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Karina Duvall

Karina Duvall

International/Russian Attorney, Licensed Foreign Legal Consultant in NYS, Notary
  • Divorce, Family Law, International Law
  • New York, New York, New York
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Biography

Experienced International Attorney. I serve American and foreign clients with a variety of legal needs in the U.S., Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, including International Notary Services, Apostille, etc. We provide certified English/Russian/Ukrainian translations. The international part of our practice is to provide services as a Russian/Ukrainian divorce attorney. We also assist in the matters of Russia and Ukrainian citizenships.

I provide legal expertise regarding Russian law for law firms and U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services. My primary focus is on working with courts and immigration authorities to interpret Russian law with respect to family law, enforcement of Russian court orders, child custody, parental consent for immigration issues, child abduction, estate and property issues, and financial investment. I have been practicing law for more than 30 years.

I had the successful resolution in over 3,000 cases in Russia published in official legal resources, and are considered as persuasive interpretations of Russian Laws, and provided 1,500 affidavits and legal opinions for U.S. courts and the USCIS.

The major part of our work is a wide range of legal and notary services worldwide. We provide all types of certified translation services for any country and in any language. We help to order certificates of “No criminal record”, obtain papers from the court archives, restore birth, marriage, divorce, and death certificates from Vital Records/Registry Office in the United States and abroad in "ZAGS" of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, etc., to get certificates of "The fact of being alive" to receive a foreign pension, as well as resolve court cases abroad, if any. We certify the Consents for the sale or purchase of Real Estate, Affidavits, Parental permission for children to travel abroad, any other documents for Russia and Ukraine. I provide other services which you can find on our website.

