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International divorce

Duncan Lewis Divorce Solicitors – International Divorce


Duncan Lewis divorce solicitors regularly advise on international divorce, including legal advice on the benefits of a divorce hearing under the laws of England and Wales and advising on divorce in other jurisdictions.


International divorce may involve one or both parties having connections with more than one country – and filing for divorce in the country you live in may not be the best option financially. Because divorce law varies in different jurisdictions, it is important to take legal advice on international divorce at an early stage of the divorce process – and preferably before any decision is taken on where to file for divorce.


Speaking to an international divorce specialist can help clarify the issues involved in divorces where the parties have different nationalities or one or both have dual nationality – especially if children or stepchildren are involved.


Duncan Lewis divorce solicitors can advise on a wide range of matters relating to international divorce, including advice for spouses currently living in the UK whose marriage took place abroad – or UK citizens living overseas and possibly married to a partner of a different nationality.


Duncan Lewis international divorce solicitors can also advise on:

  • Divorce where one or both parties were not born in the UK
  • Divorces where one or both parties have lived overseas during the marriage
  • Issues surrounding the legality of international marriage and/or divorce
  • Joint assets in the UK and/or overseas
  • Section 25 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 in the courts of England and Wales.
International divorce – Same-sex marriage


Duncan Lewis divorce solicitors can advise on international divorce involving same-sex couples where a marriage has broken down.


Islamic divorce


Duncan Lewis family and divorce solicitors also advise on family law under Islamic law, including Islamic divorce, child custody and child contact and residence after divorce – as well as Islamic wills and making sure these are compliant with UK civil law.


International divorce and forced marriage


Duncan Lewis divorce solicitors can also advise on international divorces involving forced marriages in another jurisdiction outside the courts of England and Wales, where a spouse has British citizenship.


International marriage and parent-child abduction


In cases where international divorce may also involve parent child abduction, Duncan Lewis has extensive expertise in resolving cases in which the non-custodial parent has taken children abroad to live. Duncan Lewis divorce solicitors have affiliates overseas who can help bring about a speedy resolution and return any children to the custodial parent.


International divorce – Romance fraud


Duncan Lewis divorce solicitors can also advise on international divorce where one party feels they have been a victim of romance fraud and wish to divorce their spouse and/or recover monies. Duncan Lewis has successful criminal law, fraud and litigation departments able to advise on the issues surrounding romance fraud.


Duncan Lewis divorce solicitors can also offer alternatives to court proceedings in cases involving international divorce, including lawyers supported family mediation.


Duncan Lewis Divorce Solicitors – Fixed Fee International Divorce


Duncan Lewis divorce solicitors offer an initial client meeting with a fixed fee for divorce cases involving international marriage.


Once the details of an international divorce have been assessed it is usually possible to offer a further fixed fee scale, which clients will be advised of in advance.


Duncan Lewis advises clients considering divorce which involves an international marriage to get in touch as soon as possible for an assessment of their case – pre-planning can help make the stress of divorce much easier to cope with once there is a legal representative in place and fully appraised of the case for when you decide to separate from your spouse with a view to divorcing.


For expert legal advice on International Divorce and family law, call Duncan Lewis Divorce Solicitors in confidence on 020 7923

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