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Top Ten Myths in International Family Law

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about international family law issues. Here is our top 10:

I spy a rare white leopard – sharing non-matrimonial assets on divorce

Inspired by a recent Halloween costume party where my colleague Emma Nash and I dressed as that rarest of things, a white leopard, I present here a short guide to how English law treats what is known as “non-matrimonial property” on divorce.

What financial resources need to be disclosed in an English divorce settlement?

A final financial settlement in the family courts in England and Wales can only reliably occur when there has been disclosure to both sides of the financial resources of each.  But what does financial resources mean?  In particular what does it mean for international families and those with complex financial circumstances?

How do I choose the right family lawyer for my case?

When faced with the often painful and frightening reality of a relationship breakdown, it is fundamentally important that you choose the right family law solicitor to help you with legal proceedings. Making the wrong decision could have a severely detrimental impact on your case. It may also result in increased costs and/or delays.

Associate Emma Nash invited to speak at Autumn Family Law Seminar

The International Family Law Group LLP’s Associate Emma Nash will be speaking on Thursday 26th October at St Andrew’s Hill Autumn Family Law Seminar.

Divorce forum disputes: when dual nationality may not be a possibility

Overview

As there can be dramatic financial and other differences for an international family in proceedings in one country or another, jurisdiction is fundamentally important.  It is sometimes based on nationality.  But some countries prevent citizens having nationality of more than one country.  International family lawyers need to be aware of which countries allow or prohibit dual nationality

Innovative New International Family Law Arbitration Scheme Launched Today in Fiji

A new and innovative arbitration scheme has been launched today (4 September 2017) at the 16th Australian Family Lawyers Conference, held in Fiji.  

Landmark decision handed down by the Indian Supreme Court finds the practice of “triple talaq” to be unconstitutional

In May 2017, the Indian Supreme Court formally opened hearings into a number of applications challenging, among other issues, the constitutionality of the practice of “triple talaq” in Islam. The applications, the first of their kind in India, were made by women affected by the practice together with pressure groups campaigning for a review of the law which allowed men to instantly divorce their wives by declaring the word “talaq” (the Arabic word for a type of divorce) three times.

Talaq divorce ruled illegal and unconstitutional in India by India's Supreme Court

India is one of only a few countries where a Muslim man can divorce his wife in minutes by just saying to her three times...... "I divorce you, I divorce you, I divorce you” - sometimes even by social media or text.

The cases in India were filed by five Muslim women who had been divorced in this way and two rights groups. A 3-2 majority verdict in the Indian Supreme Court called the practice "un-Islamic".

A Quick-fire Users’ Guide to the New Divorce Petitions

By Stuart Clark and Michael Allum

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