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International Divorce

Duncan Lewis International Family Law Solicitors


International family law matters can involve complex legal negotiations due to the differences between jurisdictions where one party is not a UK national or lives or works overseas. As such, many of our family law solicitors are experts in handling international family matters.


The Duncan Lewis Family department is ranked by The Legal 500 for its Family and Matrimonial work and includes members who have achieved the Law Society’s Children Law and Family Law Advanced accreditations, as well as Resolution specialists. This enables us to represent clients throughout their UK court proceedings, and ensures our clients receive a consistent and professional service as well as a high level of continuity.


We are one of the select number of firms in the UK that are on the International Child Abduction and Contact Unit (ICACU) referral list, the team also includes a founding member of the Child Abduction Lawyers’ Association (CALA) and listed lawyers on the Reunite lawyers’ website.


Collectively, our staff can speak over 60 languages and our international family solicitors have a network of affiliates overseas, making us well placed to advise on a number of matters in different jurisdictions.


Our international family solicitors offer advice and assistance on a wide range of international family law matters, including;

  • Abandoned spouses
  • Child and children living arrangements
  • Child contact arrangements
  • Domestic violence involving adults and children
  • Dowry disputes
  • High net worth matters
  • International child abduction
  • International adoption
  • International divorce
  • International financial disputes
  • International surrogacy
  • Leave to remove applications
  • Matrimonial finances
  • Separation Agreements
  • Specific Issue Orders
  • Wardship proceedings

Duncan Lewis also advises on international divorce matters under both UK law and Islamic law, and has successful departments covering immigration law, child care law, property law, and litigation, with in-house legal experts available to advise on international marriage and divorce.


Duncan Lewis works in partnership with leading family and child meditation services and offers advice through lawyer-supported family and child mediation on resolving disputes between couples without recourse to costly litigation.


Should it be required, we are fully equipped to undertake court proceedings if they offer the most appropriate method of achieving the desired outcome for the client.



Duncan Lewis International Family Law Solicitors – Fixed Fees and Legal Aid


How can I fund my International Family Law matter?


Duncan Lewis offers both fixed fee and hourly rates of payment on all international family law matters. A solicitor will advise further in relation to fees and which payment method is appropriate once a case is assessed.


We also offer Legal Aid to cover the costs of legal fees on matters where Legal Aid is applicable. Individual assessments will need to be undertaken by a solicitor on a case to case basis.


For expert legal advice on international family law matters, call Duncan Lewis International Family Law Solicitors on 033 3772 0409.

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