International Divorce

Facing divorce whilst you are living in a foreign country with an unfamiliar legal system can be a daunting and stressful prospect. If that’s the case, we can help. The fact is, if you are a UK national currently living abroad, there is a good chance you can still divorce under English law.

CALL +44 1992 505406 FROM OVERSEAS

At Betteridges, we have built an excellent reputation for managing international divorces, supporting and advising many clients living outside of the UK. Your location is rarely a barrier for us; we have liaised with clients living in most EU countries and Switzerland, the Americas, Russia, United Arab Emirates, the Caribbean, China, Africa and Australasia.

Book a telephone or internet-based consultation with one of our expert lawyers and we will quickly be able to tell you whether you are eligible to conduct your divorce under English law. There are a number of reasons why divorcing under the English legal system can be beneficial to you:

  • Using an English-speaking international divorce lawyer you trust such as Betteridges can ease the strain during a difficult time.
  • It can save you time and money. Proceedings in other jurisdictions are often slow and expensive.
  • Foreign proceedings can be extremely complicated and confusing, especially if you have to arrange for a translator.
  • No need to travel back to the UK – consultations with Betteridges are available via internet-based calls, video conferencing, email and telephone.

Each case is unique and the international divorce process may become more complicated where children or cohabitation are involved. At Betteridges we can give you clear advice and guidance specific to your individual requirements.

For more information on international divorce, including EU maintenance enforcement and seeking financial redress in an English court, please click here to download our booklet: ‘An Introduction to Divorce and Separation’.

Please do not delay contact us to arrange an informal chat about your situation. Call us now on 01992 505406 (International callers +44 1992 505 406) or complete our Online Enquiry Form and we will soon be in touch. Or email

Customer Satisfaction

Using Betteridges online divorce service was most beneficial to me as I live outside the UK. I was able to complete my divorce without having to take time off work, which greatly reduced my costs.

Mr T H
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