UK Family Law
UK Family Law Questions Answered by Verified Experts
You will need to find a firm of solicitors that specialise in international family law. Try searching via google "Solicitors that specialise in international family law". I suggest you pick a suitable firm in London from the list, or you could try www.yell.com. You can also try the search facility at the Law Society website:
I am suggesting a firm in London as the case is likely to be heard in London - but if in another city, then pick a firm in that city. Solicitors can instruct the most apppropriate barrister wherever their firm is based.
But you need to check that the firm you choose specialises in INTERNATIONAL family law not just UK family law. It is likely that your solicitor will want to instruct a barrister on your behalf as this is a very specialised and difficult area of law. Unfortunately, it is unlilkely that you will be eligible for legal aid as you do not live in the UK, so this will all be very expensive, I would guess easily from £5,000 to £10,000 or possibly even more. BUT go and see or ring a solicitor as quickly as possible - they should be able to give you an estimate of what would be involved before you pay them anything. Take or fax or scan all the court papers and any other relevant documents to the solicitor of your choice, so that they can see in detail what the case is about, to be able to advise you properly. Hope this helps! Please click on ACCEPT, so that I can be credited for my time - thanks!
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