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Recent Amendments to the Law: Alimony and Child Support, Military Personnel and Child Abduction

Recent Amendments to the Law: Alimony and Child Support, Military Personnel and Child Abduction You will see significant changes in the law affecting both alimony and child support in 2010 and 2011. Many of these changes may affect your child support and alimony claims, and may also warrant modification of existing orders affecting your rights and obligations to pay support into the future....

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Legal Pitfalls in Distributing Marital Property

Legal Pitfalls in Distributing Marital Property What is marital property?Generally speaking, Florida law defines the marital estate as any asset or debt accumulated or incurred during the marriage, and there is a presumption that the marital estate should be equally divided between the spouses. The title to the property or debt does not determine to whom it is distributed. Sounds simple, but many difficult legal issues arise in equitable distribution litigation. It is crucial for spouses going through a divorce to obtain competent legal advice regarding who is necessary to join as a party to the divorce action, exactly what constitutes...

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Immigrating Through Marriage

mmigrating Through Marriage Lawful Permanent Residency through the marriage to a U.S. citizen is the most common way for immigrants achieve citizenship. The Immigration Marriage Fraud Amendments of 1986 allows immigration officials to criticize cases for marriage in depth. They ask for extensive amounts documents before granting fiancée(s) marriage visas. The repercussions for marriages that deemed fraudulent can vary from monetary fine, criminal prosecution, permanent visa restrictions and possible deportation. ...

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Enforcing a Foreign Claim to Your Former Spouse’s Military Pension in the US – Don’t Give Up –

Under German law, as well as the family laws of many other countries, you may have a claim to a portion of your former spouse's U.S. military pension as part of a divorce decree providing for property division or support. If you have a foreign divorce order however, you have probably received a denial from the Department of Defense Accounting and Finance Office (DFAS), rejecting your application for enforcement of the foreign order. The Former Spouse Protection Act (FSPA) clearly states that only an American court of proper jurisdiction may issue a recognizable order distributing a servicemember's pension to a...

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Urban Thier Federer (UTF) Joins High Quality International Lawyer Network, as Representative of the United States

Urban Thier & Federer (UTF) Joins High Quality International Lawyer Network, as Representative of the United States Galexy International Representing Urban Thier & Federer P.A., Attorney Carl Christian Thier attended the Galexy International Annual Conference in Athens, Greece in July 2014. Galexy International is an association of international law firms that focuses on providing client services between the countries within the network....

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