International Aspects of Divorce
You or your spouse may not live in England or Wales. You may have recently moved here. There may also be a choice of countries where to divorce. Different countries can adopt different approaches when dealing with financial matters or children. This can be a very important consideration and specialist legal advice from a Divorce and Family lawyer will be needed. In those cases you will need specialist legal advice as to the best way forward in your particular case.
Whilst the law in England and Wales is the same irrespective of your background, if you are Asian, there are usually additional factors that require consideration. Our family law team has an abundance of experience in assisting Asian families during the divorce process.
Some of the issues that arise are:
• the return of jewellery, dowry and Mahr
• the validity of religious marriages, such as a Nikah, and of divorces, such as Talaqs and Khul’as, that have taken place in the UK or abroad
• forced marriages
• arranged marriages
• the financial applications where there have been divorces overseas
If you are involved in divorce proceedings you need to have confidence in your legal team. At Henry Hyams we are committed to providing a service that caters to your individual needs.