International Divorce

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

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

Lack of sex is grounds for divorce, says India High Court

Date: October 18th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Most married couples go through periods of enforced celibacy due to lack of enthusiasm on behalf of one of the partners.  However, the High Court in Delhi has ruled that for one couple, the lack of sex in their marriage is actually solid grounds for divorce. The Hindu reports that a wife failed to… Read the full article

Limited compensation for Jewish divorces

Date: September 28th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  A recent report in the Israel National News has revealed a new ruling by the Jerusalem District Rabbinical Court which will see a limit placed on compensation claims during a divorce. The Jewish religion already has its own form of prenuptial agreement; a contract called a “Ketuba” which is effectively the marriage certificate with… Read the full article

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