One aspect of this type of issue could be Forum shopping – where there are arguments about which country divorce proceedings should be issued in.

The Country where divorce proceedings are issued will usually deal with the finances of the marriage as well. Different countries have different rules and will offer different types of financial settlement.

Another aspect of international family law can include applications to protect children from being taken abroad without the consent of the other parent. Expert legal advice is needed.

Cases that involve other jurisdictions can be very complex and knowing who to approach and what steps to take can be extremely important. We are able to liaise with our network of family experts outside of the national jurisdiction.

We are able to deal with applications for leave for permanent or temporary removal of children from the jurisdiction.

At Thursfields we have specialist lawyers who are able to offer you quality legal advice on this highly complex and sensitive area of Law. We have the knowledge and experience to guide you in matters of habitual residence and applications under the Hague Convention.

Thursfields have been involved in the reported case of:

RE: SJ (A child) Re (Habitual Residence: Application to set aside) [2014] EWHC 58 (fam) (22 January 2014)

Our team is also able to offer expert advice for clients who reside outside of the UK. We have had dealings with a number of clients to include residents in South Africa, Angora, Bahrain and Ghana. We also deal with clients of many nationalities. Therefore jurisdiction is not an issue for our lawyers.


UK_leading_firm_2015_MR Thursfields are recommended as a leading firm in the Legal 500 for International Family law

 

Divorce

Family Mediation

Clean Break and Consent Orders

Pensions

Spousal Maintenance

Pre-nuptial Agreements

International Family Law

Co-habitation and Separation Agreements

Child Arrangements and Child Arrangement Orders (Prohibited Steps Orders)

Special Educational Needs in Relationship Breakdown

Civil Partnerships & Same-Sex Marriage

Financial Remedy Proceedings

Wealth Protection

Change of Name

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