Hadrian N. Hatfield

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Biography

Hadrian N. Hatfield represents clients who want creative, informed, and thoughtful solutions to complex family law problems. His in-depth knowledge and extensive experience range from cases with high-stakes and strong emotions to interstate and international situations. Hadrian is fluent in French and has worked on international law issues at the U.S. Department of State. Local and overseas clients often consult him on international family law matters such as:

•Divorce litigation in two countries at the same time;
•Foreign-located marital assets;
•International alimony and child support issues;
•Custody and visitation rights in international relocation or parental child abduction/kidnapping situations;
•Expert witness services; and
•International pre-nuptial agreements.

He is hands-on involved in crafting settlements, trying cases, and arguing appeals in the courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia. His ability and effectiveness have been recognized by an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell, Fellowships in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and in the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL), and repeated inclusion among the top family law practitioners by Washingtonian Magazine, Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers. Hadrian also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law teaching “Financial Foundations for Family Lawyers,” a course within the university’s newly designed post-JD certificate program in Family Law.

Hadrian represents many clients who are in mediation, and is himself an accomplished mediator. He has made private mediation part of his practice for over fifteen years, including mediation of international divorce and Hague Convention issues. Hadrian participated in the pilot ABA International Family Mediation training in 2013. He is also a member of the Maryland Program for Mediator Excellence (MPME), the Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution (MCDR), and a founding member of the Collaborative Divorce Association, Inc. in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Hadrian has written articles for publication in French and in English on a variety of family law topics, including international aspects of divorce. In addition, he regularly teaches continuing legal education on a variety of topics to a national audience of family law attorneys, and for the Maryland State, District of Columbia, and Montgomery County Bar Associations.

Results

Divorce Litigation in Two Countries at the Same Time

•Challenge of court jurisdiction on financial issues in divorce based on argument French business owner husband never was domiciled in U.S.
•Negotiation of financial settlement agreement for international banker after wife returned to live in Brazil
•Negotiation with U.S. and French counsel of settlement involving division of assets in U.S. and France, including rental apartment in Paris
•Successful divorce of Taiwanese businessman unable to obtain divorce in home country
•Collaborative divorce representation of French husband in case involving divorce, alimony, property, and child custody and support laws of U.S., France, and UK, including coordination of advice from foreign lawyers
•Advising diplomats and their spouses on choice of country in which to divorce between U.S. and Australia; U.S. and France; U.S. and Canada; U.S. and Caribbean countries, and on the consequences of diplomatic immunity in divorce

Foreign-located Marital Assets

•Successful trial argument resulting in alimony award to compensate for marital share of husband’s foreign pension located outside reach of U.S. court
•Mediation of divorce for couple with real property interests in Ethiopia
•Successful negotiation of divorce with property division between Iranian nationals living in U.S. who owned commercial assets still in Iran
•Multiple cases involving division of International Organization pension benefits

International Alimony and Child Support Issues

•Advising U.S. citizen payor on tax consequences and risks of alimony paid to non-U.S. resident spouse
•Negotiation of child support paid in France for children of international organization executive and consulting company owner spouse living in both U.S. and France
•Advice on modifiability of foreign alimony and child support orders after relocation of spouses to U.S.
•Advising U.S. citizens on consequences and options for addressing child support proceedings started against them in foreign courts

Custody and Visitation Rights in International Relocation or Parental Child Abduction Situations

•Trial preparation and successful negotiation of custody rights and ne exeat order for USC father of child born in South America of foreign mother
•Trial preparation and successful negotiation of extended access rights to child living in U.S. for expatriate USC mother
•Trial preparation and successful settlement of custody issues following return to Maryland of child who former spouse had abducted to a Hague Convention country
•Representation of father in obtaining custody rights to children abducted to District of Columbia from African country
•Mediation of settlement terms for return of child, future parenting schedule and decision-making rules in Hague Convention cases
•Trial representation of Brazilian television personality seeking to relocate with children to Brazil for work reasons

Expert Witness Services

•Expert witness in case where client sought to prevent travel of ex-spouse with children to China
•Expert witness testimony on Maryland custody laws in Quebec Province court hearing
•Multiple cases advised or collaborated with co-counsel on risks and dangers related to potential abduction or wrongful retention of children, and on protective measures and wording for court orders

International Pre-Nuptial Agreements

•Negotiation of a pre-nuptial agreement with international applicability for a Turkish heiress and her American groom
•Successful defense of a pre-nuptial agreement in divorce trial between Canadian husband and African country wife
•Frequent advising of clients on the enforceability of civil code country matrimonial property regime marriage contracts in U.S. divorce proceedings

