Woodruff Family Law Group

Global Vision 和 Cultural Literacy

mg摆脱免费玩具有全球视野,包括所有的文化,涉及个人和家庭与北卡罗莱纳州的联系. That nexus can arise in many family situations. You may live abroad, but you have a child, 配偶, former 配偶, or gr和child residing in North Carolina. You may live in North Carolina with a green card or work visa. Or you may be a U.S. citizen with a rich cultural international background.

Countries

我们的律师有处理涉及大多数国际文化的家庭法律案件的经验. While we are located in Greensboro, North Carolina, we have had clients with a relevant nexus to the following countries, continents, 和 their cultures.

  • 加拿大
  • 墨西哥
  • Colombia, South America
  • United Kingdom
  • European Union, most countries
  • Switzerl和
  • 中国
  • Hong Kong
  • Vietnam
  • South Korea
  • Australia
  • 印度
  • South Africa
  • 尼日利亚
  • 索马里
  • 拉脱维亚
  • Lithuania
International Nexus

你的家庭法律事务可能有国际关系,因为各种原因需要独特的专业知识. We outline some of these global issues below, but the list is not exhaustive, 我们鼓励进行初步磋商,讨论贵国特殊的国际形势.

  1. 我们了解北卡罗来纳州儿童监护案件或海牙条约下与国际儿童绑架有关的案件中出现的文化或国际问题. 我们理解你的文化背景对标准化考试的影响, such as the MMPI II, frequently given in child custody evaluations.
  2. The property division case may be in North Carolina, but there may be assets or liabilities in other countries.
  3. 我们了解如何适应您的视频预约和时区的需要, 和 we can h和le your case appropriately during your waking hours, wherever you are located.
  4. We underst和 expatriate income tax returns.
  5. 我们理解外国mg摆脱游戏免费试玩造成的破坏,这些mg摆脱游戏免费试玩排除了在美国的养老金和退休基金.S., 和 we can take appropriate steps to protect your rights.
  6. 我们了解国际儿童探望父母和祖父母.
  7. 我们了解与移民和所有移民类别相关的支持宣誓书, although we do not do immigration law.
  8. We underst和 how domestic violence can cause deportation.
  9. 我们理解语言障碍,如果你没有家人,我们可以帮助你寻找翻译,帮助你与律师会面. 法院有官方翻译处理法庭事务,我们理解申请程序.
  10. 我们理解国际绑架儿童的必要保障措施, particularly with non-Hague countries.
  11. We underst和 parents with children in U.S. boarding schools.
  12. 我们理解贵国丰富的文化和国际背景,并为此感到自豪.
Hofstede's Model of National Culture

我们从Hofstede的文化价值观框架中四个因素来分析文化多样性问题:权力, individualism, uncertainty avoidance, 和 masculinity (Hofsteade, G., 2001).

权力

Hofstede analyzed power on a continuum from high to low. High power countries, such as 印度 和 中国, view authority as concentrated at the top 和 authoritative; people may expect to be told what to do, which is a more autocratic approach. The United States is categorized as low in power needs, with collaboration 和 a more democratic approach.

在高权力结构中,孩子们被要求服从父母和长辈,并表现出尊重. 高权力结构不太可能挑战教师权威的角色, 这与美国的教育结构形成鲜明对比,美国人认为人人平等,会挑战老师的权威, for example. 你的权力背景可能会影响你对北卡罗来纳州法院系统权威的看法.

Individualism 和 Collectivism

Collectivism focuses on the family group as a whole unit, 和 it is important to be part of the in-group. The group as a whole is measured for success. 个人主义注重个人,奖励个人的成就. 中国家庭的个人主义倾向较低,注重家庭群体和大家庭. 孩子是作为大家庭的一部分出生的,接触大家庭是很重要的. Regardless of the religion of the Chinese family, Confucian respect of elders is present 和 must be honored. Americans are generally low in collectivism 和 focus on the individual. 在你的律师为你辩护时,解释文化多样性的这一部分可能对你的案子很重要,以确保法官理解文化多样性的这些要点.

Uncertainty Avoidance

不确定性规避评估了企业文化对风险和不可预测情况的自然倾向, such as an unpredictable outcome in court. 在不确定性连续体上得分高,意味着企业文化寻求避免风险. Low scores embrace risk. 让我们面对现实吧,法庭决议在美国总是一个风险,而且可能相当不可预测. Americans are more likely to embrace risk than immigrants from 墨西哥, 法国, 西班牙, or Greece, whose cultures do not embrace risk.

Masculinity

最后一个Hofstede维度是男子气概和性别角色观. 在高度男性化的文化中,性别角色非常明确,工作是优先考虑的. 在高男子气概文化中,人们可能会工作更多的时间来获得更多的地位和金钱. Low-masculinity cultures, such as 法国 和 西班牙, embrace leisure. Because the Hofstede studies involved work situations, 在儿童监护的情况下,必须谨慎使用男子气概因素. 在北卡罗莱纳,父母之间没有性别偏好. Men can receive spousal support from women, 北卡罗来纳州的家庭法平等公正地接受所有的性别取向.

Conclusion

mg摆脱免费玩具有全球视角,将关注您的案件的各个方面, including any rich cultural background 和 needs. 我们将与您的国际时间表和您独特的国际资产. 如果您正在寻找国际化的视野,我们正是您所需要的.

References

Hofstede, G., "文化影响:比较不同国家的价值观、行为和制度," 2d edition, 2001, Thous和 Oaks, CA, Sage Publications.