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Interstate & International Family Law Issues

Experienced Legal Counsel in Orlando for the Most Challenging Custody & Divorce Matters

Divorce and custody disputes are never simple or easy. These family law matters become substantially more complicated when other states or countries are involved. If a parent takes their child across state lines or to another country, local law enforcement is often of little help.

For international and interstate family law disputes, you need an attorney with specific know-how in dealing with these emotional and technically complex issues. You need The Marin Law Firm, P.A.

Call (407) 449-7804 or contact us online to discuss your international family law dispute.

Interstate & International Child Abduction

If your child is taken across state lines or across the world by their other parent, nothing is more important than getting your child back. A parent with visitation rights might resist bringing the child back as required. At The Marin Law Firm, P.A., we fight back.

Our Orlando attorneys know how to apply state, federal, and international laws and treaties to return children home. The federal Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act allows only one state to have jurisdiction in custody decisions. The Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act mandates states to enforce a child custody determination entered by a court of another state. More than 100 countries have pledged to follow the Hague Abduction Convention, which provides a legal framework for countries to promptly return abducted children to their country of habitual residence. 

Not every family law attorney has an extensive background in litigating international family law cases. At The Marin Law Firm, P.A., we have a deep understanding and background in international and interstate family law complications. Our team has successfully won the return of children taken to other states and countries. 



International Marriage & Divorce

Marriages commonly have global characteristics. Couples married in other countries routinely move together to the United States. Sometimes one of the spouses is a citizen of another country. Perhaps the spouses live for part of the year in different countries. 

What happens when an international couple wants to divorce? Which country has jurisdiction? What are the rights of the spouses?

The Marin Law Firm, P.A. has the answers. Whether you are initiating the international divorce or responding to a spouse’s petition, we can help you navigate the complex international, federal, and state laws that govern divorce, property division, child custody, and all other family law issues. 

Meet Carmelina Marin

Growing up with a Spanish father and El Salvadorian mother, our family law attorney, Carmelina Marin, was taught from an early age to value family, a core belief she holds and practices to this day. Our law firm upholds and reflects these values as well. Our overriding goal in every matter is to effectively and affordably help you through your specific challenges. At the same time, we believe that our clients should understand what they can expect in their case. We will be practical and realistic about your options, and help you make informed decisions.

  • “I'm thankful forever.”

    - Kenneth C.
  • “Family oriented, Ms Carmelina thank you for been so professional and fight for my right, thank you, thank you Alexa for your help as well you do a very good job as Ms Carmelina Assistant. God bless your business and family.”

    - Rafael C.
  • “While going through a rough time Ms. Marin made the process go much smoother and I am very grateful for that.”

    - Anthony R.
  • “A friend told me about Carmelina and I went to talk to her. She was the last attorney I talked to and she didn’t give me a bunch of BS.”

    - Former Client
  • “Best Attorney!”

    - Former Client

Recommended Blogs About International Family Law

How to Win an International Custody Dispute: The world is more connected than it has ever been. Unfortunately, that ease of movement enables some parents to take their children overseas and not return. At The Marin Law Firm, P.A., we have direct experience in applying the Hague Convention of the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and the International Child Abduction Remedies Act to bring illegally removed children back home.

Celebrating Our International Family Law Success Stories: Under the guidance of attorney Carmelina Marin, we guide the parent to navigate the international legal system to return wrongfully removed children or to fight for those who wish to remain in the United States. Read this blog to read the story of a child returned to their father after being wrongfully removed from Venezuela; a mother who won the right to keep her child in the United States; and a father who successfully had his children returned to Central Florida from Australia. 

Central Florida’s Premier Law Firm for International & Interstate Family Issues

The Marin Law Firm, P.A. in Orlando is dedicated to the people we represent. No case is too complex for us to take on. We will identify every possible legal option and protect your rights. We will help you navigate thorny international divorce, custody, or child abduction issues.

Contact us today about your case. Call (407) 449-7804 to schedule a consultation. You’ll receive legal guidance tailored to your specific needs.

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