A sensitive yet resolute approach to your children’s welfare in an international divorce At a glance
- Who your children will live with, and where, is one of the most critical decisions that will be made in an international divorce.
- Unless you have your ex-partner’s agreement, you will need expert legal support to secure the outcome you want.
- We will use our extensive experience of international divorce cases to win the result that’s best result for you and your children.
When a family relationship breaks down, one of the most sensitive issues is the children’s welfare and how much time they will spend with each parent.
If you are living abroad, you may want to bring your children home, whether that’s to the UK or to another jurisdiction. This is where an international divorce can be particularly emotionally charged, as deciding where you are going to live and how much access you will have to your children is even more complex. It may mean you and your children have to travel from one country to another, just to see each other.
Wherever you want to take your children, you will need either your ex-partner’s agreement or legal support. This may have to be decided by a court in the country where you were resident. The court is likely to consider where your children have lived and been educated for most of the time, and where your family has most of its assets – your fiscal base. Your children’s views will also be taken into account and the older they are the greater their influence.
You can trust our approach to be understanding and sympathetic to you and your children, and resolute and determined where your ex-partner is concerned. We will do everything possible to make sure your case is heard in the best jurisdiction for you, explain the proceedings and keep you informed throughout. If your ex-partner suddenly takes your child or children to another country without your consent, this is child abduction and we will react very quickly to ensure their safe return.
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