Our Family Law department at Fox & Staniland act for many clients who are born, living and/or working overseas. A prime example of this are our Expatriates “Expat” clients. We pride ourselves on using effective modern, communication platforms to be able to clearly communicate with our expat clients. We believe just because you are overseas does not mean you should be disadvantaged.

Often we find international Family Law matters can have complicating factors and without the right expertise can often be more costly than needed for the client. We limit these costs by giving sound advice with the specific guidance and advice needed to deal with these often complex problems.

We Provide Expert International Family Law Advice in..

  1. Property Settlements with assets in Australia and countries around the world;
  2. Property Settlements with assets in Australia and one other specific Country outside of the Commonwealth of Australia;
  3. Complex financial settlements involving options, restricted stock units, incentive plans and pensions;
  4. International Divorces (where you were married outside of Australia but want to divorce in Australia); and
  5. Parenting Disputes:
             *Do you want to move to another country with your children?
             *Do you want to stop the other parent moving with the children to another country or state?

We have acted in Hague Convention applications for the return of children to Australia and also applications that prevent children from leaving Australia. We have also acted in child support cases including enforcing payment from overseas parents and child support agreements.

Fox & Staniland has an accredited Family Law Specialist and an Accredited Property Law Specialist (Law Society of NSW) who can work together to reach an outcome that is best for you. International property settlements can be complex so you need expert advice from leaders in the field.


If you feel you have a Family Law matter that has a nexus to Australia or are unsure and are seeking some professional International Family Law legal advice you should call us now on +612 9440 1202 and ask to speak to our Accredited Family Law specialist Fidan Shevket or simply email us at lawyers@foxstaniland.com.au