Financial Arrangements After Foreign Divorce
Divorce laws and financial provision outside of England and Wales will vary country by country. We have experience of clients who have been divorced in foreign jurisdictions where the financial provision made for them is far lower than they would have received had they divorced in England and Wales, so much so that the financial award has seemed manifestly unfair.
In limited circumstances, if a couple has substantial connections to this jurisdiction, it is possible to make an application to the High Court in England for financial relief after an overseas divorce to try and address the perceived unfairness of the foreign award.
This remedy can also be useful when dealing with pension schemes based in England and Wales. Often foreign Courts do not have jurisdiction to make orders in respect of such schemes and if the divorce has taken place overseas an application can be made to deal with the pension in this jurisdiction.