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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:

English civil partnerships may not be recognised abroad

As England debates the future status, role and purpose of civil partnership, its cross-border status should be brought into account. Whilst marriage is almost universally recognised around the world and civil partnership is recognised by those countries with their own civil partnership laws, the legal status of an English civil partnership is not recognised in a number of countries. The civil partners have no different status in law to cohabitants in those countries.  This places them in a real difficulty.  A little-known and surprising piece of law may come to their aid. But should civil partnerships be continued now there is same-sex marriage including in view of the position abroad?  

Top 5 reasons why Prenups are worth the paper they are written on

By Lucy Greenwood and Richard Kwan

Prenuptial agreements (“prenups”) can seem rather unromantic. It hardly feels natural thinking about the potential end of a marriage before it has even started. But marriage is a big commitment bringing with it very considerable legal rights and financial responsibilities which many people grossly underestimate and which can leave their personal assets highly exposed.

The husband, his wife and his sex worker: sharing the marital pot

In the context of the present discussion about reform of cohabitation law, a case decided by the Australian Court of Appeal provides a salutary lesson of problems which can arise.

Polyamorous Relationships: Is three a crowd?

The traditional view of marriage has come into the spotlight again as three men in Columbia have officially recorded that they are living together as a ‘throuple’.

“We all covet wealth, but not its perils”

Last week Petra Eccleston gave an interview about the breakdown of her marriage and the difficulties she associates with wealth when it comes to meeting a life partner.

A Culture of Change: Family Law and Inter-Ethnic Families

We have seen a change in the demography of our society with the increase in families of mixed ethnicities in recent years. Free movement of workers within the EU, coupled with international reciprocal arrangements allowing for the emigration of individuals from many different and varied nations, has created fascinating melting pots of cultures, languages and religions across the UK. It remains to be seen how Brexit will impact this trend.

PRESS RELEASE: Leading International Family Law Firm Launches New Digital Tool To Help Demystify The Law

A London based law firm The International Family Law Group LLP has launched two new, free, Web-Apps to assist individuals involved in family breakdown understand their rights, whatever relationship they may be in, and to help work towards a financial settlement. 

iFLG sets up Brexit family law helpdesk

The International Family Law Group LLP (iFLG) have today launched a free Brexit family law helpdesk to provide information for family lawyers here and abroad and those involved in family court proceedings about the impact of Brexit on family law.

Brexit and national family law

This note sets out some preliminary reflections on the impact on domestic, national family law of the UK voting to leave the EU.

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