International divorce

Our international divorce solicitors can help you get divorced if you, or your partner, live abroad or have assets overseas.

Joshua Coombe, Chelmsford
Joshua Coombe, family law specialist in Chelmsford

International divorce lawyer: Expert legal advice

Every country has a different legal system and different divorce laws, and our divorce solicitors can guide you as to whether, in your situation, you can use these to your advantage. Sometimes, it’s better for one or both partners if the divorce takes place abroad. However, selecting a jurisdiction for your divorce (also known as ‘forum shopping’) can affect the outcome of your divorce settlement and how long it takes to get divorced.

Please read our guide to the international divorce process.

What is international divorce?

If you are getting divorced in England, you might need the help of an international divorce law expert if:

  • you got married in another country (anywhere other than England)
  • you or your partner were born in another country
  • you or your partner live abroad, or have lived abroad in the past
  • you have international assets or property abroad
  • you or your partner are planning to move abroad. 

How our international divorce solicitors can help 

Our experts can advise you on a range of issues, including:

  • if your partner is pushing for the divorce to take place abroad
  • enforcing foreign maintenance orders
  • enforcing foreign financial orders
  • moving abroad with your children after divorce
  • stopping your former partner from moving abroad with your children. 

International divorce lawyers often handle complex family and financial issues. Our team have the experience and understanding of international law to help you get the best result possible.

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How much does an international divorce cost?

Our team of international divorce lawyers are equipped to assist ex-pats residing outside their home country or non-UK nationals currently residing in the UK. We aim to streamline the divorce process, minimizing both costs and time. Although utilizing courts in England or Wales may be the most cost-effective approach, courts abroad are typically more expensive. Nevertheless, depending on your specific circumstances, commencing your divorce proceedings in another country may be necessary. Upon gaining a comprehensive understanding of your situation and the desired outcome, we will recommend the most suitable country's courts to manage your divorce and financial arrangements.

If you want a lawyer to take a closer look at your situation, our family and divorce lawyers are based in:

  • Cambridgeshire: Cambridge
  • Essex: Brentwood, Chelmsford, and Saffron Walden
  • Hertfordshire: Bishop's Stortford and Royston

But we can help you wherever you are in England and Wales.

Call our specialist solicitors on 0808 231 1320

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