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British Expat Divorce in Indonesia

How we can help: Our firm advises British expats overseas and those expats with links to England on divorce and family law.

Where to divorce if you live in Indonesia

If you are a British expat living in Indonesia and you are considering divorcing or separating from your spouse or partner, you will be wondering where to begin and what law will apply to you. You may think that you need to divorce in the country in which you were married; this is not the case. If you or your husband/wife were born in England, or have connections to England, you may be able to divorce through the English courts. You can read more about whether you can divorce in England on our jurisdiction advice page. If you contact us, one of our lawyers will telephone you without charge to give advice whether you can divorce in England.

We advise British clients across Southeast Asia, and assist them to divorce through the English courts, and achieve a financial settlement under English law.

Family Law in Indonesia for Unmarried Couples

We have also assisted many unmarried clients in Indonesia to seek financial support from their partner. These claims can include maintenance, provision of school fees for a child, provision of a home and other capital claims. Unmarried expatriates can make use of the Schedule 1 claim procedure through the English courts. These claims can include an order that one parent provide the legal fees for another parent.

Child Disputes and Abduction in Indonesia

Our lawyers advise on a range of children disputes involving British expat families living in Indonesia. Our lawyers can advise on and draft a parenting plan for families requiring assistance post separation, or can assist to implement safeguards for children visiting or relocating to Indonesia. We have assisted clients whose children have been abducted to England from Indonesia, and have secured the children’s safe return.

Using the Family Laws in Indonesia to Resolve Disputes

Sometimes, British expats living in Indonesia may not have jurisdiction to divorce in England, or they may be advised that divorcing in Indonesia will lead to a more favourable financial outcome. For those expats considering divorce in Indonesia, it is important to note that financial claims can be made in England after a divorce abroad under Part III Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984. When choosing to divorce abroad, careful advice should be taken about the potential claims that can be made in other countries, so that the right protective measures can be taken.

Divorce in Indonesia

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Divorce and Family Law

See the links below for information on British expat divorce law in the following countries:

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