Recognition

•Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
•Selected as one of the Family Law Super Lawyers in Maryland and Washington D.C. (2007-2019)
•Named in Washington D.C.’s “Best Lawyers, A Comprehensive Guide to the Area’s Top Attorneys” (2008-2015)
•Selected for Washingtonian Magazine’s “Washington’s Top Lawyers” list (February 2004, and December 2004, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017)
•The Best Lawyers in America (2007-2019)

Publications

•“International Relocation of Children: Comparisons and Contrasts between Abduction and Non-Abduction Situations,” ABA Family Law Section, May 2018
•“International Law Views - When I’m Sixty-Four...,” April 2017
•“Divorce Dans Le Monde,” Actualite Juridique Famille, Dalloz, November 2015 Contributor on Law of Maryland and District of Columbia
•“Modern Family Law Views - Custody Cases and Special Immigrant Juveniles in Maryland,” March 2015
•“Modern Family Law Views - Pre-Nuptial Agreements Receive Boost,” April 2014
•“Growth Spurt Hits International Law Related to Children,” Maryland Bar Journal, January 2012
•“Wading Into Deep Water-The U.S. Supreme Court Addresses International Family Law - Abbot v. Abbot,” Family Law News, MSBA Family and Juvenile Law Section Council, September 2010
•“You’ve Come a Long Way Baby Boomer!,” Maryland Bar Journal, January/February 2009
•“Private International Law Concepts in Divorce,” American Journal of Family Law, Vol. 19, No. 2, Summer 2005

Resources

eNewsletter

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July 2019

Divorce Process

The Initial Divorce Consultation: Everything You Need to Know

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Infidelity

Infidelity and Divorce: In Divorce Court, Infidelity Doesn’t Matter

Infidelity and divorce are two hotly debated topics in divorce court. Is it time to abandon the idea that infidelity really matters in divorce settlements?

Considering Divorce

Should I Stay in a Marriage Only Because My Spouse Has Cancer?

When a spouse has cancer, it can be very difficult to navigate through the emotional and physical turmoil. Should a couple divorce during a serious illness?

Legal Issues

Who Gets To Keep The Dog After Divorce?

Is your dog your “furbaby”? Does your ex feel the same way? If you can’t agree on who gets to keep the dog after divorce, you might end up fighting for “custody” in court.

Co-Parenting after Divorce

11 Tips for Managing Summer Vacation as a Divorced Parent

Tips and ideas to help make summer vacation simple and calm post divorce.

Divorce Guides

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Comprehensive Divorce Guide

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Financial Divorce Guide

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Children and Divorce Guide

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Co-Parenting Divorce Guide

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Men’s Divorce

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Women’s Divorce

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Divorce Mediation

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Collaborative Divorce

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Military Divorce

This Military Divorce Guide is designed for divorcing couples with one or both spouses in the military. If you or your spouse is a military service member, your divorce is going to be different from one with two civilian spouses. This guide provides useful articles and guidance about the key issues involved in a military divorce. It also includes helpful articles on the emotional and parenting issues of divorce to help you cope during this difficult time.

Divorce Recovery Guide

This Divorce Recovery Guide contains hand-picked articles, book excerpts, advice and more to help you recover from the inevitable stresses and pressures of divorce. Additionally, this Guide empowers you to build the satisfying, strong and inspired new “life-after-divorce” that you desire and deserve.

