International Divorce

Can I divorce a spouse who is not in the country?

Date: March 19th, 2018 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  You can issue divorce proceedings against a spouse who is not in the country if: The courts here have jurisdiction to accept your petition and There are appropriate grounds for divorce International or ‘ex pat’ divorces like this sometimes raise complex issues about property division, maintenance and the care of any children. It’s therefore… Read the full article

Out Of Court Divorce In France: Will It Work?

Date: December 1st, 2017 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  French divorce law changed this year. A new article 229 in the French Civil Code means couples that agree to a French divorce can now end their marriage without any judicial intervention at all. An agreement, signed by lawyers for both spouses, is sufficient to formalise the divorce. On the face of it the… Read the full article

Dating Apps Making Interracial Relationships Easier?

Date: November 21st, 2017 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  In 1967 the US Supreme Court reached a groundbreaking decision. In Loving v Virginia, the court finally outlawed the prohibition on interracial marriage, deciding that the ban contravened the constitution’s Equal Protection Clause. Now, fifty years later, a study by researchers from the universities of Essex and Vienna has highlighted a dramatic rise in… Read the full article

I Got Married Abroad. Do I Have To Get Divorced In The Same Country?

Date: September 5th, 2017 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Clients often ask us this question ahead of issuing divorce proceedings. The straightforward answer is no. Your marriage venue does not dictate jurisdiction when it comes to your divorce. What matters is the links you and your spouse have with the country in which you wish to divorce. Many of us choose to hold… Read the full article

Getting A ‘UK’ Divorce When You Live Abroad

Date: July 26th, 2017 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Many divorces have an international element. For example: A British national who married in the UK or elsewhere may be living abroad when he or she wishes to start divorce proceedings. A non-British national who lives abroad but has some kind of connection to the UK may want a British judge to decide the… Read the full article

Is There A Best Place To Divorce?  

Date: March 5th, 2017 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  If you are caught up in the uncertainty created by marital breakdown you might think nowhere is a ‘good’ place to divorce. But many people go to great lengths to have their divorces settled in London. Recently the decree absolute was issued in Chai v Peng, better known perhaps as the Laura Ashley divorce… Read the full article

The EU/UK Divorce: Will Brexit Affect Your Divorce Settlement?

Date: January 18th, 2017 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  With the New Year well underway, Article 50 and Brexit are on everyone’s lips. As specialist family lawyers with a significant number of international clients, we were contemplating the impact of Brexit long before the referendum in June last year. Since the vote we have been weighing up the result. Presently there are EU… Read the full article

Dividing Your Foreign Pension – Why English Courts Won’t Order A Split

Date: December 14th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Pensions have a crucial impact on negotiations for financial settlements on divorce. Stock market volatility and the well-publicised underfunding of global pension schemes mean the value of a pension can change rapidly. Overseas pensions can add further complexity. All of this makes assessment of pensions for divorce settlements difficult. Why Treat Foreign Pensions Differently… Read the full article

Saudi judge rules woman must divorce husband

Date: October 27th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  After a six month court battle, a judge in Saudi Arabia has ruled that a woman must divorce her husband in accordance with her family’s wishes, says The Independent. It was claimed that Mrs al-Tamimi, who now has a young child, did not seek her father’s permission to marry, in accordance with the laws… Read the full article

In-laws dispute leads to divorce for Indian couple

Date: October 20th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

The Guardian recently reported on a case which has been dragged through the Indian courts for over twenty years has finally been settled, with a husband granted a divorce. Within the Hindu religion, it is accepted that should a husband still live with his parents, then his wife should also live in the same house… Read the full article


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Chris Mullins 10/12/2018

Henry Brookman and team have been fantastic from initial point of contact. They were able to schedule me a 'free telephone consult' at short notice in order to fit with my travel plans. I have now received sound written legal advice from both UK and Overseas perspective which has given me great reassurance and peace of mind. I am now understanding of the legal journey I am to face and have confidence that his team will be able to support me!

Syeda Rizvi 09/11/2018

I can’t recommend Brookman solicitors enough. I met with Mr Aziz Malik from Brookman solicitors for a case that had an international dimension to it, and found him extremely competent, professional, reassuring and empathetic. Knowing that my case was time sensitive, Mr Aziz was quick to initiate the legal process, kept me updated on the case progress, responded very promptly to all my correspondence, gave very sincere legal advice and addressed all my concerns in a very patient and responsible fashion. He was very involved in the case, and I knew from the get go that my case was in safe hands. Throughout the process, the law firm also kept me posted on the costs of the services I was getting, hence making the process very convenient and transparent for me. The barrister they appointed to represent me at the hearing(s) was equally competent, knowledgeable and articulate. Thanks to Brookman solicitors, the outcome of my case was exactly what I had wished for, and I am beyond delighted. I am extremely grateful to them for their services. Please keep up the good work!

Nir Ozer 07/11/2018

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Chris Saunders 26/10/2018

I engaged Brookman Solicitor's on a particularly complex topic related to international divorce. Henry and his team provided excellent support and his expertise was a critical factor in a successful outcome. I would not hesitate in working with this firm again, or recommending them to others.

Petra LP 25/10/2018

Replied to my query very quickly and was very helpful and understanding.