What if my partner tries to hide money in our divorce proceedings?
Sarah French | 05.09.2019
If you are living with or are married to someone from outside the UK, or you have been living in another country the situation becomes more complicated legally if your relationship breaks down.
One of the main aspects is the jurisdiction where the divorce or other family issues will be settled, if your relationship breaks down outside the UK. This could be time-sensitive, as when proceedings happen can dictate where they take place. If children are involved and are currently in another country, who they will live with and visiting arrangements become even more emotionally charged issues.
Financial assets and wealth protection are other aspects that may be more complex when they involve different jurisdictions. Pre- and post-marital agreements can be especially helpful in resolving matters, provided they are drawn up to accommodate international law.
We have considerable experience of dealing with international divorce and family law matters. Many of our clients are ex-pats living abroad or people who have married non-UK nationals and have homes in both countries. We recognise and understand the complications that can arise from international relationship issues, and have the resources and knowledge to give you appropriate, pragmatic advice. We also work closely with specialist Barristers, who can provide support rapidly when we are dealing with urgent issues.