Education
George Mason University School of Law
Juris Master J.M (2023) | Government Contracts & Regulations
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Hofstra University
LL.M. (2021) | American Legal Studies
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St. Petersburg State University, the Russian Federation
J.D. (1997) | Russian Law
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Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Kharkiv, Ukraine
B.A. (1995) | Ukrainian Law
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Professional Experience
Commissioned Notary Public of New York State
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We provide all types of notary and translation for any country and in any language. We help to order certificates of no criminal record, obtain papers from the court archives, restore birth certificates, marriage, divorce, death certificates from Vital Records/Registry Office in the United States and abroad in "ZAGS" of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, etc., to get certificates of "The fact of being alive" to receive a foreign pension, as well as resolve court cases abroad, if any. We certify the Consents for the sale or purchase of Real Estate, Affidavits, Parental permission for children to travel abroad, any other documents for Russia and Ukraine.
Licensed Foreign Legal Consultant New York State
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- Assist U.S. law firms with providing immigration authorities official documentation of certificates issued by the Russian Federation and Ukraine. - Interpret Russian and Ukrainian court orders to prove child custody and enable the child to obtain U.S. citizenship without parental consent. - Arrange international process service and affidavits of service pursuant to the Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters, a/k/a The Hague Service Convention. - Prepare prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, child support, and divorce agreements. - Consult on enforcement procedures regarding foreign court decisions under international law and Russian and Ukrainian regulations. - Prepare affidavits as a Legal Expert in Russian and Ukrainian laws. - Obtain documents from Vital Records Offices, Russian and U.S. courts, and Apostilles for immigration and other issues.
Attorney at Law, Saint Petersburg, Russia
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Russian Court System, city of Saint Petersburg
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Ukrainian Court System, city of Kharkov
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Russian bureaucracy puts spokes in the wheels of immigrants trying to resolve issues remotely: how to deal with it
www.forumdaily.com/en
Pension from homeland for immigrants in the USA: who can receive it and on what conditions
www.forumdaily.com/en
Karina Duvall - Why Me? Karina Duvall international divorce attorney. Here are some reasons why you should choose professional services of Karina Duvall, International Divorce Attorney
https://russian-divorce.com
You are an insect without a piece of paper: what problems face immigrants in the USA due to lack of documents from their homeland
www.forumdaily.com/en
Disability of Crimean Divorce
https://russian-divorce.com/
International Spousal Support
https://russian-divorce.com
Division of property between Plaksin and Uspenskaya: the singer lost the court
www.forumdaily.com/en
Article in Russian - Lyubov Uspenskaya lost the court to her husband: Karina Duvall, Alexander Plaksin's lawyer on how and why this happened
https://vinograd.us/
Notary services in the USA: what issues at home immigrants can solve remotely
www.forumdaily.com/en
Why is a birth certificate a very important document, especially for immigrants
www.forumdaily.com/en
Incorrected service is a reason to vacate the court order.
https://russian-divorce.com
On the Procedure for Departure From the Russian Federation and Admission Into the Russian Federation
https://russian-divorce.com
Forum non-convenience
https://russian-divorce.com
How to issue or receive important documents in quarantine: a lawyer will answer questions from ForumDaily readers
www.forumdaily.com/en
Quarantine and documents: how to remotely solve bureaucratic issues in Russia and the USA
www.forumdaily.com/en
Mysticism and ownership: how can an immigrant protect his property in his homeland
www.forumdaily.com/en
Conflicts in the family: lawyers talked about how to protect yourself and your immigration status
www.forumdaily.com/en
Immigration and divorce: stories of collapsed international marriages through the eyes of a lawyer
www.forumdaily.com/en
Moscow apartment privatization
https://russian-divorce.com
Common property regiment
https://russian-divorce.com
Marriage with an American: useful tips from the US Migration Service
www.forumdaily.com/en
Registration of Russian passports, powers of attorney and pensions: a lawyer responded to questions from ForumDaily readers about receiving documents for Russia and the USA
www.forumdaily.com/en
What is the real cost of a divorce in the USA? Higher than you might think
www.forumdaily.com/en
Consulate General of Ukraine in New York has an electronic recording system: why is it important for immigrants
www.forumdaily.com/en
Newsweek. Russia's Economic Crisis Spurs Drop in Divorces. Contain opinion of Karina Duvall
www.newsweek.com
Everything you need to know about divorce in the USA
www.forumdaily.com/en
TORRY/NANCY HANSEN LAWYER IDENTIFIED: AND NO! THAT’S NOT THE ADVICE SHE GAVE!
http://www.dailybastardette.com/
Mother in Adoption Scandal Was Trying for Second Child
https://abcnews.go.com/
Certifications
Legal Consultant from Ukraine
Appellate Division, 2nd Judicial Department of the Supreme Court of the State of New York
Legal Consultant from Russia
Appellate Division, 2nd Judicial Department of the Supreme Court of the State of New York
Professional Associations
Commissioned notary public of New York State  # 02DU6376542
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NYSBA  # 4775086
Legal Consultant
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St. Petersburg Bar Association (Russia)  # 78/857
Attorney at Law
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: Certified Legal Consultant from Russia. The Supreme Court of State of New York, 2nd Dep, under 22 NYCRR Pts 591 & 692
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: Commissioned notary public of New York State, licensed by the Secretary of State of state of New York
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: Certified Legal Consultant from Ukraine. The Supreme Court of State of New York, 2nd Dep, under 22 NYCRR Pts 591 & 692
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    100-300 per hour
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    A fixed price for certain services: https://russian-divorce.com/services/price/
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    We follow the principle of an individual approach to achieve the best possible results in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Practice Areas
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    International Law
    Imports & Exports
Additional Practice Areas
  • International Divorce
  • Notary Public NYS
  • Apostille, Affidavits, Vital records, Court and Archival Documents in the U.S. a
  • Litigation and Arbitration in Russia and Ukraine
  • Russian and Ukrainian Law
  • Certified Translation Services
  • Russian and Ukrainian Consulates and Citizenship
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Russian: Spoken, Written
  • Ukrainian: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Russian Divorce
Website
Notary and Legal Services
Contact & Map
Russian-Divorce PC
1400 Avenue Z #507
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Telephone: (718) 704-8558
Fax: (212) 574-3288
Monday: 11 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 12 PM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday: 12 PM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 11 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday: 11 AM - 8:30 PM
Sunday: 12 PM - 5 PM
Notice: By Appointment Only.