News & Events

Seminars & Speaking Engagements

•Case Assessment: Identifying Families for Mediation and Educating Them About the Process, George Washington School of Law Cross-Border Family Mediation Symposium, June 2018
•When Immigration and Family Law Matters Collide, MSBA Annual Conference, Family Law Section, Ocean City, MD, June 2018
•Children and International Relocation, ABA Family Law Section Spring CLE Conference, Nashville, TN, May 2018
•Presentation on Divorce in America, Universite du Littoral Cote d’Opale (ULCO), Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, September 2015
•Destination Divorces: Where to go to call it quits?, International Bar Association Annual Conference, Vienne, Austria, October 6, 2015
•Money, Taxes and International Divorce: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, The International Family Symposium, sponsored by Montgomery County Bar Association and D.C. Bar Association Family Law Sections, Rockville, MD, January 30, 2015
•Hide the Baby - International Relocation and Child Abduction Issues, AAML Maryland Chapter, Eighteenth Annual Symposium on Family Law, Ellicott City, MD, November 11, 2013
•International Mediation: What Makes It Different?, ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, 2013 Spring Conference, Chicago, IL, April 4, 2013
•International Mediation: Logistics, Language, Cultural Dynamics, and Foreign Law, MSBA Annual Meeting, Ocean City, MD, June 14, 2012
•The Spy Who Loved Me: When Divorce and Social Media Collide, BAMC Law Day Conference, Rockville, MD, May 18, 2012
•Hot Tips/Topics in Family Law - The Do’s and Don’ts of Pre-Nuptial Agreements, Maryland State Bar Association, Annapolis, MD, March 2, 2012
•French American Legal Forum - What’s New in France - U.S. Family Law, Potomac, MD, February 16, 2012
•Pre-Marriage and Post Marriage...from Pre-Nuptials to Divorce Planning and Considerations, Society of Financial Service Professionals, National Chapter, Winter Meeting, January 18, 2012
•Divorce Tax Workshop, Maryland State Bar Association, December 8, 2011
•International Abduction/Relocation, Bar Association of Montgomery County, MD, November 29, 2011
•Cross Border Disputes: Mediating International Custody, Relocation and Child Abduction, American Bar Association, ADR Section, Spring 2011 CLE Conference, Denver, CO, April 13, 2011
•Cross Border Disputes: Mediating International Custody, Relocation and Parental Kidnapping, MACRO Convention, December 10, 2010
•Tax Planning for Separation and Divorce, American Association of Attorney - CPA Fall Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 5, 2010
•Hide the Baby - Jurisdiction in Parental Kidnapping Cases, Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland, Family Law Section, April 15, 2010

News & Events

News Press Releases

Thirteen Shulman Rogers attorneys named to 2019 Maryland Super Lawyers list

December 11, 2018

POTOMAC, Md., December 11, 2018 - Thirteen Shulman Rogers attorneys have been named to the 2019 Maryland Super Lawyers and [...]

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Best Lawyers in America recognizes 10 Shulman Rogers attorneys for 2019

September 5, 2018

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Best Lawyers in America recognizes 9 Shulman Rogers attorneys for 2018

October 13, 2017

Nine Shulman Rogers attorneys have been named to the 2018 Best Lawyers in America list. Recognized attorneys and their respective practice areas [...]

News Press Releases

Hadrian Hatfield selected to Washingtonian Magazine’s 2016 list of top divorce and family lawyers

December 13, 2016

POTOMAC, Md., Dec. 13, 2016 - The law firm of Shulman Rogers is proud to announce that Washingtonian Magazine has listed [...]

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Shulman Rogers attorneys honored by inclusion on 2017 Best Lawyers listing

August 15, 2016

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Shulman Rogers attorneys honored by inclusion on 2016 Maryland and Washington DC Super Lawyers listings

December 10, 2015

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Shulman Rogers attorneys honored by inclusion on 2015 Washingtonian Top Lawyers listing

December 4, 2015

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News Events

Hadrian Hatfield Presenting at The Universite Du Littoral Cote D’opale (Ulco) in Boulogne-Sur-Mer, France

October 2, 2015

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Shulman Rogers attorneys honored by inclusion on 2016 Best Lawyers listing

August 18, 2015

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May 11, 2015

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December 18, 2014

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News Events

Seminaire Pour Tous Les Francais De Washington Et Baltimore

May 8, 2014

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Shulman Rogers attorneys named to Bethesda Magazine’s 2013 Top Divorce Lawyers

November 14, 2013

Congratulations to Scott Strickler and Geoff Platnick, named to Bethesda Magazine‘s 2013 Top Divorce Lawyers in Metro Washington list. Also [...]

of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (IAML). He is fluent in French and focuses part of his work on international divorce issues.Washingtonian Magazine,Super Lawyers, andBest Lawyersall have recognized Mr. Hatfield repeatedly as among the Maryland and District of Columbia top family law practitioners.

Mr. Hatfield represents many clients who are in mediation, and in addition is himself an accomplished mediator. He has made private mediation part of his practice for over fifteen years, including mediation of international divorce and Hague Convention issues. Mr. Hatfield participated in the pilot ABA International Family Mediation training in 2013. He is also a member of the Maryland Program for Mediator Excellence (MPME), the Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution (MCDR), and a founding member of the Collaborative Divorce Association, Inc. in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Mr. Hatfield participates in the District of Columbia Bar Family Law Section and Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA), where he served on the Family and Juvenile Law Section Council (from 2002 through 2005 and from 2009 through 2012). Mr. Hatfield devotes substantial time to the Bar Association of Montgomery County, where he was Co-Chair of the Family Law Section during 2001-2002. He has served on the Executive Committee (2006-2008 term) and the Legislative Committee. He is a member of the Montgomery County Divorce Roundtable (President 2008-2009), and of The Counsellors in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Hatfield is an active member of the American Bar Association, Family Law Section, where he co-chaired the International Law Committee in 2004 and has organized and presented continuing legal education seminars on a variety of topics to a national audience of family-law attorneys. He also regularly teaches continuing legal education programs for the Maryland State, District of Columbia, and Montgomery County Bar Associations.

