Often people frequently live in more than one country during their marriage
This often leads to assets being located outside of Australia.
Families may be living overseas or have lived overseas at the time of separation, which may present uncertainty for them about where they stand.
Issues of jurisdiction, enforcement and differences in their entitlements, depending on where a property settlement or parenting arrangements occur, often arise. These issues are often extremely complex and require early and considered advice because taking steps in the wrong jurisdiction can have irreparable consequences.
We regularly assist clients from around the world, including expats working outside of Australia, about their options and their rights under Australian family law.
Phillips Family Law has been involved in many cases about the choice of jurisdiction including where we are seeking to continue proceedings in Australia or stop proceedings, which may have been commenced in other countries.
Our team have links to leading family lawyers in various countries who we are able to call upon where the need arises.
To arrange to speak with one of our lawyers by phone or via Skype, please contact us.