These days it isn’t just senior business executives or celebrity movie stars who have interests overseas. It is not uncommon for couples to get married abroad, live or work abroad or have property overseas. When these relationships break down, you need specialist advice about how to proceed.
Unsurprisingly, family law is not consistent throughout the world. Depending on your circumstances you may be able to issue divorce proceedings in another country, or even a number of other countries (‘forum shopping’), and you might find you and your spouse can’t agree which one.
Our family solicitors often advise people about taking action in different countries and have in-depth knowledge about how family law works in other countries. As well as having expertise in house, we have built relationships with a large number of overseas lawyers we can call upon.
We can help with disputes about where to file for divorce, making financial claims in multiple countries, property and other assets and child abduction. Our experience in international cases ensures the process is as simple as possible and means we can fully support you in making difficult choices.