When married couples living overseas separate and decide to get a divorce, there’s often doubt as to which Country the Divorce Proceedings should be issued in. It is essential to seek legal advice as soon as possible to ensure that the most suitable jurisdiction is secured for you.

The case will be heard in the first court in which proceedings are issued, which can have a dramatic impact on the eventual financial settlement.

English Divorce Courts Have Jurisdiction When:

  1. Both parties are resident in England or Wales.
  2. Both parties were last jointly habitually resident in England or Wales and one still resides there.
  3. The respondent is habitually resident in England or Wales.
  4. The divorce petitioner is habitually resident in England or Wales and has resided there for the last 12 months.
  5. The petitioner is domiciled and habitually resident in England or Wales and has resided there for at least the last 6 months.
  6. Both parties are domiciled in England or Wales.

At Prentice Family Law we offer an initial free telephone consultation to discuss your case and the best way forward for you, as each case is unique.

If you would like to arrange a call please call 01483 237 989 or email paul@prenticefamilylaw.co.uk at any time.