Mr. Hatfield has written articles for publication on a variety of family law topics, including international aspects of divorce.

REPORTED CASES

Bonfiglio v. Fitzgerald, 197 Md. App. 327, 13 A.3d 812 (2011).

News

•Congratulations to Scott Strickler and Geoff Platnick, named to Bethesda Magazine's 2013 Top Divorce Lawyers in Metro Washington list. Also included on the Honorable Mention list is Hadrian Hatfield. Well done, gentlemen!

•Eight Shulman Rogers Attorneys Named to 2013 Best Lawyers List

•Shulman Rogers Has Sixteen Attorneys Named to the 2013 Maryland Super Lawyers Listing

•Sixteen Shulman Rogers Attorneys Named to the 2012 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers Listing

Publications

•Modern Family Law Views - Happy Anniversary!, July 2014

•MFLV - Pre-Nuptial Agreements Receive Boost', April 2014

•Growth Spurt Hits International Law Related to Children, Maryland Bar Journal, January 2012

•Maryland's New Child Support Law, Family Law News, MSBA Family and Juvenile Law Section Council, March 2011

•Wading Into Deep Water-The U.S. Supreme Court Addresses International Family Law- Abbot v. Abbot, Family Law News, MSBA Family and Juvenile Law Section Council, September 2010

•You've Come a Long Way Baby Boomer!, Maryland Bar Journal, January/February, 2009

•Private International Law Concepts in Divorce, American Journal of Family Law, Vol.19, No. 2, Summer, 2005

•The New Rules on Access to Court Records, Family Law News, Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law Section Council, December 2005

•International Aspects of Divorce, Maryland State Bar Association, Bar Bulletin, September, 2001

Events

•Seminaire pour tous les francais de Washington et Baltimore
May 8, 2014

SEMINARS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

•Hide the Baby - International Relocation and Child Abduction Issues, AAML Maryland Chapter, Eighteenth Annual Symposium on Family Law, Ellicott City, MD November 11, 2013

•International Mediation: What Makes It Different?, ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, 2013 Spring Conference, Chicago, IL, April 4, 2013

•International Mediation: Logistics, Language, Cultural Dynamics, and Foreign Law, MSBA Annual Meeting, Ocean City, MD, June 14, 2012

•The Spy Who Loved Me: When Divorce and Social Media Collide, BAMC Law Day Conference, Rockville, MD, May 18, 2012

•Hot Tips/Topics in Family Law - The Do's and Don'ts of Pre-Nuptial Agreements, Maryland State Bar Association., Annapolis, Maryland, March 2, 2012

•French American Legal Forum - What's New in France - U.S. Family Law, Potomac, Maryland, February 16, 2012

•Pre-Marriage and Post Marriage...from Pre-Nuptials to Divorce Planning and Considerations, Society of Financial Service Professionals, National Chapter, Winter Meeting, January 18, 2012

•Divorce Tax Workshop, Maryland State Bar Assn., December 8, 2011

•International Abduction/Relocation, Bar Association of Montgomery, Co., Md., November 29, 2011

•Cross Border Disputes: Mediating International Custody, Relocation and Child Abduction, American Bar Association, ADR Section, Spring 2011 CLE Conference, Denver, CO. April 13, 2011

•Cross Border Disputes: Mediating International Custody, Relocation and Parental Kidnapping, MACRO Convention, December 10, 2010

•Tax Planning for Separation and Divorce, American Association of Attorney -CPA Fall Meeting, Chicago., IL., November 5, 2010

•Hide the Baby - Jurisdiction in Parental Kidnapping Cases, Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland, Family Law Section, April 15, 2010

•ADR Approaches in Family Law, Bar Association of Montgomery County, MD, October 23, 2007

•Winning Ways at Trial, MSBA - MICPEL, September 15, 2006

•Guardian Ad Litem Training, Bar Association of Montgomery County, MD, November 9, 2005

•UCCJEA - What a Difference an E Makes, MSBA - MICPEL Hot Tips for the Family Law Practitioner, 2005

•International Divorce Issues, Bar Association of Montgomery County, MD, Family Law Section, November 17, 2004

•Mediation Tools for the Custody Litigator, American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Annual Meeting CLE Conference Hot Tips Program, Atlanta, GA, August 8, 2004

