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International divorce law

The Vardags international divorce guide explains all the key concepts you might need to know in relation to international divorce.

Using our expertise in complex and international family law, we have built this guide to help answer any questions you might have about enforcing international assets, the Hague Convention, tracing international assets and prenuptial agreements made abroad.

Enforcing against international assets in divorce cases


It is possible to enforce awards against international assets in foreign countries. How this is done, and how easily, will depend on what country the assets are located in and what agreements England has in place with that country. How do I enforce against assets in...

The Hague Convention


The Hague Convention on International Child Abduction is an agreement that many countries have entered into. It covers most of Europe and North America and other countries across the rest of the world. Under the convention, countries agree to uphold and enforce each other’s...

Tracing international assets in divorce cases


Sometimes it can be hard to trace assets across international boundaries, especially where off-shore jurisdictions are utilised. With diligent research and the utilisation of a wide range of publicly available information, it can be possible to put together a full picture of...

Divorce in the UK if you made a prenuptial agreement abroad


It is possible to commence divorce proceedings in England if you entered into a prenuptial agreement abroad. However, whether you can file a divorce petition in England depends upon whether certain jurisdictional criteria are met on the date on which you file the petition...

Divorcing in the UK if you were married abroad


It is possible to commence divorce proceedings in England even if you were married abroad. Where the marriage took place is, in fact, somewhat immaterial, provided that the ceremony was carried out in accordance with the local formalities and customs of the country in which it...

Rights of Residence after Divorce


Where a couple are divorcing and one spouse’s residence is reliant on being married to a UK citizen or person with UK settled status, there will obviously be concerns. Ensuring you get expert legal advice from a top family law is vital in these cases. Notify the Home...

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