November 01, 2020 Feature

Entering the Forum Shops: How to Initiate a Family Law Action Against a Foreign Party

Ariel Leichter-Maroko

Many family law practitioners will encounter at least one case involving a party outside the United States. While a state’s substantive family laws may treat such a party no different from any other, the same cannot be said for the procedures needed to bring that party to court. Attorneys who ignore the procedural nuances of such a case do so at their own peril. By the same token, knowing what to do at the early stages of such a case can have a huge impact on its outcome.

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