International Family Law Dispute

As relocation overseas is becoming a more common scenario for Australian families, family and relationships law often extends beyond Australian borders. Our team frequently advises ex-pat clients who need assistance with Australian family law. We also act in many relocation matters which involve international aspects.

In particular, we have experience with the following:

  • Financial agreements for married, heterosexual and same-sex domestic couples. This includes drawing up financial agreements to record any agreement reached by a couple about how their property and financial assets will be settled if they should separate.
  • Property settlement and the re-structure of family assets: advising on property settlement and the re-structure of family assets following separation, including assets located both in Australia and overseas.
  • Arrangements for children: advising on appropriate arrangements for children following separation, including where one party wishes to relocate with the children, or return to Australia with the children.
  • Matters involving international child abduction.
  • Child support: advising on appropriate child support arrangements and documenting these by way of binding child support agreements.
  • Registration of overseas orders: including child support and maintenance orders and judgments.
  • Obtaining a divorce in Australia: where one or more of the parties to the marriage is an Australian citizen.