Rayden Solicitors, specialist solicitors for individuals living abroad
We often act for international and overseas based clients in respect of family law issues where there are links to England and Wales.
Your international specialists
There are specific issues involved in helping a client living outside this country. We are family law specialists and divorce solicitors and routinely work with clients on expat divorces, financial disputes and issues involving children.
We have experts who can advise in relation to offshore assets including complex trusts and other financial structures, investments and foreign pensions.
Can I divorce in the UK if either my spouse or I live abroad?
Yes, you may be able to divorce in England and Wales if you or your ex-partner are living abroad, depending on a few variables. Which court has jurisdiction for divorce can be a complicated area of family law, and can have far reaching consequences.
It is imperative that you get advice from an international divorce specialist at the earliest stage.
How long does it take to divorce as an expat?
If the English court has jurisdiction for the divorce, it usually takes between four and six months to obtain a final decree of divorce.
With the help of an international divorce lawyer the process should run smoothly and you will be supported and advised throughout the process.
A family law firm that works for you
Rayden Solicitors understand that divorce proceedings are stressful enough without the added burden of being in a different country in a different time zone. We aim to make this difficult time as easy as possible for you.
We can communicate quickly and efficiently by email or telephone. We also have Skype and an HD webcam to facilitate conference calling through Skype, so that there is no need to miss out on face-to-face meetings with your solicitor when you are abroad.
We have the ability to scan, send and receive high volumes of documents. Furthermore, we are not a 9am to 5pm high street firm and our team can make themselves available outside normal operating hours where time zones are a consideration.
Rayden Solicitors is committed to equality and diversity and in doing so supports and advises all members of our community.
“Consulting Rayden Solicitors was the best decision I ever made when I needed sensible legal support during an international marriage break up. Mine was a particularly difficult case and Emily Watson treated me with sensitivity but with the strength I needed to win my case. I can never thank them enough, their legal advice was tremendous.”