Families who are split over international locations face unique challenges and international family law disputes can have significant effects on both children and parents in a variety of ways.
Wiltshire Family Law have participated in many high profile international and multi-jurisdictional disputes advising on complicated children’s matters, complex financial settlements, pre-nuptial agreements and all other areas of Family Law for close to 20 years.
We work in close conjunction with family law experts in the Asia Pacific region and beyond, specifically addressing:
- Separation and divorce
- International relocation
- International child abduction law
- Hague Convention return applications
- Overseas property law
- Prenuptial and binding financial agreements
- Spousal maintenance
- Location and recovery of children, child support and child relocation
- Overseas service of documents
- Registration and enforcement of overseas judgments
- Registration of overseas orders
Taking a child out of Australia without the other parent’s consent or refusing to return a child to Australia is wrongful removal or wrongful retention. The child is often taken out of Australia by the other parent or a member of that parent’s family.
The Hague Convention on the International Aspects of Child Abduction was brought into force in Australia in 1983. Only countries who signed up to the Hague Convention are bound by its rules.
Child abduction is the most common type of international family law matter and Wiltshire Family Law have considerable experience in this field. This applies equally to parents who seek help to bring their child back to Australia and those who find themselves defending child abduction proceedings in Australia.
When child abduction has or may occur, urgent legal advice and action is crucial.
If you need family law advice, Wiltshire Family Law can help. We have a highly trained, caring and compassionate team of family lawyers ready to assist you, with significant experience in International Family Law. Contact us confidentially on 13 20 30.