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Notion of Custody according to the Russian Law

Karina Duvall
The mother is the legal representative of her son. In accordance with Art. 52 Code of Civil Procedure of the Russian Federation, Articles 26, 28 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation, Chapter 12 of the Family Code of the Russian Federation, she has all rights to make any decisions with respect to her child without the permission of the father or any guardianship authorities. De facto it means that she has Sole Legal Custody over her child. Read More »

Incorrected service is a reason to vacate the court order.

Karina Duvall
The orders which was made by the British court clearly contradict the public order of the Russian Federation and international law in general (in particular, they come into gross contradiction with the Hague Convention of 1965), since the party against which the order was taken was deprived of the opportunity to know about the hearing, to appear to the court, and to defense her own rights and rights of her daughter. Read More »

International Divorce between Ivanovo and New York

Sovetsky District Court of city of Ivanovo,
Consisting of
Presiding Judge [name keeps in secret],
in the presence of the Secretary [name keeps in secret],
with participation of the representative of the Plaintiff, [name keeps in secret],
the interested person, [name keeps in secret],
and Karina Duvall, as representative of the interested person,
having considered, in an open court hearing, the case of appeal of Plaintiff against the decision of Justice of the Peace of the Judicial District No. 2, Sovetsky Judicial District of Ivanovo, dated May 2, 2017, to dismiss the divorce action filed by Plaintiff against Defendant,

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Declaration of Karina Duvall

Karina Duvall
I, Karina Duvall, if called upon to do so, could and would testify competently to the facts set forth herein as these facts are within my personal knowledge.

1. I am an attorney and Member in Good Standing of the bar of St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. I have 17 years of experience in the practice of Matrimonial, Family and Custody Law of the Russian Federation. My registration number in Russian Bar is 78/857.

2. I am licensed by the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department of the Supreme Court of the State of New York as a legal consultant on Russian law, pursuant to Section 53(6) of the Judiciary Law of the State of New York, as limited by Part 521 of the Rules of the New York State Court of Appeals, and in accordance with the Rules of the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department.

3. I also have been designated as a Foreign Legal Consultant, pursuant to Rule XI, Section 8 of the Supreme Court Rules for the Government of the Bar of Ohio. Accordingly, I may render legal services in Ohio to the extent authorized by Rule XI. My registration number in Ohio Bar is 91893. Read More »

Russia's Economic Crisis Spurs Drop in Divorces

The unromantic perspective is shared by Karina Duvall, an attorney and expert on Russian law, who also thinks it’s financial issues, rather than renewed marital bliss causing the shift in statistics. “I think that the reduction in the number of divorces in 2015 has nothing to do with the fact that Russians began to love each other,” she says. “We all know that Russia is in a deep crisis because of the sanctions, lower oil prices, the fall of the rouble, an increase in prices for goods.” Read More »
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