Legal defense in court in civil cases including: divorces, child support, the alimony obligations, adoptions, inheritance proceedings. Legalization of foreign divorces, search of divorce records in Russia, ex-USSR, United States. Registration, legalization of documents, apostilles. Restoration of certificates of marriage and divorce, of birth and death in Russia, the former USSR, USA, Europe, Australia, and other countries.
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Family Law: divorce proceedings, conclusion of marriage (Russia)
I married a Russian woman in Moscow two years ago.
I canceled the visa because we did
not get along.
She was supposed to file for divorce but did not. She still lives in Russia. I cannot find a service that will help me get a Russian divorce.
Can you send me a link or more information?

Family Law: divorce proceedings, conclusion of marriage (Russia)
I am interested in meeting with your colleague for a consultation. But I am not at the stage yet of filing documents. I am researching whether it is more advantageous for me and for my children to be divorced in Russia or in Canada. I have to answer questions such as, is a Russian divorce recognized by the Canadian courts? What are the grounds for divorce in Russia? Does it require mutual consent or can one party obtain a divorce even if the other doesn't want it? What are the rules on custody of children in Russia, on division of property if the property is mostly in Canada not Russia, on support payments, on legal costs etc..

I need a consultation with a lawyer in Moscow who speaks English and knows Russian law who can answer these questions. Then I will decide if I am going to proceed. If I do decide to proceed in Russia then I have to hire a lawyer. I'd been happy to meet with your collegue for an initial consultation. He should tell me the cost if any.

Family Law: divorce proceedings, conclusion of marriage (Russia)
I married a Russian woman, September 17, 2001.
We were married at the Wedding Palace in Saint
Petersburg, Russia.
With your help is it possible to get a divorce from this woman without me going to Russia.

Family Law: divorce proceedings, conclusion of marriage (Russia)
Dear Lawyer, My husband is from India, who is working in Kuwait. I want to get a permanent residence or citizenship inorder to settle down in Russia. when ever I ask so many time taking obstacles laid by the oveer or MFA. I would appriciate your great expertise in this regard. Thanking you for a speedy answer.

Family Law: divorce proceedings, conclusion of marriage (Russia)
I am American citizen. I was married in Russia and my wife is Russian citizen. I want to do divorce after much consideration. My question is whether I can do divorce in Russia? What documents do I need to start the divorce proceedings?

Family Law: adoption, guardianship (Russia)
I am English and my wife of 2 years is Russian. We have a 14 year old daughter who also is Russian. I am not her father just stepfather. I would like to adopt her. She has not seen her father for 13 years although my wife met with him and got his permission to bring her daughter out of Russia. I have been informed that we need to get the court in Russia to agree to the adoption. What is involved? How long would it take? If we cannot find the father again is it still possible? Does my wife, her daughter or myself need to be in Russia for this?

Family Law: divorce proceedings, conclusion of marriage (Russia)
My marriage was broken in accordance with court decision in Russia. I have all documents from court in Russia but I live in the USA. How can I get my Divorce Certificate?

Family Law: divorce proceedings, conclusion of marriage (Russia)
How does the tax collection work in Russia on sale of property? In US sales are simply reported in quarterly tax returns and taxes or portion thereof are paid; I understand in Russia before large transfers of money are made out of Russia, tax authorities can be involved. Is this correct?

Family Law: divorce proceedings, conclusion of marriage (Russia)
As I currently spend more than 183 days per year in Russia, I consider applying for a temporary residency permit in Russia to reduce my tax bill. I have the following questions relating to my testament based on choosing Russian law to be applicable to my entire estate in accordance to article 5 of the convention of The Hague on applicable law to the estates of deceased persons concluded on August 1, 1989. If I make a will and testament in Russia, will it be executed in Russia based on claiming habitual (based on owning a house, living there and being married with a Russian national) residency in Russia on my temporary visa registration or do I need a temporary residency permit? Will the marriage agreement be executed before the testament? Do I understand it correctly that if I relocate after a few years to another country, loosing my temporary residency status in Russia, and take up residency in France, that my testament will still be executed in Russia , because it was written in Russia while I lived there? Do you know a competent lawyer in St.P. who can write my testament? Do you know somebody who can organize my temporary residency permit?

Family Law: divorce proceedings, conclusion of marriage (Russia)
When I bought three-room flat, the buy-sell agreement and all registrations for that apartment mention my name as Sydoroff. This was done because the notarized translation of my passport was done with Sydoroff. I did not know at that time but later my wife told me that my name should be spelled as Sidorov. What problems can I run into in regards to a future sale of any of these properties, execution of my will, my residency permit or in connection to the marriage certificate? Do I need to have corrections made and what would be the simplest way of doing that?

Family Law: adoption, guardianship (Russia)
When I bought three-room flat, the buy-sell agreement and all registrations for that apartment mention my name as Sydoroff. This was done because the notarized translation of my passport was done with Sydoroff. I did not know at that time but later my wife told me that my name should be spelled as Sidorov.
What problems can I run into in regards to a future sale of any of these properties, execution of my will, my residency permit or in connection to the marriage certificate? Do I need to have corrections made and what would be the simplest way of doing that?

Family Law: adoption, guardianship (Russia)
My wife, Sarah, and I (both citizens of United States) recently moved to Moscow. Sarah is pregnant and plans to have the child here in Moscow. We would like to obtain Russian citizenship for the child, if possible. (We will also be obtaining US citizenship for her). Would you be available to consult with me regarding this matter? If so, when might be a convenient time schedule a call?

Family Law: adoption, guardianship (Russia)
I am English and my wife of 2 years is Russian. We have a 14 year old daughter who also is Russian. I am not her father just stepfather. I would like to adopt her. She has not seen her father for 13 years although my wife met with him and got his permission to bring her daughter out of Russia. I have been informed that we need to get the court in Russia to agree to the adoption. What is involved? How long would it take? If we cannot find the father again is it still possible? Does my wife, her daughter or myself need to be in Russia for this?

Family Law: divorce proceedings, conclusion of marriage (Russia)
My marriage was broken in accordance with court decision in Russia. I have all documents from court in Russia but I live in the USA. How can I get my Divorce Certificate?

Family Law: divorce proceedings, conclusion of marriage (Russia)
I am American and my wife is Russian. I was married in Russia. After marriage my wife obtained Green Card allowing her to enter the USA. Now I want to do divorce. How can I stop her visa or revoke her Green Card?

Family Law: divorce proceedings, conclusion of marriage (Russia)
I am American citizen. I was married in Russia and my wife is Russian citizen. I want to do divorce after much consideration. My question is whether I can do divorce in Russia? What documents do I need to start the divorce proceedings?

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