INTERNATIONAL FAMILY LAW
From international divorce to complex evaluation and division of business interests, our attorneys can help achieve the result you need.
Whether you need assistance with Enforcement of alimony and child support orders to filing for International Divorce and initiating child custody proceedings. Our attorneys bring over 25 years of experiencing in this multidisciplinary area of International Law.
If you are considering or are already involved in an international family law action, you should speak with one of our experienced international law practice group attorneys to learn about your legal rights and how you can protect your interests.
Below is a list of our International Family Law Attorneys
Berry Moorman attorney John Schrot addressed the vision and goals of the Family Division of the Circuit Court at 2019 Family Law Section Annual Meeting
Berry Moorman attorney John Schrot spoke on September 21, 2019 at the 2019 Family Law Section Annual Meeting of the Michigan State Bar. He addressed the vision, goals and history of the Family Division of the Circuit Court. More than 20 years ago the Family Division was created. The program focused on protecting and strengthening this specialty court.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a final rule on July 24 that makes a number of significant changes to its EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, marking the first significant revision of the program’s regulations since 1993.
Berry Moorman attorney was a recent contributor to the update of the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s 2019 Immigration Guide.
Berry Moorman Shareholder Sheryl Laughren co-authored the 2019 Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) Immigration Handbook Chapters 9 and 12.
By John Schrot, Jr.
Be careful if and when you light up, or otherwise consume, marijuana, as you may get burned. In spite of shifting legal and cultural norms, using recreational or medical marijuana can work to your disadvantage in divorce and/or child custody/parenting time cases.
by John J. Schrot, Jr.
The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) was signed into law in December, 2017, and it changes the treatment of spousal support (alimony). Currently spousal support is tax deductible for the paying spouse and taxable as income to the receiving spouse, unless the parties otherwise provide in a judgment of divorce or separate maintenance. The spousal support deduction was enacted in 1948 with the idea that if a former family’s income is divided between the parties that tax treatment should correspond.
By John Schrot, Jr.
A client recently advised me that her daughter became engaged and the couple plan to marry in the near future. As the intended couple have only known each other briefly, she further related her belief that the couple should in the interim cohabitate to better understand one another; and, she asked me about the complications thereof. I suggested, in part, their use of a cohabitation agreement.