Moving Abroad with Children - Frequently Asked Questions
One of the most difficult situations that can arise following a separation is where one parent wants or needs to move abroad with their child and the other parent does not want to, or cannot, move to the same country. We work with many parents in this situation and have set out below some FAQs to give an overview of some common issues and how they might be tackled.
Thinking about the Children
We have considerable expertise in guiding our clients through the legal issues affecting their children and placing them at the centre of all decisions made following separation to minimise any potential distress for them.
Couples marrying or entering a civil partnership often don’t consider how their legal obligations will change. We can prepare agreements to provide them with certainty about their financial rights and obligations if the relationship should break down.
Divorce involving Personality Disorders and Addiction
We are uniquely placed to understand and engage with the impact of addiction and mental health issues on relationships.
On the breakdown of a marriage we will advise you through the divorce process, financial arrangements and with any issues relating to your children.
Pre Civil Partnership Agreements
Civil partnerships for gay couples came into force in 2005 and since then, we have prepared a high number of pre-civil partnership agreements ("pre-cips") on behalf of clients.
The majority of divorces and separations involve consideration of the family's financial arrangements. Our lawyers are highly regarded for their ability to give practical and clear advice on the financial implications of relationship breakdown.
The Trust Document and Trustee's Duties
Thinking of Relocating
Our experienced lawyers can advise you on your relocation plans, ensuring that your move overseas, to the UK, or within the UK, is well planned.
Many couples also choose to have a postnuptial agreement when they are relocating to the UK and at least one out of the couple want to protect their assets in the event of a future English divorce. We regularly advise clients in relation to postnuptial agreements, whether freestanding or following a prenuptial agreement or foreign marriage contract.