International Divorce Maintenance
International maintenance claims can include the following:
- Spousal maintenance (or alimony in the US) paid on a monthly basis
- Child maintenance paid on a monthly basis
In certain circumstances, it can also include:
- Provision for a home
- A lump sum in lieu of maintenance
- Pension orders
It is essential that you take expert advice from specialist international maintenance claims solicitors before making a financial application or applying for divorce as this may affect the maintenance that you receive.
If you are a foreign national living in the UK or a UK national married to a foreign national, Brexit will affect how the English Courts and how the EU courts will deal with divorce, maintenance and children cases in the future. These rules change on 1 January 2021. It is essential that you take expert advice before the end of December 2020 if you are separating or separated from your spouse or partner as you may be disadvantaged if you do not act quickly.