If you have children with a foreign national or are a foreign national living here with children or you are thinking of moving to or from England with children, you should take expert advice from international children solicitors. There are restrictions under international law preventing you from moving across borders with children and/or taking holidays abroad when you are separated from the other parent. You may also have ‘custody’ issues or need an order regulating access/contact where you and the other parent live in different countries.
If you are a foreign national living in the UK or a UK national married to a foreign national, Brexit has affected how the English Courts and the EU courts now will deal with divorce, maintenance and children cases. It is essential that you take expert advice on your situation as there is now a greater possibility of proceedings in more than one country which could result in conflicting decisions from different countries and depending on your financial circumstances this may or may not be to your advantage. At Michelmores we have expert international financial lawyers who can advise on the best outcome for you in this country as well as access to a network of foreign lawyers who can help devise the right strategy for you.