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Karina Duvall


Based on the above, guided by Art. 36 of the Family Code of Russian Federation, Articles 209, 549 of the Civil Code of Russian Federation, Art. 2 of the Federal Law № 122-FZ dated July 21, 1997 "On state registration of rights to immovable property and transactions with it", I affirm according to the law, that the sale of property, owned by Mr. Smith, absolutely does not require the consent of his wife. Read More »

Forum non-convenience

Karina Duvall
The great advantage of the rule of forum non-convenience is its flexibility based on the facts and circumstances of each case. The rule rests upon justice, fairness and convenience... Read More »

Child custody

Karina Duvall

1. "Name is confidential" has a sole custody over her son, "Name is confidential", DOB: "DOB is confidential". She shall represent him to any legal entities and individuals, including any courts, without special powers or permissions (see art. 64 of the Family Code of Russian Federation).

2. "Name is confidential" has the right to make any decisions for the child and full responsibility of him.

3. "Name is confidential" can leave Russia to any countries with her son, "Name is confidential", DOB: "DOB is confidential".

4. "Name is confidential" has all rights, and takes the full responsibilities for her son, "Name is confidential", DOB: "DOB is confidential", in Russian territories and abroad. Read More »

Canadian court order about jurisdiction

The Supreme Court of British Columbia
The respondent does not know if the Moscow court will take jurisdiction over support and access if the evidence about the claimant’s residence supports her contention that she and her son are resident in Minsk, Belarus. However, Ms. Duvall, the respondent’s Russian counsel, states that the court is unlikely to decline jurisdiction over the questions of paternity and amending the child’s birth certificate. Read More »

Establishing paternity in Russia, part 2

Karina Duvall
The mother also confirmed that she lives apart from her son. According to the Russian law, this is big issue which may entail serious consequences. According to art 63 part 1 of the Russian Family Code, the parents only has privilege before any third parties to grow up their children. It means if child lives with anyone else except of mother or father, the custodial parent may lose custody, and second parent may get custody over the child. The mother violates child rights by letting him live with someone else except of her. Read More »
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