With increasing globalisation, there are many families that have close connections to more than one country. When a relationship breaks down, this means that it may be possible to bring proceedings in a jurisdiction other than Guernsey.


Issues can include:

  • Divorce proceedings
  • International relocation of children
  • Child abduction
  • Cross-border custody disputes

In cases with an international dimension, it is important to identify your options at an early stage. The general rule is that the country in which proceedings are issued first will take precedence, so who issues earliest can become very important. It is therefore imperative that you seek prompt legal advice.

Please note, website content cannot be regarded as legal advice. If you have any doubt as to your legal position, Browns Family Law will be happy to advise.

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