Our Divorce Services

International Divorce

Many of our clients abroad are dealing with divorce or separation from a spouse or partner living in England. The majority of cases are resolved by agreement without the need for any Court attendances.

Where there is a Court hearing and our client is abroad, we are usually able to represent our client without the need for them to travel to England. We have dealt with Court hearings where our client has given evidence to the English Court by way of a video link from abroad.

There are also instances where we act for a foreign client who wishes to start divorce or other family proceedings in England. Certain jurisdictional points may need to be satisfied, for example, their spouse or partner live in England or both parties must be domiciled here. If the proceedings involve a child or children, they may be based in England or lived here until recently and so the English Court is the appropriate one.

In a Divorce case, the English Court has the power to make orders relating to the assets of both spouses worldwide. We may then liaise with lawyers abroad to ensure that any such orders are enforceable.

Who We Are

With clients based in many different locations around the world, from France to New Zealand, Spain to China, America, Bahrain, Kenya, and more, we are experienced Ex-Pat Divorce Solicitors with over 125 years’ experience in working with families.

Sir Herbert Carden founded our Firm in the heart of Brighton in 1893. In 2020, we provide legal services to clients all over the world, but are proud to still be based at number 30 Old Steyne, a stone’s throw away from the famous Brighton Pier. We take great pride in our reputation, which comes not only from a century of providing first-rate legal services, but from the outstanding staff that look after our clients today. We pride ourselves on our integrity, expertise, and client focus.

Working with you

If you are living abroad and looking for Divorce and Family solicitors who are experienced in dealing with ex-pat Divorces or other family proceedings where one party is living abroad, contact our team confidentially on 01273 604123 or email enquire@bbc-law.co.uk.

We are able to take initial instructions by way of a telephone or video call, and communicate regularly with our clients by email, telephone, and Skype. We will always take time zone differences into account when scheduling update calls with you.

At your initial consultation you will discuss your unique situation with an expert family law solicitor. We will talk about your options and next steps, let you know the time frames we expect, and the estimated costs involved.

Lacking the obvious advantage of residing in the United Kingdom (I live in New Zealand) one is reliant on the professionalism of a firm to a much greater degree than might otherwise be the case...Alex Williams, a suburb negotiator, saw through a particularly nettlesome dispute on my behalf, and saw it through with great professional flair, exemplary advice and communication, sensitivity, and overall value for money. I absolutely and happily recommend them.

Get in touch

Speak to one of our solicitors today. We would love to hear from you and discuss any legal issues you may have and how we can assist you.

Find Us

30 Old Steine, Brighton, BN1 1FL