When a marriage breaks down it’s always going to be an emotionally challenging time, and if the couple decide that divorce is their only realistic option, they will also face a number of legal challenges before they are able to go their separate ways.
In England and Wales the divorce process is relatively straightforward. But if the couple have different nationalities, live or work in different countries, were married abroad, or have property abroad, the legal process for dissolving their marriage can be a lot more complex, and it will take experienced international divorce lawyers to understand the advantages of filing for divorce in one jurisdiction over another.
With the increased options for global travel, more and more people have the opportunity to enjoy international lifestyles. These bring with them the chance of relationships between people from different countries and, just as with all relationships, these don’t always work out.
Anyone considering a divorce should seek advice from a solicitor, but with international divorces this is even more important. Family Law differs from one country to another, and it’s essential that you understand the advantages and disadvantages associated with each of these jurisdictions. You also need to make sure you’re fully aware of the impact an international divorce could have on your financial situation, as well as the custody of your children if you have them.
Only divorce lawyers with a track record of dealing with international cases will understand how to manage all the associated complications, and an experienced international family lawyer is best-placed to make sure you’re properly represented, your marriage is appropriately dissolved, and the whole process runs as smoothly as possible.
Our firm of family lawyers has a wealth of experience when it comes to dealing with complex and high value divorce cases involving individuals from different countries, and can provide the essential support and advice that anyone who finds themselves in this type of situation will need.
We also work very closely with an international network of family lawyers and specialist advisors to ensure that whatever countries and nationalities are involved in your international divorce case, you receive the very best representation.
With offices across the UK and in Spain, we are one of the few Family Law firms in Leeds that can offer a truly international service to clients based in these countries, as well as divorce advice and assistance for individuals from other countries around the world.
If you are dealing with an international divorce or Family Law issue, contact our Leeds office to find out how our international divorce lawyers can help you receive the support you need.