Couples can face very complex consequences when there are multiple jurisdictions involved in their marriage. Deciding on the correct divorce jurisdiction can be very complicated and varies from case to case and country-to-country.
Sometimes, it is more advantageous to apply within the UK, whiles other times it is not. If you and your partner have resided in the UK for the last 12 months or are permanent residents, then it is more than likely that the United Kingdom Divorce Courts hold jurisdiction. It is important to make sure that you seek legal advice as soon as possible as different countries have different rights associated with divorce and this could mean losing maintenance rights or even increased financial costs with extended legal hearings. There is only one opportunity to file for divorce, sometimes called the ‘jurisdiction race’, and if your partner files first in a particular country which could have unfavourable results for you, then you must simply seek legal advice on your options for that jurisdiction.
At Bloomsbury Law, we understand that divorce is difficult enough without the added confusion of different jurisdictional laws. If you have and questions about international divorce and are seeking advice, we are happy to listen to your situation and advise you according.
What do I do next?
Contact us online or speak to one of our dedicated top divorce solicitors on 0207 998 7777 for a free initial consultation. With our vast experience in the field, our team will work with you to ensure this process runs as smooth as possible. All information you provide us with is treated with the utmost confidentiality.
We can provide you with clear, focused advice combined with a sympathetic understanding. In order to minimise the emotional and financial impact we will always act in your best interest and try to take a conciliatory approach. We will however, take a firm stance where this is necessary in order to obtain the best possible outcome for you.
We will contact you no later than the next working day to arrange a meeting at our offices in London W1 to advise on the agreement.