International Family Legal Services
When international couples separate or divorce, complex questions can arise: for example, where should the divorce take place, where should the children live and how should worldwide assets be valued and divided?
In such cases it is essential to quickly understand the jurisdictional and other cross-border considerations as their impact on the outcome may be significant.
In international cases, family situations may develop that require immediate attention. In these situations, knowledge, experience and the ability to act quickly can often determine the outcome of the case. We can assist you with a fast turnaround and a supportive approach, irrespective of where you are based. We are recognised for having an extensive global network, including our own international offices across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. We work closely with our affiliates across the globe with speed and efficiency, and with the aim of achieving the best possible outcome for you and your family.
Our international family law expertise
Our large and knowledgeable team, of whom nine are fellows of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, have extensive experience in dealing with the most difficult international cases. Members of the team speak a variety of different languages and have specialisms in cases involving a broad range of countries around the world. We regularly work in conjunction with our international commercial and trust litigation and dispute resolution teams providing a comprehensive service for our clients.
It is not only international family litigation in which we excel; we can also offer you the best in asset protection advice, working alongside our award winning Trust Establishment, Administration & Taxation team. If you’re a global family based in London or even with a foothold in England, it may be sensible to put in place pre- and post-nuptial agreements in different countries to protect your property and assets. We have the expertise to advise on how to implement these agreements, taking into consideration the impact of any country-specific laws and where necessary co-ordinating lawyers in other jurisdictions. Our aim is to protect your property and interests wherever they are located and to take preventative action where possible to avoid the risk of litigation in the future.
Meet our international family lawyers
We help parents adopting children across borders, including advising on the cross-border recognition of adoption orders.
Arbitration is increasingly popular as an alternative means to resolve family disputes, both in respect of financial and children matters.
Children & Parental Disputes
We are well positioned to advise you on the best options for your children’s particular circumstances.
Divorce & Finances
Our family law specialists give clear advice on all financial aspects of divorce.
Family Mediation & Dispute Resolution
We advise on and offer several forms of dispute resolution, with each having their own merits.
Parentage, Fertility Law & Surrogacy
We care about families in all their forms. Problematically for families, the law on parentage does not join up internationally.
Pre and Post-Nuptial Agreements & Wealth Protection
We are recognised as being experts in the field of negotiating and drafting marital agreements.
Unmarried Couples & Financial Claims for Children
Our role is to advise you on how to obtain the best outcome, irrespective of your situation