INTERNATIONAL PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS
When people who live in different jurisdictions or who contemplate doing so are planning to marry, they should consider entering into an international prenuptial agreement.
International borders still matter enormously in family law. Divorce laws are local and parochial. Divorce requirements and procedures vary from country to country. So do the substantive laws concerning the division of assets, spousal maintenance and child support. The laws about prenuptial agreements and marriage contracts vary considerably around the world. Just as important, the attitudes of courts to such contracts diverge considerably, significantly and in many different ways from country to country.
It would be foolish to assume that a "prenup" that is currently valid in the place of the marriage or the place of current residency will be equally valid in other places which might have divorce jurisdiction in the future.
We consult with clients and their legal advisers globally about these issues.
We draft prenuptial agreements for international people.
We always work in collaboration with local counsel whenever appropriate.
Disclaimer: We are admitted to practice only in New York but work as appropriate with lawyers throughout all U.S. states and throughout the world. The information in this website is for informational purposes only. It must be checked by legal counsel in the local jurisdiction before being acted on.