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Unreported Foreign Gifts and Divorce

In a recently released Chief Counsel Advisory (CCA) the IRS addressed the statute of limitations on assessment of penalties for failure to report gifts from foreign persons. The CCA states...more

Divorce: Finding Offshore Assets

One of the more important issues in a divorce proceeding is identifying and dividing community and separate property. The task of asset identification and location may have been made both easier and more complex at the same...more

Passage Of Controversial Law Could Tarnish Florida’s Reputation As International Dispute Resolution Center

You may not have heard of the think tank called the American Public Policy Alliance (APPA), or its “American Laws for American Courts” initiative, which “was crafted to protect American citizens’ constitutional rights against...more

Illinois Supreme Court Will Hear Five Civil Cases During January Term

The Illinois Supreme Court has posted its docket for the impending January term, and the Court will hear argument in five civil cases. ...more

BVI injunctions in aid of foreign divorce proceedings

Further to the series on interim remedies, Global Head of Litigation, Phillip Kite outlines the available options for injunctions in aid of foreign divorce proceedings. This area has expanded in recent years, in particular...more

Seventh Circuit Addresses International Custody Dispute Under International Convention

Norinder v. Fuentes, No. 10-2753 (7th Cir. 2011), is the rare case in federal court, and even rarer in the federal appellate system, to address custody issues. The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child...more

Disclosure orders – A weapon to track and recover assets

Disclosure orders constitute a very important weapon for the tracking down and recovery of assets. As such, they are an important area in both the Commercial Court and the High Court, in the latter case because there seems to...more

Changes in Czech parental and other family contributions or benefits for Czech citizens abroad.

The Czech employment agencies were long ago warned by the European Commission and other Member States that they interpreted the term "residence" to broad. This would lead to abuse of the whole social system. (Czech nationals...more

Child Removed From Country Without Parent's Consent May Be Ordered Returned

The United States Supreme Court ruled that an order prohibiting the removal of a child from a country without the non-custodial parent's consent is enforceable under an international child abduction treaty. In Abbott v....more

Foreign Court Order Ruled Unenforceable: Court Nullifies Award of Attorneys Fees

In the litigation captioned In Re the Marriage of Natalija and Nikolai Solomon Lyustiger, 2009 DJDAR 14245 (2009) the Third District Court of Appeal decided an action based on the Uniform Foreign Money-Judgments Recognition...more

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