Brexit – An International Divorce?

The triggering of article 50 by the UK (whereby Britain will leave the EU) is going to lead to chaos in international divorce cases. At the moment, there is automatic recognition of divorce and custody orders, certainty in terms of jurisdiction and EU wide enforcement of maintenance orders. In the absence of new conventions / […]

Property rights and international divorce

The recent Anglo-French case of Y v Y highlights the importance of seeking legal advice before moving countries – particularly from a country where a marriage contract is determinative. The English Court continues to grapple with the extent to which such marriage contracts should be binding on it. Whilst it seems clear that the Court […]

UK rejects new matrimonial property law

The UK government has decided not to opt into a new EU regulation on matrimonial property regimes.  This regulation will allow couples across Europe to decide which law will apply to their property when they separate or divorce.  However, English law will continue to apply to foreign nationals living here, despite the fact that they may have […]