After the divorce of non-US citizens in the states, can the US court decide to give to the spouse a property which is not in the US?

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After the divorce of non-US citizens in the states, can the US court decide to give to the spouse a property which is not in the US?

Asked on November 21, 2011 under Family Law, New York

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Hong Shen / Roberts Law Group

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

US courts can assert in personam jurisdiction to distribute assets in another country during a divorce action. Your concern, however, is how to enforce that order in a foreign country. Since US did not the part of Hague convention for the divorce recognition, you may face limited options as to how to enforce the order. You need to consult a local attorney for details. You may also need to file an action in the foreign country to enforce the US order.


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