We live in a multicultural society that is closely linked to the global economy. It is common for Australians to form relationships abroad and build up assets overseas. 

Family law matters commonly reach beyond state boundaries and can pose issues of enforcement and raise questions of where is the appropriate jurisdiction to commence proceedings. These circumstances are complex and require specialist family lawyers with experience in international matters. 

Some of the cases in which we have acted include:

  1. Property settlements involving assets in various countries;
  2. Parenting arrangements where parents live in different countries;
  3. Child support issues including enforcing payment from overseas parents and child support agreements; and
  4. Hague Convention applications for the return of children. 

If you have international elements in your family law case, our expert family lawyers can assist and advise you in navigating this complex area of the law.