We understand the need for practical as well as legal support during divorce, dissolution and judicial separation. We endeavour to focus on the wellbeing of you and your family throughout the process. Our technical expertise combined with our practical support will ensure that, during a period of uncertainty, you remain focused on what’s best for you and your family.
No-Fault Divorce and Dissolution
Divorce legally ends a marriage and dissolution legally ends a civil partnership. To issue an application you must have been married for at least one year, meet at least one of the jurisdictional criteria based on habitual residence or domicile and your marriage must have irretrievably broken down. No-fault divorce’ means couples no longer need to support the irretrievable breakdown of their marriage with a supporting fact and ‘blame’ the other.
If you or your family have a close connection to more than one country, you may have a choice where to issue a divorce or dissolve your civil partnership. The law varies from country to country and so it is important to get early legal advice so you can consider the best country (forum) for you to start proceedings.
In helping you decide where to start proceedings we will consider the advantages and disadvantages of pursuing financial claims in another country, the time it will take to finalise the divorce or dissolution and any related financial claims and whether the financial orders will be recognised and enforceable.
If you have children, we will also consider the likely impact of a foreign divorce or dissolution on the orders that may be made in relation to your children.
It is important that you act quickly and seek advice on jurisdiction before notifying the other party because the country where divorce or dissolution proceedings are first issued may ‘seize’ jurisdiction to also deal with financial matters.
We combine legal expertise with practical support that focuses on the wellbeing of your family throughout.
Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) refers to the different ways people can resolve disputes without going to court. A combination of ADR processes can be used during a dispute, or they can be used alongside litigation. We will guide you through the different pathways to reach a resolution, as well as being expert litigators should court proceedings be necessary.
Supporting you every step of the way
We know how hard it can be to navigate moments that are emotionally challenging and that is why we don’t just focus on the legal work. We make the wellbeing of you and your children a priority throughout and have partnered with other people we know and trust and who are as good in their fields as we are in ours.
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