Is my Divorce recognised in England?

How do I know if my divorce is legal?   When considering divorce as an expat, most people’s first thought isn’t “will my divorce be recognised in England?”. Surely being divorced in one country means that you would be divorced in any country? This is not actually the case, and it is something that is…

5 Family Law Myths in the Media

This article on ‘Family Law Myths’ was written by Byron James, Barrister at Expatriate Law. It was first published in the Transparency Project.   Some quarters of the press have behaved so badly recently that passengers are no longer able to buy their wares on Virgin West Coast trains. Unfortunately, the rest of us have to…

Expat Divorce: England vs Texas

For those living as an expat and considering divorce in Texas, it is important to weigh up the pros and cons of divorcing in Texas with those when divorcing in England. This guide compares both divorce jurisidiction in terms of divorce process, timescale and outcome.   Expat Divorce in England and Wales Expat Divorce in…

What is Adultery? The Law Explained

Adultery: a ground for divorce? It is a common misconception that adultery is a ground for divorce in and of itself. This is not actually the case. There is only one ground for a divorce, and that is that the marriage has irretrievably broken down. However, the court cannot make a finding of irretrievable breakdown…