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Divorce Jurisdiction

Karina Duvall
The Russian divorce is final and valid and both parties appeared in the action to advance their respective interests. This Court should recognize the Russian judgment. Divorce in Russia does not prevent both parties from requesting division of property by commencing an appropriate action in a competent court in the United States. Read More »

Divorce with German Citizen in Russia

In justification of her claims Plaintiff specified that parties were married on December 1, 2015. The marriage has broken down irretrievably, there are no economic issues, further mutual life and maintaining the marriage is impossible. There are no minor children. From dissolution of the marriage in Civil Act Registration Office spouse evades. Read More »

Divorce in Russia

Karina Duvall
KARINA DUVALL, being duly sworn, deposes and says:

1. I am an attorney admitted to practice law in the Russian Federation. I have over 15 years of high-level experience in the Matrimonial, Family and Civil Law of the Russian Federation as well as in International Law.

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.

4. I am often called upon to testify in United States courts as an expert on Russian law. Documents evidencing my right to practice law in the Russian Federation, New York and Ohio are attached hereto as Exhibit A. My clients are individuals of all nations who need expertise in Russian law. I specialize in Family and International Private Law and my area of expertise is complex multi-jurisdictional family and matrimonial cases.

5. I was retained by Andrei Orlov (“Andrei”) to represent him in a divorce action in the Russian Federation. His American counsel has asked me to make an affidavit for use in this action, setting out the result of that action as well as to explain certain principles of Russian law. Any factual statements set out herein are based on knowledge I acquired during the pendency of the Russian litigation.

6. Andrei and Inna Orlova (“Inna”) were married in 1990 in Russia. Both parties are Russian citizens.

7. Article 160, Part 2 of the Family Code of the Russian Federation allows Russian citizens who live abroad, to file fo... Read More »

Divorce Judgement

In the name of the Russian Federation

July 19, 2016 Khimki urban settlement, Moscow Region

O.M. Kulbaka, Justice of the Peace of the 259 Judicial District of the Khimki Judicial District of Moscow Region,
involving the Secretary V.V. Krapivnykh,
having examined in open court the civil case involving a claim by Plaintiff [the name keeps in secret] to Defendant [the name keeps in secret] for the divorce,

Plaintiff filed a claim against Defendant for the divorce.
In support of the stated claims the plaintiff indicated that on May 31, 2008 he married Defendant. There are no children in common in the marriage. After the marriage registration Defendant moved to Shanghai (China) for joint residence, where Plaintiff was on duty. However, their living together did not work out, and soon Defendant left Plaintiff and returned to Moscow. The couple tried to restore family relationships many times, but all attempts to keep the family were unsuccessful. The desire to continue living together is completely lost, the family relationships are terminated. The plaintiff offered the defendant to terminate the marriage at the registry offices at her place of residence, however, she actually shrinks from submitting an application to registry authorities not expressing any objection against divorce, due to which Plaintiff was forced to go to court with the above claim.
The plaintiff did not appear in the court session, he was notified of the time and venue of the proceedings, he asked for consideration of the case in his absence.
The Plaintiff did not appear in the court session, she was notified of the time and venue of the proceedings.
The defendant did not appear in the court session, she was notified of the time and venue of the proceedings.
In accordance with Article 167 of the Code of Civil Procedure of the Russian Federation the Court considers it possible to consider the case in the absence of the plaintiff, his representative, and... Read More »

Divorce and Child support issue

[Name of the Court], composed of:
Presiding Judge [Name of the Judge]
with participation of the attorney [Name of the Attorney at Law]
with the secretary [Name of Secretary]

having heard the civil case examined at the open sitting of the court considering the claim lodged by [Name of Plaintiff] against [Name of Defendant] requesting dissolution of marriage and setting the place of residence of the child, Read More »
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