If you need help with any aspect of international family law, please call the Slater and Gordon team on freephone 0808 175 8000 for expert advice and support. You can also contact us online and we’ll be happy to call whenever it’s convenient for you to talk.
Many family law cases now have an international element, whether it’s an international divorce with complex financial matters at stake or a situation where children may be relocated to live with a parent. Regardless of your circumstances, we’re here to offer advice and legal representation.
In cases that can be complicated and involve courts and legal systems outside of the UK, it really is crucial to have a specialist in international family law working on your case. Slater and Gordon’s international family lawyers are renowned as experts at what they do, with decades of experience between them in cases of every kind.
If you or your spouse (or both) live abroad but have a strong enough tie to the UK, it may be appropriate to start divorce proceedings here. Deciding where is in your best interests to start proceedings is one of the crucial things an international law specialist can help with. Our international divorce lawyers are also able to assist in sorting out claims to overseas property, wealth and assets, as well as matters to do with children.
For realistic, practical advice in your international divorce case, simply give our team a call on freephone 0808 175 8000 to discuss your circumstances.
Whenever cases involve children, which family law cases often do, it requires a great deal of skill and care to navigate towards a positive resolution which puts the child’s needs first. International family law cases involving children can be even more complicated, unless you have an experienced solicitor on your side.
The Slater and Gordon team can help you to achieve practical, positive solutions to disputes relating to children, including relocation matters. Our solicitors employ the utmost sensitivity and compassion, as well as professionalism and in-depth knowledge of international law, when handling any case involving children.
If a financial order (for example, in a divorce case) has been made overseas, our solicitors can help to implement it here if appropriate. The same goes for situations where financial claims or orders apply in foreign jurisdictions, where we may be able to pursue the claim on your behalf.
We also have considerable experience in helping individuals and families with cases involving:
One of the most complicated aspects of any international family law case is establishing jurisdiction. This means deciding in which country’s legal system the case should be heard. This can hinge on factors such as the nationality and residential status of the people involved.
When a dispute involves people living in more than one country, it can become difficult to establish where the case should be started. This can lead to a race between two or more parties to file legal claims first in countries where they’re most likely to attain the best outcome for themselves. Those in the legal system know this process as ‘forum shopping’, as it involves shopping around for the most advantageous jurisdiction depending on the circumstances.
If this is a situation you’re experiencing, it couldn’t be more important to seek expert legal advice from a highly trained, specialist international family lawyer. Time is of the essence, so please don’t hesitate to call the Slater and Gordon team on freephone 0808 175 8000 or contact us online for immediate advice you can trust.
We can help to establish jurisdiction in your favour and offer you all the advice and information you need to make informed decisions about what to do next.
In cases where more than one country is involved, you need a team that specialises in international family law and has experience in handling even the most complex disputes. This is exactly what you’ll find at Slater and Gordon Lawyers. Our international family law team is second to none.
With our help, your dispute can be resolved as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. We’ll dedicate every moment to fighting your corner, negotiating the best possible outcome and putting your needs first. We’ve a network of overseas contacts and legal experts ready to help with your case, which can make it much easier to advise you on the most effective process for your individual circumstances.
You may feel that your case is too complex and you don’t know where to start, but we’re confident that our internationally renowned solicitors can help to resolve it and achieve the best possible outcome on your behalf.
Please call the Slater and Gordon international family law team on freephone 0808 175 8000. Alternatively, contact us online. We’ll be happy to call at a convenient time for a consultation to discuss your circumstances and offer initial legal advice.