Many families have international aspects – you and your spouse may be of different nationalities, be living or working abroad, or you may have business interests, property or other significant assets overseas. There can be complex jurisdictional and cross-border questions, so if a relationship breaks down, it is important to move quickly and seek specialist advice and guidance from a specialist international family law team.
If a family has connections with more than one jurisdiction, you may have a choice as to the law that should govern a prenuptial agreement or where to start divorce proceedings. It is essential to appreciate all of the considerations of getting divorced in competing jurisdictions as the impact can be significant.
Where there are children, one parent may want to relocate from England to another country with the children, for example, if they want to return to their home country.
These cases need to be addressed sensitively and carefully.
In some cases of international family law, our family lawyers are able to call on help from other teams within our firm, be it for private client and tax advice, property assistance or support from our company commercial, employment or immigration teams. We also have connections with family lawyers around the globe.
Contact our Family Team
For initial advice or to arrange a meeting with one of our team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 020 7631 4141 and ask to speak to our Family team.