We are regularly instructed to assist clients who are involved in proceedings in many international jurisdictions.
There can be very different financial outcomes if a divorce proceeds in another jurisdiction, and the outcome for you may be far less favourable. This can prompt a desire to engage ‘forum shopping’, which means trying to gain advantage by filing for divorce in jurisdiction which will potentially provide an outcome that is more advantageous to one party or the other. London has been described as the “divorce capital of the world” and it is true that our courts consider a wide variety of assets and factors when deciding on appropriate financial provision that other jurisdictions do not, including substantive and long-lasting orders for maintenance. We pride ourselves on providing prompt, accessible advice and fully understand the intricate rules surrounding jurisdiction.
This is a complex area and early advice from experts, who will assess the particular facts of your situation is essential.