International Family Law
International cases require specialist lawyers, the rules can be very complicated.
Judges in the Family Division of the High Court have repeatedly warned against non-specialists becoming involved in these cases.
We have extensive experience of international family law. We regularly advise clients who are based abroad or have assets in various locations including among others:
Angola, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Denmark, Dubai, France, India, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Pakistan, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, USA (various states).
We also have a network of lawyers in foreign jurisdictions who we work with and who offer the best advice.
International family law issues we regularly advise on:
Recognition of religious and foreign marriages;
Deciding the appropriate jurisdiction in which to issue divorce proceedings, in circumstances where you might have a close connection to more than one country;
How the English courts will deal with foreign assets on divorce;
International enforcement of financial orders;
Child abduction proceedings, this includes Hague Convention, Inherent Jurisdiction and Wardship proceedings;
International relocation of children