International Family Law

Caralee Fontenele and her experienced team at Collective Family Law have participated in numerous multi-jurisdictional disputes advising on complicated children’s matters and complex financial settlements, pre-nuptial agreements.

International Property Matters

There are many family law matters that have added layers of complexity because either one or both of the parties have property located outside of Australia. In Australia, all property, even if it is located outside of Australia, forms part of the property pool.

If you have a property that is located outside of Australia, at Collective Family Law, we are equipped with expertise and experience to deal with this.

International Parenting Matters

People travel and move countries, so it can be very complicated when couples go through a separation or divorce. Parents may want to relocate to their home country or elsewhere with a new job or partner.

At Collective Family Law, our team of lawyers are experts in this area of law, and we can assist you with advice when it comes to parenting and international relocations.

Child Abduction Matters

Relocating a child out of Australia without the other parent’s consent is wrongful removal or wrongful retention. This is most likely to occur when a parent or a member of that parent’s family is from or living overseas.

The Hague Convention on the International Aspects of Child Abduction was brought into Australia in 1983. Only countries that are signed up to the Hague Convention are subject to the rules, and at the time of writing, there are 98 countries that are bound by the rules of the Hague Convention.
We have dealt with many international matters and are recognised as having experience in this field. However, urgent legal advice and action is imperative when child abduction has or may occur.

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These are the areas of international family law that we can assist with:

  • Separation and divorce
  • International relocation of children
  • International child abduction law
  • Hague Convention return applications
  • Overseas property law
  • Prenuptial and cohabitation agreements
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Child support, including registration, enforcement and variation of overseas maintenance liabilities
  • Child support departure prohibition orders
  • Overseas service of documents
    Registration and enforcement of overseas judgments
  • Registration of overseas orders

At Collective Family Law, we are committed to the efficient and prompt resolution of family law matters in the most cost-effective manner possible. Not every family law matter needs to go to Court, and we do our best to assist you in resolving it before we go to Court.

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Contact us today to make an appointment to discuss your family law matters, or for further information on how we can assist you so that you can move on with your life with certainty and security.