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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:

International Forum on Online Courts London, December 2018: an international family lawyer’s perspective

Professor David Hodson OBE MICArb, Partner, The International Family Law Group, provides a family lawyer’s perspective of the matters arising at the inaugural International Forum on Online Courts.

What to expect in your first meeting with a family law solicitor

Booking an initial appointment to see a solicitor can feel like a very daunting experience. It doesn’t need to be that way.  This gives some guidance on what to expect together with some pointers of what you can do in advance to get the most out of your first meeting with a solicitor and make it time and cost effective.   

Reflections on Family Law: What is ‘Family’?

Michael Allum & Emma Chowdhury

Judgment highlights need for reform

The Supreme Court has handed down judgment in the matter of R (on the application of Steinfeld and another) (Appellants) v Secretary of State for the International Development (in substitution for the Home Secretary and the Education Secretary) (Respondent) [2017] EWCA Civ 81.

When young love comes to an end; arranging the finances after a short marriage or civil partnership

Stuart Clark, associate solicitor at The International Family Law Group LLP, discusses practical points to consider when separating after a short marriage or civil partnership.

Marriage vs Cohabitation; Financial and legal consequences upon separation in England

Lucy Greenwood, Partner at The International Family Law Group LLP (IFLG) sets out some of significant and commonly misunderstood differences in the financial legal rights of married and unmarried couples.

For these purposes, the term married couples includes couples in Civil Partnerships.

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Relationship Status and Related Legal Rights

As stated in a recent online article for a national newspaper ‘Statistics show that two thirds of cohabiting couples in England believe that they have automatic rights or the same rights as married couples/couples in a Civil Partnership, simply by virtue of the fact they live together.[1]

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?  

Polyamorous Relationships: Is three a crowd?

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

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