The Elliot Green Law Offices is a Brooklyn, New York law firm that may be able to help you with your Turkish divorce. Are you living in Brooklyn, but were originally married in Turkey and have questions about how you might proceed with divorce in New York? Is one partner living in Turkey and the other partner living in Brooklyn, and do you have questions about how you might file for divorce? Divorce can be complex enough, but when you bring international law matters into the equation, it can get even more complicated. Child custody matters can also get complex, especially if one parent lives in Turkey and one parent lives in New York. Couples will need to make decisions about where the children will live and how international custody arrangements will be handled.
The Elliot Green Law Offices is a Turkish divorce law firm in Brooklyn, New York that may be able to help you with your complex divorce case. If you have questions about your rights and what your next steps should be, we can help. If you are concerned about child custody or if your children are in Turkey, we may also be able to assist you with your international child custody matters. Reach out to the Turkish divorce lawyer at the Elliot Green Law Offices in Brooklyn, New York today.
Residency for New York Divorce
One of the issues that can arise with a Turkish divorce is residency. In order to file for divorce in New York, one partner at least must meet New York’s residency requirements. In order to meet New York’s residency requirements at least one partner must have been living in New York state for at least two years before the divorce. If you got married in New York, if the grounds for divorce happened in New York, or if you and your partner have been living in New York for at least one year as a couple, you may also qualify for New York residency for divorce. If both parties are residents of New York and the grounds for divorce happened in New York, you may also meet residency requirements. If one partner lives in New York and the other is living in Turkey, the New York partner may be able to file for divorce in Brooklyn, New York if he or she meets New York state residency requirements.
According to the U.S. Embassy, to further complicate matters, in order to have your New York divorce recognized in Turkey, you’ll need to file for divorce in Turkish courts as well. And, in order to have a divorce filed in Turkey recognized by the U.S., individuals will need to file for divorce with U.S. courts. If you are dealing with international child custody or if one partner still lives in Turkey, this can complicate matters, and it is important to hire a lawyer familiar with international divorce matters. The Elliot Green Law Offices is a Turkish divorce law firm in Brooklyn, New York that may be able to assist you if you need to file for divorce in both New York and Turkey.
Child Custody and Turkish Divorce
If you are getting divorced in New York, but your children are living in Turkey, or if your partner still lives in Turkey, deciding child custody matters might be one of the most difficult decisions you’ll need to make in your divorce. If you and your partner live in New York and your children live in New York, it is important to note that if your children are removed from the U.S. during your divorce, this could be considered international childhood abduction. Divorce and child custody can get very complicated when partners live in different countries. If you have questions about how to create a parenting plan or what your rights are in Brooklyn, New York, the Elliot Green Law Offices are divorce lawyers in Brooklyn, New York who may be able to help you. If your children have been removed from the country without your permission, there may be steps you can take to have them returned to the U.S., but it is also important that you do not try to leave the country to bring back your children yourself without assistance from law enforcement or a lawyer, because this could complicate matters. If you are concerned that filing for divorce could put your children at risk of removal to Turkey, there are also steps you may be able to take. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, you may be able to get a court order to prevent the removal of your children from the U.S.. You could also notify airport police or the U.S. Department of State if your child has been abducted by your partner and you are concerned that he or she will be removed from the U.S.
If you are considering filing for divorce and have questions about how your Turkish divorce might impact your child custody case, reach out to the Elliot Green Law Offices, a Turkish divorce law firm in Brooklyn, New York. We can help you with all aspects of your Turkish divorce or connect you with officials who can help. Contact us today to learn more.