What Does Talaq Mean for My Civil Marriage in the UK
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Divorce is never easy and current laws don’t make it any easier for separating couples. But uncertainty surrounding Brexit has added an extra layer of difficulty.
For all people in the UK that want to get a divorce in an English Court, there are huge question marks over what will actually happen once the UK leaves the European Union. Currently, the jurisdiction in regards to divorce proceedings is governed by European legislation, specifically in a Brussels Regulation known as Brussels IIa.
There will be a need for new laws to replace this. But on what basis? Should parties still be able to file for divorce based on habitual residence? Or whether there will be other options?
We simply don’t know.
What people don’t realise is that jurisdiction in divorce is now still closely linked to jurisdiction in financial proceedings, so lack of clarity can create even more issues than we wish to admit.
There are three options here:
The difficulty here is not only the clarity of law within the UK, but also the recognition of the Court Orders made by Courts here in other countries.
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