In an increasingly global and open society, it is not uncommon for family law matters to involve circumstances and jurisdictions outside of Australia.
Our family law team regularly represent international family law clients, whether they reside in or outside of Australia. We have represented clients in matters which go beyond our borders and often across the world.
We have and continue to develop networks with family law practitioners around the globe as we seek to serve our clients well.
Our senior family lawyers’ experience in international family law:
James Tan, Director – has worked on the following family law matters with an international flair. Some of the cases he has worked on, include:
|Description of International Family Law Matter
|International Wills and Probate proceedings.
|Applying for a Divorce where the other party resided in a remote location in Indonesia.
|Applying for an Application under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction for the recovery of a child allegedly wrongfully removed.
Seeking to overturn New Zealand Orders from Australia in an International Relocation Parenting Case involving serious allegations of abuse of the child.
Dispute in relation to Spousal Maintenance including consideration of the Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance.
|United States of America
|Resisting an Application under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction for the recovery of a child allegedly wrongfully retained where the child has special needs.
International Property Settlement, including dealing with 401K issues and enforcement of Child Support across jurisdictions, including consideration of the Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance.
|Whether Australia had jurisdiction to deal with matrimonial property where a “pre-nup” was entered into in France under the Hague Convention on the Law Applicable to Matrimonial Property Regimes 1978.
James also spent a month admitted as a lawyer in Fiji and dealt with Family Law matters in that country.