The grass is not always greener

Marilyn Stowe of the Grahame Stowe Bateson (Private Client) Family Law Unit in Harrogate has written an article for the Telegraph about 'forum shopping', including some basic advice for the (potential) 'victims'. For those who have not heard of it before, forum shopping is issuing divorce proceedings in the country where you believe the divorce laws are most favourable to you. As Marilyn points out: "it is not unknown for emigration to be the first step of a carefully-planned strategy", whereby unscrupulous (usually) husbands arrange for the family to emigrate purely so that they can take advantage of that country's laws and obtain a more favourable divorce settlement.