International Family Law

Our international family law team can represent and advise clients from our offices in the UK, Italy, Spain, France, Portugal, Tunisia and Morocco. Our multi-lingual lawyers can assist clients based throughout these countries in their own language and explain the process and legal implications for their particular case.

Multi-jurisdictional family law cases have increased complexities and our specialist team of lawyers can guide you as to the best country for your case to proceed in where there is a choice and explain to you the implications of this decision. We have advised and represented clients across the globe in relation to their family law issues. Get in touch with us today, please complete the online enquiry form or email us at

International divorce and separation

In today’s society, it is increasingly possible for couples to have links to various jurisdictions because of birth and nationality, where the marriage took place, or where the parties are currently living and working. This can have an impact on where divorce proceedings can be commenced.

The choice of jurisdiction can affect all aspects of a divorce. Each party may have a preference on where they wish proceedings to take place, meaning that time is often of the essence in these cases. For this reason, it is vital to get legal advice as soon as possible so that proceedings can be commenced in the right country for you and your family.

International financial settlements

If you have gone through the divorce process abroad and this has resulted in either no financial settlement or an inadequate one, it may be possible to apply to the English Courts for a financial settlement order to be made against your former partner.

This is known as a Part III order and the intention is to provide financial support for the former spouse where a foreign court has not adequately done this. The parties must have a substantial connection with the UK to follow this process.

Enforcing financial orders

Similarly, our international family lawyers can assist clients who have obtained a financial order and need to enforce it another country where there are assets. As this is a highly complicated area of law, it is crucial to instruct the help of a legal professional who can ensure that your rights and interests are protected. Our specialist family lawyers have the legal expertise to advise those that have complicated financial arrangements, including diverse sources of income.

International issues relating to children

If there is an international element to a family situation, there are added complications when legal issues arise. This becomes even more complex when children are involved, particularly when considering where the children are going to live. If one parent is concerned that the other parent may take their child abroad without their consent, they must get immediate legal advice as these situations can accelerate very quickly.

Our family law team act efficiently to ensure orders are in place to prevent these situations from taking place. We can advise you on contact, residency and financial support to achieve the best possible arrangement for you and your children.

Contact our International Family Lawyers in the UK

We understand how daunting and stressful family legal issues can be for our clients and that this can be even harder where there is an international element to the case. Our specialist team can advise you through all international family law matters to make sure that you get the best outcome for you and the rest of your family.

Our multi-lingual lawyers can assist clients involved in all family law cases in your own language often in your home country. If you require further information or assistance, please complete the online enquiry form or email us at