Divorce & family law

The Family team has been advising Italian clients based both in England and throughout the world on family law issues and have extensive knowledge of the issues which arise in the context of Italian family breakdowns.

Often the most important decision from an Italian's perspective is the forum for the divorce. The size of a potential financial settlement is in many cases affected by the country in which the divorce proceedings are filed.  We can provide detailed advice at very short notice for clients as to the best place to file proceedings.

One consequence of a marriage breakdown is if one party is moving back to Italy.  If children are involved then the issue of where they live and what contact arrangements they will have with the non-resident parent will need to be resolved. We have vast experience in dealing with these types of issues either through mediation or with the assistance of the Court.

Pre-Nuptial Agreements before marriage also require careful consideration.  In the case of Italian nationals where the marriage takes place in Italy but the parties will be living in England and Wales, advice in this area is essential if you are considering such a course.

We are ranked joint top by the Legal Directories for our Family Law Practice and eight members of the Department are Members of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. We visit Italy on a regular basis and have maintained close contacts with all major family law players in Italy. We have contributed to the AIAF Journal and regularly take part in presentations for lawyers and business contacts in Italy.

Our team are at the forefront of creating new family law and have been involved in many leading cases in recent years.

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