affiliation. Legal issues can arise over complying with both religious and state guidelines regarding divorce, and reconciling the differences between the two often requires a great deal of thoughtful and sensitive negotiations.
In addition to and besides divorce proceedings, there are many other family law practices that are impacted by state and international policies. For instance, the construction of an effective prenuptial agreement can depend upon acknowledging and incorporating the family law guidelines of other relevant countries and jurisdictions.
Many child custody and child support disputes also revolve around enforcing domestic and foreign family law policies. There are many instances where it is necessary to enforce child support orders across state and national borders. It is also not uncommon for child custody disputes to involve claims of international abduction.