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Brexit and family law: Everything advisers need to know - Charlotte Coyle published in Professional Adviser

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Charlotte Coyle, Senior Associate in our Family Team, has collaborated with Sarah Lucy Cooper, Family Law Barrister, Thomas More Chambers, to provide a post-Brexit guide to family law for Professional Adviser.

“The rules governing where and what type of proceedings can be brought has always been complex, spanning across divorce, money claims, domestic violence and child welfare issues. Now with Brexit, these rules have changed yet again.”

Charlotte outlines key elements advisers need to factor in when dealing with clients facing complex issues, including:

  • What is the difference between UK and EU family law?
  • What legal rights do I have if I own homes or assets in more than one country?
  • Will family proceedings in more than one country have different outcomes?
  • What is the Hague Children Convention 1996?
  • What does habitually resident mean in law?
  • What is the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984?

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Charlotte Coyle

Charlotte Coyle specialises in family law and advises on a full range of children and matrimonial issues including divorce, dissolution of civil partnerships, cohabitation, separation and pre & post nuptial agreements.

Goodman Derrick – Family

Our Family team guide our clients through the legal process so as to minimise the financial costs and to achieve the best possible outcome, the group:

  • provides advice and support for divorce and separation
  • specialises in the resolution of financial issues arising through a relationship breakdown
  • drafts and negotiates cohabitation agreements and pre and post-nuptial agreements
  • focuses on child arrangements and UK and international surrogacy and parental order applications

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More information

This guide is for general information and interest only and should not be relied upon as providing specific legal advice. If you require any further information about the issues raised in this article please contact the author or call 0207 404 0606 and ask to speak to your usual Goodman Derrick contact.