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Family Law: divorce proceedings, conclusion of marriage (Russia)
I got your email on a search on google

I am wanting to get a divorce, my
wife lives in Moscow and i am currently in South Africa. we have not been living together or seen each other for over 2 years.

Here are the copies of our certificates. I believe she still has the original with her.

Can you please tell me the price you would charge to assist in this.
Looking forward to hear from you

Family Law: termination of parental rights, rights of the child, child support. (Russia)
I am American and my Wife is Russian. We married in Russia. We have had last April a child in Germany and now my Wife has gone to Russia with our Child. She said she wanted to spend the Christmas with her Family and I agreed. Now she does not want to come back to Germany and wants me to go to Russia too. Our Child is not one year old yet.

In case my wife requests a Divorce in Russia and she has the custody of my child, how much is the Alimony? if my Child lives in Russia and I live in Germany I think I will lose it.

I need some advises how to proceed.

Family Law: divorce proceedings, conclusion of marriage (Russia)
My wife & I would like to use your services to obtain a divorce in Russia.

We have looked at your website, can we both use your service or do we need a solicitor each, like in the UK?

If we need one each, one of us will use your company, so pls recommend another solicitor to us?

My wife is a Russian national, I am English, we married in Moscow May 2013, both are happy to separate, we want nothing from one another, my wife has a child that is 12 yrs old, I am not the father of this child.

I would like to have all documents sent in Russian & English, my wife speaks, reads Russian & English, I only English, can you give both of us an indication of the cost of the divorce, in Rubbles, USD or Euros so I can asses the cost pls.

I will also like to hold a telephone conversation with you in English before we proceed, I will call once we can arrange a time & date for a conference call with all three of us, my wife, a solicitor and myself.

Family Law: divorce proceedings, conclusion of marriage (Russia)
Well it's not for happy reasons I email you. I moved to Russia to be with my pregnant wife at the time. She had the baby almost 10 months ago and I've stayed in Russia to be with them. I don't trust leaving my daughter alone in Russia with my wife. Now I am in a position where I can not afford to stay. My wife although making hundreds of thousands of dollars per year will not help me financially with anything. I am now losing credit score very fast due to my inability to pay bills without her help because I was not able to work in Russia. She threatens that if I file for divorce she will take our daughter but it can not be real because she is not a mother. She does not spend any time taking care of our daughter. Stopped breastfeeding after the 2nd week, punched her belly when our daughter was in the womb, will not help me with her ever. Gave our daughter her first bath after 7 months. Until then I would bathe her or my wife's mother would bathe her. My wife used to beat me physically, kick me out of her apartment when I had no place to go in Russia, and no money to get a hotel, I would walk around Moscow until she would allow me to return. I need help understanding Russian law, she says that she does not have to help me with anything and the court will automatically grant her custody of our daughter because she simply is the biological mother. I optimistically pray this is not the case because if it is, I seriously fear for my daughter and her life. I have no where to turn for help in this scenario at this time. I plead with you to give me some chance to explain everything to you in person. I am an American living here, and I've just gotten my residence in Russia. I live in Moscow.

Family Law: termination of parental rights, rights of the child, child support. (Russia)
I've heard you work on some Russian documents. I need divorce certificate from Smolensk, Russia. I didn't take it on time, now I cannot apply for the Green Card because of that. Please, advice. Thank you.

Family Law: termination of parental rights, rights of the child, child support. (USA)
I have filed for divorce from my wife who is a Russian citizen. We were married in the US and I was looking for a way to service her with the papers when I found your site. About 4 years ago, she took the kids to Russia to visit her mother like she had done every summer, but when they were supposed to come home, she kept them there claiming her mother was too infirm to live on her own. She has since been unwilling to discuss any other arrangements and has refused to bring the kids here to visit. As a result, my youngest daughter - about to turn 6 cannot speak English and I do not speak Russian, so we've never been able to have a conversation and my parents have been virtually cut off from their granddaughters.

I was under the impression I had no recourse under Russian law, but I need to try anything possible.

