International Family Law

20 December 2018

Property prices and divorce in the shadow of Brexit

No one, anywhere, has any idea which direction the property market is going to go in 2019 but if you ask Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, his worst case scenario is that a post Brexit UK, with no deal, it could see prices fall by 35% over three years.

14 November 2018

Divorce in England and Dubai: quick, quick, slow?

Debates around how we process divorce are currently active in both England and the UAE – but that may be where the similarities end. Michael Rowlands explores some of the differences in this blog.

9 October 2018

Islamic marriages – are you really married under English law?

For a marriage to be valid in English law, a civil registry marriage has to be performed. This gives married couples rights which non-married couples generally do not have. In addition, upon divorce, married couples can make applications to the court for financial claims for themselves and their children. A number of those opting for a religious ceremony choose not to complement it with a civil ceremony, leaving them in a vulnerable position legally on separation.

28 June 2018

International families and the price of child relocation without consent

The recent case of a British mother of three young children who was extradited from the United States to England to face criminal charges relating to child abduction and passport fraud serves as a stark reminder of the heartbreaking predicament that an international family can face upon the breakdown of a relationship.

Rachel Freeman

22 May 2018

Less hide, more seek - divorce and financial transparency

It’s not only tax experts that need be alive to the new transparency requirement for company ownership in overseas territories, divorce lawyers will take a keen interest too.

New disclosure rules pushed through the House of Commons on 1 May 2018 will require British overseas territories, including the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and the British Virgin Islands, to publish company ownership registers by 31 December 2020.

Jane Keir

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