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International Family Law

We specialise in International Family Law and provide advice, support and representation from our offices in Winchester and Southampton and have meeting room access in London. 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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