Divorce And Family Law In Latvia

If the spouses agree, a public notary can dissolve a marriage and grant a divorce. The procedure is straightforward, fast and inexpensive. But parties must agree all issues, including child arrangements, finances and division of joint property before the notary will grant a divorce.

If there is no agreement the parties may have no choice but to use the more cumbersome local family court procedure. As far as the financial settlement is concerned, the courts will apply the Civil Code rules. This means any property acquired before the marriage and any property acquired solely during the marriage is retained by the spouse who acquired it. It is up to the spouse claiming particular property should be treated as separate to prove that it was obtained by him or her alone.

Courts will also give effect to the terms of any marriage contract signed in anticipation of marriage (i.e. prenuptial agreements).

We are specialist divorce solicitors and family lawyers and we advise clients who have a connection with Latvia. Our clients can include those who are UK–based but originate from Latvia, are living in Latvia but have a connection with England or Wales, were married in Latvia, or have other family connections with Latvia.

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Simon Rogerson 12/08/2019

I wanted to say a big thanks to Henry Bookman and his colleagues for all their help and guidance during my divorce - a long a complicated one. The team were all brilliant. I loved the fact that Henry was happy to explore possibilities and search for solutions. I also feel that on occasions he gave hope when things were against me. All told a great coach who was ready with pearls of wisdom when I needed it.

An'a. K 10/08/2019

I would strongly recommend this firm. I had the opportunity to discuss my case thoroughly with Mr Bookman. But before the initial consultation, I had a telephone conversation with a legal assistant who took most of the details down, so that my initial consultation was to the point I appreciate the advice given by Mr Bookman and think it a humble approach that the initial consultation is FREE and carried by the most senior member of the firm and not by a junior staff like it happens in other firms.

Anonymous 08/08/2019

Aziz Malik. Unbelievably good. Fantastic advice and was able to manage my difficult family law case to a superb outcome. Highly recommended.

Sara Estevez 01/08/2019

I did a consultation with Henry and I highly recommend him. He took the time to understand my situation, checked that he had all the information he needed and once he realized he was not the best person for my case, he recommended another lawyer in another country who could help. Unlike other lawyers I've worked with previously, he was extremely honest, transparent and generous with his time.

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The professionalism and speed at which Mr Henry responded to the initial enquiry was remarkable and the advice provided was detailed and clear.