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International Divorce

Can English Courts Change A Foreign Financial Order?

Date: July 2nd, 2019 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  We’ve written extensively about forum shopping in these advice pages. In particular we’ve explained why the financially weaker spouse in a divorce will often try – where possible – to have financial proceedings decided by a judge in England and Wales. Different jurisdictions have different rules and priorities when it comes to division of… Read the full article

Choosing A Jurisdiction For Divorce: Pierburg v Pierburg

Date: May 8th, 2019 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  The phenomenon of divorce tourism is not ideal. It puts unwanted pressure on the courts here to adjudicate on lengthy jurisdiction battles in cases where there is often only a slight connection to the UK. But establishing that the courts in England and Wales have the power to decide financial matters can make a… Read the full article

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


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