International Family Law in Brazil

Having an International Family Law situation in Brazil may not be easy. You would be better off if you could count with specific expertise on the field.


Botinha & Cabral assists Foreigners and Brazilians abroad on their Family matters in Brazil. We are on the market since 1999.
We handle all aspects of International Divorces, such as asset division, child custody and visitation.
We also handle inheritance and Succession Cases.
International Child Abduction, child relocation and travel authorizations are our specialties.
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Validation of Foreign Sentences

Validation of Foreign Sentences in Brazil. Sentences from Civil or Commercial courts, Family Law, Adoption.

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Hague Convention and Visiting Rights

International Children Abduction, Return and Exceptions, Regulation of International Visits, Mediation in Family cases.

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International Divorces

Consensual or Contentious, with or without the presence of the parties. Custody, Child Maintenance, Assets division and Name Changing.

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Recognition of Foreign Divorces

Legal and Administrative foreign divorce recognition in Brazil. Filings at the STJ – Superior Tribunal de Justiça and at Registry and Notary offices.

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Travel Authorization and Domicile Change for Minors

License for children to travel abroad, unattended or not, with or without the genitor’s authorization. Judicial requests for the Changing of Children International Domicile.


Representation of Brazilian and Foreigners heirs in inheritances in Brazil. Testament Drafting  and General Orientation.

Expert Witness and Opinions

Consultancy in Civil International Law and Enforcement of Foreign Law. Acting as Expert in Brazilian International Law in other countries.

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