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Cross-Border Family Law And Divorce

In an increasingly global society, family arrangements can be more complex than ever. The international lifestyles of many of our clients mean that when relationships break down, the already difficult process of divorce can become even more intricate.

We understand the challenges facing those who live and work internationally. Home, family and business are all disrupted by a separation – with the added complications of multi-jurisdictional issues, it’s essential to have the support of experts behind you.

Our team has extensive experience navigating the complex cross-border issues that international divorce entails, including:

  • Choosing where to bring divorce proceedings
  • Relocation of children
  • Financial arrangements

Divorce is an emotional time for anyone. We offer both sensitivity and support to our clients, while providing lucid, practical advice to ensure the best outcome. Working closely with our colleagues in tax, international trusts and business, we can provide a comprehensive service to guide you through this difficult time in your and your family’s life.

Named 2016 Private Client team of the year by Legal Business
Fellows of the International Academy of Family Lawyers
Internationally well-connected to provide cross-border advice
Experience in defending and opposing relocation


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Ros Bever +44 (0)161 838 3119

One of the UK's leading teams at your service

Our expert Family team can help you navigate the complex multi-jurisdictional issues of international divorce. Meet The Team

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International Expertise

In international divorce cases the decision of where to bring proceedings is crucial. We will act swiftly to identify which country’s jurisdiction holds the best prospects for you, both to secure a fair settlement and ensure it is upheld in the future.

Whether you are a foreign national in the UK or have business and family concerns abroad, the process of separating can be problematic when multiple jurisdictions are involved. It is essential to know that court orders made in one country will hold true in another, especially when these orders concern the considerable assets of high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individuals.

Our extensive expertise in these high value cases, as well as our international connections, means we have the intricate knowledge of both foreign and domestic law needed to navigate even the most complex situations.

Several of our team are fellows of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, an international network of lawyers highly experienced in financial and children matters and globally respected in this field.

Children & Relocation

Regardless of the circumstances of divorce, parents will always want the best for their children. We understand that knowing what will happen to children – where they will live, and what financial provision will be made for them – is often a main source of worry when relationships come to an end.

When one partner wishes to relocate to another country with the children this can make things even more complicated. We have considerable experience handling these difficult cases, both representing parents who wish to relocate and those who wish to oppose a relocation – with successful results on both sides.

Whatever your situation, we’ll take the time to listen to your worries and fears, as well as your plans for the future. We’ll draw on our experience and expertise to give you the guidance you need to make the best decisions for you and your children.  

Contact Our Private Wealth Specialists

Our Private Wealth team is based in London and across the country, and can be reached on 0370 1500 100. Our experts will be happy to discuss your situation at your discretion and advise on how we can best support you.

Awards & Accreditations

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