In today's world, where people are increasingly mobile, the number of families made up of nationals of different countries is increasing. National rules and practice for marriage differ from one country to another.
There are things that one should consider when getting married, especially this is the case for international couples. For instance because a person marry someone of a different nationality or because a person plans to move abroad after getting married – we would advise to check which country's laws apply to the marriage and to the matrimonial property regime. This will have important consequences for the rights and obligations as spouses.
We provide advice on all legal aspects of the marriage, including, but not limited:
- Requirements for marriage, including formalities and procedures before wedding;
- Legal consequences of marriage, rights and obligations of married couples - for instance concerning their property, role as parents or their marital name;
- Recognition of foreign marriage;
- Agreements in family life – in case of international couple, pre-nuptial, post-nuptial or other agreements in family life are often complex and require expertise of more than one jurisdiction;
Please contact us for your question on Marriage and Arrangements in Family Life.