Altea Attorneys

International family law lawyer


In our cosmopolitan society, more and more legal issues include an element of international law.  In the various aspects of our private and family lives, international elements can require the help of a lawyer who specialises in private international law.

Whether it involves a marriage abroad, a matrimonial regime which needs to be liquidated between spouses with foreign nationalities, an international divorce, questions relating to the exercise of parental authority, collecting maintenance claims abroad, establishing descent or its recognition in Belgium, domestic or international adoption, etc., at Altea, our team of lawyers specialised in private international family law can counsel you, guide you and assist you.

A lawyer assists their clients at every step. This can consist of either determining the competent court to rule on the issues, determining which law is applicable or finding a substantive resolution to the dispute or issue at hand.   

At Altea, we also have a large international network which allows us to access the information needed to provide you with comprehensive and effective assistance.

Assistance from the lawyer can be limited to one or several consultations during which the client receives detailed legal counsel, but it can also include negotiation, conciliation, or representing the client in court, if necessary.  Litigation isn’t always the best solution. Amicable means of conflict resolution exist and should usually be preferred, especially for family disputes. Altea's lawyers can assist you during your domestic or international mediation process.

Useful information on private international family law is already available on the Altea law firm website. We regularly post new articles online regarding current events. If you would like to be first to receive them, subscribe to our newsletter via this link.

Altea offers advice by international family law lawyers, adapted to your personal situation.

Contact Céline Verbrouck or Catherine de Bouyalski, specialist lawyers in immigration law and international family law, certified by the Order of Lawyers of the Bar of Brussels.

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