I am interested in meeting with your colleague for a consultation. But I am not at the stage yet of filing documents. I am researching whether it is more advantageous for me and for my children to be divorced in Russia or in Canada. I have to answer questions such as, is a Russian divorce recognized by the Canadian courts? What are the grounds for divorce in Russia? Does it require mutual consent or can one party obtain a divorce even if the other doesn't want it? What are the rules on custody of children in Russia, on division of property if the property is mostly in Canada not Russia, on support payments, on legal costs etc.. \nI need a consultation with a lawyer in Moscow who speaks English and knows Russian law who can answer these questions. Then I will decide if I am going to proceed. If I do decide to proceed in Russia then I have to hire a lawyer. I'd been happy to meet with your collegue for an initial consultation. He should tell me the cost if any.
My colleague knows Russian law very well and has a long time experience in order to skillfully represent you in a court in Russia. \nBut he is not English speaking well enough to contact you for consultation. \nAnd I have found that you don't speak Russian in order to receive the consultation in Russian language. \nIn this case, if you are interested in getting the paid consultation, you can prepare a list of your additional questions. Then I send you detailed and elaborated advice in written form. \nHaving received this advice you can decide for yourself would you divorce in Russia or in Canada. \nIf you divorce in Russia, you can do all communications with me and my colleague can represent you directly in court in Moscow.