April 30, 2020

Dealing with International Assets

For many of our clients, having businesses and other property in our parts of the world was a normal part of their lives. Managing these overseas businesses and properties never seemed too complex and troublesome. It was accepted as their “normal”. But when these individuals have a looming separation or divorce, it soon becomes clear that their separation or divorce will be quickly complicated by the possible division of these overseas businesses and properties. 

What can you do to get full disclosure or prevent dissipation of these overseas assets, when you are the party making a claim to them?

What can you do to prevent your spouse from threatening the normal operation of your overseas business? 

What can you do when you dispute BC’s jurisdiction to make a determination over property division, spousal support, parenting arrangements, child support, or any other issues pertaining to your separation or divorce? 

These are all very important questions to consider, and unfortunately, when you have multiple jurisdictions relevant to your separation or divorce, matters can become quite complex.

Clea Amundsen and Jeri Chow recently presented on “Dealing with International Assets” at the conference “Grey Divorce and Planning for the Future” hosted by the Pacific Business & Law Institute. If you have any questions about how to deal with international assets or any other matter relating to an international aspect of your separation or divorce, please don’t hesitate to get in-touch with our team to discuss your rights and entitlements, and issues that you should act quickly on.


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