“Tough times never last, but tough people do.”
"Il ne faut pas toujours tourner la page, il faut parfois la déchirer." - Achille Chavée
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”Having a transnational family draws me closer
to the challenges my transnational clients experience."

Hélène Carvallo

Bio

Hélène Carvallo is a French attorney residing in New York, dedicated to international family affairs. Admitted to the bars of Paris and New York with extensive binational legal practice, Ms.Carvallo is honored to be a legal adviser for the Consulate General of France in New York.

“My goal is to help families to recover from critical times  by guaranteeing them the resources they need to focus their energy on rebuilding happy and balanced lives.”

Through the years Hélène has developed a multilingual international practice, focusing in Matrimonial & Family Law and Estate Planning – Anticipation, Litigation and Settlement – involving cross-border couples and international families.

Within her scope of services are: prenuptial and postnuptial agreements or contrats de mariage, cross-border separation 

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and divorce, support, division of assets, domestic violence and order of protection, child custody and visitation rights, child abduction and relocation cases, including the enforcement of foreign orders in New York.

“I strive to provide responsive, attentive and knowledgeable answers to my clients questions.”

Over the years Hélène has also worked as co-counsel on several child abduction cases.

“Though court litigation may be necessary, I seek to encourage settlement and mediation.”

Hélène has volunteered for the Brooklyn Legal Aid Society and currently offers pro bono consultations once a month at the Consulate General of France in New York.

‘She is an active member of the following professional organizations: New York State Bar Association, American Bar Association, New York County Lawyers Association, New York Women’s Bar Association, The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (Affiliate Member), the ‘French American Bar Association’, the Paris Bar, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the New York City Bar Association, the National Association for Divorce Professionals (French Chapter), the ‘French -American’ Chamber of Commerce and the UIA – Union Internationale des Avocats. 

Professional Organizations Memberships

Resume

Hélène Carvallo

Attorney-at-Law

Experience

Since 2021

Avocat-Conseil

2016 - Present

Founder

 French-American boutique firm devoted to family law based in New York City, focused on international practice for married and unmarried couples in all areas of family law, including cross border estate planning and inheritance cases.

2018 - Present

FAAN - French American Attorneys Network

Co-Founder, Member 

A network of international professional lawyers with expert local and international knowledge. Our lawyers provide top-tier advice and client service.

Conferences

Hélène Carvallo highlights that her pro-bono participation in such forums are strictly educational and by no means constitutes endorsements.  She has no political affiliations. According to her schedule, Hélène is open to speaking engagements and considers conferences, interviews etc, as wonderful opportunities to serve all groups in the French community.

2021

April & May
CONFERENCES ON DIVORCE ABROAD during French Elections.

Les 12 manières de se protéger aux Etats-Unis

2020

SALON FRENCH MORNING

S’expatrier en famille, les impacts juridiques

2019

CONFERENCES AT THE GENERAL CONSULATE OF FRANCE IN NY

DIP expert panel de difficultés liées aux divorces internationaux

SALON FRENCH MORNING

S’expatrier en famille, les impacts juridiques

2018

CONFERENCES AT THE GENERAL CONSULATE OF FRANCE IN NY

2017

CONFERENCES AT THE GENERAL CONSULATE OF FRANCE IN NY

ACCUEIL BOSTON/ CONFERENCE BOSTON

Protection des enfants et des biens en cas de décès

Bar Associations

New York State

Eastern District of New York

Paris, France

Education

2005 - 2007

University of California Berkeley (U.S.)

LL.M. (Master of Laws) in American Law & International Law
B.A. in International and Area Studies, Diploma in Peace and Conflict Resolution
 
2001 - 2002

University Paris XII – Créteil (France)

DESS (Postgraduate Diploma) in Humanitarian Intervention and Administration of non governmental organizations, created by Rony Brauman.

1996 - 2001

University Paris XI - Sceaux & University Paris II – Assas (France)

Maîtrise (J.D. equivalent) in International Law

Paris High Institute for Legal Translation (I.S.I.T.), Paris

Diploma in International Legal Translation (British & Spanish),

British & Spanish Chambers of Commerce

Diplomas in Business English and Spanish

Languages

French,English,Spanish & Portuguese 

Expertise

Anticipate

Prenuptial and Postnuptial agreements, Contrats de mariage, Will drafting, Advice and consultation on specific client concerns.

Litigate

Spousal support, Equitable distribution,
Divorce, Child custody and support, Relocation, Orders of protection

Settle

Family Mediation, Alternative methods to foster peaceful resolution of conflict.

ADR – mediation, settlement conferences, neutral evaluation, and arbitration, etc.



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