Our Practice Areas

Domestic family law

This branch of private law governs the relationships between individuals who are related by marriage or family ties. Although there is no universally recognized legal definition of family, the family is nonetheless covered by several international agreements that aim to recognize and protect the rights of children.

Couples

Under French law, there are two types of unions: non-marital unions (cohabitation and civil unions or PACS) and marriage.

Separation

In principle, married couples can only end their marriage by going through divorce proceedings. However, other types of separation exist and have very different effects.

Children

Children's lives may be subject to legal intervention at various points, for example, when establishing parentage or organizing their relationships with their parents.

Protection of Adults

People who have reached majority and are considered vulnerable due to their situation (physical, psychological or social) may be protected by a judicial protective order covering both their person and their estate.

Estate Management and Transfer of Assets

An estate is generally transferred after death, but we can also plan for how your assets will be transferred and optimize your tax options.

International family law

Globalization has led to an increase in family matters that involve a foreign aspect (binational couples, expatriated families, birth or death abroad) to which international laws apply: laws on divorce, marriage contracts, inheritances, international child abductions, etc.

Couples

Different types of unions exist, each of which leads to different rights and duties for the individuals in the couple. In an international context, we need to make sure that the union will be recognized both in France and abroad.

Separation

How a couple separates depends on the type of union they chose. For married couples, we need to pay attention to the jurisdiction in which the divorce will be filed.

Children

Children may be affected by various matters that fall under international family law (habitual residence on the territory of a foreign country, movement across a border, etc.)

International Protection of Adults

To protect a vulnerable adult, it may be necessary to resolve issues of private international law, such as jurisdiction, so that a protective order may be issued and recognized.

Estate Management and Transfer of Assets

Estates are transferred after a death or on the basis of an estate plan. In an international context, this area of law has special characteristics due to the diversity of laws and taxes that may apply.

Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments

In an international context, the question of what consequences a foreign judgment will have in France often arises.

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