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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:

The Importance of Obtaining a Recognised Jewish Get when Jewish Couples Divorce and How the Courts Can Help

Partner Lucy Greenwood & trainee Solicitor Feriha Tayfur look at Jewish divorces ('Get') and potential solutions to family law practitioners and clients who need to ensure that a Jewish client obtains both a civil and religious divorce.

Double wedding, Double trouble: Why having two wedding ceremonies can cause problems later

An increasing number of couples have more than one marriage ceremony – one legal and one non-legal.  Perhaps they have a civil ceremony before jetting off to an exotic location for their wedding, or they may have a register office wedding followed or preceded by a religious ceremony. They might marry in the home country of one before having a ceremony in the home country of the other (or even a third country unrelated to either). 

Recorded Podcast with iFLG, London UK & Nicholes Family Lawyers, Melbourne Australia

Recorded by Partners David Hodson OBE MCIArb and Stuart Clark.

While these current times are certainly difficult, it is truly wonderful that we have been able to come together with Nicholes Family Lawyers and create this Podcast as an informative and valuable tool for those most at risk and vulnerable in our international community due to COVID-19. 

Child abduction during the Coronavirus Pandemic

In Re N (A child) [2020] EWFC 35 the High Court was asked to consider whether judicial delays abroad caused by COVID-19 was a reason to depart from the general practice recommended in the decision in Re S (A Child) (Abduction: Hague Convention) [2018] 4 WLR 108, namely that the court should defer making its own return order until an application under the 1980 Hague Convention has been determined in the other member state.

Financial provision after foreign divorce: is it time to reform the leave/permission procedure?

iFLG partner Michael Allum reviews the English family court’s power to make financial orders following foreign divorces (Part III) and asks whether it is time for the leave/permission filter mechanism to be reformed.   

The end of English Pension Sharing for couples abroad?

Partner Michael Allum asks the question, can a couple share a UK pension, if living and divorcing abroad.

International Res Judicata: Should Australian family law provide a second bite of the cherry when the first bite abroad was unfair or inadequate?

At the 17th Australian Family Lawyers' Conference in Fiji, David Hodson presented a paper, written with Michael Allum with considerable assistance from Sarah Basso as an Australian lawyer, giving a global overview of the circumstances in which some countries will grant financial provision even though a divorce and financial order has already been made in another country.  It asks whether the law should exist in other countries.

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

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.  David Hodson updates his 2017 article on the countries which prevent dual nationality.

Lucy Loizou speaks at Wealth Management Conference in Nicosia, Cyprus

Lucy Loizou, Partner in The International Family Law Group LLP was one of the speakers at the annual Wealth Management Conference in Nicosia, Cyprus on Thursday 30th May.   

The event brought together over 250 lead professionals in the wealth management/High Net Worth commercial sector.

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