From international divorce to complex evaluation and division of business interests, our attorneys can help achieve the result you need.

Berry Moorman P.C. attorneys often work at the intersection of the Family law and Immigration law and have a special understating of the fact that International Family law issues can only be resolved when both their family and immigration problems are remedied. By collaborating with local counsel in each jurisdiction, Berry Moorman can facilitate the resolution of a broad range International Family Law issues.
We offer assistance with a broad range of International Family Law issues including:

  • Division of property across country borders

  • Creation of international prenuptial agreements

  • Enforcement of alimony and child support orders

  • Requests for relocating with children

  • Requests for traveling internationally with children

  • Strategic international divorce

  • International child custody

  • Immigration aspects of cross border marriages

  • Immigration consequences of divorces

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

John J. Schrot

Ph: (248) 645-9680
Ph: (313) 496-1200
Fax: (248) 645-1233

Simon M. Edelstein
Attorney, Of Counsel

Tel: (248) 645-9680
Fax: (248) 645-1233

Randolph T. Barker

Ph: (313) 496-1200
Fax: (313) 496-1300



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.

New Rulemaking Brings Significant Changes to EB-5 Program

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.

Legal Marijuana and Family Law

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.

Spousal support tax deduction change

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.

Unmarried Cohabitation Relationships

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.


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