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Habitual residence, residence or domicile? Can I issue my divorce in Germany or in England?

15.04.2019 / Kerstin Beyer

By Francoise Bonnaillie-Valmorin: England is still part of the European Union, maybe until 31st October 2019, who knows…? A few days ago, England had the great pleasure of discussing jurisdiction for divorce, sending its interpretation message to European colleagues. You may already know that you can issue divorce proceedings in Germany if you are both […]


Run for European Certificates by Francoise Bonnaillie-Valmorin

25.02.2019 / Kerstin Beyer

No one knows what will happen on 29 March 2019 but what I know is that in case of a no deal Brexit it will take a very long time to register English divorces in France. I have registered English divorces in France several times per month for the last 10 years. If you are […]


How to get the best out of your divorce lawyer

15.11.2018 / Kerstin Beyer

How do you get the best out of your divorce lawyer? At any given time my colleagues and I have countless clients to look after. And there are only so many hours in a day to do the work. We obviously try very hard to do the best possible job for all of our clients […]


3 Top Tips for older couples who divorce

05.11.2018 / Kerstin Beyer

We see more and more couples who divorce at an older age. Here are our three top tips for older couples: Make sure you find out exactly how many pensions there are; Find out exactly how much they are worth; and Find out exactly how the pensions can be split. Frequently older couples ask us […]


What you must know about the Matrimonial Home

25.09.2018 / Kerstin Beyer

The most important thing to remember is that family courts in England are starting from the premise that they should divide matrimonial homes equally when a couple divorces. It is worth repeating this: the starting point is that Judges will divide the equity in the matrimonial home, ie the money that is in the property […]


My thoughts on “reported cases”

05.09.2018 / Kerstin Beyer

My thoughts on “reported cases” When I was a young lawyer working in London I noticed that most lawyers were always very proud to have reported cases. Ah, if only I could have a reported case too! I too could put the reported case underneath my profile on the website of the firm I was […]


Monika Pirani joins Beyer Family Law Solicitors

06.08.2018 / Kerstin Beyer

We are excited to announce that Monika Pirani, whom we have known for many years, has joined Beyer Family Law Solicitors. This is what Monika says: ■ I have extensive experience (qualified 1995), and I am particularly skilled in managing complex disputes involving financial and children issues. ■ I am a family mediator, accredited by the […]


What is a jurisdiction race – and how to win it !

22.07.2018 / Kerstin Beyer

What is a jurisdiction race? Let’s give an example from a recent Court of Appeal decision: The wife issued divorce proceedings in England on 26 October 2015. The husband issued divorce proceedings in Germany on 20 January 2016. This example shows that both spouses clearly wanted to get divorced. But they tried to issue divorce […]


Can I issue divorce proceedings on my own to get Decree Absolute?

02.07.2018 / Kerstin Beyer

Can I issue divorce proceedings on my own? You have decided to divorce your spouse. And you are wondering whether you can handle the divorce yourself. Can you? The answer is most certainly yes. However, should you? The answer to that question is that that depends. Let’s start at the beginning. In order to divorce […]


Divorced abroad – can I still make a claim here in England?

27.06.2018 / Kerstin Beyer

If you got divorced abroad, then usually the financial claims that both of you have against each other will be dealt with abroad too. However, sometimes that is not be possible. For example, if your husband owns a property in England or if he has a valuable pension in England then it is often difficult […]


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