Families

Family Law Practice Group

Today’s family units take various formats and often have international needs.

The WLA Family Law Practice Group can be the first point of reference for all domestic and international family relationship needs. Choosing to work with an WLA member gives you instant access to a network of global lawyers with a shared commitment to personal service.

The group frequently works on cross border assignments including the preparation of pre and post marriage agreements where the parties to the union are seeking to protect assets at home and abroad and where such agreements need to be recognized and valid in more than one country. Members can advise on the most beneficial jurisdiction to issue divorce proceedings, the service of proceedings overseas, valuation of assets and enforcement of overseas judgments.

We excel in advising on the numerous legal and emotional issues associated with managing, protecting and passing on your wealth.

We have a dedicated funds, investment and tax team, including lawyers with corporate, tax and trust experience, enabling us to provide targeted investment structuring advice. We work with our clients on the establishment, operation and tax treatment of the full range of investments and collective investment schemes; we can advise clients from the perspective of fund principal and/or manager, as well as that of fund investor.

Our members have extensive experience of advising successful international families on protecting their reputation.