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International Family Law

We specialise in International Family Law and provide advice, support and representation from our offices in Winchester. If you are able to spend only a limited amount of time in the UK, we can act as your hub and assist in co-ordinating all your legal and financial planning needs such as arranging for a specialist probate lawyer, pension specialist or holistic financial planner to join us at our meetings.

Joanne Houston is a re-accredited Resolution specialist in international family law; one of the few experts in this field outside of London.

Our services include:

  • the relocation of children abroad on a temporary or permanent basis
  • opposition to the relocation of children
  • taking a child abroad for a holiday without the consent of the other parent
  • international child arrangement orders
  • international parenting plans
  • international child abduction
  • Hague Convention and wardship proceedings
  • the tracing and location of children who have been wrongfully removed
  • financial implications in respect of fathers or children living abroad such as the enforcement of child support and school fees orders
  • ex pat divorces if you live in the UK or outside the UK
  • advice on jurisdiction and forum in international divorces
  • the location of and service on spouses abroad
  • financial claims in multiple jurisdictions
  • financial claims involving high net worth assets, off shore trusts and assets that should be frozen to prevent their removal abroad.
  • the enforceability of foreign ante nuptial agreements in the UK
  • applications for financial relief in the UK following foreign divorce.

Our reported cases are: (case number)

NG v OG (2014) EWHC 4182

S v S (2014) EWHC 575 (Fam)

It is essential to obtain immediate and specialist advice in this specialist and complex area of law.


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