International Family Law Cases

Our family law specialists have a special understanding of how California Courts deal with family law issues when a spouse or child resides in another country. Our attorneys have extensive experience with international family law cases in San Francisco and Los Angeles that involve child custody, child support, spousal support and property division issues in Japanese marriages, French marriages, Belgium marriages, Hong Kong marriages and German matrimony.

Luscutoff, Lendormy & Associates family law attorneys have experience resolving international family law cases where parties, children or assets are in Japan, France, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Belgium, Great Britain, Switzerland, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Peru, Poland, Germany and Hong Kong.

Without special experience in international family law cases, the average family law attorneys lack the ability, for example, to help clients solve complex treaty related issues. Our firm's family law specialists already know when California and San Francisco Bay Area courts will agree to exercise jurisdiction to decide support and custody issues in international family law cases; and when, for example, a San Francisco area judge can be persuaded to take "ownership" over an international family law case.

Certified family law specialist Kathryn J. Brown knows firsthand how courts in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area will be inclined to act on "choice of law" questions and related issues that arise in these international family law cases.

Our family law attorneys are skilled at both the legal and practical aspects of international family law cases and divorce. Many times tax law or immigration law analysis is required and we can do so quickly using the broad resources of our San Francisco law firm.

Our firm's French speaking and Japanese speaking lawyers regularly interface with the firm's family law attorneys on the tax law and immigration law questions that sometimes must be answered in order to develop the best solutions for issues in international family law cases.

Please review this page and the companion page on International Child Custody, then call to discuss your or your loved one's particular situation.

For some examples of interesting international family law cases recently handled by our attorneys click through on the topics mentioned below.

Japanese Family Law

European Congress of Family Mediation

Hong Kong Ordinances Governing Marriage

France's Code Civil on Marriage

Germany Matrimony


The lawyers at Luscutoff, Lendormy & Associates are proud of the firm's reputation in California and the international legal community. Based on a peer review process, this firm has received the highest possible United States national rating ('AV') which is awarded to law firms by Martindale-Hubbell legal publishers, a unit of Lexis Nexis.

We welcome new client relationships. Please contact us at your convenience for a consultation with one of our specialists in Family Law. Our law firm staff is fluent in French, Spanish, Korean and Cantonese.