International Relocation & Consent

When parents separate and one parent asks for permission to move to a different country with the children various issues and difficulties arise. The other parent may be prepared to consent to the move, but it is often conditional upon various factors. One of the usual conditions for consent to move to another country is […]

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 / […]

Brexit – what does this mean for international divorces?

No-one knows for certain what will happen in international divorce cases when the UK leaves the EU – Theresa May has suggested in the last few days that all EU laws will be incorporated into UK domestic legislation but this is unlikely to benefit UK citizens in international divorce cases unless there are reciprocal rights, […]

Expat Divorce

A recent case involving a British Expat and an Ethiopian national has underlined the risks of dealing with an international case without having expert support. The British husband who was based in Indonesia issued divorce proceedings in England on the basis of his sole domicile, (presumably) believing that this would be straightforward and not expose […]

International Surrogacy

The highly sensitive and topical issue of international surrogacy has become headline news again following the stark warning of a top High Court Judge. At a recent meeting of international family lawyers in London, Dame Lucy Theis warned that the failure of parents to apply for the appropriate court orders in relation to children born […]