Stowe Family Law in The Times

September 22, 2008 0 comments

Stowe Family Law’s head of international family law, Frank Arndt, features in today’s Times Law ‘Water Cooler.’ His comments on proposals to reform EU divorce law highlight a pertinent issue for many of our clients – what to do when you divorce across borders. From The Times: Forum-shopping for the best European country for a divorce…

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When a divorce nightmare shatters golden dreams

September 1, 2008 0 comments

‘A last desperate hope’ from far flung shores A few weeks ago I attended my niece’s wedding at Ronit Farm near Tel Aviv, Israel. Although the bride, groom and all their respective families were born and brought up in Leeds, Yorkshire, they chose to celebrate their marriage under a canopy (called a ‘Chuppah‘ pictured) in…

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Divorce overseas: ten steps to protect your children

May 30, 2008 0 comments

Stowe Family Law, Harrogate

Our International Law Department receives a steady stream of enquiries from popular ex-pat destinations such as France, Spain, Switzerland and Australia. Some callers wish to know if they can issue divorce proceedings in England. As I have noted previously, many wives have good reason to file here if possible, because the financial settlements can be…

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Why are there so many divorces in Spain?

May 8, 2008 1 comment

In my experience there can sometimes be “darker motives” behind a permanent move to sunny climes. The Institute of Family Policy has announced that across Europe, divorce rates are rising. The think-tank’s latest study, which is out today, has concluded that marriages here are breaking down at the rate of one every 30 seconds. With…

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What if Heather Mills had divorced abroad?

March 20, 2008 0 comments

Could she have had a second bite of the cherry? Clearly, Heather Mills was distraught when she stood on the steps of the Royal Courts of Justice and ranted about her award, the judgment and her treatment at the hands of the English court. There are those in her camp who argue that the judgment…

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No place like home in divorce scramble

January 3, 2008 5 comments

Happy New Year – I hope your holiday was relatively stress-free. For some it was not, people wrote to me from abroad for advice about issuing divorce proceedings in England given their respective links with England, such as British nationality, education, owning a property in England etc. It is a growing problem and highlights the…

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