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The International Family Law Group’s response to the Law Commission consultation on the enforcement of family financial orders

iFLG have submitted their response to the Law Commission’s consultation in relation to the enforcement of family financial orders.

Attending Court – what you need to know

Advice and information on what to expect when you attend at court.

iGuide: Resolution by Out of Court Settlements

There are many different ways to resolve cases without the need to go to court. Here is our iGuide in relation to out of court settlements.

Supreme Court hears cases on issues arising from the non-disclosure of assets

The Supreme Court is this week hearing the combined appeals on two cases concerning the non-disclosure of assets in financial proceedings.

Supreme Court gives judgment in divorce non-disclosure and fraud cases

Hannah Budd of iFLG considers the background of the non disclosure cases of Sharland v Sharland and Gohil v Gohil leading up to the Supreme Court Judgment in October 2015.

Motion debated in the House of Commons for "no fault" divorce

A ten minute motion will be debated in the House of Commons today at the instigation of Conservative MP Richard Bacon seeking to bring in a Bill providing for “no-fault” divorce in England and Wales.

The current law provides that the only ground for divorce is the irretrievable breakdown of a marriage. This requires one of five “facts”:

Domicile and the July 2015 Budget

iFLG consider the impact of the changes to the tax treatment of non-dom's arising from the July 2015 budget and the potential impact of that on family law matters.

EU approves European divorce enhanced co-operation

David Hodson's summary of the content of the Regulation drawing attention to crucial elements for practitioners, clients and future policymakers

Podcast: The International Family Law Practice by David Hodson

Podcast: The International Family Law Practice by David Hodson

Podcast: Child Abduction

Ann Thomas speaks on child abduction. This is one of the most devastating things to occur to a child. Yet with many international families, it is  a occurring  much more frequently...

Pensions with an international element

Pensions within family law is a complex topic. When there is also an international element, the subject can become exceedingly complex. The issue may arise when there are English proceedings with a foreign pension, foreign proceedings with an English pension and in decisions taken about appropriate forum for the proceedings. The issue may arise before the final order and settlement is made or on implementation and enforcement. This article was published in the Family Law Journal (Legalese).

The Family Court has power to order interim sales of property

Can the family court order the family home, or indeed any other family property, to be sold (with vacant possession given on sale) and the proceeds distributed on an interim basis before the final financial settlement?  The power to make this order is often vitally needed at an interim stage by practitioners and their clients in circumstances where, for example, there are considerable debts, it is known that the property will eventually be sold and perhaps one spouse is doggedly refusing to t

Best interests of the child overrides EU finance jurisdiction law

David Hodson considers the recent Opinion of an Advocate General of the European Union Court of Justice (CJEU) which seems to set out a potentially significant widening of jurisdiction in EU family law finance cases, and perhaps even divorce cases, based on the supremacy of the best interests of the child. 

Thinking of varying a maintenance order?

Have you complied with the terms of the order?

Legal and practical things to consider if you are marrying abroad...

With more people marrying abroad it is essential that couples consider the legal and practical implications of their foreign marriage.

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