Divorce is basically a nuclear option. After twice offering to bring the kids for visits and refusing without any explanation or dialog, I started withholding support which is the only card I can play to try and get her to do anything. My wife earns good money, so the kids are not going without unless you consider my oldest daughter might have more private tennis lessons with my support. There is more to the story, but I have only spent 6 weeks total with my daughters in the past 4 years (they are 6 and 10) and this situation is completely unbearable to me which is why I started divorce proceedings. Are there any statutes under Russian law that could help me?


Family law : divorce and division of property. (Russia)
I am a US citizen, who married in Russia, a Russian citizen, in 2001. She moved to the USA with me, in 2001, and we had a child late 2002. Early 2003, she moved back to Russia with our infant child. They returned to the USA in 2005, and we lived together until they left again in 2007. I have visit them in Russia, however, nether my daughter or wife had returned to the USA since 2006. I have since come to find out my wife was unfaithful. So now I would like to dissolve the marriage.

Is there any grounds to annul due to the fact we haven't leaved together for over 10 years? or Due to the fact that when we got married, the marriage license was obtained fraudulently. We needed to have it within a week, and something was done to make this happen, otherwise we would have had to wait 32 days. Anyway, is there away to annul the marriage because the license was obtained fraudulently??

The marriage took place in St. Petersburg. How much would it cost to court file? I mean, my understanding is, it has to be court filed since there is a minor child. Is that correct? Also, if my wife agrees to the dissolution, my understanding is that the divorce can be pushed through without the child custody/money issues attached, and they can be dealt with separately. Is this correct?

Also, how much does it cost to obtain my marriage certificate? I need the original for US immigration purposes as well as the divorce. My wife has an original, but, so far she hasn't sent it to me.

Family Law: termination of parental rights, rights of the child, child support. (Ukraine)
I am an American Citizen, my wife is a Ukrainian Citizen. We have a 2 year old baby that was born in Ukraine, yet is an American Citizen like myself. My daughter V has a United States Citizen Passport. Recently my wife left the United States with my daughter V to visit her mother/grandmother in Ukraine. They were scheduled to travel for one (1) month and three (3) weeks. Wife and daughter are scheduled to return to the United States on August 1. I spoke to (Wife) recently and she told me she is going to stay in Ukraine indefinately. She does not wish to return to the United States. In Ukraine she has no employment and very little resources. I'm worried they might disappear without my knowledge.

My problem is very serious because we have a 2 year old daughter. Wife is basically kidnapping my daughter.

Is my wife breaking the law if she stays in Ukraine without my consent to leave my daughter there? Can we consider this an Abduction case? I am still married to her in the State of Florida. Its still to pre-mature to tell if she is really serious about all of this because of the travel dates.

I however consider this a serious issue. Children are not toys you can play with.

How can I get custody of my daughter? Would I be able to monitor my daughters whereabouts in Ukraine or else where? Please advise urgently,

Family law : divorce and division of property. (Russia)
Hi Karina,

I was married in June 2013 with Russian lady. She came to Canada and we
registered our marriage in Canada, Ontario province. After 4 weeks she went back home. Sometime after I found that all was fake and decide to start divorce the June 2016 going via Canadian court. Unfortunately family law was changed and all divorce cases now handling required Service under the Hague Convention which is extremely complicated and time consuming. I found meantime another woman and would like to marry her.

I know that divorce in Russia is not so complicated and can be done much faster. We being together only 4 weeks and after that she never come to Canada, we don’t have any common properties, business, etc. No child. I never submitted spouse support application for her to Canada Immigration.

Do you know if it will be possible for me to get divorce with her in Russia despite the fact that marriage was registered in Canada? BTW – I am not Russian citizen.


Family Law: divorce proceedings, conclusion of marriage (Russia)
We spoke a while back about my daughter and Crimea. I wanted to ask you about the following:

I recently got a divorce in Crimea, but I have not been able to get a divorce certificate. Can you help? All I need is a divorce certificate.

Attached I'm including the decision of the court.

Please let me know if you can get the divorce certificate and how much will this cost.

Thank you in advance.

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