International divorce & financial disputes
In the event of a relationship breakdown, complications may arise due to the differences in family law between two or more countries. Those issues may involve cross jurisdictional divorces and financial settlements.
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When international couples separate or divorce, a number of legal issues arise.
We are here to help you choose the correct jurisdiction and consider the impact of other cross border implications.
Where should a divorce take place, where should the children reside, how should worldwide assets be valued and divided? We understand the challenges you are facing because we help people like you every day.
We have the knowledge, experience, and the ability to act decisively to dramatically affect the outcome of your case. We can offer the right support and expertise in a timely manner. We have extensive experience in dealing with the most complex international cases, and have collaborative relationships with an entire network of experts who we can place at your fingertips.
Complex financial interests across multiple jurisdictions.
We also take a proactive approach by advising on tax or international expansion whilst protecting assets from the impact of relationship breakdown and divorce. We have a proven track record in dealing with HNW and UHNW individuals with complex financial interests and assets across multiple jurisdictions. We have a full-service offering covering cross-border wealth protection. Business leaders from a wide range of sectors can rely on us to help them manage the challenges they face at work or at home. Ranging from drafting wills and prenuptial(and post nuptial agreements), whilst also offering advice on tax issues.
We pride ourselves on offering our clients, commercially robust advice, assisting them in dealing with the challenges of operating in multiple jurisdictions from a business or personal perspective.
Couples who want to prepare for every eventuality including relationship breakdown can enjoy the benefit of our expertise to draft pre and post marital agreements, which are highly persuadable and likely to be upheld by the English family courts if the right expert advice is taken. The document will be tailored to meet your specific needs and that of your family.
We are also able to advise on enforcement issues whether you have obtained a divorce oversees or require an English court order to be enforced abroad.
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We have legal connections around the world
We work closely with firms in over 20 jurisdictions to ensure that their clients achieve the best outcome. We have excellent links with foreign members of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) to ensure that you have access to the best advice. We are also a member of Interleges, which enables us to work with solicitors across the world on matters that may require international expertise.
We understand how different countries’ laws can affect your outcome
It is necessary to have extensive knowledge of international law when advising clients who have lived or married abroad or may have assets such as a property in another country. Careful thought and advice will be given in relation to which jurisdiction would be best to carry out your divorce proceedings or proceedings relating to children. It is essential to issue proceedings in the correct country to ensure that you can achieve the best possible financial settlement and to ensure that you can enforce any order made.
We know what to do if a child is moved from a country without permission
We also advise on many international issues relevant to children and the international relocation of children. If you wish to move or travel abroad with your child or maybe you wish to prevent a child from being taken abroad then we can help. We also advise on international child abduction to include when a child is taken or retained abroad without consent or when a child is brought to this country without consent.
Acting on behalf of the Husband who sought a stay of the English divorce proceedings which was successfully granted.
Acting for a Father seeking an international relocation which was achieved.
Acting for a Father in Article 21 (Right of Access) proceedings who successfully achieved a contact order whilst the Father is residing in the USA.
Advising and drafting Pre-nuptial agreements with assets abroad and liaising with international experts to ensure worldwide mirror agreements.
Assisting and advising on a divorce and financial remedy case for the Wife with assets abroad and complex business structures with entities based in Guernsey which required independent valuations.
Acting on behalf of a Father who contested the move of his child out of the jurisdiction.
Issuing emergency proceedings in England to seize jurisdiction.
Acting for a Father who successfully achieved an child relocation from Wales back to the Republic of Ireland.
Successfully acting for the wife in divorce and financial remedy proceedings with assets in multiple jurisdictions.
Advising on a divorce and financial remedy matter with a Canadian trust.
Assisting on an international cross border disputes with litigation in several countries.
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