We help clients who live outside Australia, to assist them with family law court proceedings in Australia and for legal advice about Australian law.
International cases are often extremely complex. We advise clients about complex international cases week in, week out. These cases might be cases in the Family Law Courts in Australia, or in a foreign court. Sometimes these are cases involving surrogacy and fertility law.
We have unique links with lawyers overseas, which means even in the most obscure places, we can find a competent lawyer quickly to assist our client overseas.
When we have international cases, we adopt a collaborative approach with our clients’ lawyers overseas, so that as far as possible our clients can have speedy, consistent and clear advice about what impact the law might have – wherever it might be- on them, their property and above all their children.
We have previously prepared Hague Convention cases with success- when we have acted for the stay at home parent or for the taking parent. Hague Convention cases are particularly high pressured, high technical level cases where a single error or omission can mean the difference between success and failure. Those wanting to defend a Hague Convention case in Australia need to be very well prepared- because at times the success rate by Australian authorities has exceeded 90%.
We have acted for clients living in these countries or who had legal issues in these countries:
- British Virgin Islands
- Channel Islands
- United Kingdom
- South Africa
- Saudi Arabia
- Hong Kong
- Myanmar (Burma)
- Sri Lanka
- New Caledonia
- New Zealand
- Papua New Guinea
- Solomon Islands
If you want our help, contact us!