•Program Producer, Jet-Set Divorce: Issues for a Borderless World, American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Spring 2004 CLE Conference, San Juan, PR, April 30, 2004

•Program Producer, U.S. - Canada Transborder Divorce Issues, American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Fall 2003 CLE Conference

•Rita Rosenkrantz Basic Family Law Training, Bar Association of Montgomery County, MD, Family Law Section, 2002, 2005-Present

•Demonstrative Evidence of Tracing, Bar Association of Montgomery County, MD, Family Law Section, May 4, 2001

•Family Law Around the Beltway, D.C. Bar Family Law Section, June, 2000 and 2001

•Maryland Divorce law Seminar, Montgomery County Commission for Women, 1997-1999

HONORS & AWARDS

Martindale Hubbell AV rating

Selected as one of the Family Law Super Lawyers in Maryland and Washington D.C. (2007 -2013)

Named in Washington D.C.'s Best Lawyers, A Comprehensive Guide to the Area's Top Attorneys(2008-2013)

Selected for Washingtonian magazine's Washington's Top Lawyers list (February 2004, and December 2004, 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2013)

Also at Potomac, MD office

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Divorce and Family Law
  • International Practice
  • Mediation Services
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Appellate Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(301) 230-6575  Phone
(301) 230-2891  Fax
www.shulmanrogers.com
University Attended:
University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas, B.A., with honors, 1980
Law School Attended:
Vanderbilt University School of Law, Nashville, Tennessee, Juris Doctor, Law Journal: Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, 1982-1983, 1983; Faculte de Droit de Nice, Nice, France, International Law, 1984
Year of First Admission:
1985
Admission:
1985, District of Columbia; 1991, Maryland; 2005, U.S. Supreme Court; 1985, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
Birth Information:
Conway, Arkansas, June 12, 1960
Reported Cases:
REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS: Divorce litigation in two countries at the same time: Challenge of court jurisdiction on financial issues in divorce based on argument French business owner husband never was domiciled in U.S.; Negotiation of financial settlement agreement for international banker after wife returned to live in Brazil; Negotiation with U.S. and French counsel of settlement involving division of assets in U.S. and France, including rental apartment in Paris; Successful divorce of Taiwanese businessman unable to obtain divorce in home country; Collaborative divorce representation of French husband in case involving divorce, alimony, property, and child custody and support laws of U.S., France, and UK, including coordination of advice from foreign lawyers; Advising diplomats and their spouses on choice of country in which to divorce between U.S. and Australia; U.S. and France; U.S. and Canada; U.S. and Caribbean countries, and on the consequences of diplomatic immunity in divorce; Foreign located marital assets: Successful trial argument resulting in alimony award to compensate for marital share of husband's foreign pension located outside reach of U.S. court; Mediation of divorce for couple with real property interests in Ethiopia; Successful negotiation of divorce with property division between Iranian nationals living in U.S. who owned commercial assets still in Iran; Multiple cases involving division of International Organization pension benefits; International alimony and child support issues: Advising U.S. citizen payor on tax consequences and risks of alimony paid to non-U.S. resident spouse; Negotiation of child support paid in France for children of international organization executive and consulting company owner spouse living in both U.S. and France; Advice on modifiability of foreign alimony and child support orders after relocation of spouses to U.S.; Advising U.S. citizens on consequences and options for addressing child support proceedings started against them in foreign courts; Custody and visitation rights in international relocation or parental child abduction situations: Trial preparation and successful negotiation of custody rights and ne exeat order for USC father of child born in South America of foreign mother; Trial preparation and successful negotiation of extended access rights to child living in U.S. for expatriate USC mother; Trial preparation and successful settlement of custody issues following return to Maryland of child who former spouse had abducted to a Hague Convention country; Representation of father in obtaining custody rights to children abducted to District of Columbia from African country; Mediation of settlement terms for return of child, future parenting schedule and decision-making rules in Hague Convention cases; Trial representation of Brazilian television personality seeking to relocate with children to Brazil for work reasons; Expert Witness Services: Expert witness in case where client sought to prevent travel of ex-spouse with children to China; Expert witness testimony on Maryland custody laws in Quebec Province court hearing; Multiple cases advised or collaborated with co-counsel on risks and dangers related to potential abduction or wrongful retention of children, and on protective measures and wording for court orders; International Pre-Nuptial Agreements: Negotiation of a pre-nuptial agreement with international applicability for a Turkish heiress and her American groom; Successful defense of a pre-nuptial agreement in divorce trial between Canadian husband and African country wife; Frequent advising of clients on the enforceability of civil code country matrimonial property regime marriage contracts in U.S. divorce proceedings
ISLN:
906631100

Peer Reviews

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