I am a Swiss national and a 40-year-old woman who has been married for 10 years. I have two young children who are five and eight years old. My estranged husband is a wealthy individual who owns a successful international business but we have not been happy for a while now. We would like to get a divorce but we are arguing over which jurisdiction we should apply for divorce in. I have heard from my friends that London is widely perceived as the “divorce capital of the world” and think this would be the best option for me, but my husband wants to get divorced in Switzerland. Can you please explain why London may be a good choice for me and advise on my potential next steps?
Charmaine Hast, partner and head of family at Wedlake Bell, says before taking the difficult step of starting divorce proceedings, it is essential that you fully investigate what the Swiss court is likely to award you in a divorce and what the English court is likely to award you in London.
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