Mexican Divorce Lawyer in Brooklyn, New York
If you are going through a divorce where your partner lives in Mexico, or if you are getting divorced and your partner and children live in Mexico, or if you were married in Mexico, but live in Brooklyn, New York and have questions about the divorce process in Brooklyn, the Elliot Green Law Offices is a Mexican divorce law firm in Brooklyn, New York that may be able to help you. Divorce, when it involves international child custody matters or involves divorcing a partner who lives abroad can sometimes be more complicated than divorce involving couples who both live in the country. The Mexican divorce lawyers at the Elliot Green Law Offices in Brooklyn, New York may be able to assist you with your divorce.
If you currently reside in Brooklyn, New York, either alone or with your partner, you may be able to file for divorce in Brooklyn if you meet residency status. You would only need to file for divorce in Mexico if you live in Mexico. The jurisdiction where you live typically has jurisdiction over your divorce. But if your children live in Mexico, things can get complicated, so you may want to speak to the Elliot Green Law Offices, a Mexican divorce law firm in Brooklyn, New York.
Residency in New York
In order to file for divorce in Brooklyn, you must meet New York’s residency requirements. What are New York’s residency requirements for divorce? According to the New York State Unified Court System, New York’s residency requirements include:
- You and your spouse must have been living in New York continuously for at least two years before you file for divorce.
- If you got married in New York State, or lived in New York State as a married couple, or if the grounds for divorce happened in New York, you must have resided in New York for at least one year before you file for divorce.
- If the grounds for divorce happened in New York and if both you and your partner are residents of New York when the divorce begins, you can file for divorce in New York.
If you were married in Mexico, if your spouse lives in Mexico, or if you recently moved to New York and are thinking about getting divorced, the Elliot Green Law Offices is a Mexican divorce law firm in Brooklyn, New York that may be able to assist you. We can review your situation to help you determine whether you meet New York’s residency requirements for divorce. Have questions? Reach out to the Elliot Green Law Offices today.
Child Custody and Mexican Divorce
When you are divorcing a partner who lives in Mexico or divorcing a partner who may want to return to Mexico with your children, this can complicate your divorce and child custody matters. The first step is determining what arrangement would be ideal for you and best for your children. Some couples choose to put in place visitation arrangements where the children reside in New York, but visit with the parent living abroad. Other times, the parent living abroad wants the children to move abroad with him or her. In some instances, families face the threat of one parent taking the children outside of the country without the other parent’s permission. When a parent removes a child from the U.S. without the other parent’s permission (if the U.S. was the child’s primary residence), this is known as international parental abduction. If you believe there is a threat your children might be taken from the U.S. or if your children have been taken and you fear they might be removed from the country, the U.S. Department of State recommends that parents take immediate action. What action can you take?
- Get a court order or custody decree.
- Speak to an attorney right away. Elliot Green Law Offices are divorce lawyers in Brooklyn, New York who may be able to help you.
- Be aware of your spouse’s plans and note any changes in behavior that may indicate that he or she could be a flight risk.
- You may also want to contact the embassy of Mexico if your child can claim Mexican nationality.
Finally, it is important to understand that border controls don’t prevent a parent from taking a child outside the country. You may need to use international law and the Hague Convention laws to have your child returned if he or she is taken. A Mexican divorce law firm like the Elliot Green Law Firm in Brooklyn, New York may be able to help you.
Fortunately, many international divorces can result in child custody matters being settled in a satisfactory manner, through negotiation. If you and your partner are able to negotiate on child custody matters, this is often the best path forward. The Elliot Green Law Offices is a Mexican divorce law firm in Brooklyn, New York that may be able to help you.