Anglo French Disputes Involving Children

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"One of the best family departments in London. The firm as a whole provides a "Rolls-Royce" service, with particular expertise in cases with an international/multi-jurisdictional element"

Legal 500 UK 2017, The Clients Guide to Law Firms

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If there is a dispute about the children when a relationship breaks down, whether or not the parents are married, the child’s country of residence at the time proceedings are issued will in most cases be the place where the proceedings must occur.

In cases where there are English elements to the situation, we advise clients on a successful strategy for negotiation or before the English court. In situations where the children are French resident, we can refer you to a leading French family lawyer so that any French proceedings can be handled effectively for you.

We are frequently instructed in child relocation disputes. We give early strategic advice on the right steps to maximise your chances of successfully bringing or defending an application to relocate children.

See also our Taking Children Abroad page for further information.

WHAT IS SAID ABOUT US

"It's a team that has a great breadth of experience across the board and particularly in international cases."

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession

"I always think of them as having a Rolls-Royce service but they are particularly good when there's a European element to the case."

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession

"Very strong litigation practice, with some of the best up-and-coming stars of tomorrow"

Legal 500 UK

"A standout firm"

Legal 500 UK

"Professional yet sympathetic manner and the team always fights hard to defend your interests"

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession

 

For more information in relation to Anglo-French cases please contact Charlotte BradleyRachel Freeman, or a member of our team on +44 (0)20 7814 1200.

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Client

"It's a team that has a great breadth of experience across the board and particularly in international cases"

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession

"Rolls-Royce service and particularly good when there's a European element to the case"

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession

Services

Anglo French FAQ

We have set out frequently asked questions relating to the significant differences in the outcomes between family proceedings in England and France in respect of finance and children.

Anglo French Specialist Family Law Service

We provide specialist bilingual family expertise to separating couples and Anglo-French families with disputes relating to finance, children or both.

Anglo French Prenuptial Agreements

It is important to take advice on the value of a French marriage contract here in England, as the law in England and Wales works very differently to French family law and also on how an English prenuptial agreement might apply abroad. These questions affect international couples.

Anglo French Divorce and Separation

There are important differences in the financial outcomes between English and French law (or the laws of other Francophone countries) in situations of separation or divorce. Clients often have a choice of where to bring proceedings, so seeking early advice is often of vital importance to the outcome.

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.

Taking Children Abroad

Both parents (if they have parental responsibility) must consent to their child being taken out of the country (even if it is just for a holiday). Failure to obtain such a consent could be classed as child abduction. We have a longstanding reputation in acting for or advising parents who wish to take their child abroad to live and parents who want to prevent such a move.

International Prenuptial Agreements

We have wide experience of drafting prenuptial agreements (and postnuptial agreements) for a range of international clients including international families, expatriate professionals, celebrities, high net worth entrepreneurs and individuals all of whom have foreign connections.

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