I am looking to get divorced from my wife, she is Russian and is currently living in
St Petersburg, and has been for 4-5 years, we have 2 children 3 and 6 also who live with her.
The problem has been that we have a business and flats all purchased in St Petersburg using money I borrowed in United States, so have an outstanding mortgage which needs to be settled, but she refuses to sell any property in Russia.
We have 2 apartments and 1 guest house business, she lives in 1 apartment and receives rent from the other apartment They all been purchased and refurbished using money from U.S., although 1 apartment was originally a gift from her mother but was sold and renovated and then sold again and another one purchased and again money from New York sent to renovate, so I would hope I have some claim over this property also.
Is it possible to force a sale of 1 or 2 properties to repatriate some money to the U.S. to settle all the debts I have. As I don’t want my children to suffer I would want them to stay in the flat they have and continue to receive the rent from the other. Maybe the guest house could be sold and money sent back to United States so I could pay off my debt here?
How could I have access to see my children, could they be allowed to visit USA for holidays?
What would be the quickest solution to this problem. What are the costs involved, what documentation is required?
Thank you for time and consideration.