International Divorce Lawyers based in the UK

international divorce solicitors

Divorce with a foreign element can be complex with jurisdictional challenges relating to arrangements for children and the division of foreign assets.

This is where the expertise of our international divorce lawyers comes into play. We can guide you through the labyrinth of legal procedures, ensuring your rights are protected.

Compassionate International Divorce Lawyers

We understand the emotional aspects of divorce. We not only offer legal advice, but we also work closely with a divorce coach who can help you devise strategies to cope with the stress and emotional upheaval that often accompanies such life-altering events.

Whether you are contemplating or currently undergoing an international divorce it’s time to take control of your situation and when you have the Tyrer Roxburgh team by your side, you can face your international divorce with confidence.

Understanding International Divorce and Jurisdictional Complexities

International divorce refers to the dissolution of a marriage where one or both parties have international connections. This could mean different nationalities, residences in different countries, or assets located abroad. The complexity of such divorces lies in the intersection of different legal systems, each with its own rules and procedures.

An international divorce can involve a myriad of legal issues. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Determining the appropriate jurisdiction for the divorce proceedings
  • Understanding the divorce laws of different countries
  • Negotiating cross jurisdictional child arrangements
  • In the worst-case scenario, child abduction
  • Dividing foreign assets including finance, business and matrimonial property

The Role of an International Divorce Lawyer

Our International Divorce Lawyers provide expert legal advice and representation, ensuring that your rights and interests are protected throughout the process.

Jurisdiction: Domicile and Habitual Residence Considerations

One of the first challenges in an international divorce is determining the appropriate jurisdiction. This is where the concept of domicile and habitual residence comes into play.

Domicile refers to the country that a person considers their permanent home, or where they have the closest ties. Habitual residence, on the other hand, refers to where a person resides, with a degree of continuity, apart from temporary or occasional absences.

These factors can significantly influence which country’s laws will govern the divorce proceedings and our international divorce lawyers can advise which jurisdiction is best for you. The choice of jurisdiction can have a huge impact the division of assets, child arrangements, and other key aspects of the divorce.

Understanding these concepts and their implications is crucial and our International Divorce Lawyers can provide invaluable guidance.

Child Arrangements

Child arrangements are a critical aspect of any divorce, but they become particularly complex in international cases. Different countries have different laws and standards regarding child custody and visitation rights. This can lead to conflicts and confusion, especially when parents live in different countries.

Our International Divorce Lawyers can help navigate these complexities. They can advise on the best course of action, taking into account the laws of the relevant jurisdictions and the best interests of the child. They can also assist in negotiating and drafting child arrangement orders, ensuring that your rights and your child’s welfare are protected.

Child Abduction

In some cases, international divorce can lead to child abduction issues. This is when one parent takes the child to another country without the other parent’s consent or in violation of a custody order. Dealing with such situations requires a deep understanding of international child abduction laws. Our specialist International Child Abduction Solicitors are here to help.

Division of Foreign Assets and Matrimonial Property

In an international divorce, the division of assets can be a complex process. This is particularly true when the couple has assets in different countries. Different jurisdictions have different laws regarding the division of matrimonial property, which can lead to conflicts and confusion.

Our International Divorce Lawyers can help navigate these complexities. They can advise on the laws of the relevant jurisdictions and help you understand your rights and obligations. They can also assist in identifying and valuing overseas assets, ensuring that you receive a fair settlement.

Key considerations in the division of foreign assets include:

  • The laws of the country where the assets are located
  • The nature of the assets (matrimonial property, bank accounts, investments, etc.)
  • The value of the assets
  • Any prenuptial or postnuptial agreements

Identifying and Valuing Overseas Assets

Identifying and valuing overseas assets can be a challenging process. It requires a deep understanding of international law and the ability to navigate foreign legal systems. It may also require the assistance of experts such as forensic accountants.

An International Divorce Lawyer can guide you through this process. They can help you identify all relevant assets, obtain accurate valuations, and ensure that these assets are taken into account in the financial settlement. They can also assist in tracing hidden assets, ensuring that your spouse is not concealing or undervaluing assets to avoid a fair settlement.

In addition, an International Divorce Lawyer, with the help of a specialist accountant, can help you understand the tax implications of transferring assets across borders. This can be a complex area, and expert advice is essential to avoid potential pitfalls and ensure that you receive a fair and equitable settlement.

The Emotional Impact of International Divorce

International divorce can take a significant emotional toll on the individuals involved. The stress of navigating complex legal procedures, dealing with cultural differences, and managing the logistics of international communication can be overwhelming. This is in addition to the emotional pain of ending a marriage and potentially relocating to a different country.

Our International Divorce Lawyers, potentially alongside our divorce coach, can provide not only legal advice but also empathetic support during this challenging time. We understand the emotional impact of international divorce and can provide guidance and reassurance throughout the process.

Get In Touch

The Tyrer Roxburgh International Divorce Lawyers will provide support and guidance. We can help you understand your legal rights and obligations, provide reassurance during the legal process, and help you navigate the emotional challenges of international divorce. We can also refer you to other professionals, such as accountants and financial advisors, who can provide additional support and advice often required in an international divorce.

We pride ourselves on being friendly and approachable so if you need advice from one of our friendly solicitors, please do get in touch by calling 0208 889 3319 or via one of the options below.

The first introductory call is free and enables you to outline your circumstances and for us to explain how we can help. Our team are friendly and approachable and are always happy to answer your questions.

If you have a question about our services, please use our online form to send us an email.

If you need to speak with someone you will always receive a friendly welcome if you telephone between the hours of 9am-5pm but if we are closed, you can  request a callback. We will call you back as near to your requested time as possible.

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