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, […]

Prenups and International Divorce

Recent press articles have reported an increase in Parisians moving to London to avoid new tax legislation and levies on their wealth in France.  This is leading to a housing boom in places such as South Kensington and Belgravia.  However French nationals moving to London to protect their wealth from tax may be putting their […]

Prenups and International Divorce

Following Radmacher v Granatino, foreign nationals living in the UK who have entered into a prenuptial agreement/marriage contract in their home state may have been advised that their agreement was likely to carry significant weight if they got divorced in England in the future. The recent case of Z v Z involving a French couple living in London […]

International Access Rights?

Resolving access rights where one parent moves with children to another country can be extremely expensive and stressful.  The left behind parent (usually the father) often agrees to the children moving on the basis that he has certain access rights (also known as contact).  For a period, the parent who moves may stick to the agreement […]