International Family Law

International Family Law

International Family Law includes any family law issue—divorce and separation, adoption, custody, family support, family justice—with the added complication of an international milieu. What jurisdiction takes precedence in a particular matter? How are marriages and divorces recognized internationally? Knowing which rules apply is key to moving forward.

Issues involving International Family Law require the guidance of an experienced attorney, such as Feinberg Sharma's partner, Molshree "Molly" A. Sharma.


As the daughter of a high-ranking diplomat, Molly traveled the world as a young woman and developed a passion for international family law. She has published a chapter in the Springer series of books on the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of Child Abduction in which family lawyers from all over the world have contributed. She has also given lectures in Washington D.C. for other lawyers, parents, and professionals on international custody matters. She has organized three conferences in India on the Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of Child Custody as well as one in Ethiopia for young diplomats. She gave a lecture in Brazil in 2017 on international family law and her chapter in the Private International Law Journal is recently published. Molly has also published two Illinois Bar Journal Articles on the subject of support awards for children over majority age or with special needs and maintenance in cases where a party is an immigrant.


Contact Feinberg Sharma to schedule an initial consultation regarding your international family law matter. We are located in Chicago. You can reach us by phone at 312-376-8860, or email us at

Topics in International Family Law

Hague International Child Abduction
International Divorce
International Prenuptial Agreements